BuildIT Software Update - power faxing and more (Mar 2007)

Dear BuildIT User,

New features just added:

1. BuildIT goes international

Country, State/Province, Cellular Carriers and more have been regionalized to better suit local and international users. Maps, weather, postal, yellow pages, white pages, etc. for users in more countries. Let us know if you have any suggestions to improve the "helpers" in the system.

2. Power faxing

Tried faxing lately straight from your BuildIT account? It's fast. It's easy. There's no need to print out anything. No looking up fax numbers. No waiting for faxes to go thru. Send faxes to one or more people in seconds. You can even fax MS Word documents, PDF's, and more.

3. New help videos We've added a few new videos recently to help you get even more value from the system:

  • Creating a schedule template
  • Creating custom contact fields
  • Creating custom job types

  • New features in the coming months:

    1. Cell phone reminders

    Your cell phone will automatically be able to remind you of appointments in your BuildIT calendar … and let you know if you have new email … or faxes.

    2. New task editor

    Faster with more features. Calculate true "working days" and inputs to store custom information such as estimated price, actual price, estimated hours, actual hours, etc.

    3. Enhanced information sharing

    Share almost any kind of information in your account with people in your contact list. You choose who can see what. Now you will be able to share documents, drawings, or files with customers and other files with suppliers, vendors or subcontractors.

    4. Powerful new file storage and access

    Search and see any or all of your files in one location, including email attachments, fax attachments, and job files. Files can be tracked by version. Send a link to your contact so they can view a file ... easier and more efficient than emailng a file attachment. Plus you can track who sees what and when.

    Best regards,

    The BuildIT Team
    1 866 585 5050 x1





    BuildIT Software Update - working days calculator / tech notes (Feb 2007)

    Dear BuildIT User,

    New features just added to the system:

    1. Working Days Calculator

    Need some help creating schedule templates? Help has arrived! Want to know how many "work days" exist between two dates (if you subtract weekends and holidays)? Or... what if you start a task next Wednesday that will takes 13 work days to complete, but there's a holiday and a couple weekends during that time? This handy new calculator will tell you which calendar date the task ends on, or how many work days are between any two dates. To access your new Working Days Calculator simply click "tasks", then click "do it" at the top right, then choose "Calculate Working Days" and up pops your calculator. Bonus: you can even print out a schedule that shows calendar days, work and non-work days. Use this handy printout to plan or schedule jobs, crews, or projects.

    2. Technical Notes

    Anyone who has been on the system for a while has seen new features and upgrades released … now you can check out the new "technical notes" if you want to know more. Click on the "msg ctr" button at the upper right of any screen, then in the left margin, click on "tech notes" and see in plain English what we've released, and what new features are coming.

    Best regards,

    The BuildIT Team
    1 866 585 5050 x1

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