Bundle Presentations, Factor Breakouts...

This update brings us more Jetbuilt feature updates than we have ever seen in a single post. It could be a plethora of updates. Watch the video to get the full run-down or just scan this email.

Also in this video, Paul has a realization that building Jetbuilt might actually be more rewarding than being a rock star. We're not sure that Bono or Taylor Swift would agree, but hey, they don't know you guys. Your continuous stream of comments and appreciation for what we are building means more than you know. 

Paul realizes that building Jetbuilt is more rewarding than being a rock star. More importantly he brings us a plethora of Jetbuilt updates!


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FACTOR BREAKOUT

If you use Factors to automate pricing for things like Hardware or Travel, you now have the option to present those at the ROOM level. Your factors will be presented near the bottom of each room above the room total. This is helpful if you want to show how Factors affect each room's price.


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BUNDLE PRESENTATION

You can now present your bundles in many ways. The newest way is to show the name of the bundle, then under that the contents can appear- with or without content pricing. 


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ENCRYPTED SPEC SHEET FATIGUE

Those of you who present cutsheets in your proposals for items within your project have likely suffered from ESSF or Encrypted Spec Sheet Fatigue. Jetbuilt found the cure, and will now alert you and reject the upload of any encrypted PDF spec sheet. You're welcome.


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MARGIN WORKSHEET EXPORT

The Margin Worksheet is a powerful tool to verify and manipulate your margins on a global level. For those of you who want to funnel it outside for high-level business analytics, there's now an EXPORT button for that. 


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ADMIN-ONLY EMPTY TRASH

We have now safeguarded your project trashcan. While many users can put a project into the trash, only a company Admin can empty the trash, protecting against accidental project deletion.


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CUSTOMER API IS COMING!

Many of you have asked for a public API where you can build your own integrations into other applications. This is under construction and should be to you shortly. Yipee!

Hidden Factors, Manufacturer Discounts...

Here's another update for you!  As usual, the video below gives you all the updates without all of that tiresome reading. 

Paul announces a few new features and more!


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HIDING FACTORS

If you use Factors to automate pricing for things like Hardware or Travel, you now have the option to blend those figures into your rooms and systems. This prevents the Factor's description and pricing from appearing on your acceptance page. 


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MANUFACTURER PROJECT DISCOUNTS

You can now account for manufacturer discounts inside of your projects. In Project Details simply search your connected manufacturers, select, then insert the % discount. Any item from that manufacturer will reflect this project-specific discount. 


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PURCHASING UPDATE

In the Purchasing area you can now select items and mark them Received. You can also make custom notes for any items to keep your team updated, or to just make witty office banter. 

CEDIA Update - ConnectWise, Copy to Option...

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Here's another update for you!  As usual, the video below gives you all the updates without all of that tiresome reading. 

NEW EDIT FIELDS IN BUILDER!

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Two weeks ago we launched the Mega Builder with editable viewing columns. We have now launched the ability to edit the values of every field when in Edit Itemsmode.  This means that you can bulk edit to your hearts content your margins, labor and more!


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COPY TO OPTION

At long last- you can now copy from a room to an Option. In Edit Itemsmode click Copy to Room, and you will now see the option to copy to any active Options.

Yippee!


CONNECTWISE UPDATE

You are now welcome to connect to ConnectWise within your company settings. Know that we are waiting on CW regarding some known API issues, but so many of you have asked about this integration in the last couple of weeks that we figured we would open this up for widespread testing.

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Once again thanks for using Jetbuilt. Until next time,

Paul and the Jetbuilt team

MEGA BUILDER, Smart Rounding and more!

Summer is winding down, but Jetbuilt is ramping up as usual. This week we bring you some Mega Updates...


MEGA BUILDER (EDITABLE COLUMNS)

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Enterprise users can now customize their columns in the builder. If you have an 80" monitor you may be able to see all of them at one time. Enjoy!


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SMART ROUNDING IN BUILDER

As promised, the Smart Rounding tool we introduced in our Service Packages functionality has now been brought into the Builder.
Select any or all of your items, and apply our variable rounding to that set


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PM TASK SORTING

PM users can now drag to sort all Tasks and Steps right from the Edit Item list (tasks associated with items) and the Management page of each project as well.  

This should speed up your workflow with more easily customizable sequence of tasks. 


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CONNECTWISE COMING

Our ConnectWise integration is very close to release. We launched it into beta and a couple of companies are testing project syncing. 

