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Toronto, ON (September 8th, 2016) – Constellation HomeBuilder Systems, provider of software solutions for the homebuilding industry, will host 200+ builders for their annual conference on November 14-16, 2016. Building Cities, Creating Connections will bring major home builders from across North America to the upscale J.W. Marriott hotel, a beautifully restored heritage property in downtown Chicago, Illinois.

With well over 50 software training sessions on the latest product updates, future roadmaps, networking events, user groups, and live demos of new software, builders will learn to maximize each area of their software, and to further streamline the flow of information between them. From analysts to CEOs, superintendents and managers, attendees can expect to come away with actionable insights and spend time with 200 of their peers – with similar experiences and solutions to share.

“Every day, we work with builders looking for new efficiencies in technologies and operations,” says Chris Graham, Vice President of Constellation HomeBuilder Systems. “We discuss new products and features, user training and adoption, and best practices, benchmarking and industry trends. Spending two days at the Constellation conference brings all of this together – with builders like you.”

The conference features Amazon.com #1 bestselling author Garrison Wynn, revealing the secret to how influence beats logic, and helping builders improve communication across departments. An expert in operational excellence and customer satisfaction, Charlie Scott will present best practices on how builders can impact buyer satisfaction throughout the build cycle and down the road. Charlie is well-known to the industry: as judge of the National Housing Quality Awards, an author and a contributing editor for Professional Builder Magazine, and Director of Woodland, O’Brien & Scott, recently acquired by Constellation HomeBuilder Systems.

Attendees will also see innovative products and services from Constellation’s partners and sponsors: DocuSign, G.1440, informXL and Progress will help builders keep ahead of the competition.

The Constellation HomeBuilder Systems annual customer conference has grown to become a primary industry event for builders. Seats are limited, and the conference is expected to sell out before the deadline of October 14. Register today!

 

About the event:

2016 Customer Conference: Building Cities, Creating Connections
Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
November 14-16 | Chicago, IL
JW Marriot Chicago

About Constellation HomeBuilder Systems:

Constellation HomeBuilder Systems builds software solutions for private and public production home builders, and efficient custom builders. Their innovative solutions empower builders with information, driving business objectives from website to warranty. Constellation HomeBuilder Systems is the home building software division of Constellation Software Inc., an international provider of market-leading software and services for specialized industries, and is traded publicly on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

For more information, please contact:

Elmira Abushayeva
Director of Marketing, Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
888-723-2222
eabushayeva@constellationhb.com

 

 

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TORONTO, Aug. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Constellation HomeBuilder Systems, provider of software solutions for home builders and developers, has acquired Woodland, O’Brien & Scott, a Minneapolis-based company specializing in customer satisfaction and data analysis for the home building industry. With many customers in common, the Woodland, O’Brien & Scott team will be joining Constellation HomeBuilder Systems to provide customer insight expertise and expand the business services available to the industry.

The purchase of Woodland, O’Brien & Scott compliments Constellation HomeBuilder Systems‘ leading position in the North American residential construction market, and is particularly notable in the customer satisfaction space. “The addition of Woodland, O’Brien & Scott’s services to our suite of solutions will allow builders to analyze the data that really drives customer satisfaction across the entire homebuying, construction, and warranty process.” said Chris Graham, Vice President of Constellation HomeBuilder Systems. “Combined with our acquisition of Conasys Homeowner Care in 2014, Constellation HomeBuilder Systems can help builders increase homeowner satisfaction with better communication and convenient online resources. Now they can benchmark and demonstrate that improvement.”

“The alignment with Constellation HomeBuilder Systems will allow Woodland, O’Brien & Scott services to integrate with the most authoritative software in the market and further increase awareness and growth of our services,” said Charlie Scott, president of Woodland, O’Brien & Scott. “This acquisition will also provide a long-term home for Woodland, O’Brien & Scott’s staff and valued customers.”

Established in 1986, Woodland, O’Brien & Scott has become a trusted consultant for operational excellence, and considers over 100 premium builders to be long-term partners. The “Voice of the Customer” survey is considered an industry benchmark. Company founder Keith O’Brien, managing partner Charlie Scott, and the rest of the Woodland, O’Brien & Scott team will join the Constellation family. Charlie Scott will continue to be closely involved as Director with Constellation HomeBuilder Systems’ professional services team, bringing 25 years of experience in home building operations and managing Woodland, O’Brien & Scott since 2007. Charlie Scott is also a National Housing Quality Award judge and an author for Professional Builder magazine, bringing substantial operational expertise to the Constellation HomeBuilder Systems team and customers.

This acquisition, along with substantial new personnel and software investments, will significantly benefit current and future customers of Constellation HomeBuilder Systems and Woodland, O’Brien & Scott.

About Constellation HomeBuilder Systems:

Constellation HomeBuilder Systems builds software solutions for private and public production home builders, and efficient custom builders. Their innovative solutions empower builders with information, driving business objectives from website to warranty. Constellation HomeBuilder Systems continuously improves home construction software, and is committed to maximizing your return on technology investment. Constellation HomeBuilder Systems is the home building software division of Constellation Software Inc., an international provider of market-leading software and services for specialized industries, and is traded publicly on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

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Barcode technology powers FASTSales Option Scan and NEWSTAR Design Studio Manager.

New this year, we will be offering one-on-one demonstrations of our new products, features, and modules. From your design center to your report library, these new offerings can make a big impact on your business.

