They both build your contracts in Excel, so what’s the difference? When should I use the Bid Worksheet and when should I use Update Vendor Contracts? This is a common misnomer in IHMS that is long overdue in need of clarification. Here’s the bottom line within the first paragraph: Use the Bid Worksheet for totally NEW contracts and use the Update Vendor Contracts program to edit EXISTING contracts (or to copy from one vendor to another. So that’s it, you can stop reading now, or read on to find out more practical examples of when to use each program.
If you are printing a check out of IHMS with more than 12 invoices on a single check, there simply isn’t enough room for the remittance info. Instead of printing remittance information 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.
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.
The Mungo Companies, Rausch Coleman Homes, EYA, and French Brothers earned accolades at the 2012 Executive Roundtable for using their software system, The Integrated Homebuilder Management System (IHMS), to a degree that has allowed them to achieve enormous success. Mark Systems honored these deserving homebuilders at their official awards ceremony held at the Borgata Hotel and Casino on May 21.
Arriving on the heals of record homebuilder software sales in 2010, Mark Systems’ Integrated Homebuilder Management System (IHMS) has captured Top Product honors from Constructech Magazine for the third year.
New customer sales of MARK SYSTEMS home builder software eclipsed all previous years. Total new sales increased 211% over 2008 & 2009 combined, and improved 19% over the previous record sales year of 2006.
This is particularly crucial for younger prospects, those 25 to 35 year old first time home buyers who have represented a large portion of new home sales this year. Raised on the internet, these buyers expect an on-line experience that’s not just pictures and words; they expect engagement. The most successful home builders give these buyers a way to interact that holds their attention and keeps them on the website.
…we’ve been through all of the market’s ups and downs. We were formed during the boom times of the early 80’s, and fought our way through the subsequent over soaring interest rates. Now, more than ever, that wealth of experience can mean the difference between success and failure for our customers…