Next week this should launch system-wide. 


We hope you are enjoying the remainder of your summer! It's going to get dark early and temps are going to start dropping before you know it. 

Until next time,

Paul and the Jetbuilt team

Project Management Home, Multi-Currency Updates and more!

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Summer is well in swing! Things are really heating up at Jetbult as well. Here is all you need to know...


PROJECT MANAGEMENT HOME

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Early this week we launched the long-awaited PM home page. Now you can view all projects in construction, and monitor the open and past-due tasks as well as see your timelines.


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NEW FACTOR TYPE

We launched a new Factor type: Hours per day of installation. This can be used in various ways. One example is to account for a certain number of hours of project supervision for every day of installation labor in your project. Enjoy!


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STRIP LABOR TOOL

The new "Strip Labor" tool is a new option in the Builder's "Edit Items" mode. Select any or all items, and apply. This tool will strip out all labor values for those items. 


MULTI-CURRENCY IMPROVEMENTS

We improved the way that the Jetbuilt database handles other purchasing currencies even if you are not connected to dealer pricing.  You can now use the item and establish the cost you pay in the currency you purchase it in.


CONNECTWISE INTEGRATION COMING

We will be launching ConnectWise integration in the coming weeks. You CW faithfuls will be soon be able to push and pull various data about clients, opportunities, projects and more.


Enjoy your summer and thanks again for using Jetbuilt!

Cheers,

Paul and the Jetbuilt team

Margin Worksheet, Crew Size, and More

A lot has been going on at Jetbuilt since InfoComm! Watch the video for the full update:


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MARGIN WORKSHEET

For Enterprise users we present our high-level margin worksheet. Easily view and manipulate your global margins for all Equipment, Labor, Shipping and Factors.


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UNIQUE LABOR COSTS PER PROJECT

Jetbuilt now allows you to define unique labor costs per project inside your Project Details overlay.

If you prefer to lock your labor costs globally, you can turn this on or off in company settings.


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DEFINE CREW SIZE

On your Project Overview page you can now define your installation crew size. This will assist in your estimating work as well as your scheduling forecasts.

This will also affect any "Days on Project" Factors, allowing for more precise automation.


VIDCAD INTEGRATION

In case you missed our last update, you can now activate our VidCAD integration in your Jetbuilt Company/Integrations area. This will allow you to pass your projects to and from VidCAD.

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Watch the video for additional update and thanks again for using Jetbuilt!

Cheers,

Paul and the Jetbuilt team

InfoComm Vegas Edition

INFOCOMM VEGAS EDITION

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If you are at the show this week, come on by the Micro-Lounge and say hello. We are extremely easy to find near the main entrance between Blackmagic and Legrand brands. C3888.

Our friends at VidCAD are right next door and they can show you more on our integration - passing projects back and forth between platforms for the best in project proposals and documentation.


VIDCAD INTEGRATION UPDATE


ITEM PRICE LOCK

Click the new LOCK checkbox next to any item's sell price field. This will lock that price in as you perform any global markup/margin adjustments. All unlocked items will be updated, but any locked items will be left alone.

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Coming Soon

A HOME FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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Coming soon is your new Project Management Home Page, giving you the status of all your projects in construction at a glance.  Open one up to see a full timeline for the project and its status. 


Thanks again for using Jetbuilt - happy quoting!

Cheers,

Paul and the Jetbuilt team

Road Trip Update

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We trust that your week has been an awesome one, and that your weekend will be even better.  Here is this week's news from Jetbuilt:

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PM TASKS IN MORNING COFFEE EMAILS

This week we added Project Management tasks to the Morning Coffee Email.  Project Managers will see the coming week of tasks across the team, while Field Techs will just see what's on their plate. Overdue tasks display in red. We trust your team will never see red:)


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SET YOUR LABOR PREFERENCE

You can now set your company's preference for working in "MinutesHours or Price".  This will allow your team to continuously work in the denomination of your preference each time they add or edit items.


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OPTION PAGE UPDATE

We updated the header bar to the Options and Service Package pages in proposals. This helps them to stand out in your proposals from the dark headers for each Room page


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INFOCOMM LAS VEGAS

If you are in Las Vegas for InfoComm next month, don't forget to stop by and say hello! We are at C3888 right between Blackmagic and Milestone/Legrand in our first ever 20x20 mega-booth (but we will still bring the Micro-Lounge:)


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JETBUILT SUMMIT

The response to a potential Jetbuilt Summit was very strong. We are now thinking about Dallas, TX later this year. (Partly because it's a great central location, and partly because "we know a guy with a venue".