These demos are filling up fast: register today before they are gone.

 

Top 5 New Product Demo Stations 


Interactive Floor Plans. 
A multi-purpose web application for previewing structural options, creating customized floor plan layouts with typical furniture selections, as well as providing marketing-grade, dynamic and fully branded printable brochures.


[NEWSTAR] Design Studio Manager.
Guide prospective buyers through a personal, interactive option selection experience. Easily build custom scenarios to match your selling process, along with a visual presentation you will share with purchasers.


[BuildTopia] Mobile Apps for Vendors and CRM.
 The trade partner mobile app brings the functionality of the Trade Network into the field, including schedules, purchase orders, documents, and more.


[FAST] Workflow and Report Library.
 FAST Workflow delivers consistent, timely and accurate information to home buyers, internal staff, trades or suppliers at various stages of the production cycle from sales to warranty.


Conasys Homeowner Care.
 From the moment the ink dries on the contract to the day of the walkthrough and for many years down the line, the Conasys Homeowner Portal drastically enhances the home ownership experience.

 

REGISTER TODAYVIEW AGENDA

 

BONUS: informXL and DocuSign for NEWSTAR and FAST. Take a moment to sit down with our sponsors: see how these tools can be put to use in your own business to improve your processes and your customer experience.

Promotion reminder: Every dollar spent on conference registration fees is a dollar that can be applied to future software purchases. Some restrictions apply. Click here for details, or contact your account manager.

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Constellation's 2016 Customer Conference

Our 2016 Customer Conference is a two-day crash course in software and technology. Building Cities, Creating Connections brings together the two key themes of our conference: advancing your software and data crunching skills, and developing relationships that will challenge your own process to help you build bigger.

Don’t miss our Amazon.com #1 bestselling keynote speaker, Garrison Wynn, who brings over a decade of research from Gallup, Accenture, and Harvard to the study of power and authority. Join Garrison as he reveals the secret that the world’s most influential leaders and companies are hiding from you.

TOP 5 REASONS TO ATTEND

  1. Network with 200+ builders and share ideas and best practices in your user group
  2. Select from 50+ interactive software training sessions
  3. Learn about the latest product developments and future roadmaps
  4. Apply your registration fee to a new software purchase*
  5. Live one-on-one demonstrations of new products and modules

And an unofficial #6 – Chicago is a gorgeous, vibrant city! From upscale shopping on magnificent mile to sightseeing at Millennium Park, Navy Pier, or the Shedd Aquarium to the sounds of Chicago blues from the city’s jazz bars, The Windy City is a cultural gem. Centrally located inside The Loop, the JW Marriott provides the perfect base to explore this beautiful city.

 

DISCOVER MOREREGISTER TODAY

 

Please join us in thanking our sponsors, Center6 and DocuSign, who help to make this event possible. Center6 has exciting new developments for informXL, for both NEWSTAR and FAST customers. And DocuSign is now available for integration with FAST and Sales1440. Join us to see these products in a one-on-one demo.

98% of attendees love Constellation conferences! Check out the photos (below) from last year’s #TREASURES2015 Customer Conference, hosted at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, FL.

This year, we have included more software training sessions that tackle more complex topics, extended the time you have to meet with your user groups, and added one-on-one demonstrations of new products, modules and features.

Constellation’s dynamic conferences offer informative sessions for everyone – expect immediate takeaways from product updates, product roadmap, best practices and interactive training sessions. We hope that all customers have the opportunity to experience a Constellation customer conference because we are confident that you will return with ideas and skills to improve your building process.

See you in Chicago!

The Constellation Team

 

Our 2015 Customer Conference: Discovering Natural Treasures in Amelia Island, Florida.

Posted by Constellation HomeBuilder Systems on Wednesday, November 11, 2015

 

 

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PCBC 2016

With the Housing Leadership Summit wrapped up, and awards season coming to a close, it is time for west-coast builders to turn their attention to PCBC 2016!

We will be exhibiting at PCBC, with a number of exciting new developments to share with you. Please request a meeting with us below, and our team will reach out to arrange a meeting time that works best for you. This is a great opportunity to see our software live and in-person. If you are considering a change to the software that drives your business, the resources you need are

PCBC 2016
Moscone Center, San Francisco
June 22-23
Booth 1617

Click here for your FREE exhibit passes.

 


PCBC 2016 features some exciting new speakers this year, as well as bringing back some of the most-requested speakers from previous years.

Jake Knapp
Designer and Author of Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just 5 Days
Wednesday, June 22 – 1:15-2:00pm
Jake Knapp is a New York Times best-selling author who previously worked at Google (where he helped create Hangouts) and Microsoft (where he led design on Encarta). Through stories and hard-won lessons, Jake will explain how to get the best ideas from every person on your team, make great decisions without groupthink, validate ideas before wasting time, and set the course for a successful business.

John Ellis
Former Global Technologist, Ford Developer Program
Building in the Year 2025 and Beyond
Thursday, June 23 – 1:15-2:00pm
One of the top rated speakers at last year’s Leader-to-Leader Forum! Join John Ellis as he weaves together the different technologies happening in IoT, 3D printing and scanning, nanotechnology and more to answer the question “What does this all mean for those who build houses or buildings in the years to come.”

 

We hope to see you at PCBC 2016 in San Francisco!

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