Learn About Information Integration With NAHB's Biztools
Compiling, accessing and transferring data so it becomes useful information that adds to your bottom line is a challenge, yet it is essential to being able complete projects on time and on budget.
For decades, hardware and software have offered data management solutions for distinct functions such as accounting, estimating, production management and procurement. But increasingly, integration — the automatic sharing of data across categorical business functions — has become vital to making these solutions work more effectively and efficiently.
NAHB has developed a two-part series — “Drilling Down Into Integration” — of "Business Management Resources" in the Biztools section of the NAHB Web site to help you understand software integration and how it has evolved, and offers some pointers to help you sort out some options. (This series is available to NAHB members only.)
The Biztools series on information integration is by Mark Reich, an industry sales manager for Sage Software’s Sage Timberline Office specializing in residential business management solutions, and Tom Gebes, president of BuilderMT and who has 25 years experience serving home builders’ work flow management needs.
The biztools resources offer guidance on:
- Data transfer and translation issues
- Eight essential elements to consider when seeking data solutions that meet your business needs
- Nine steps to follow when searching for software that will help you meet your specific challenges
Log in as an NAHB member and check out “Drilling Down Into Integration: Part 1” and “Drilling Down Into Integration: Part 2” online in the Computer and Information Technology section of www.nahb.org/biztools.
For more information from the authors, visit www.sagetimberlineoffice.com and www.buildermt.com.
NAHB Has More Than 250 Resources to Help You Run Your Business More Profitably
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Resources are added weekly, so bookmark www.nahb.org/biztools to go directly to these vital business management resources.
Local and state home builders associations can link directly to www.nahb.org/biztools from their Web site and give their members instant access to these resources. It will make your HBA's Web site the place to go for the information and guidance that members need to succeed.
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NAHB Technology Solutions Directory Now Online
NAHB’s Technology Solutions Directory — an easy-to-use directory that enables builders, remodelers, contractors and other industry professionals to find information on software and IT solutions and services for their businesses — is now online. The directory is sponsored by the Business Management & Information Technology Committee.
Software and technology solutions providers interested in being listed can sign up for:
- Enhanced Listing — Listing includes company name, URL, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, company/product description, company logo. Click here for more information.
- Standard Listing — Listing includes company name and phone number. Click here for more information.
For more information, e-mail Wil Heslop at NAHB.
The Technology Solutions Directory is solely for educational and informational purposes. Nothing in the directory should be construed as policy, an endorsement, warranty or guaranty by the National Association of Home Builders of the listed software, IT service or the software/IT vendor. The National Association of Home Builders expressly disclaims any responsibility for any damages arising from the use, application or reliance on any information contained in this directory.