March 06, 2013
LAKEWOOD, Colo., March 6 — BuilderMT, the widely-acknowledged market share leader in workflow management solutions for homebuilders, today announced that its Cloud development program is proceeding ahead of schedule. BuilderMT’s highly-secure Web Services API will start rolling out in Q3 2013, and it will allow BuilderMT’s on-premise Workflow Management Suite (WMS) solution to be opened up to Internet-scale integrations. In addition, BuilderMT will be moving its next-generation products to its new Cloud platform, called BuilderMT Cloud.
The first BuilderMT product that will be delivered on the new Cloud platform is the Models and Options Manager (MOM), and it will have the ability to create, modify and maintain the full product database that feeds BuilderMT WMS, Sales Simplicity and CG Visions “Pipeline Estimating” integration to 3D CAD products. The Cloud version of MOM will be released for Q4 of 2013. After the release of MOM, BuilderMT will be aggressively moving its Trade Portal and Superintendent Portal to the new Cloud platform, while adding new features such as Data Archiving and powerful KPI dashboards.
BuilderMT’s platform is a multi-tenant platform, and it will support pure off-premise products as well as hybrid solutions like BuilderMT’s popular portal solutions. With the BuilderMT Cloud platform in place (fully enabled to talk to the clients’ on-premise WMS), BuilderMT will have a powerful hybrid platform that is increasingly the preferred model used by enterprise-class ERP/CRM solutions. Moreover, using Transport Layer Security (a.k.a. SSL) in its Cloud deployment, BuilderMT’s RESTful services will allow clients to initiate requests to BuilderMT’s servers, which can return appropriate responses, thereby enabling dramatic advances in speed, capability and computing power for all of BuilderMT’s users.
“We have never seen a more exciting leap forward at BuilderMT than our Cloud development program,” said BuilderMT’s President Tom Gebes. “Cloud deployment of BuilderMT’s products holds the promise for dramatic cost avoidance for IT infrastructure for our clients, and that comes in addition to substantial advances in power and functionality. Moreover, our Cloud deployment is in direct response to the “best of breed” / “best in class” approach to software that our builder customers have called for. With this approach, they get the best software, with true, seamless integration.”
For the home building industry at large, BuilderMT provides highly-customizable workflow and building-process-management software that works in tandem with leading accounting systems and other wireless and jobsite productivity tools, such as CRM and warranty management. For 15 years, BuilderMT systems have been purchased by nearly 900 homebuilders and cumulatively used as a desktop workflow tool by upwards of ten thousand home building professionals. BuilderMT is widely recognized as a leader in process-driven, best-building-practices for homebuilders, as well as customer service, warranty applications, online training and innovative wireless applications.
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