Category Archives: HomeDev Pro

Gantt Chart - HomeDev Pro (Custom Builders)

Builders can save time and money by integrating their estimating, scheduling, and purchasing functions, says BUILDER magazine.

Homebuilders are constantly looking to save time and money, but often overlook their most valuable resource: time. Integrating your scheduling function with estimating and purchasing can drastically reduce costs that accumulate over time, including carrying costs of loans, insurance, equipment, materials, and most importantly, labor.

This is why Constellation considers Scheduling, Estimating and Purchasing as a single function within the homebuilding operation. Our homebuilder software solutions natively integrate these functions in a single software package and a single database. Learn more.

DSLD Homes practices even-flow construction, maximizing their time and resources on every project. Saun Sullivan, CEO of DSLD Homes, discussed their method at IBS 2014.

Request a demonstration of how our solutions can help with these goals.

Original article via BUILDER magazine.

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The HomeDev Pro Customer Portal provides your discerning custom home buyers with access to schedules, documents, warranties and more, keeping them informed and engaged throughout the build cycle. Now we’ve updated the HomeDev Pro Customer Portal with options selections and change orders to further engage your customers in the construction of their perfect home.

HomeDev Pro Customer Portal with Options Selections

SELECTIONS

Customers can now view all options available for their home under the “Selections” tab in a simple to use interface with green/red indicators for accepted/rejected options. Customers approve and reject options through the Portal, and email notifications are automatically sent to the applicable internal and vendor contacts.

Homeowners appreciate the control that they feel in the process: once they have approved an option, they feel comfortable that it will be completed as scheduled.

CHANGE ORDERS

Move from selections to change orders in HomeDev, and the change is automatically emailed to the customer. Photos and changes are detailed in the Customer Portal to be approved or rejected by the home buyer.

WHAT’S NEXT: EMAIL & YAMMER

Coming soon is full email functionality within HomeDev Pro, for advanced tracking of all communications related to a project, customer or community. We’re also busy building a private social network into HomeDev. Stay tuned!

Combine these new features with HomeDev Pro’s industry-leading job costing and estimating features for a powerful management tool for custom builders that offers visibility and control to home buyers through the personalized customer portal.

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Build More... Constellation 2013 National Customer Conference

You are invited!

We are thrilled to invite all Constellation home building customers to our 2013 National Customer Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona!

Customer conferences give us a chance to listen to our builders and improve ourselves and our products. We’ve put together learning sessions and events that we hope will send you home more efficient with your software and process.

Scottsdale is known for its spectacular golf courses – join us for a round on Monday, November 4th prior to the start of the conference. An additional charge will apply, click here for Golf Day details.

We are also thrilled to be partnering with Professional Builder Magazine, who will be hosting their annual Benchmark Awards and Conference on Thursday following the “Build More” Awards.

Build More… 2013 National Customer Conference
November 4-6, 2013
JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, Arizona

with Professional Builder Magazine
Benchmark Awards and Conference
November 7, 2013

Sample keynote sessions for all customers:

THE LEAN BUILDING REVOLUTION: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Scott Sedam, TrueNorth
BIG DATA FOR BUILDERS
Blayne Parrish, Center6
DIGITAL MARKETING FOR BUILDERS
Michael White, G1440

Sample software training sessions:

NEWSTAR: VENDOR PORTAL & CUSTOMER PORTAL (NEW PRODUCTS)
FAST: FIELDVIEW
BUILDER360: VENDOR REPORTING
BUILDTOPIA: REPORTING: SCHEDULING & PURCHASING
HOMEDEV PRO: MANAGING SCHEDULES
BUILDSOFT: CREATING NEW COMPANIES & PROJECTS
SALES1440: MANAGING CAMPAIGNS & FOLLOW UPS
CSALES: TAGGING DOCUMENTS

We hope you’ll join us!

REGISTER NOW

 

Tweet with us using the hashtag #buildmore13
Sign up for email updates related to the conference by clicking here.

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Constellation Home Builders Win Awards

We would like to invite all home builders to PCBC 2013 in San Diego, California to witness the software that is helping our customers to win every major award in the industry! Read the press release here.

“We don’t dream-up functionality; we listen to our customers and bring enhancements to our products that they can actually use.” – Dexter Salna, President

PCBC 2013 is next week! Get you free VIP Builder Pass here.

Our award-winning customers:

 

Our recent product enhancements:

    • BuildTopia – now interfaces with Sage MasterBuilder (Sage 100)
    • HomeDev Pro – complete redesign of the web portal


See the release of FAST 9.0.2 live at PCBC 2013; June 6 at 11:00AM PST.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10786771.htm

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…are Constellation customers!

It is no accident that Hanley Wood selected two Constellation customers as America’s Best Builders of 2013. DSLD Homes and Couture Homes are the two best builders in the country, and both use Constellation systems to manage operations and costs – systems that we develop and improve based on direct feedback from our customers.

Couture Homes sets the tone for its rich clients through its Designer Collection, which draws inspiration – and marketing partnerships – by linking with top brands like Valcucine, Ferragamo, Armani, and Lamborghini. Couture uses HomeDev Pro to ensure that each home is generating the expected profit.

“Our competitors think we’re building at cost and don’t make any money. We want them to keep on thinking that.” – Gary Hartaugh, co-principal, Couture Homes

Standardization drives profits and growth for DSLD Homes. DSLD, using NEWSTAR Enterprise, implemented best practices across the business functions that drive profit and growth. Tracking these practices on a house-by-house basis with daily reports on variances ensures that deviations from the plan are profitable – and this is exactly what NEWSTAR is designed to do.

“If someone tells you they have this business figured out, they’re lying.” – Saun Sullivan, CEO, DSLD

It sounds to us like DSLD and Couture are pretty close.

Read the full article in the March 2013 edition of Builder Magazine.

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