How To Find A Home Builder Software To Fit Your Needs 

If you’ve been looking for an effective way to improve your business processes and grow your business, you may be considering the advantages of a modern back office management system. However, you don’t run your business exactly the same way every other business owner does. You don’t even run your business the same way all your competitors do. So, how do you find management software that fits the needs of your specific operation?  

It’s Difficult To Find A Home Builder Management Software Aligned With Needs 

Home building is unlike other industries. It involves a large cast of stakeholders, multiple trades with their own terminologies and procedures, remote work locations, non-standard processes and a challenging but critical need for collaboration. It’s hard for construction managers to adapt standardized homebuilder software to their practices without clunky, awkward adjustments and plenty of frustration. The best solution is a system that is designed around the needs of home building, built by people familiar with the residential construction process. 

However, even when you narrow in on home builder management software, many variables go into choosing the best one for your business. How many homes do you build per year? Are you looking for a cloud-based or on-premise system? What does your sales team need from such a system? What does your accounting team need? What do your estimators, purchasers and project managers need? How robust are your scheduling needs? Or your warranty needs? 

Some Home Builder Management Softwares Have An Accounting System 

Some home builder management systems include their own accounting system. That’s great if you’ve been working with a legacy, paper-based system. A digital system can reduce manual processing time and human error while improving cash flow, with support for transactions such as payroll, banking, general ledger, accounts receivable and accounts payable. 

However, what if your accounting staff is already using software that suits their needs well? Do you rip them away from a solution they know and love, and force them to start over? That may not be the best use of their time and resources. 

You don’t need change for change’s sake. You need a software solution that will improve your business operations and help you meet your current challenges. In some cases, this means sticking with accounting software that is already working for you and finding a management system that integrates seamlessly with that software. 

Incorporate An Easy-to-Use Home Builder Management Solution 

If that describes your business, the solution may be Hyphen HomeFront. Hyphen HomeFront is a fully integrated on-premise residential construction solution allowing home builders to manage build processes from sale and CRM to service and warranty in one easy-to-use system. It is designed for builders who complete 50-1,000+ homes per year and has an expansive range of capabilities and modules that can check the boxes for your sales, estimating, purchasing, project management and warranty teams. 

It can also keep your accounting staff happy, which is equally important. With Hyphen HomeFront, there’s no need to replace what’s not broken, because it is designed for integration with popular accounting systems like Quickbooks, Sage and Xero. 

Effectively Manage Build Processes With Hyphen HomeFront 

Hyphen Solutions is a forward-thinking company that partners with its clients to produce innovative home builder and supply chain solutions. Because of our commitment to our customers — production and custom, large and small — we offer functional, flexible services that fit your business needs and budget. 

Interested in learning more about Hyphen HomeFront and how it can integrate with your current accounting software? View our recorded webinar or schedule a demo to talk to a Hyphen Solutions expert about how adopting Hyphen HomeFront gives you all the tools you need to build homes efficiently, sell homes quickly and enable your business to thrive and grow.