John says, "it's really helped us and it's probably gotten us quite a bit of work because we can give better numbers, better prices, and we're able to quickly send something over to a client where they can see the numbers completely broken down."
In addition to the estimating tools, the feature that John finds most beneficial is the QuickBooks Integration. ConstructionSuite users can transfer account, customer, and item information over to QuickBooks, enabling them to easily create estimates, invoices, and purchase orders. This integration makes things so much easier for the user, but more importantly, removes the margin for error because users don't have to enter the same information into both programs. John says, "The QuickBooks Integration works out really well for us because it saves our Office Manager so much time. We're also really excited to start using the Application for Payment features with QuickBooks Integration as well." The QuickBooks integration also gives users more flexibility with the Application for Payment system, which enables users to effortlessly generate industry-standard payment applications ready to be printed on AIA G702 and G703 forms. The Application for Payment feature is included in ConstructionSuite Premier Version and higher.
Riley Custom Homes currently has four licenses of ConstructionSuite Premier, which enables them to have the software on four different computers, all of which are connected by UDA ProjectSync. "We really like that we are connected to share information," said John, "Our Office Manager uses it for QuickBooks, the Estimator uses it to create all of our estimates, the Project Coordinator uses it to track all of our costs coming and going, and I use it to review all of the estimates and see where we are on everything... I couldn't image not being able to have everyone in the office use it together." UDA ProjectSync enables multi-users to stay connected and maximize team productivity, increase profits, and decrease costly miscommunication.
A 35 year veteran of the homebuilding industry, John Riley has done it all. Starting as a teenager, John has been at every level of the profession and has never forgotten where he started. John takes a personal interest in every aspect of the job, especially the initial meeting with potential clients. Always keeping abreast of the latest trends, he also makes it a point to seek out the best materials and the newest methods of work to make each job run smoother, more efficiently, and to ensure that budgets and deadlines are met. With so much experience under his belt, John Riley has learned exactly what he loves the most about his work. "I really like to get out on the job site. It's my favorite thing. I like to be with the people and I really love being able to go on sales calls to meet new clients... ConstructionSuite saves us the time we need so I can do my favorite thing," said John, "and that's what matters most."