If you are printing a check out of IHMS with 13 or more invoices on a single check, there simply isn’t enough room for all 13 invoices on the check stub. Instead of printing the work order/invoice info on the check stub, it will print it on a separate remittance form after the checks are done printing. It will actually ask you whether you would like to print remittance forms (Yes or No?). I like to explain in training sessions that you should always say yes to this question. Because if you don’t have any remittance forms to print, it will bypass this process without wasting any of your time. Best case scenario, you will never accidentally say no to printing remittance forms when you really need them to print.
IHMS is forgiving though, if you forgot to print remittance forms or had a printer paper issue, it asks you at the end of the check printing process if everything printed correctly. Saying no will take you back through the loop of questions allowing you to reprint lien waivers, vendor letters, and remittance forms. However, if you realize after a check run is complete that you need the remittance forms and didn’t print them, you have an ace in the hole, Check Inquiry.
The Check Inquiry program will for the most part allow you to reproduce a remittance form. Just go to Accounts Payable > Vendors > Check Inquiry. First you’ll have to narrow this screen down to just one check number. Best way to do this is change the toggle for Invoice Co or Disbursing Co to “Disbursing Co”. Change the Check Lookup Method to “Selected Check”, and type in the 6-digit check number before clicking the Print button. Continue reading Reprinting Remittance Forms
One of the common Invoice Entry misnomers is that if you are splitting a single invoice between two companies you have to enter half the invoice in Company A, then exit invoice entry, change your company, and enter the other half of the invoice in Company B. If you are asking yourself if there is an easier way, well you’re in luck, because there is a much simpler approach. Continue reading An Easy Way to Enter Invoices for Multiple Companies
“Inventory is currently at an all time low in our area while demand continues to increase” according to Brian Rodrock, CEO of Rodrock Homes, a family builder and developer with a 30 year history of creating award winning new home communities in Johnson County, Kansas. Although new home construction in much of the country remains mired in the doldrums, Rodrock Homes of Kansas City continues to expand to meet this growing demand. Rodrock recently turned to MARK SYSTEMS’ Integrated Homebuilder Management System (IHMS3) to help them manage growth, improve efficiency and reduce costs as the company grows to meet these new challenges. Continue reading MARK SYSTEMS New Customer Profile: Rodrock Homes Brings Custom Building To Production Homes
Mount Holly, NJ – August 10, 2012: MARK SYSTEMS is pleased to announce that Ronald S. Olson will be joining the company effective September 10th as a Managing Consultant specializing in implementation processes and accounting management services.
Mr. Olson served as Controller and CFO for a number of successful California area home builders beginning in 1997, where he specialized in the selection and implementation of ERP software for those companies. Prior to that, Mr. Olson was Controller / CFO for OMware, Inc. of Sebastopol, CA, developer of the Master Builder construction management software products. Most recently, Mr. Olson was the Managing Member at ROBYX Management, LLC, a Kalama WA consulting firm providing Residential Construction Data Management solutions and business process consulting. Continue reading Ronald Olson Joins MARK SYSTEMS As Senior Consultant; Prior CFO For Master Builder, Multiple Home Builders
Mark Systems Executive Roundtable Awards 2012
Mt. Holly, NJ – July 3, 2012 – At this year’s Executive Roundtable in Atlantic City, NJ, many exciting events took place. The conference kicked off with an eye opening keynote speech from Wayne Norris of Hanley Wood Market Intelligence on the latest market trends in home building. Brad McCall from McCall Homes provided an electrifying case study on Josephine Crossing, his “community with a real sense of community” in Billings, MT. Mike Kuhar spoke on the techniques Heartland Homes of Pittsburgh, PA uses to process a ton of custom options on a weekly basis through IHMS. A sneak peak at the exciting new features that we’re developing were demonstrated, suggestions for future development were discussed in detail, and 9 master courses on IHMS were presented by Mark Systems’ executives and senior consultants. Out of all the events that took place, however, the awards ceremony might have been the most entertaining. Continue reading Mark Systems Honors Home Builders at the 2012 Executive Roundtable
May 14, 2012, Mount Holly, NJ: Home builders from across the country have selected MARK SYSTEMS’ IHMSWeb as their ERP provider in the wake of a 99% reduction in storage costs for MARK SYSTEMS’ SaaS (Software as a Service) implementation. IHMSWeb is the cloud-based version of the company’s Integrated Homebuilder Management System (IHMS3), the only single-database enterprise software specifically designed for residential builders and developers. Continue reading Home Builders Move to Mark Systems’ IHMSWeb After 99% Price Decrease
While working with a homebuilder in Texas, who is in the middle of an exciting software implementation of IHMS, I was asked a stellar question: “What are the 5 best reports in IHMS?”. I immediately thought about how great of a question that was, but how hard it was to answer. So I decided to start thinking about it and answer as a blog post. No doubt with the recent release of IHMS3.1101, the reports look better than ever, but what reports are the best as far as running your business? The tough part about determining the 5 best, however, is that the Integrated Homebuilder Management System boasts more reports than I care to count. I really needed to think about this before providing an answer. Continue reading 5 Great Reports in IHMS
MOUNT HOLLY, NJ, January 29, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ — Mark Systems announced today that it’s Integrated Homebuilder Management System (IHMS) has garnered it’s fourth Top Products award, according to Constructech Magazine of Carol Stream, IL.
One of a series of high profile industry awards received by Mark Systems over the last 4 years, the Constructech top Products award honors technology solutions that have demonstrated the greatest innovations geared toward the homebuilding market.
Continue reading Top Product Award Caps Record Year for Mark Systems Homebuilder Software
Mount Holly, NJ – January 3, 2011: With year-end sales results complete, more home builders selected MARK SYSTEMS software during 2010 than ever before, according to Donald Scattergood, MARK SYSTEMS Vice President for Sales and Marketing. Total sales volume in 2010 increased 172% in units, and 211% in dollars over the combined sales of 2008 and 2009, and eclipsed the previous sales record from 2006 by more than 19%. Continue reading MARK SYSTEMS Books Record Sales in 2010
New Mexico Home Builder uses iPads to reduce costs, improve customer experience
After 32 years in the business, Tom French has a pretty clear vision of the future. “The traditional builders just cannot compete with those that are harnessing technology to create efficiencies,” says the president of French Brothers Homes, a new home builder in Alamagorda, NM. “The more efficient we become, the lower our costs are. As costs go down, we can lower sales prices, gaining market share while maintaining our margins. That’s an unbeatable combination” says French. Continue reading Case Study: iPads in the Field