The Zen business approach
Monday, July 03rd, 2017
Peace of mind you’ve got it covered with the Zen business approach to construction
Are you someone who needs to know you have everything under control? If you’re worth your salt as a builder/ developer you better be! Either way, your best bet for staying on top of everything without being overwhelmed with stress is with HBXL.
This is thanks to HBXL’s unique X-Connex data sharing technology which allows all our software to be connected and communicate in order to save you time and effort on your building projects. Whether you are using two programmes, three or the whole package you will see the benefits of being able to export your information straight into another.This allows for consistency, increased accuracy and massive reductions in time spent trawling through paper work. Not only this but it means that you can take on more types of work and reduce the amount of outgoings by being in control of every step of the process. No going back and forth between a designer or quantity surveyor as you can make any necessary changes for the client yourself. We think this sense of having complete control, calm assurance that everything has been considered and the ability to not let changes or set backs stress you out is best described as a Zen business approach. At the heart of this is HBXL’s unique data sharing technology- X-Connex.
You don’t have to be a master of software and computers to use HBXL. No matter your skill level, all our software has been designed to be easy to use for technology rookies. This means you don’t need to be a CAD expert to produce architect quality plans that meet all the building regulations. And once you’ve done this you can use the same data for every other step of the process. Let me show you how.
Starting with PlansXpress, you can create your own building plans, elevations and 3D models using the simple drag and drop tools. Don’t worry if you already have a plan, you can scan or import a file and trace over in no time. Whilst you’re working through this, a takeoff is being produced based on the materials and measurements you input.
Import this information into EstimatorXpress, flow through a few simple questions and almost automatically a quote and estimate are produced, all in line with your original specifications. This paperwork can then be easily printed and edited to use your company logo’s, addresses, contact details which can be kept as a draft to save you even more time on your next quote.
A flashy 3D model, elevations accurate plan, quote, estimate and build programme is likely to win you the job (our users reported up to 230% higher win rates with EstimatorXpress) but, why not hand over the whole package to demonstrate your professional capabilities and really impress the client. With Health & Safety Xpert you can use the information already provided in PlansXpress and EstimatorXpress to rapidly produce all the appropriate health and safety paperwork. Peace of mind that everyone on site is adhering to health and safety protocol. This also helps ensure the client that you are a respectable company with a measure of responsibility. This is crucial for putting a client’s mind at ease, especially when health and safety responsibilities maybe be partly their responsibility under CDM 2015 regulations. A Zen client helps ensure a Zen builder.
Following this you can provide a clear agenda of work through the stages using ProjectXpert. Again, simply import the data previously used and let the software layout a neat and distinct schedule that breaks down organisation of build phases into materials, labour, plant, subcontractors by time and costs. This helps ensure your project will stick to time and budget constraints. Not only this but any other projects you have will be accounted for to help manage multiple projects. A complete and considered approach to all projects simultaneously helps balance work loads for a more efficient company.
In order to seal the deal, a business winning contract can be the final piece in the puzzle. Consumer organisations now encourage home owners to be wary of any builder who is unwilling to enter into a contract so it is vital that a watertight contract can be presented from the start. ContractsXpert will help you avoid getting bogged down in legal jargon by taking the information from the rest of the project and producing build contracts ready to be printed and signed. Make sure you and the client are on the same page to avoid any issues with payment or changes to work later. Safeguard your profit and assure your client in one easy step.
Finally, stay on top of your profit and spending throughout the year, rather than at the end of it! Construction Industry Accounts (CIA) is your
best friend for maintaining a positive bank balance, preventing loss and ultimately retaining a successful company. You don’t need to waste money on an accountant when you can see your ingoing’s and outgoings in front of you at any time. Help yourself chose the right projects for you by understanding your strengths and where you are most productive. Having more knowledge of the breakdown of your projects helps you analyse and understand what is best for your company. Knowledge is power!
All in all, a streamlined and efficient process that will save you time, money and effort whilst winning you more work. A complete and rounded way of managing all the goings on in your business gives you the priceless virtues of clarity and confidence for every stage of the project. Doesn’t your company deserve the professional presentation and level of detail that you put into your craft? See the benefits of an end-to-end business made possible with HBXL software solutions.
To find out more about how your building firm could benefit from a Zen business approach please give us a call on 0117 9167898, send us an email or use our easy chat service found in the bottom right hand corner. Alternatively, why not take the software for a test drive? We look forward to hearing from you.