BuildIT Software Update – version 2011.10a (October 2011)

We batched up a number of improvements and released them this past weekend: 

:: All dates and times in your BuildIT account can be customized on the Preferences>Personal>General page.  Over 300 locations were updated to make this improvement.

:: New Calendar popups are more compatible with newer browsers, look better and work better. They support custom all your date formats.

:: Improved Gantt "Power Bar" allows setting a new start date with the calendar popup, setting task duration by number of working days.

:: Sharper graphics on the Gantt bars.

:: Updated Rich Text Editor for emails.

:: Improved speed when closing the send-email window.

:: Improved validation and error messages on a number of dialogs.

:: Fixed an issue where failed faxes were not being set as "read".

:: New features on the Custom Job Info pages.

Too much info to track on your jobs, or want to fill in documents with job info -- talk to BuildIT support today.

 Scott Hutchinson
 scott@builditsystems.com
 1 866 585 5050 ext 1

Create professional construction documents now!

If it's important for your business to "get it in writing," then using pre-formatted construction document templates will help you prior to starting the job, during construction, and after the work is done.

With BuildIT's easy-to-use document generator, you'll be able to create and edit a wide range of construction documents from any internet connected computer. These documents will be branded with your letterhead and company logo to build your reputation and professionalism. You'll be in good company as this system has been used on 1000's of project to create 1000's of documents similar to these samples.


click the images above to see editable samples

Here's how it works:

It helps if your jobs are entered into BuildIT, and that your contact database is uploaded. We can help you with this as you're getting started. Job and contact information is entered into BuildIT only once. From there, the system re-uses it again and again where it's needed.

Next, start the BuildIT document generator.

Select a current project, and a contact to whom you want this document addressed to.

The system then auto-completes the construction document; these "forms" are designed such that the right information that already exists in BuildIT goes into the right field.

Finally, save the document to BuildIT, then either print it, fax it, or email it.

There are many advantages to this document system:

  • Saves a ton of data entry time.
  • Documents can be auto-filled with virtually any information from your company or project.
  • Send documents via email and fax with just a few clicks. Track versions of the same document.
  • Proprietary construction document templates (and custom letterhead) for your exclusive use can be created by our specialists.
  • Make multiple documents in one operation: avoid redundancy and mistakes.
  • Ideal for field staff submitting daily job reports.

You can access your construction documents now by starting your free test drive of the BuildIT system. No credit card. No risk. And you get full access to all parts of the system.

By doing so, you'll get 80+ professional construction documents included free of charge. You can use them in BuildIT, or download them to your hard drive. They are yours free whether you subscribe or not.

So start creating professional construction documents today... the easy way.

 Scott Hutchinson
 scott@builditsystems.com
 1 866 585 5050 ext 1

Updated Features: Build 2011.02a

By popular request, you can now set the sorting of jobs on the Gantt chart.  Go to "Personal Preferences » Schedules/Tasks" and set the dropdown next to: "Gantt View: When showing all jobs, order jobs by:"

There are also a number of performance improvements and minor tweaks to the code.

 

 Scott Hutchinson
 scott@builditsystems.com
 1 866 585 5050 ext 1