FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 15, 2009
BuildTopia Releases Next Generation CPM Scheduling System
For Single and Multi-family Builders and Developers
ROCKVILLE, MD – BuildTopia, Inc., provider of the industry’s most widely used Web-based residential construction management software, announces a major release of new functionality in BTBuilder, their premier total construction management system. This next generation scheduling is a milestone for web based scheduling applications for the entire residential construction industry.
Bob Mitchell, President of Mitchell & Best Home Builders and former President of NAHB, offered; “Now I feel both my project managers and purchasing manager can coordinate our cycle time so as to improve customer satisfaction and company profitability. My entire team is now following the same schedule that provides seamless interaction between purchasing, subcontractors, the sales staff, and the customer.”
BTBuilder’s scheduling allows both single family and multi-family builders to dramatically improve their construction operations with a web based scheduling system that enables collaboration of the entire construction process.
“By combining interactive multithreaded web-based cpm scheduling with sales, trade partner collaboration, document management, purchasing; and a very slick and interactive user interface, the construction community is getting a tool never before seen in the industry”, states Beau Engman, CEO of BuildTopia. “We began the process of designing this scheduling module 4 years ago. Over the years we took incremental steps to establish the foundation so we could ultimately deliver this new next generation scheduling module.”
Enhanced functionality includes:
“Now that builders can choose to use either a critical path, or a schedule that can easily be bumped, the BTBuilder system can appeal to every type of builder”, said Erik Cofield, VP of Sales and Marketing. He stated, “The extraordinary custom lot configuration, along with integration with MS Project is a huge enhancement for every type of builder”. The new release potentially affects over 4000 residential construction companies in the United States and Canada, putting even more capability in builder’s hands to streamline their business and speed up interaction with trade partners.
CPM scheduling that notifies the user how much a task can slip before construction date is altered.
Multithreaded schedules for multi-family builders to manage schedules of buildings, floors, and units.
Checklists so builders can incorporate information about how to inspect work for quality workmanship.
Collaboration with trade partners where your subcontractors can view their schedules and get automatically notified of schedule changes.
Stunning calendar views including Gantt charts views with the ability to identify critical tasks and perform resource loading by vendor.
Importing functionality allowing users to convert their Microsoft Excel or Project schedules directly into BuildTopia.
Publishing of schedules directly into MS Project.
Integration of job schedule with Purchasing to support such things as generation of PO’s by phase and field approval of PO’s when schedule tasks are marked complete.
Option Lockouts to prevent the sale of options based on progress of the schedule.
“All I can say is this new CPM scheduling system BuildTopia developed absolutely blows me away”, says Marc Martin, President of Marcus Martin Builders and long time customer of BuildTopia.
As the most widely used web-based construction management software for residential builders, BuildTopia streamlines and integrates all core construction business processes in one powerful, yet easy-to-use system. Builders, developers and trade partners rely upon BuildTopia to dramatically improve the effectiveness, efficiency and profitability of their businesses. For more information about BuildTopia, visit www.buildtopia.com.
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