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IBS 2013: Save the date!

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
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2013 International Builders’ Show
January 22-24, 2013
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall: nextBUILD
BOOTH C2255

CLICK HERE to request your FREE exhibit hall passes.

Constellation’s team of experts will once again be showcasing our line of end-to-end software solutions for the residential construction industry at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. Stop by our booth for a one-on-one demonstration: we’ll be in the nextBUILD area of the Central Hall, booth C2255. Join us in Vegas!

Constellation HomeBuilder Systems Exhibits End-to-End Software Solutions for Home Builders at PCBC 2012

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
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Markham, ON – June 18, 2012 – Constellation HomeBuilder Systems proudly announces that 40% of the Top 200 Builders (and five of the top 10) are using Constellation’s software solutions to manage critical day-to-day operations, making Constellation HomeBuilder Systems the leading  provider of homebuilding software and website solutions for home builders across North America.

Constellation continues to provide homebuilding software solutions, continuous enhancements, and superior customer service and satisfaction.  With a comprehensive suite of fully integrated software, Constellation has become the industry’s most innovative solutions provider. Constellation is consistently able to design, deliver, and support products that exceed the changing needs of home builders. These end-to-end digital solutions are a result of the organization’s long-term commitment to the homebuilding industry and consistent investment of resources to enhance its products, services, and support.

“At Constellation, our solutions are designed from the start to grow with your business. We are always listening; working with our customers to maximize the value in our products. If we can improve, we will,” said Dexter Salna, President of Constellation HomeBuilder Systems. “Our cloud-based software is always with you, on any device capable of browsing the web. Your employees will quickly become experts – and will immediately begin saving time and making important decisions quickly.”

Visit us at PCBC 2012, June 27-28 in San Francisco at the Moscone Center, booth #5400.

Why choose Constellation?

Stability – committed exclusively to home builders, continuously improving product offerings through customer feedback
Functionality – fully integrated software maximizes efficiency and increases profitability
Technology – mainstream technology minimizes your IT expenses
Enhancements – the latest mobile hardware can drastically improve communication, reduce redundancy, and waste less time

About Constellation HomeBuilder Systems:

As the largest home building software provider in the industry, Constellation HomeBuilder Systems has helped more than 2,800 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, schedule, accounting, warranty, electronic homeowner manuals, vendor portal solutions, and website solutions designed exclusively for the home building industry.  Constellation’s product suite includes, HomeDev Pro, BuildSoft Pro, Builder 360, Constellation Web Solutions, FAST, NEWSTAR, Sales1440, and BuildTopia. Constellation HomeBuilder Systems is a division of Constellation Software Inc. (“CSI”) and is a publicly traded company.

Media inquiries:

Cathy Kotsopoulos
cathyk@constellationhb.com
(888) 723-2222

Reflecting on IBS 2012, Lessons Learned.

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
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A certain sense of optimism could be felt at this year’s IBS show, with more than 51,000 builders, remodelers and other members of the home building industry in attendance of the four-day event.  While nobody claims the economy is recovering at the rate we would all like, there are signs of improvement over last year’s show.  This economy has forced us all to be more creative in finding ways to increase our growth, while keeping an eye on the bottom line.  The fine line between wanting to do more while not overextending ourselves has never been more difficult to decipher.

This sentiment was most apparent during Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s speech, one of the event’s keynote speakers.  He stated that 1 ¾ million homes are currently unoccupied and for sale, and one in five mortgaged homes in the US is currently ‘under water,’ meaning it’s worth less than what the homeowners owe on it.  The Federal Reserve predicts a further one million homes per year for the next three years will fall into foreclosure.  Obviously not the kind of news 2,500 people in attendance wanted to hear.  Bernanke did offer a few options on how to help the housing market stay on its delicate road to recovery.  The foreclosure to rental initiative aims to shift some of the burden of managing foreclosed and vacant homes to private investors.  By mandating that the properties be used as rentals, the program seeks to lower rent where foreclosures have hiked up demand and to stabilize communities in the hardest-hit areas.  Bernanke also discussed the option to reduce foreclosed inventory by land banks.  It was evident that it will take different options in different parts of the country for the housing market to stabilize itself.  Not one solution would fix all.

During the show, builders of various sizes, business type, needs and wants visited our booth, requiring software to accomplish a multitude of different tasks.  Some of them were looking to grow their business and wanted to leverage technology to do so; they foresee growth this year and wanted to ensure their company is technologically prepared to handle it.  Others were start-ups, some former executives from national builders starting their own company or independent builders capitalizing on new opportunities in their communities.  It became very clear that all builders were looking for ways to streamline their business operations, maximize their profits while decreasing their costs, basically to do more with less.

