Author Archives: Techware Staff

The Advantages of Cloud-Based Software

It’s official: cloud based software services are here to stay. Over the past few years, many companies from virtually every industry have made the transition. Even Microsoft and Adobe are pushing cloud only based versions of their software packages. Hard …
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What to Include in Your Daily Construction Logs

One of the most valuable benefits of construction software is the ability for site managers to keep a detailed log of everything that occurs at the site that they are overseeing. It’s easy to do, and the benefits include a …
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Construction Estimating Errors that can Sink a Project

When construction companies fail to make a profit or lose money on a job, it is usually the result of poor estimation practices. Construction estimation is one of the key determinants on whether or not a project can be profitable, …
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Switching from Quickbooks to Sage Software

When considering accounting software for construction companies, many new and smaller firms opt for QuickBooks. But as time goes by, and their companies grow, there comes a moment where business owners realize that their current enterprise resource planning (ERP) software …
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New Rules on Silica Dust Take Affect in Construction Industry

The 45-year-old standards that regulate the construction industry’s rules on exposure to silica dust were changed last week. The move has drawn criticism from some construction company owners and managers, while others have applauded the action, saying it more than …
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Using the Full Power of Your Contractor Software

Investing in the right contractor software is a big decision for any company, and many choose to do so because of the key features these packages have to offer. From accounting to analytics, project management and more, there are a …
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The Improving Outlook of the US Construction Industry

Ever since the recession in 2008, the construction industry has limped through a rough recovery that has lasted almost an entire decade. While challenges still lay ahead for the industry as a whole, the numbers, both in project frequency and …
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Balancing Construction Accounting and Project Management

Many construction companies have implemented and are currently using some form of construction accounting software. Simultaneously, they are also involved with a project management software to help them keep track of all their current and upcoming jobs. Finally, many construction …
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Costly Construction Estimating Errors

Construction estimation errors can add up and take a large chunk out of a company’s expected revenue. When taking the time to learn a process, mistakes are going to happen. They are, after all, a large part of the learning …
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Cybersecurity Measures for Contractors

Construction site operators take great care to lock up their equipment so it cannot be stolen and so no damage can come to it, so why should a construction business not do the same for their contractor project management software? …
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Testimonials

“We originally approached Techware due to their knowledge with the Sage 100 product we currently use. They provided outstanding support and training as needed. Techware assisted me many times by listening to our needs and coming up with product solutions we weren’t using at the time and also informed me of products we currently had, yet weren’t utilizing. Another thing I like is the offsite seminars they offer which allow me to meet other users in the area, and also learn of the new products that are currently offered. Working with the staff at Techware has been beneficial for our organization. I would recommend Techware because they are reliable and can help other companies become more efficient with software needs.”

-Paige Brosseth, Operations Accountant, Loeffler Construction & Consulting

“We interviewed several different IT companies, we selected Techware because of their expertise in Timberline and because of their trainers, who came highly recommended. I worked side by side with the trainer in the installation and training of our new software, I have not regretted my decision once. I highly recommend spending the time and money on trainers, it will make your life easier in the long run.”

“I highly recommend Techware for your IT needs, they have been responsive to our companies needs, in fact, we had a recent meeting with several of our partners, and Steve Pierce (owner) not only was present, but he included his entire team, the meeting was a success!
Thank you Techware!”

-Debra Hansen, Vice President, Greiner Construction

“When we first got Timberline I worked with Lila.  Lila is patient and knows Crystal Reports extremely well.  What I love about Lila is her willingness to teach me as she worked on the form because I want and need to learn Crystal Reports so that I could at least adjust the less complicated forms as necessary.  As Lila became more and more busy I was introduced to her new assistant Dan.  I was a little hesitant at first because Lila and I had such a good working relationship.  However, Dan has well proven he can handle quite complicated projects.  What he doesn’t know he will research and figure it out.  Dan and I have worked on equally complicated forms as I did with Lila, and Dan has completed everything we have asked of him.  As far as communication goes, I can most always get a hold of them in one call.  If not, they call or e-mail me back promptly.  I love working with them both.  The forms that they have made/adjusted for us are used each and every day and we are very thankful to have them.”

