Another new year is upon us and we are looking forward to having our best year ever. We hope everyone has had a sucessful year in spite of the down economy and is looking forward to an even better year this year.
We will be releasing a number of enhancements to our DS|Manage software in the coming year that we’d like to tell you about including some enhancements to the Sales and Estimating Module and the release of our new Job Tracking module. The enhancements to the Sales and Estimating Module are expected to be released in the next few weeks and will include the following:
- The ability to automatically add general conditions to an estimate and spread them across the different price groupings of the estimate.
- Production rates by plant size to make estimating plantings easier.
- Richer and more customizable proposals.
- The ability to create customized reports.
- And much, much more.
The Job Tracking module will include the ability to track all labor, materials and equipment used and compare the costs and quantities to the estimates to help improve efficiency and your estimating. We hope to release this module in the next few months.
We will also be at a number of tradeshows in the next couple months so please come by and see us.
Its the start of a new year and at DynaSCAPE it is a very busy time. As usual, we can be found at a number of trade shows across the Canada and the US. Please stop by to see some of the exciting new changes we’ve made in the past year to all our products.
2009 was a challenging year, mainly because of the economy, but based on an excellent December sales report things appear to be improving. We hope this year brings improved success and more confidence to all of us in this industry.
This past year we put out new and better versions of DS|Design and DS|Color and the feedback has been very good. We have plans this year to improve all our products even more, and we hope to add a new product or two to the lineup. You should see a good number of small but helpful changes to DS|Design as well as an integration piece with Google SketchUp to give you the opportunity to create 3D models of your design. DS|Color will go through another phase of changes, one of them hopefully being an ‘auto-color’ feature to make coloring even faster. We are also looking at adding a brand new presentation tool that makes use of both newer technologies and our changing culture.
Developing software has it’s own challenges and things don’t always go as smoothly as you hope. Our goal is to make our products as efficient and easy to use as possible, and sometimes a seemingly small change can be more difficult than it appears on the outside. Like any business we continue to weigh out the cost vs benefits of everything we do. We want to continue providing tools for the industry that we passionately care about.
All the best for the new year!