Archive for May, 2009

ICI Homes CEO Mori Hosseini – Home Builder Optimism on Mad Money

Thursday, May 28th, 2009
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ICI Homes CEO Mori Hosseini was interviewed by Jim Cramer on Mad Money to provide a private builder’s perspective on the current U.S. Housing Market and his experience in Florida. Confirming Constellation’s observation of recent home builder optimism, Mori reports a higher sales velocity with his company’s best April sales level since 2006.

ICI Homes CEO Mori Hosseini on Jim Cramer’s Mad Money – April 28th, 2009

(Mori appears close to the 3 minute mark)

Constellation HomeBuilder Systems Releases New Products and Welcomes You to the 2009 PCBC Show

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
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Markham, ON (PRWEB) May 27, 2009 — Constellation HomeBuilder Systems, the largest provider of homebuilder accounting software, will be presenting several new software products at the 2009 PCBC, June 17-19, 2009, San Francisco, CA. Home builders are invited to see the latest homebuilding software technology to help builders control costs more effectively while preparing for normal home construction and sales levels.

As the largest homebuilding software provider, Constellation reported an increase in sales from smaller home builders between March and May of 2009. Unlike many other software providers in the homebuilding industry, Constellation is committed to supporting our customers, participating in industry events and supporting trade publications regardless of the current market conditions. Recently, home builder confidence has started to return as demonstrated by a strong commitment toward technology investment. As home builders prepare for improved market conditions, investing in technology ahead of growth can help delay staff increases with better control systems in place to ensure future profitability.

If you need better software to manage your home building business, visit us at the show to learn how the best builders are transforming their businesses and utilizing Constellation products. Don’t forget to ask about our PCBC 2009 show specials.

Constellation continues to demonstrate an unmatched commitment to invest in new technology and services for home builders of all sizes, whether you build 5 homes or 10,000 homes annually. In addition to the numerous enhancements in Constellation’s industry leading ERP product suite, NEWSTAR, FAST, BuildSoft, Builder 360, as well as Constellation CRM, and LandDev, we are introducing six, leading-edge products specifically designed to help home builders meet the challenges of today’s recovering market.

At PCBC, builders can see firsthand why Constellation’s industry commitment and product enhancement efforts continue to make our technology solutions the first choice for home builders seeking world-class software and services.

Please join us to see the latest new products at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference 2009, June 17-19, 2009, Moscone Center at Booth 1316 in the South Hall.

Constellation’s most recent new products include:

Website Sales Integration – WebLeads

Constellation WebLeads is an automated web-based lead qualification and prospect management tool for home builders. WebLeads allows you to quickly qualify, personally respond to, and narrow your focus on prospects that are ready to purchase. Never lose another lead and convert more prospects into homebuyers by immediately responding to new prospects’ online inquires by effectively qualifying and communicating in real-time.

NEWSTAR Enterprise Workflow Management Software

Constellation NEWSTAR Workflow Management is a web-based solution designed for all commercial, residential or condominium property managers with remote building locations and any locations outside head office. It delivers consistent, timely and accurate information to internal or external users for faster, automated and more efficient invoice status, approval and payment control.

Warranty and Homeowner Expectation Management: Driving Referral Sites

Constellation BuildSERV – Ownership Guides is a hosted web portal and e-mail service for the delivery of home care and warranty information to new home buyers. Multiple touch-point communication tools help you track responses and reinforce your warranty and customer service standards. Integrated lead referral programs offered during and after the warranty period will help you drive referral sales.

Constellation Extended Hosting

Constellation Extended Hosting offers homebuilders a cost-effective alternative to upfront hardware and software licensing costs. The NEWSTAR Enterprise and FAST homebuilding production and accounting systems, available in a stable, secure, scalable and supported environment, gives homebuilders instant online access from any location with Internet connectivity.

Constellation Promotional Marketing – Constellation Forms and 4-Color Printing

Constellation Forms is an easy, affordable and effective marketing solution for all home builders. No job is too small or too large. We specialize in creating high quality, four-color marketing materials that look amazing online and in print. We offer design and printing services for stock and custom printed promotional materials. Constellation will work with your marketing staff to translate and develop your concepts into exceptional promotional pieces designed specifically for any target audience. Produce powerful images that best represent your company and deliver the right message to your prospects, all while saving time and money.

Constellation Builder Broadcast – E-mail Marketing System

Constellation Builder Broadcast provides you with affordable e-mail campaign management tools tailored to your requirements to produce polished, professional and targeted e-mail campaigns and services. Measure the effectiveness, impact and overall results with detailed, accurate tracking, reporting and analytics to give you target audience feedback so you sell the right product to the right customer, and open doors to discover and explore new channel and market opportunities.

About Constellation HomeBuilder Systems

As the largest home building software company in the industry, Constellation HomeBuilder Systems has helped more than 2,100 builders manage their information technology costs with integrated software solutions to run their business from dirt to warranty. From planning to homeowner services, we have land development software, new home sales and marketing software, production, purchasing, scheduling, accounting, warranty, electronic homeowner manuals, and vendor portal solutions designed exclusively for the home building industry.

Media Inquiries:

Cathy Kotsopoulos
ckotsopoulos(at)constellationhb.com
(888) 723-2222

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Home Builder Confidence Returning with Dramatic Increases in Techology Investment

Thursday, May 14th, 2009
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Markham, ON, May 14, 2009 — Constellation HomeBuilder Systems, the largest provider of construction accounting software, reached 20 new sales in April 2009.  Builder confidence is on the rise demonstrated by the homebuilder software sales in a market where technology investment has been on the back burner.

During the market downturn builders chose, for the most part, to forego investing in technology.  This is beginning to change as many homebuilders are taking the time now to ensure they can be competitive as the market begins to recover.

For Constellation HomeBuilder Systems, this new confidence is observed by comparing the monthly average of 4 to an impressive 20 home building software implementations in April.  This is most pronounced with smaller builders as they organize for improved market conditions.  These builders are back and are getting prepared for the changing market with a strong commitment toward technology investments.  By implementing technology ahead of growth, they are able to delay increasing staff with better control systems in place.

Constellation HomeBuilder Systems is the largest supplier of software for home builders, helping builders manage their information technology costs with cutting-edge integrated software solutions to run their businesses more effectively.  Constellation continues to invest in product enhancements and service offerings, while providing regular upgrades to keep builders current with today’s technology demands.

Constellation will be at the 2009 Pacific Coast Builders’ Conference (“PCBC”) in San Francisco, CA from June 17-19, 2009, booth #S1316. Please contact us to request an appointment, or visit our booth. All of our new solutions will be available for demos and our product experts will be available for detailed discussions.

About Constellation HomeBuilder Systems:

As the largest home building software company in the industry, Constellation HomeBuilder Systems has helped more than 2,100 builders manage their information technology costs with integrated software solutions to run their business from dirt to warranty. From planning to homeowner services, we have land development software, new home sales and marketing software, production, purchasing, scheduling, accounting, warranty, electronic homeowner manuals, and vendor portal solutions designed exclusively for the home building industry.

Constellation HomeBuilder Systems is a division of Constellation Software Inc. (“CSI”) and is a publicly traded company.

Media Inquiries:
Cathy Kotsopoulos
ckotsopoulos @ constellationhb.com
(888) 723-2222