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14 Oct

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MaxCon Software’s New Features Release for our Construction Management Software

October 14, 2014 | By |

Construction Mangement SoftwareMaxCon Software is always working hard to bring new features to our members using our MaxCon construction management software. We strive to be the leader in the industry that needs to have the Tools For Success for contractors industry wide.
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As a continued effort to be an innovator and leader of the construction software industry we have recently released new features, feature improvements and bug fixes. Below is the latest upgrades to our MaxCon Construction Management Software

29 Jul

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10 Things To Consider When Buying Roofing Software

July 29, 2014 | By |

Contractors often ask me what they should be looking for when buying roofing software. So, I’ve put together a list of 10 things that for roofing contractors should consider when buying roofing software.

What are your needs?

In order to choose the right software, it’s important that you understand exactly what your needs are. For some contractors implementing technology is about ditching the paper and having critical data at their fingertips. For others, it’s about improving communication and keeping their team on the same page. Some contractors want to increase production, while others want to increase profits. Whatever your needs are, make sure you understand them when choosing software.

How technology savvy is your team?

This is a big one for a lot of contractors. No matter how progressive you are, if your team can’t use your new software platform, it’s not going to be very effective. Here at MaxCon Software one of our driving forces is creating software that’s intuitive and easy to use. We also offer unlimited training and support for free, if your team does need a helping hand learning the system. Whatever software you choose, make sure it’s something your team can learn and stick to. Read More

06 Jun

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Storm Leads for Roofers and Roofing Management Software all in one.

June 6, 2013 | By |

For Immediate Release
June 6th, 2013

“Storm Leads for Roofers and Roofing Management Software all in one”

MaxCon Software has formed a Strategic Partnership with HAIL 911 a division of LC Marketing  for Exclusive Roofing Appointments and State-Of-The-Art Roofing Management Software.

Orlando, Fl. June 6th, 2013- MaxCon software, a supplier of web-based Roofing/Construction Management Software and HAIL 911 a division of LC Marketing the leading call center for the roofing industry since 1998 supplying the roofing industry with high end exclusive roofing appointments have joined forces to form a strategic partnership to provide roofing industry customers nationwide a cost and time saving way to manage their construction projects and grow their business.

 

MaxCon Pro offers live real time postings of exclusive leads provided by LC Marketing, so businesses can avoid losing out to competitors and avoid the hassles of calling on the same lead. By using MaxCon Software, companies can take advantage of lead assignment and customer tracking, production tracking, work order submittals, and payroll functions.

 

MaxCon’s web-based software provides tools for provisioning and tracking leads. Its Activity History Diary files dates on initial contact and times of subsequent contacts with customers– with conversation tracking to boost record accuracy. The software integrates with Bing Maps so clients geographically close to new leads can be found to increase sales. Users can also see which jobs a sales rep is assigned to on these maps, making it easier to assign them to other leads nearby.

A reporting feature enables profit forecasting and planning. MaxCon Software also features graphical sales reports, production management, and profitability analysis, while a weather portal provides insight into severe weather events on the national level. The software, therefore, offers all the tools to optimize lead management anywhere.

“This is another ground breaking and top level industry collaboration of our technology and services with LC Marketing, where their exclusive roofing lead appointment service offers our mutual clients a better solution for gaining new business. Confidence and delivery of top quality roofing leads is a real competitive advantage in the roofing industry, especially when delivered directly to our clients through MaxCon Pro,” said Joe Radcliff, CEO of MaxCon Software.