At Constellation HomeBuilder Systems, we are in the unique position to offer a variety of different software solutions specifically designed for the homebuilding industry.  HomeDev Pro and BuildSoft continue to have a solid base of custom and small production builders.  For builders building at the 100 home mark and looking to maintain that level, Builder360 and BuildTopia offer end-to-end functionality to address their needs.  Our flagship products, NEWSTAR and FAST are the only fully integrated single database solutions to handle every aspect of a large, multi-state production builder.  Much like the Federal Reserve will continue to work diligently for different solutions across the country, Constellation will continue to develop, support, and enhance its product suite for all types of builders.  From website to warranty we have the right product for every builder.

Constellation HomeBuilder Systems Unveils New Solutions

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
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Markham, ON – (February 1, 2012) – Constellation HomeBuilder Systems, the leader and most trusted provider of residential home building software solutions, unveils new solutions at the NAHB International Builders’ Show from February 8 – 11, 2012 in Orlando, FL.

Constellation’s software solutions are specifically designed to help home builders manage their business and information technology costs with cutting-edge integrated software solutions to run their business more efficiently, communicate more effectively and build more homes while utilizing fewer resources and reducing costs.  Whether you are a custom builder or building thousands of homes annually, Constellation delivers a comprehensive suite of software solutions and continues to demonstrate a longstanding commitment to the home building industry.

Constellation will be on-hand to offer one-on-one demonstrations, visit our booth at W4783.

Request a free exhibit pass – www.BuildersShow.com/ConstellationHomeBuilderSystem

Websites and Online Marketing
Websites and lead management processes are critical components of the home builder’s sales performance. Constellation has combined an easy to manage website solution and online lead management system to help builders present their business professionally, and ensure that all leads are tracked and acted upon.  With Groundbreaker™ websites, Constellation will provide the SEO training to help you achieve higher rankings in popular search engines and convert more leads to sales agent appointments.

Sales and CRM Solutions
When a prospective buyer enters their contact information on your website or visits your sales office, all Constellation sales and CRM solutions are designed to help you turn that prospect into a buyer, maximize upgrade sales, complete selections, generate contracts and reduce errors.  With automatic website integration, all prospect information is captured and available in your sales system for fast follow-up and the comfort of knowing that no lead is lost.

Accounting and Production Solutions
Constellation offers a comprehensive suite of homebuilding solutions to help you improve processes in budgeting, purchasing, accounting, payroll, construction management, and customer service. With one system everyone can have access to the same business data and builders will spend less time updating spreadsheet reports to improve the quality of information available when making critical decisions.

Workflow Services and Document Management
With real-time alerts and notifications, everyone knows what is happening and can follow established business processes to respond in a timely manner. Externally, the workflow system allows builders to provide the new home buyer with the information and comfort they need throughout the construction cycle and beyond. Constellation’s document management solutions provide functionality to easily secure and publish information for back office and remote employees.

Field Scheduling and Mobile Devices
Superintendents and project managers need information about the job in order to maintain margins, avoid mistakes, and reduce delays.  With Constellation’s integrated iPad/iPhone, Android, Blackberry and laptop scheduling solutions, field staff can access sales information, schedules, purchase orders, service requests, site plans, and supplier information to complete tasks and request variances without making a phone call.

Vendor Portal and Collaboration
Constellation’s secure, web-based vendor portal provides suppliers and trades with real-time access to purchase orders, construction schedules and payment information to reduce phone calls and costly errors.  With Constellation’s vendor portal solutions suppliers and trades can get the information they need anytime.

Warranty and Customer Service
With Constellation’s home buyer portals and online warranty guides, you can provide home buyers with information about their home during construction and beyond.  You can track warranty notifications and ensure that you have a record of receipt for regulatory and legal purposes. With Constellation’s customer experience management solutions, home owner issues are submitted online, without paper, and acted upon without any re-keying of information.  This saves time, reduces errors, and creates happy customers that will generate referrals.

About Constellation HomeBuilder Systems

As the largest home building software provider in the industry, Constellation HomeBuilder Systems has helped more than 2,800 builders manage their information technology costs with integrated home building software solutions to run their business from websites 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, vendor portal solutions, and website solutions designed exclusively for the home building industry. Constellation’s product suite includes, HomeDev Pro, BuildSoft Pro, Builder 360, Constellation Web Solutions, FAST, NEWSTAR, Sales1440, and BuildTopia.

