ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Jun 08, 2010 -- Sage North America announced today its Construction and Real Estate group has entered into an agreement with Tech Unlimited, Inc. to distribute PlanSwift and PlanSwift for Sage 2D construction takeoff solutions. PlanSwift allows builders to calculate and takeoff dimensions electronically using digital plans. PlanSwift for Sage, offered only through Sage, integrates exclusively with Sage's Estimating Standard and Extended products giving Sage customers enhanced productivity and cost-savings. Tech Unlimited, Inc. is a leading provider of electronic plan takeoff for construction industry professionals. Sage Construction and Real Estate product lines have been recognized as the most widely used applications for construction estimating, job costing, accounting, payroll, and project management, according to the Construction Financial Management Association's (CFMA) 2010 Information Technology Survey for the Construction Industry.
"As the construction industry fights to regain its lost footing from the economic downturn, builders need every opportunity to drive efficiency into the business. The combination of PlanSwift and Sage's Estimating Standard and Extended products creates a powerful offering that provides builders with an easy to use, cost effective and streamlined process from plans to estimate," said Jim Walter, vice president of development, Sage Construction and Real Estate. "Today's announcement further communicates our commitment to the construction industry by offering a wide range of estimating tools designed to help increase accuracy and productivity."
PlanSwift and PlanSwift for Sage help construction industry professionals:
- Save time and increase productivity using electronic plans and digital takeoff tools
- Reduce costs by eliminating the cost of duplicating and shipping paper plans
- Improve collaboration using comparative overlays and the ability to share and email plans and supporting job details
"Our customers continue to look for ways to leverage technology to cost-effectively and efficiently address industry challenges," said Jon Newsom of Contractor Business Solutions NW, a Sage Business Partner. "The integration of PlanSwift and Sage's suite of construction-specific solutions allows us to present a unique offering to our customers that will empower them to bid projects faster, more accurately and take their estimating processes to the next level."
By offering PlanSwift and PlanSwift for Sage, Sage Construction and Real Estate continues its commitment to provide construction industry professionals cost-effective solutions that support mission-critical operations such as estimating. These powerful tools help estimators bid and win more work without adding overhead.
"At PlanSwift, our number one objective is to streamline the estimating process and we feel that our ultra tight integration with Sage Timberline Office Estimating provides contractors with the complete solution," said James Purpura, PlanSwift's President/COO.
Pricing and Availability
PlanSwift and PlanSwift for Sage are now available through Sage Construction and Real Estate business partners. These offerings are great options for customers needing a cost effective, easy to use electronic takeoff solution, providing the speed and accuracy of electronic takeoff to customers who previously couldn't afford it.
For more information, please visit www.sagecre.com or call 1-800-628-6583.
About Sage North America
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. Sage North America employs 4,000 people and supports 3.1 million small and midsized business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,100 people and supports 6.2 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the website at www.sagenorthamerica.com.
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