We love what we do here for a couple of reasons. First, because we think it fulfills a need. Building construction software means we are trying to help a lot of people run their businesses more efficiently – and that just feels good. Second, because we hate that a whole huge group of people seem to be forgotten and left only to use some pre-packaged accounting system and documents and spreadsheets to track stuff. Yeah – we want to make money. But that’s a side effect of building a great product. So we’ll keep our focus there.
The truth is, building a construction software program is hard. There are projects (and lots of tasks) to manage, documents to keep track of, finances to organize, bid to request and compare, and schedules to keep and update. That’s a lot of stuff. But that’s not really even the hard part. The hard part is making it all work together, and – this is the key – in a way that makes sense to someone who doesn’t want to sit down and become an expert at any of those things. THAT is the hard part.
The problem with most people building construction software is that they don’t stop to try and figure out how the USER is going to react. They get a big batch of features together, and start programming. No good. You have to figure out a solid navigation paradigm, build it so it scales, and make it intensely easy to use. If you are off the mark on any of those items, you’ve failed.
Go try our stuff. Right now. We’ll wait.
Did you notice how easy the sign up process is? We tell you exactly how much it will cost once the free trial is done, and we don’t even ask you for a credit card up front. Why do we need to do that? If you like the software, you’ll pay for it – it’s actually REALLY inexpensive. If you don’t, you won’t. We get it.
We set up your chart of accounts for you, we step you through adding vendors, and customers, and projects, and tasks, and items, and bids, and all that. If you have questions, there is a help link to talk to us RIGHT NOW. Or you can email. Whatever works.
Building construction software isn’t easy. But that’s no excuse. Get it right, or get out. :)