100 Best New Products 2008: Software

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Get tech-savvy with these new software products from BuilderMT, Cadsoft and more.

June 01, 2008

Want to take on more profitable jobs, track your loans, speed up estimates, pay vendors and manage subcontracts better? You're going to need a new set of killer apps, or the competition will leave you in its high-tech dust. The Pocket VirtualBoss by Quantum Software Solutions allows you to keep track of data, punch lists and other tasks while you're still in the field — no office required.

Big Tasks in a Small Package

A new product for tradesmen on-the-go is the Pocket VirtualBoss. Pocket VirtualBoss allows users to access their scheduling data while they're out in the field and limits the amount of confusion on the job site. Job data, punch lists and other tasks can be accessed on a hand-held or pocket PC. For FREE information, visit http://pb.ims.ca/5650-302 


De-Duped and Improved

Debuted at the 2008 International Builders' Show, Builder 1440's latest improvement comes bundled up in the Sales 1440 v. 6.2. The software is easier to use and has better reporting functionality as well as includes enhancements for advanced customer management and tracking. The system will even de-dupe any records that already exist within the system so sales teams can keep their records straight. For FREE information, visit http://pb.ims.ca/5650-303 


It's All in the Process

The latest innovation from BuilderMT is the Business Process Management software. The software provides a platform for studying operating costs by providing the visibility into business processes, allowing businesses to continually refine and remove costs from each process — what's on most builders' minds these days. For FREE information, visit http://pb.ims.ca/5650-304 


Quicker and On Center

OnCenter Software's Quick Bid 4.8 has a slew of improvements. Using the new Material eQuote feature, users can send and receive multiple requests for proposals to vendors and then automatically populate bids after choosing the best quote. The Bid Send feature securely shares your password-protected electronic bid information with multiple estimators. For FREE information, visit http://pb.ims.ca/5650-305 


They Have Vision

Billed as the easiest to use building information modeling software, Envisioneer 4.5 by Cadsoft caters to builders and contractors at all levels of residential construction. Users can generate plans, elevations, sections and details automatically from the 3-D model. The software also keeps track of materials used and can generate a detailed bill to keep you on budget. For FREE information, visit http://pb.ims.ca/5650-206

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