Start-Up Faster

Builder Incubator has dramatically reduced the time and expertise required to build “Your” homebuilder database. We have developed a customizable database structure with 90% of the integration already complete. With the ability to quickly and globally customize the database, a new builder client can start with our Builder Incubator database and make changes quickly, as opposed to building from scratch.

 

Database Complexity

Home Builders have big database requirementsIt should come as no surprise; the Home Building process is complicated. A construction management system must take into account many variables to be effective. When we consider the numerous standard options and color selections that most builders offer, and recognize that those selections must integrate into a sales system, a contracting system, estimating and budgeting system, a scheduling system an accounting system, and a warranty system to provide the builder with accurate management information, we begin to understand the complexity. Building a database containing all of the “bricks & sticks” to achieve this level of integration is a big job, that requires software knowledge, a solid understanding of the construction process, and an intimate knowledge of the builders product and process.

 

What About Your Models and Your Options?

Color SelectionsWe start with our Builder Incubator database and then work with you to customize the database to meet your needs. This would include adding all your vendors, vendor prices, adding your model names, communities, lots, options, and colors. We also edit sales contracts to reflect your legal ease, and change work flows to follow your process. Many sections of the integrated database are designed to allow for complete customization by exporting existing structure, modifying and importing back into the integrated system. All the links still exist, all the integrated functionality still works.

 

Save Time on Set Up and Training

Save TimeYou will save time on Set Up by editing an existing database, rather than building from scratch. You will also reduce training time because the Builder Incubator serves as a working example of HOW TO set up specific areas of the program.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Database – Getting Started

    Getting started modifying the Builder Incubator database

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  • Options & Upgrades

    The PSClient Master Options database provides a structure used by most custom and semi custom builders. This data file will save you significant time because you can quickly edit our examples instead of building from scratch.

  • Color Selections

    Color Selection tables are built with drop down style selections for each of the "colorized" options contained in the Master Options list. A new builder can easily customize the drop downs with their specific color codes. A faster approach than building from scratch.

  • Estimating Master File

    The Estimating Master file contains all of the individual material, labor, sub and soft cost ITEMS necessary to build a home. The import file (in its spreadsheet form) provides the new builder the opportunity to easily customize large sections very quickly, add their vendor prices and import the data file into our Eclare estimating.

  • Estimating Templates

    Estimating Take-Off Templates are part of the Builder Incubator start up database. This provides an immediate working estimating structure but also a template that can be changed for your specific code requirements, estimating and purchasing methods.

  • Job Cost Codes

    Two example cost code lists are provided, one for vertical construction (single family homes) and a second for horizontal (land development). Each list can be fully customized and the Gemini system can accommodate additional lists (i.e. multi-family, light commercial, etc.).

  • Chart of Accounts

    The Accounting Chart Of Accounts supplied with the Builder Incubator database is perfectly suited to handle a builder with activity in multiple subdivisions. A separate P&L for each subdivision and a rollup or summary P&L are standard reports.

  • Construction Schedule

    The Builder Incubator database includes a construction schedule with tasks set up with predecessor logic. Paycodes are set up to allow field approval of purchase orders.

  • Sales Contracts

    Multiple example Customer Proposals, Sales Contracts, Addendums to Contracts and Change Order Tx documents are created in the Builder Incubator database. Each document can be edited to include the new builder’s logo, legal text and other specific business requirements.

  • New Vendor Packets

    New Vendor Packets provide standard boiler plate terms and conditions for new subcontractors and vendors. When signing up a new vendor or sub, use this as a starting point to establish a clear understanding of your business requirements.

  • Standard Import Files

    The Builder Incubator package includes a fully functioning database as well as each table of the database is provided in its raw spreadsheet form. This allows the new customer to change and customize the data structure to meet their business requirements.

  • Reports

    Review the recommended Reports-By Stage. This illustrates many of the standard reports provided with the system. We have presented them by stage, following the flow from sales too warranty.

  • Pulling It All Together

    Building a fully integrated enterprise management system can be a challenging time consuming project. Builder Incubator has simplified the process by providing already built data tables for each part of the process.

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