In development for more than 4 years, BuildLinks BL1 is a state-of-the-art solution designed to meet the needs of production home builders. BuildLinks is actually the only software developer in the home builder vertical to create a new system with a specific focus on operations.
With BuildLinks, the core of any successful business is operational efficiency. By offering builders real-time access to critical data, BuildLinks can help facilitate quick, accurate decisions that identify and eliminate unnecessary costs. BuildLinks empowers this efficiency by building a complete solution on a single platform running on a single database.
Everyone involved in the process, from sales though warranty, works from the same information, but they see it in different ways. Logging in through their role-based portal, builders, trade partners and homebuyers can access, input or export the relevant, actionable data they need. Accessible features include bidding and contracting, take-offs, budgets, schedules, purchase orders, plan libraries, punch-lists and more.
The solution is deployed in the Amazon Cloud, dramatically lowering costs associated with an IT infrastructure. This SaaS model also makes BuildLinks very scalable, allowing home builders to align the growth of their business with the level of service required from the software.
BuildLinks BL1 is a great solution for home builders seeking a cohesive, collaborative construction operations management solution.
Alan from ForeverHome
Date: February 2012
We researched a few different software programs that would help to streamline our business from constructions schedules to accounting, purchasing and estimating but found nothing that was feasible in cost or just did not have all of the "modules" to handle all of the components of our business. In order to improve our efficiencies and to integrate all of our information flow it was critical to find a system that would allow us to achieve this goal. Our base of information was based on spreadsheets, checklist, and the like which was becoming a cumbersome methodology building 200+ homes per year.
The implementation has been great, but time consuming. However, switching or implementing ANY new software is never easy. We are still in the implementation process and things are going fantastic. We recently rolled out our first community, which is a complex / high-end community with many options and foundation types. BuildLinks has been able to handle it all. This will make the implementation of our town homes and other single-family homes flow much easier. We're still learning how to enter the information but it is going great.
Our Sales team and our Trade Partners are taking to it very well and all are looking forward to its full roll out in their communities. The support from BuildLinks has been nothing but first class! Enough cannot be said about their support, willingness to revise, reprogram a report, data entry to help our business. For a company like BuildLinks to call you and ask how are things going on a Friday afternoon is rarely seen these days. I am looking forward to the long-term benefits this program brings to our business.