Thanks again for using Jetbuilt - happy quoting.

Cheers,

Paul and the Jetbuilt team

Got Trucks? - Service/Support Packages in Jetbuilt

Starting today you can now automate the pricing, presentation, and selling of service and support packages for your projects. Watch the video for the full story...


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Service/Support Packages

Jetbuilt now handles the pricing and presentation of optional long-term support of your projects. Automate the pricing through a host of variables including our new Smart Rounding!

Watch the video for a quick run-through.


Paul does his best to discuss the week's updates as quickly as possible.


Later this week: Set your Labor Preference


In the next few days you will be able to set your company's preference for "Minutes, Hours or Price".  This will allow your team to continuously work in the denomination of your preference!


Jetbuilt Summit?

I am being asked more often about a sort of Jetbuilt Summit. In a group environment ideas and solutions can be discovered and shared.  This could be a place to get answers to things you didn't know you had questions for. Just reply if you would be interested as we evaluate if this is something we should consider.


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Acumatica Integration

The response about our Acumatica integration was heavy (sorry that I mistakenly announced a partial integration). This week we wrap up the pushing of projects into Acumatica. We will share more details next week!

 


Thanks again for using Jetbuilt - happy quoting.

Cheers,

Paul and the Jetbuilt team

Room Quantities And More!

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This weekly update has been delayed due to the recent untenable weather in Southern California. Light but very steady rainfall multiple days over the last month and temperatures actually requiring a hoodie. We are grateful that the worst is behind us and we are pleased to bring you another update.

This week we are pleased to announce a couple of highly requested features as well as some refinements to the application. 


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Room Quantities


Enterprise users can now define quantities of rooms. This allows for faster estimating and focused presentation of identical conference rooms, classrooms, bedrooms and more


 


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Acumatica Integration


We are pleased to announce our integration with Acumatica ERP. The ERP that shares our vision for the power of collaborative cloud enterprise solutions.

 

 

 


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Designer Improvements


We have made some nice improvements to the way we handle uploading and selecting of images within the designer. In other words: it now works as you would expect it to. 


 
Next Week:
Optional Service Packages


We are currently testing a feature that helps you automate one of the most discussed areas of our industry: Long-term support programs. You will be able to automate the creation and pricing of these packages and present them as options to your clients within your proposals.


Thanks again for using Jetbuilt and happy quoting.

Cheers,

Paul and the Jetbuilt team

Post-ISE Update - Sorting, Multi-Currency And Schnitzel Beer?

ISE in Amsterdam was a tremendous show, and not just for those that came by the Jetbuilt booth.  This was the largest show yet, and there was so much to take in. 

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Multi-Currency is Live


If you purchase items in multiple currencies, you can now set up your purchasing currencies in "Settings/Locations/Currencies".  Later this week we will be posting a video tutorial on the full functionality.


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Project List Custom Sort

Beginning today, you can click each column header to sort your project and client lists. This sort then "sticks" with each user for a more personalized workflow.

 


Multi-Currency, Margin/Cost Viewing And More!

This week we have a lot to discuss! As usual, the video brings you ALL the details, but we typed up some of the highlights below:

 

Multi-Currency Quoting

At ISE we will be launching our new Multi-Currency quoting! Assign various purchasing currencies for your company, then add items to your project from those currencies, while we handle the real-time currency conversion. Finally present in yet another currency to your client.

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Margin/Cost Viewing

You can now flip the Margin view to show Costs in your project overview. This makes it very fast and easy to monitor costs as well as margins while estimating and budgeting your project. 

 

Once again, watch the short video for more updates and information. Thanks again for using Jetbuilt!

Cheers,

Paul and the Jetbuilt team

Happy New Year!

We wish you a Happy New Year and a terrific 2018 to come!  Here's a quick video greeting and update:

 

Sort Page Groups

This week we added the ability to custom sort your Designer pages and groups.

Now you can drag your go-to page groups to the top, so they appear on the top of your list when creating reports for your projects.

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Just click on the video for the whole story - all that we are currently working on at Jetbuilt.

Once again we wish you all the best for 2018!

Paul and the Jetbuilt team