A multi-module management system designed by Constellation HomeBuilder Systems for construction companies.
Constellation FAST is designed for home builders with 300-10,000 homes built per year.
For homebuilders with hundreds to thousands of annual home starts you need up-to-date information of your company FAST. Using Constellation FAST you have instant access to irregularities in all segments of your operation from accounting to scheduling.
Constellation FAST’s management by exception design means you’ll be able to improve efficiencies in all aspects of your business. When preset parameters are exceeded you are notified so you can direct your attention to specific areas to take corrective action.
In addition, an online homeowner portal helps you increase sales and margins per home and improve customer satisfaction to help grow your business.
Simplify the payment process with secure, cost-effective payment processing provided by FASTChecks, a Microsoft Windows-based laser check software that makes its easy to control check printing while also streamlining payment processing. You also have the option of purchasing: additional signature activation security with signature cards and a magnetic card reader; automated electronic Check Reconciliation, as well as Positive Pay file protection, a reference file used by your bank to ensure that only authorized checks are cashed.
FAST Insight, a web-based analysis tool, allows you to monitor and contrast, in real time, how your build program is performing relative to your organization’s benchmarks.
Most important, you can assess individual and business partner performance, using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and a series of industry-first performance indexes that allow you to pull, at a moment’s notice, the most critical reports and make swift corrections immediately.
Put simply, with FASTInsight, you know what is costing you time and money – and what is saving you time and money.
Working with a powerful, integrated FAST dashboard, executives and manager can generate, at any time, a snapshot of productivity and financial status.
An advanced data palette provides powerful, wide-ranging data parameters for online reporting.
All reports within FAST Insight seamlessly render in many formats, including Microsoft® Excel or Adobe® Acrobat. Microsoft® SQL Reporting Services provides time and email distribution options to deliver key business data to decision makers when they need it most.
After logging on to FAST Insight, executives and management can easily spot a red flag and drill instantly into job detail reports to isolate the issue and resolve it. This time capsule approach to business intelligence ensures that management-by-exception, the key philosophy behind the FAST Builder Management System, is working at all levels within your organization.
FAST Insight infrastructure is written in ASP.NET 1.1 (the latest version) using C#. Data is portrayed utilizing Microsoft SQL Reporting Services and SQL 2000 Analysis Services Cubes.
FAST Job Costing provides you with comprehensive real-time reporting fully integrated with accounting, estimating, scheduling, purchasing, sales and warranty. This complete integration saves you both time and money by eliminating duplicate entry and inefficient manual entries.
Maintain and improve your profit margin with FAST Job Costing by making corrective actions now when corrective measures can still be taken to prevent margin erosion.
Eliminate or reduce the amount of re-input required for house design and option information with FAST Product Management.
Store bht bill of materials, plan or global options and sechedule information when you design a house. Building materials can be itemized per plan, or assembly method as well as option-by-option. Data can be reused in the form of on pre-set template to standardize all plans takeoffs.
FAST Production and Project Management helps improve and maintain profit margins by improving management of vendor costs. What if analysis ensures your product mix is optimized for your companies margin goals.
Cost conscious home builders like you find the FAS production system provides you with proof budgets for house plans, plan options, market standard and buyer options prior to construction. This allows you to verify itemized takeoffs or lump sum bids to insure the best vendor costs.
With FAST production you setup retail price books globally, regionally or subdivision-by-subdivision based on your business needs. Then reuse the database records without having to manipulate or alter data on a job-by-job basis. This means easy comparison of different vendor costs.
Home builders now have the flexibility to manage information based on your businesses internal practices. No need to change your business model to fit the software.
FAST Scheduling helps you formulate a best practices approach to building production homes based on customer choices, regional or municipal requirements and needs-specific to individual house plan types.
FAST Scheduling uses pre-designed templates to improve efficiencies in your scheduling process.
Reduce cycle times and costs with PocketFAST, a handheld mobile system that allows superintendents to effect schedule changes, confirmations, vendor reassignments, and purchase order approvals or cancellations.
All the tools required, in one database, to efficiently create and maintain purchase-order-driven build and development programs that not only account for what has been done, but also provide the tools and insight required to improve how work is done.
Intelligently synchronizes your entire organization, cultivates financial strength and broadens operational insight, while improving the entire build program from Land to Customer Service.
Track requests for product repair and service work orders, set up appointments for repairs or maintenance, and analyze warranty expenses.
Emailing and sending electronic facsimile reports can be as easy as sending reports to printers. All you need is FASTeMessaging, a high-powered network fax management and partner messaging solution.
Implement a digital fax message center, an efficient alternative for managing inbound fax routing, consolidating multiple fax documents, archiving fax transmissions. Route faxes directly to a recipient’s Inbox, saving time as well as printer and paper resources, and allowing permanent electronic storage.
FASTLand provides the distinct benchmark functionality builders need to easily reconcile, on one integrated platform, land development, production development, and custom development environments.
Empower your sales force and maximize your profitability with FASTSales, a state-of-the-art customer resource management (CRM) tool designed to manage marketing and sales processes 24/7 via any Internet connection.
FASTSales allows sales agents to track sales and closing costs; view and select available lots, plans and options; manage customer follow-up; and print contracts, addendums, letters, and sales agreements.
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