Mount Holly, NJ – March 31, 2010: Despite continued softening in the home builder industry, MARK SYSTEMS today announced record 1st quarter results, including the largest number of single quarter new sales in company history.
“We’re seeing indications that the residential construction industry is preparing to turn the corner”, said Mark Finelli, President of MARK SYSTEMS. “Savvy, professional builders are evaluating their current processes and taking steps now to make sure they’re positioned for maximum productivity as the market recovers” Finelli said. “These new clients represent a broad spectrum of the industry, from startups projecting 30 annual units to established regional builders with volumes above 400 units per year”
“Our 1st quarter sales clearly reflect an increase in expectations on the part of top tier builders across the country”, according to Donald Scattergood, MARK SYSTEMS Vice President for Sales and Marketing. “We signed new customers throughout the country, including many areas not traditionally considered active homebuilding markets. In the past three months we’ve partnered with multiple builders in Seattle WA, Albuquerque NM, Montana and Aspen CO along with Atlanta GA, Phoenix AZ and Huntsville, AL. We’re extremely pleased that the power of MARK SYSTEMS single-database ERP software has proven so successful with some of the top builders in the country”.
The single-source, single-database nature of MARK SYSTEMS software was a significant factor in the first quarter results, according to new MARK SYSTEMS home builder clients. During the last 90 days alone, MARK SYSTEMS replaced software provided by Builder 1440, Builder360, BuilderMT, BuildSoft, Master Builder, Punch List Manager, Quickbooks, Sales Closer and Timberline. “In our previous company, we used seven different products at a cost of over $8,000 per month, and continuously struggled with integration. MARK SYSTEMS’ Integrated Homebuilder Management System provides much more functionality and seamless, transparent integration at a fraction of the cost” said Mark Hammond, IT Director of KM Homes in Atlanta, GA.
One by-product of the economic impact over the last two years is an increased analysis by home builders during the software selection process. “During our record breaking 1st quarter, MARK SYSEMS IHMS was came out on top in comparisons with products from Kova, Constellation, Timberline, BuilderMT and BuildTopia . In each instance, MARK SYSTEMS’ combination of functionality, integration and value made the Integrated Homebuilder Management System the clear choice” said John Rogovich, Senior Account Manager. “Our conversion to a pure Java platform with enhanced reporting, implementation and access capabilities let’s builders of every size take advantage of the industry’s most powerful home builder software”, Rogovich said.
About MARK SYSTEMS
MARK SYSTEMS’ Integrated Homebuilder Management System is the industry’s only single database enterprise software package developed exclusively for residential builders and developers. With full support for back office and field operations, the software provides state-of-the art information processing tools for the homebuilder, including access via the Internet. For more information, contact John Rogovich at 800-972-7444, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us online at http://www.marksystemsUSA.com.