On Friday, October 4, iSqFt released a wide range of enhancements to its online application, and nearly all iSqFt Subscribing Members will see new capabilities, all designed to improve or simplify the way they work.
This latest release is larger than many and Henry Purdy, iSqFt’s Vice President of Product Management, says that it’s all part of the process. “There is no point at which you can sit back and say that you’re finished, because the software has to constantly change to meet the needs of its users.”
What’s changed this time? A lot of things, but highlights include improvements to iSqFt’s industry-first online prequalification system. “We’ve made a number of changes to [iSqFt Prequalification Management],” says Purdy, “which proves my point. We have the only thing like it in the industry, and we’re still working to make it better and better.”
There are also changes to iSqFt’s most powerful search tool, Advanced Search, which makes it easy to establish connections between companies (project owners, architects, and design teams) and projects, and now includes more information around project value.
“The Advanced Search feature,” says Jo Ann Delaware, an iSqFt user from Advance Products & Systems, “makes it incredibly easy to find what I’m looking for in just minutes.” Further, Delaware says that “[iSqFt] has increased my productivity exponentially, and allowed me to help keep the company busy and profitable.”
Most of the major updates fall into one of four categories:
- Project Leads
- Project Management
- Bid Management
- Prequalification Management
iSqFt has a history of industry-firsts, and then maintaining that lead through constant innovation. “We get a lot of credit for providing the tools our customers want, but the reality is that we listen and create the things that will help them most. I’m not saying it’s not challenging, but we get exceptional guidance from people who know what they need.”
Those interested in seeing all the highlights of iSqFt’s Fall 2013 release can do so here, though iSqFt users will also see a reminder inside the application.
iSqFt is a leading software-as-a-service company, serving the commercial construction industry by offering its subscribers access to a network that connects tens of thousands of general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and manufacturers. iSqFt helps its customers thrive by offering the information and tools they need to work more efficiently and profitably.
Founded in 1993 as Construction Software Technologies, Inc., Cincinnati-based iSqFt serves as strategic partner for the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and local AGC chapters. iSqFt is also a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council, and is committed to the practices of sustainable design and construction.
iSqFt has twice been included in Inc. magazine’s list of fastest growing private companies, and has been named one of the Business Courier’s “Best Places to Work” four consecutive years.