-Carol Brinkman – MB Companies, LLC

“I think that the easiest thing I have ever done is work with Lila Brown and could go on and on.  I would like to take a minute and share with you my experience.  Lila was so knowledgeable that writing our custom reports was a fast, simple and a pleasurable experience.  I will be honest with you; I was not looking forward to the down time that writing a custom report might entail.  To my surprise the process was painless.  Lila’s skills are such an asset to the procedure.  The reports were produced to my satisfaction including multiple changes after the fact, which were smooth and immediate.  I will highly recommend Lila Brown’s aptitude, professionalism, knowledge and ability; it was a great learning venture.”

-Cheryle L. Berg – Marathon

“I have no problem referring Lila as she was great and I really enjoyed working with her.  She is very friendly and easy to communicate with so it was easy to relay to her exactly what I wanted in my reports and that is what I got!  I would recommend her to anyone!”

-Monica Hlavac – Lovegreen

“Mr. Jim Hoeppner demonstrated his personal and professional qualities to be above reproach during our purchase, training and implementation of the Timberline Estimating Software package.  Mr. Hoeppner provided us with the detailed presentations, proposals and the support we were looking for during our initial product review. We purchased the software package in the fall of 2007. One of the options we wanted with the agreement was that he would provide on-site training to implement the software with our Civil, Mechanical and Electrical estimating departments. Mr. Hoeppner’s understanding of the Timberline Estimating Software product line was obvious during our on-site training. He was very thorough, knowledgeable and patient with our various disciplines and network implementation. Mr. Hoeppner worked around our schedule and was always available for a quick response if we had any issues when he was not on-site. He led our product implementation and was the force we needed to push us to use and understand the abilities of the software.  We currently (and have for some time now) used Timberline Estimating daily on all of our bid packages.  If you are looking for the support behind a product, you will not be disappointed if you get a chance to work with Mr. Hoeppner. His attitude was always upbeat and his rapport with our estimating team was excellent.  I would highly recommend Mr. Hoeppner, if you are considering implementing an estimating software package or looking for additional training.”

-Bruce Langseth – Fagen, Inc.

“Jim Hoeppner is the greatest!  As you know he has worked with us for several years helping us to learn the Timberline systems.  Not only does he know all about the Timberline systems but he seems to really understand our business as well and has taught us the way to use this software best for our organization.  We are very pleased with his style and availability when we have a problem.  Needless to say we highly recommend him to your future customers.”

-John Boyer – Boyer Building Corporation

“Steve, I have really enjoyed working with Kathy and she has done a tremendous job tackling, troubleshooting and being assertive getting solutions for me.  She really knows her stuff and always seems to “go the extra” and not afraid to avenue issues we haven’t done yet!!  Thank you for her!  I just think sometimes you have to know about it.”

-Charlee Anderson – MG McGrath

“Kathy knows the Timberline Accounting Software inside and out!  She is so knowledgeable in accounting and bookkeeping.  Our business is a small family owned and operated business.  I have complete trust in Kathy that all of our business matters are confidential and know that she is always looking out for the best interest for us and our business.  She has helped me so much in the past ten years.  I tell her every time she assists me, that she can never ever retire.  I would be lost without her!  I cannot say enough nice things about Kathy and how valuable her help and knowledge has been to me and our business.  I am so thankful she was sent my way.”

-Erin and Jason Kusske – Kusske Construction Company

Your team players are 100% rock stars!!! You and your team have been great to me for the past decade and it doesn’t go unnoticed. I appreciate Techware as a SERVICE provider because you guys are just so great. If you EVER need a recommendation on Techware, please put me at the top of your list.

-Robert M. Scott Vice President of Finance THOR Construction Inc. USA

We have worked very hard over the last year to develop and implement our Sage 300 (PE) Estimating system. Techware consultant Jim Hoeppner was instrumental in assisting us develop our database, assemblies and estimating system. We are now moving ahead at full speed using the entire system, including the Buyout on all new products. We look forward to our continued good relationship with Techware.

-Michael R. Roebuck Vice President Ron Clark Design & Construction Edina, MN

In our competitive industry, all the help you get to stay on top of the process and progress of a project can become life and death to a contractor. Sage 300 Construction Software and Real Estate Software is a great tool that has all the key elements that any construction company needs to be productive, efficient, and cost effective in the complete process from the notification stage to the final job stages.

Techware – what a great group of service providers; they are just a phone call away and always willing to help and find an answer to the important questions.

-Robin Peterson Business Systems Manager United Properties LLC Bloomington, MN