“Contractors are always searching for high-value solutions that allow them to quickly identify areas of weakness and opportunity, that can make the difference between breaking even, and an extremely profitable year. This exciting partnership now makes world class exclusive appointment set roofing leads available to contractors of all sizes, and allows them to streamline and automate their business, while aggressively adding new customers, sales and profits.” said a Jack Pinsel, CEO of LC Marketing

 

About MaxCon Software

MaxCon pro is truly one-of-a-kind and will help you take control of your business like never before by providing the best cutting-edge-web based Roofing/Construction Management Software on the market. The XactLink software will assist its customers with managing clients, create diagrams, managing production, enhance company communications regarding job files and provides reports on your sales, marketing and accounts receivables. Whether you are on your smart phone, laptop, or PC you have access to all of your company’s job files anywhere at any time. Never be without the important document or information you need again. See our website at www.maxconsoftware.com for more details.

About LC Marketing:

LC Marketing is the leading call center for the roofing industry since 1998 and a proven solution for roofing and home improvement contractors. LC Marketing is a single source solution for contractors who want to increase their business, by generating exclusive appointments and gaining new customers. See their website at http://servicedriven.com/services/roofing/

20 Apr

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Are you looking for a Roofing software that works?

April 20, 2013 | By |

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MaxCon Pro is cutting edge web based software created with the Roofing  industry in focus. By combining many years of construction knowledge, diverse programming techniques, usability strategists, graphic artists and marketing experts, MaxCon is both simple and tremendously powerful tool. MaxCon is an innovative, state-of-the-art software that is a 100% Web-Based  construction management tool designed to help roofers and contractors manage their entire business like never before.

The system features offered in MaxCon Pro allows contractors to add customers, create balance sheets, track purchase orders and crews and, once a job is finished, send reports to the sales, marketing and accounting departments.

By using MaxCon Pro you can easily organize, track and assign leads; diagram roofs; track the production of jobs; and report anything and everything that is important to  business operation.

MaxCon allows roofers to obtain “True Accounts Receivable” through our integration with Quick Books and our invoicing features, not when you create the customer in your books. The program also gives you the ability to print and email purchase orders and crew work orders all by a click of a mouse.

MaxCon Pro  is integrated with several applications. When a user adds a customer, for example, the address will be displayed in Bing Maps, along with other customers nearby. The address can also be seen Bing Street View, which lets a sales rep see, for example, what length of ladder will be necessary to fix the roof. In addition, when a sales rep submits a invoice sheet called a job info, an email notification is sent to his or her manager’s company Email account and is passed to Quick Books automatically.

MaxCon is also integrated with Quick Books. When a user adds a job number to the customer file the customer information will link with Quick Books and create the customer file, it will also create the invoices and they are created within the MaxCon Job Info file.

MaxCon Pro also includes the scheduling modules, as well as functionality for customer relationship management (CRM),  the ability to place and track orders as well as collect on, record, report on and analyze work that has been completed. Finally the ability to switch one’s view among a company’s divisions, levels, or branches, to track checks (for the purposes of insurance claims) and to customize commission calculations, according to the sales reps commissions structures.

11 Jan

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New Features Available in our Roofing Software by MaxCon

January 11, 2013 | By |

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MaxCon Software has added many new features to continue to improve our user interface of our top shelf Roofing software and Construction Management Software.

MaxCon Pro is a versatile and user friendly Saas Roofing Software designed to Organize a company process in to a paperless mobile platform, Energize your team in to the future with technology to simplify the daily tasks and to Maximize company profits by lessening overhead burdens.

Take a look at some of our newest features available to our members in MaxCon Pro.

  • Member Profile Picture: The member profile picture will be used beside all activity or review notes made by the user. It can be uploaded into MaxCon Pro in two places.

1. On the top right of the screen you will see your name. i.e. Welcome: your name. click on your name and a pop up will appear asking you to load your profile picture. This file must be a jpeg file for uploading.

2. In the user admin. If you go to the user list and click on the pencil which is the edit action for a user information. Once the pages opens go to the bottom of the page. You will see an area name User profile. Upload the jpeg file and after it is done uploading click save at the bottom of the page.