Constellation HomeBuilder Systems is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Constellation Software Inc. (“CSI”), the premier international provider of market leading software and services, and is a publicly traded company.

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

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Constellation HomeBuilder Systems Breaks Record Attendance at PCBC 2011

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
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Markham, ON – (July 18, 2011) – Constellation HomeBuilder Systems, the largest provider of homebuilding software, sales, production and accounting solutions, exhibited both their latest products and commitment to the industry at PCBC 2011 in San Francisco, CA – June 22nd – 24th, 2011.

As the second largest home builder show in the United States, PCBC attracts home builders of all sizes, seeking ways to streamline their businesses by reducing IT costs and accomplishing more with less.  Constellation was solidified as the industry leader, with a 50% increase in booth traffic over last year’s show, and by offering the fully integrated solutions attendees were looking for.

As the only home building software solutions provider to exhibit at the 2011 PCBC show, Constellation continues to demonstrate unwavering support to the industry, regardless of the economic slowdown.  With a significant investment of time, money and resources toward creating new and enhancing current products, Constellation is the most comprehensive, functionality-rich solution on the market.

“By continuing to attend the PCBC, it demonstrates Constellation’s commitment to the home building industry and provides builders with innovative, leading-edge software that help achieve greater profits,” said Dexter Salna, President of Constellation HomeBuilder Systems.  “By having all of our products in one booth we were able to show builders and remodelers of all sizes, software solutions that fit the needs of their business.”

“We would like to thank Constellation for their continued support for exhibiting year after year at PCBC and congratulate them on successful 2011 trade show.  They have redefined their place as an industry innovator with products that respond to today’s changing market,” said Ann Bivens, Director of PCBC.

Constellation is the trusted technology partner of home building and remodeler software solutions, and leads the industry with the highest investment in product development and customer service.                                                                                                             

About Constellation HomeBuilder Systems:

As the largest home building software provider in the industry, Constellation HomeBuilder Systems has helped more than 2,800 builders manage their information technology costs with integrated home building 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, schedule, accounting, warranty, electronic homeowner manuals, vendor portal solutions, and website solutions designed exclusively for the home building industry.  Constellation’s product suite includes, HomeDev Pro, BuildSoft Pro, Builder 360, Constellation Web Solutions, FAST, NEWSTAR, Sales1440, and BuildTopia.

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

2011 Toronto Regional Conference

Monday, May 9th, 2011
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Constellation HomeBuilder Systems is pleased to invite you to our one-day Regional Conference on May 17, 2011 at the Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Vaughan.

REAL SOLUTIONS, REAL-TIME
~ Learn About the Latest Product Development and Solutions Roadmap ~
~ Network with Fellow Industry Professionals ~
~ Discover How Others Use Constellation to Improve Operations ~
~ Learn How to Turn Your Website into an Effective Tool ~
~ Discuss How to Get the Most from Your System ~

With a wide range of sessions, this event will cover everything from new product development and future product plans, to overall best practices.

Each in-depth session is designed to help YOU achieve more with your Constellation HomeBuilder software, and reach new levels of success.

Our User Conferences are an important part of our continued commitment to be a responsive and valued information partner, and have a proven track record for offering valuable tips and advice. The interactive nature of this conference makes it a truly effective learning experience for you and your staff.

Conference Details

When:  Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Time:    8:00AM – 4:00PM
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Vaughan

If you have any questions about the user conference, please contact Cathy Kotsopoulos via email or by phone at (888) 723-2222 ext 6140. 

Constellation HomeBuilder Systems at the 2011 NAHB International Builders’ Show

Thursday, December 9th, 2010
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Markham, ON, December 9, 2010 – Constellation HomeBuilder Systems, the leader and most trusted provider of homebuilding accounting and production software in the industry, will be exhibiting at the 2011 NAHB International Builders’ Show from January 12-15, 2011 in Orlando, FL.  The excitement begins with a series of informative presentations by industry experts, featuring Bob Schultz and The New Homes Sales Specialists.  Recently named to the Power 50 list by Builder Magazine, Bob is one of the 50 most influential people in the home building industry.

During the show, builders can see Constellation’s full suite of home building software solutions firsthand and industry experts will be available to answer questions about new home sales and marketing, production, accounting, construction management, purchasing, warranty, and customer experience.  Each session will be about 15-20 minutes in length with additional opportunities for questions and answers.

