Product Focus on Software
February 1, 2008
Product Focus on Software
AppliCad, a leader in software for roof and wall estimating, has released the AppliCad suite of programs. The latest release of programs has seen over 12 months of enhancements and new development that is a result of feedback from AppliCad operators in 32 countries. AppliCad leads the way with clever innovation and is typically years ahead of its time. The pocketROOF program, for example, was developed by AppliCad over six years ago. Now with many cell phones having Microsoft Windows Mobile installed, most roofers have a roof-estimating tool on their phone. AppliCad was the first software company to provide two-way data exchange capability so a roofer’s business management system can exchange information with the roof estimating system. Many AppliCad customers now have a totally seamless integration of estimating, ordering, accounts, and delivery. For more information, visitwww.applicad.com.au.
Wintac Pro is the all-in-one business management software for roofing contractors. Designed for any size company, Wintac Pro integrates customer relationship management, estimating, job costing, job scheduling, service dispatching, invoicing, purchasing, inventory, accounting, payroll, vehicle management and marketing in one seamless program. For more information and a free demo, call 800-724-7899 or visitwww.wintacpro.com.
Exact Roofing takes the user through a series of easy steps to draw the roof and then derives the estimate from the drawing. The result is faster and more accurate quotes, and a dimensioned drawing to verify what was quoted. The software allows the user to “draw” a plan view, enter the roof pitch and create a three-dimensional model in the computer. From this model a quote can be derived. The upside of this is a more accurate quote, a 3-D model to enhance the quote, and a dimensioned drawing to accompany the quote. For more information, visitwww.exactroofing.com.
QuickMeasure OnScreen, a major new software release from Tally Systems, helps contractors resolve the growing dilemma of how to generate quantity takeoffs from blueprints that are downloaded from the Internet or distributed on CD. The software allows the estimator to measure directly from the digital image rather than having to reproduce the drawings on paper. QuickMeasure OnScreen links to Microsoft Excel. For more information about Tally Systems, call Brian Bremermann at 858-271-8346, e-mail email@example.com or visitwww.tallysystem.com.
ConTracker EZ is an estimating program designed to help roofing and specialty contractors organize and complete estimates easier, faster, and more accurately with little to no typing. Entering information once gets you a customer proposal, material list purchase order, work order, customer invoice, sales and production reports. When you’re ready to retire your spreadsheet, then you’re ready for ConTracker EZ. For more information, call 888-599-4032, fax 860-656-7607, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visitwww.contracker.com.
Over 1,000 roofing professionals use our integrated “roofing only” software every day. Let us show you how our software will help you with takeoffs from paper plans, electronic plans and satellite images, estimating, proposals, service and preventative maintenance. Also ask about our upcoming handheld mobile solutions. For information, call 866-222-1999, e-mail email@example.com or visitwww.rooflogic.com.
Cricket Solutions is an easy to use software product that allows the estimator to calculate cricket materials within seconds. With Cricket Solutions, all the user needs to do is select a few options with the click of a mouse and Cricket Solutions produces a material list that includes length and quantities of fasteners, taper panel quantities and fill board quantities. For more information or to download a free trial version, visitwww.topsidesoftware.com.
Digital Facilities Corp.
Digital Facilities Corporation (DFC) offers building management software for roofing contactors, consultants and building owners. RoofPro® 4.2, its professional asset management program, features an organized database system, roof maintenance program, high quality report generators, and roof condition rating system. RoofPro offers single personal computer, full network or Web-based versions. RoofPro Inspector™, a tablet personal computer inspection program for $995, is also available. For more information, call 978-266-1725 or visitwww.digital-facilities.net.