Focus On Software
Rooferpro customizes your account with your labor and supplier pricing, allowing you to create proposals, on-site, in minutes. Each step is instantly shared with staff by e-mail through proposal, installation, invoicing and payments. Estimates and purchase orders can be exported to QuickBooks in seconds. These online solutions are designed by roofing contractors for roofing contractors (residential and commercial) and can include gutters, siding, solar, skylights and other services. For more information, visit www.rooferpro.com.
3-D Aerial Roof and Wall Measurements
EagleView Technologies invented the concept of 3-D aerial roof and wall measurements using proprietary patented software. For roofs, siding, windows, doors or painting the report serves as a powerful tool that can help contractors throughout the entire sales process. In claims situations, the company is accepted by insurance companies as the industry’s third party, independent standard. It provides a report with a 3-D model of the roof and walls, color photographs, length and area measurements, roof pitch and window and door measurements. For more information, visit www.eagleview.com.
Shingle Styles App
TAMKO Building Products, Inc.
TAMKO Building Products introduces the interactive Shingle Styles for iPad®. Users of the iPad application (app) can now view TAMKO’s popular roofing products at their fingertips. As part of the company’s strategy to provide innovative and informative resources to customers, the iPad app will enable users to learn more about TAMKO products, and provide a resource that is easy to use. Product information is presented simply and clearly, and high resolution photos, pop-up references and data tables provide an optimal user experience. The app also features a “find a pro” function which allows users to find dealer and contractor pro locations and information. For more information, visit www.tamko.com.
Project Management Solution
WennSoft Signature provides contractors the tools needed to manage jobs and projects. It allows them to manage the bid process with the alerts to ensure all are submitted on time. The solution can import or create jobs, and track all the associated costs and labor on each. It monitors estimates, forecasts and change orders to ensure contractors can assess job profitability while they can impact it rather than waiting to see what the margin was after the fact. Delivered with Microsoft Dynamics® GP, WennSoft Signature ensures the ability to enter the information once and use it multiple times. For more information, visit www.wennsoft.com.
Metal Fabrication App
Flashing 2 Go
Claimed as the first of its kind anywhere, the new Flashing 2 Go App for the iPhone® and iPad® is designed to change the way business is done in the roofing and metal-fabrication world. As the first ever multi-platform tool for the industry, it streamlines the ordering and manufacture of sheet-metal flashing for roofing, or for any other purpose, according to the company. The design offers user-friendly functionality that eliminates paperwork, speeds up the process of measuring and creating flashings, receiving quotes and sending orders. Its access ensures that everyone involved with a project is working on the same page. For more information, visit www.flashing2go.com.
Business Management Software
Intac International Inc.
Wintac Pro is the all-in-one business management software for roofing contractors. Suited for any size company, Wintac Pro integrates customer relationship management, estimating, job costing, job scheduling, service dispatching, progress billing, purchasing, inventory, accounting, payroll, vehicle management, and marketing in one seamless program. For more information, call 800-724-7899 or visit www.wintacpro.com.
Solar Asset Planning
AppliCad is a specialist 3-D CAD application company offering automated modeling and estimating tools for the roofing industry. The AppliCad development team has recently changed their attention to the needs of the solar industry and now has tools for the remote measurement of building structures, calculation of shadows and solar radiation and client report generation. The output may be used for solar asset planning and design, client proposals, engineering and financial analysis and ROI calculations. For more information, visit www.applicad.com.
Advanced Estimating Systems, Inc.
The EDGE combines state-of-the-art software with background drawings in many formats, including aerial images. The tools will allow you estimate complex jobs in hours instead of days, according to the company. The customized databases allow you to store labor and material items and can be customized to the way you, your field, and your customers need to see them. This will create a complete audit trail for each job from the estimate, to accounting. For more information, call 561-276-9100 or visit www.edgewin.com.
Cloud-Based Time Keeping Solution
Labor Sync is a cloud-based time keeping solution that allows roofing executives to monitor the location of their work force from anywhere. With Labor Sync, employees clock in and clock out with a single push of a button. That information is gathered, stored and then delivered in a customized report to any computer with internet access for easy billing and payroll. Special features include messaging, field notes, job assignments and remote device configuration with more being developed all the time. For more information, call 877-411-5666 or visit www.laborsync.com.
Firestone Solutions App
Firestone Building Products
The Firestone Building Products iPad app is a free, easy-to-use app for building owners, facility managers, contractors, architects and consultants to explore how Firestone Building Products integrates people, products and systems to find the best building solutions for specific facility needs. The app offers multiple views of Firestone products and solutions from different angles and real-world settings, product specifics showing how Firestone solutions work and apply to a wide range of projects, “Build My Roof” feature calculates RoofPoint™ totals for Firestone roof assemblies, enhanced selection of building envelope components and more. For more information, visit www.firestonebpco.com.