 CLICK HERE to see the schedule of sessions with industry speaker information, and space is limited, so REGISTER NOW!

Booth W4571:
For Production Builders – Websites, Vendor Portals, Land Development, Sales, Accounting, Production, Warranty, and Service

Booth W4682:
For Small to Medium Volume Builders and Remodelers – Websites, Accounting, Production and Sales Solutions

Constellation’s mission-critical software solutions are specifically designed to offer builders increased productivity and efficiency in order to build homes while utilizing less resources and reducing costs.  With over 100 employees exclusively dedicated to supporting all sizes of home builders, Constellation delivers a comprehensive suite of exceptional products and services to help builders save time and money while building and selling more homes.

Constellation has released several new products and many customer-requested enhancements in 2010 .   All of Constellation’s state-of-the-art software solutions will be available for demonstration.  Builders are invited to meet face-to-face with knowledgeable industry experts in a professional but relaxed setting.  Each year, Constellation makes it a high priority to spend quality time learning from and discussing ideas their home builder partners.  This information becomes an integral part of the new product development strategy at Constellation. This continued investment and dedication to the industry allows Constellation to provide new technology solutions to help builders succeed in this challenging and competitive industry.

If you think a software decision is in your future, be sure to visit one of the Constellation booths to see how a dedicated partner with continued long-term investment in new technology can help you manage your business.  An optimum combination software technology, professional services, and customer support, ensures that you can trust Constellation to help you run your business now and in the future. Constellation representatives can recommend a new solution tailored to your unique business needs and help explain how other builders are using software and technology to be successful. 

About Constellation HomeBuilder Systems

As the largest home building software company in the industry, Constellation HomeBuilder Systems has helped more than 2,400 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, vendor portal solutions, and web site solutions designed exclusively for the home building industry. Constellation’s product suite includes HomeDev, BuildSoft, Builder 360, Constellation Web Solutions, FAST, NEWSTAR, Sales1440, and BuildTopia.

Media Inquiries:

Cathy Kotsopoulos
cathyk@constellationhb.com
(888) 723-2222 x 6140

2010 Constellation Virtual Customer Conference is Underway

Monday, May 10th, 2010
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Today is the first of our 5 day virtual customer conference at Constellation HomeBuilder Systems.  We just wrapped up 8 simultaneous product update sessions for each of our major customer bases.  These sessions covered recent enhancements and updates to our award winning software for homebuilders and included a summary of the next generation of homebuilding software.

If  you haven’t registered yet, please register now.  We have guest speakers and industry consultants joining us in sessions for the remainder of the week.  We also have some free training sessions to cover specific topics in each product and help you get the most out of your software investment.

Enjoy the sessions. Learn from the experts. Let us know what you think.

Constellation 2010 Virtual Customer Conference

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
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We have a great virtual customer conference planned for May 10-14th.  This is our largest virtual customer conference ever with over 30 sessions, guest speakers, industry experts, Constellation staff and many opportunities for builders to learn from their peers.

We’ll cover many recent enhancements in our home building software solutions and offer product training sessions as well.  For a detailed agenda and registration information, please click on the link below.

Register Now

News from the 2010 IBS

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
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This year’s IBS was the best year in the past four for Constellation HomeBuilder Systems and the thought was echoed by many builders in attendance. There is a realization that technology will play a much more important role in the builder’s future.

There was talk everywhere about leveraging social media in homebuilding. It is a strategy you should adopt NOW! See what I mean…

One thing I learned is the importance of “claiming your business” on Google. There is a way to enhance the listing of your business on Google including maps, pictures content and even reviews. It is part of the Local Business Center… Who Knew? Check out this link to learn about Claiming your Business.

The response to our new Groundbreaker website solution was phenomenal. If you know you need to update your website or think you may need to change see what Groundbreaker can do for you. Announced at the IBS show Groundbreaker had builder big and small talking and agreeing the unbelievable value it represents.

It was amazing to see the response to the newest product in the Constellation HomeBuilder Systems line of ERP solutions. HomeDev is a project management and job cost system developed for the small builder and remodeler. It uses Microsoft tools and works with QuickBooks. Many builders stated clearly “this is exactly what we have been waiting for”.

BuildSoft Pro was introduced at the IBS as well. Current BuildSoft users were stopped dead in their tracks when we showed them the new product and how it will help them better manage job costs and complete projects on time.