- Newsletter Article -
By Harry Ludwig
Product Manager - Business Solutions
Since the release of the Sales and Estimating module of our new DynaSCAPE Manage Software, we have been getting a lot of positive feedback from our customers. Our customers are now able to produce accurate estimates in much less and are now able to produce Proposals, Material Lists and Work Orders right from the estimate. Also, companies have reported greater profitability on a job by job basis than with projects based on their previous estimates. Companies have also been able to effectively manage their sales pipeline using the integrated sales tracking tools.
We are currently working on some improvements to the Sales and Estimating module. Among other things we will be adding the following features:
We are also beginning work on the Job Tracking and Costing module which is due out next spring. This module will give users the ability to track the amount of hours by employee that were spent on a job by task and compare this to the time that was estimated for the job. This will enable you to ensure that jobs stay on track and that adjustments can be made to your production rates where necessary. DS|Manage will then allow you to produce a payroll report based on this information. You will also have the ability to track the actual materials used on the job as well as equipment usage, subcontractor and miscellaneous costs.
This information can then be used to analyze the profitability of each job broken down by work area, category and cost book item. You will also be able to analyze the profitability of your jobs by sales person, supervisor, foreman, labor type, etc. You will also be able to determine the accuracy of your estimates and efficiency of your crews by analyzing the differences between your estimated and actual costs for each job or for any segment of your company.