Accounting and Operations Software
The construction and real estate industry’s gold standard in accounting and operations software is now accessible in the cloud. Pair the power and flexibility of Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate with Sage Construction Anywhere and gain instant access to project data, foster collaboration, and increase operational efficiency and profitability. For more information, call 800-628-6583 or visit http://na.sage.com/sage-300-construction-and-real-estate.
Web-Based Business Software
AccuLynx is a web-based software as a service, built especially for the roofing industry. AccuLynx is an enterprise solution that allows contractors to run their entire business more efficiently and profitable. Seamless integrations with companies such as QuickBooks, EagleView and HailWatch make it easy to reduce overhead cost, time and waste. Take control of your business today and try it free for 30 days. For more information, call 866-981-5969 or visit www.acculynx.com.
Roof Estimating Software
TopView™ Software (a division of SPECwise, Inc.) uses a seamless integration with other applications increasing speed and efficiency. TopView utilizes a familiar, easy-to-use interface, and an intuitive layout and design setting a new standard for roof estimating software. With a proven track record and unsurpassed service and support, TopView™ products are the only choice in roof estimating software, according to the company. For more information, visit www.topview.com.
Roof Professional Software
Digital Facilities Corporation
Digital Facilities Corporation is a solutions provider for roof asset management, roofing inspection and service call management. Over a 10-year period the company’s RoofPro™ professional series software has become the specified performance standard for implementing roof asset management programs. Available versions include; SaaS, single user, multi-user network, and web accessible versions. Its flexible design allows data sharing by a diverse user group of building owners, consultants and contractors in the U.S. and Canada managing over 1 billion square feet of roofing in public and private sectors of education; medical, retail, manufacturing, military, transportation and energy production. For more information, call 978-266-1725 or visit http://dfc-sc.net/solutioncenter.
Roof Measurement Reports
Pictometry® Roof Measurement Reports help you eliminate time and expense of traveling to and from sites, the safety risks of climbing onto the roof, delays due to bad weather, and limitations of not having enough field employees to meet demand. In as little as a few hours, you’ll have the comprehensive and accurate measurements you need to complete more estimates and win more bids. Simply enter an address online or via one of our mobile apps and get a professional report containing precise calculations, high-resolution images, easy-to-read results tables and line drawings – without ever setting foot on the roof. For more information, visit www.pictometry.com/roof.
Blue Book Network
The Blue Book Network’s BB-Bid System offers you all the functionality you need to quickly find the opportunities that are most profitable for your company and then save, organize, filter and track them. By working in the BB-Bid Network and taking advantage of the enhanced “My Leads” tab, you can easily sort and organize projects to quickly identify the right ones. Separate leads you want to follow up on from those you don’t, quickly identify projects from your favorite GC and access new messages and a message history for all projects. For more information, call 888-303-2243 or visit www.thebluebook.com/find-project-leads.
Carlisle SynTec Systems
Carlisle SynTec Systems introduced a mobile application for iPad and iPhone, available for immediate download in the iTunes App Store. Featuring a push notification powered news stream, full color installation details and submittal builder, this mobile app is loaded with features intended to enhance the experience of specifying and installing Carlisle SynTec Systems’ products. For the jobsite, the mobile app is loaded with Carlisle’s entire suite of installation details for its EPDM, PVC and TPO roofing systems. All details are in full color and users can zoom, scroll and share from within the mobile app. For more information, visit www.carlislesyntec.com.
Mobile Credit Card Processing
PhoneSwipe a leader in mobile point-of-sale solutions, brings the ease of mobile credit card processing to contractors nationwide. With the ability to set up customized inventory and track transaction analytics, free credit card reader combined with its feature-rich mobile application enables merchants of any size to accept credit card payments on-the-go. Easy sign up and secure processing. For more information, call 866-481-4604 or visit www.PSFREEAPP.com.
Umicore Building Products USA, Inc.
Umicore Building Products (UBP), the manufacturer of VMZINC® architectural zinc products, has published a new VMZINC app to the Apple iTunes App store that can be downloaded to any iPhone device. The VMZINC app interface is very easy to use and allows the user to effortlessly browse VMZINC product range, as well as panel systems. The Product Selector feature allows the user to select the characteristics they are looking for in a zinc panel, such as a distinct size, color or texture that may be important in the design process. For more information, visit www.vmzinc-us.com.