  • Sales Managers, Production Managers and Owners can now be assigned as the sales rep on customer files:
  • Job Info Page Upgrades and Improvements for QB Integration:
  • Multiple Pictures can now be Emailed, Printed, Edited and Deleted from within MaxCon Pro.
  • Leads Entered in by Sales Reps have Auto Assign logic.
  • Canvassers can now Assign Leads to Sales Reps they are teamed with.
  • You can now click save in all search areas
  • Company Minimum Profit Tracking Additions for Customer Files
  • Under direct support we have a customer download for manual download of Help Assist for customers who cannot use the auto load side.
  • Password Admin under HO user admin. Password admin allows Users with HO rights to set password intervals, force reset passwords and force reset on next login. Password changes require email verification.
  • New user passwords are now randomly generated and emailed to new user.
  • Goal Admin for Team and Individuals per SO. Allows HO user to assign goals to Individuals or to Sales existing Sales Teams per sales manager. Sales goals display on SO home page.
  1. For salesperson role individual goal and assigned sales team goal are displayed on thermometer along with SO annual goal. Thermometer goals are toggled buy radial orbs above the thermometer for salesman user role.
  2. Below the thermometer exists a lint to all sales goals which will display a table style view of all sales goals for the SO logged into.
  3. Sales manager has thermometer view for annual goal and His Team goal assigned along with link to see table of all goals. All other users will on see thermometer and table style goals list for SO.
  4. All goals set in SO can be deactivated.
  5. Goals are displayed on SO page when the current date is within the start and completed dates of a specific goal.
  6. Future goals can be entered and will not track until current date is with date ranges selected in goal admin.
  7. Upon expiration of ending goal date the final numbers achieved and goal set are archived for future review and will not change.
  • We have added extra character for Zip Code option for NON USA companies on company setup.
  • On Page Help Videos: Added feature that will allow us to link video to interactive video options per page. When a video or videos are linked to a page then a Video Help tab will appear on the right margin next to the scroll bar. Clicking the tab will activate a sliding window with the video and written explanation of the page. Clicking the tab again will hide the window. The video can be opened into a new window or expanded to full screen. If no video is linked to the page the tab will not appear.
  • Eased restrictions on Manufacturer entry. Now only a Manufacturer name is required for entry of products in admin pages.
  • Outbound Email change:  Link added to outbound email for new job assigned to salesperson or reassigned to salesperson that will direct rep straight to customer file.
  • Added country drop down selection to user admin. When users are created a country can now be selected for the user.
  • We have reconfigured the Roofing and Siding work orders error check process. We have eliminated the pop-up boxes that would notify user of field errors one error at a time. User is now notified of all missing data on page in a single submit process and is indicated with a red box around the offended field.
  • The data requirements for User Creation have been relaxed. We added an asterisk behind the title of the fields that are required.
  • Canadian Zip Code formatting has been added to HO and SO where Canada is selected as country. The zip code field will require the “Letter Number Letter space Number Letter Number” format of the Canadian system be entered with auto capitalizing case.
  • Ability to assign customer files to Owner, Sales Manager and Production Manager roles have been added. From the user admin page an edit icon now exists next to owner role selection. This icon allows access to control if roles can be assigned to jobs. If the box is checked then user name of owner role will appear in drop down selection for assign jobs. When owner is assigned to customer file then user will affect alerts and actions reserved for assignee to customer file. User of owner role will not be limited by salesperson restrictions based on this assignment. We have NOT added commission functionality to owner role when assigned to jobs. Again we can NOT calculate sales commissions for roles when assigned to customer file.
  • Bill tracking page now allows filter by Accounts Specialist.
  • SO Demo is up and running
  • Online statement reformatted to fit screen and track additional information.
  • HO alerts Notes changed. Additional reporting notes have been added to record in HO alerts pertaining to bills generated, submitted and paid.
  • We have now add short cuts on the customers all page to review activity history notes and review notes on a customer file

29 Nov

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Roofing Software is Technology that contractors can’t do without.

November 29, 2012 | By |

In the construction industry today there are changes in the way business is done by many business owners seeing that the future to overhead savings and streamlining operations is accomplished by embracing the Roofing Software technology revolution that is taking place.

