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Gain Business Insight and Streamline Communication with Constellation FOCUS

Monday, April 21st, 2008
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FOCUS Business Intelligence
The FOCUS Business Intelligence solution has quickly become one of the most popular offerings at Constellation HomeBuilder Systems, with its nearly 1000 users.  Home builders utilize FOCUS Business Intelligence to analyze the data that resides in NEWSTAR Enterprise and NEWSTAR Sales to make informed decisions.  This insight enables homebuilders to

  • Increase revenue
  • Maximize profitability
  • Enhance productivity
  • Build strong customer relationships

FOCUS Business Intelligence offers unparalleled features that supply home builders with significant advantages within their competitive environment, and includes

  • Automated report delivery
  • Pre-configured reports
  • Exception based reporting

FOCUS Communicator
Constellation’s latest FOCUS product line extension, the FOCUS Communicator solution provides home builders the capability to automatically distribute timely and personalized reports, to any internal and external stakeholders, and immediately gain insight into the construction scheduling area of their business.

FOCUS Communicator can automatically notify suppliers of schedule changes, enabling home builders to effectively manage their suppliers with pre-defined reports, and with minimal setup and training.  The solution immediately allows home builders to

  • Eliminate supplier dry-runs
  • Reduce resource requirements
  • Prevent communication errors
  • Increase superintendent productivity
  • Enhance supplier relationships

Want to Learn More?
For more information, or to schedule a free online demonstration of this solution, contact Constellation Sales at (888) 723-2222 or sales@constellationhb.com.

About Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
As the largest home building software company in the industry, Constellation has helped more than 1,400 home building companies 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 and homebuilding vendor portal solutions designed exclusively for the home building industry.

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

Constellation’s OnLocation-Schedule Wins Another Industry Award

Monday, February 4th, 2008
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Constellation HomeBuilder Systems, the largest provider of homebuilding software in the industry, is pleased to announce that Constellation OnLocation-Schedule has won the Constructech Top Products 2008 award.

Constructech selected Constellation OnLocation-Schedule for its ease of use and extremely powerful field scheduling functionality. Designed for both superintendents and construction managers, OnLocation-Schedule ensures that everyone is up-to-date and that building progress is closely monitored.

“We congratulate Constellation HomeBuilder Systems for winning a Constructech Top Products award,” said Mike Carrozzo, editor, Constructech magazine. “Customers using this product have had great success managing construction schedules and payment processes from the field.” This is yet another benefit that Constellation provides to its customers. With an unsurpassed dedication to the homebuilding industry and continued investment in new technologies, Constellation is positioned to lead the industry for many years to come.

As part of the OnLocation suite of mobile device applications, OnLocation-Schedule is one piece of the big picture. Coupled with NEWSTAR Enterprise and Constellation Focus, OnLocation is the basis for a powerful system of schedule management, supplier and trade performance measurement, and timely report generation and distribution. Many builders have used this system to achieve better supplier and trade relationships, while increasing customer satisfaction with fewer mistakes and improved cycle times. Using OnLocation-Schedule’s “Complete with Exceptions” feature has allowed builders to withhold payments for work that was done incorrectly, while allowing the building schedule to proceed in many cases. In addition, the use of Constellation Focus allows suppliers to be given a statement that identifies all the tasks for which payment is being held, reducing the number of phone calls and providing a clear incentive for completing the work as soon as possible.

“We are very excited about OnLocation-Schedule being selected for another homebuilding industry award,” exclaims Dexter Salna, President of Constellation HomeBuilder Systems. “Constellation listens to its customers and develops the solutions that will improve their businesses. We have a strong group of early adopter customers that deserve a lot of credit for helping us develop award winning applications. These relationships improve product quality and ultimately improve the solutions that we can offer to other homebuilders.”

About Constructech
A division of Specialty Publishing Co., Constructech advises 40,000 unique builders and contractors in all trades within the homebuilding market on the technology, services, and automated home technology that help improve business and increase margins. With a specialized focused in the homebuilding space, Constructech uncovers the solutions that are shaping the way homes are built.

About Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
As the largest homebuilding software company in the industry, Constellation has helped more than 1,400 homebuilding companies 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 and homebuilding vendor portal solutions designed exclusively for the homebuilding industry.

Media Contact
Cathy Kotsopoulos
Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
Phone: (888) 723-2222
E-mail: ckotsopoulos@constellationhb.com

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