MaxCon Software has many products and services for its members to increase the profit generation operations and streamlining the administrative burdens that business owners, staff and sales reps face every day.

MaxCon Pro is a construction management software that brings the magnetic boards, excel spread sheets, the disconnected computer system, multiple programs to get things done, sticky notes and another other paper means in to a user friendly and affordable robust software. Many of the features you will find in the MaxCon Pro Roofing Software deal with production management, sales management, customer management with each having its own virtual file cabinet, lead management, A/R tracking, communication improvements with our activity history diary on every customer file and marketing data mining.

Another key feature for MaxCon’s Roofing Software is that we are not active contractors like most of the roofing software competition we are against in the industry. We feel that your data should be protected and not viewed by a contractor who you all ready compete against. Why store vital data such as customer information, locations of work being performed and sensitive financial data with a software company that is also able to see your data when they them selves are contractors working in the same market place as your company.

To round out MaxCon’s offering to the contracting market place is our membership benefits packages. These include Aerial Roof Diagrams, Estimating Services, Claim Negotiations that include final invoicing of insurance carriers for depreciation and final invoicing of customers for supplement and final check pick up appointments, Lead Services, Sales Training Courses, Hail Maps, Hail Alerting, Hail historical Reports and Address Monitoring, Marketing services that include yard signs, door hangers, post card mailings, telemarketing lists that are zip code and storm shape file generated, web site design and SEO optimization. We feel that by bringing the services contractors use to grow there business under one roof is a invaluable asset to any business to only have to deal with one company rather then trying to maintain a relationship with many different company. Streamlining the operation is our goal to make business easier.

Come see the difference in service, performance and transparency MaxCon Software has to offer. Our fundamental goal is to see our members succeed in business. By that it means we are doing our job correctly which is making business easier and more profitable.

30 May

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MaxCon Construction Software Forecasts 2012 Upturn in Housing Starts

May 30, 2012 | By |

MaxCon is now forecasting a breakout upturn in housing starts reversing a four-year sideways
no-growth consolidation.

  • Based on our analysis we’re forecasting that housing starts will follow the May 2012 upside breakout in builder confidence as calculated by the NAHB.
  • The net forecast: In Q3 2012, housing starts will begin a strong upside trend, taking US housing starts to the 800,000 to 900,000 in the October-November target time frame.

Implications for Residential Contractors:

  • Prepare now for upturn with infrastructure investment (systems, marketing, software, etc)
  • Maintaining or increasing market share will go to those who prepare now so that resources are in place when growth spurt occurs in the 3-6 month target.

Details and Background:

The National Association of Home Builders [NAHB] publishes monthly its measure of builder confidence.  Based on a survey of builders nationwide, the Housing Market Index [HMI] tracks the ups and downs of how builders see the prospects in the coming months.  Using several survey questions, they’ve developed a formula to calculate the HMI; it can range from between 0 and 100.
Why is the Housing Market Index important to contractors?

  • Based on the analysis we’ve done at MaxCon Construction Management Software, we’ve found that this HMI index of builder confidence usually leads actual housing starts by three to six months.
  • It’s housing starts that we’re all interested in because it reflects the real status of the residential construction market.   The higher housing starts, the better business is overall.  We recognize that when housing starts drops, the remodel, refurbish, and repair business can get stronger; but overall the more residential new construction starts, the better it is for contractors of all types: home builders, roofers, decks and fencing, siding and other specialty construction companies.

What it means for contractor business investment and growth plans.

Simply put, if we can predict an upturn in the builder economy,  contractors can have greater confidence that investments in growth will have a real payoff.   For those contractors that can get organized for growth in the economy faster than competitors, you’ll have a leg up in building your market share.    We’re talking about investments in marketing, and construction company infrastructure such as SaaS CRM software.

Here’s our summary forecast chart based on the May 2012 HMI results.

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