NEWSTAR is an ERP software designed for the residential construction industry, offering features for scheduling, estimation, purchasing, accounting, and land development. It includes sales management and CRM tools, with real-time analysis for financial tracking and cost control capabilities like alerts and notifications. Suitable for a range of residential projects such as single-family homes, multi-family units, and high-rises, it’s ideal for mid-sized builders and developers working on large-scale projects.
The system includes:
- NEWSTAR Enterprise: Links purchasing with production.
- NEWSTAR Sales: A comprehensive tool for managing the entire sales cycle.
- NEWSTAR OnSite: Aids in construction scheduling and task management.
- NEWSTAR Focus: Delivers a three-dimensional perspective of vital data along with web notifications.
- NEWSTAR Financials: Handles financial reporting and transaction management.
- NEWSTAR Costing: Deals with construction estimates, change orders, and allows for tailored reporting.
- NEWSTAR Fax Link & Checks: Provides fax and check processing solutions.
- NEWSTAR Warranty: Oversees homeowner data and monitors warranty trends.
- NEWSTAR Costing: Geared towards land development, commercial, and multi-family projects, featuring tools for maintaining estimates, managing change orders, and generating customized reports.
NEWSTAR Costing is a software module for managing various aspects of land development, commercial, and multi-family construction projects:
- Customizable coding for project tracking.
- Report Writer tool integrated with Excel.
- Flexible job cost entry and general ledger integration.
- Online job analysis and reporting.
- Processing and calculation of production quantities and costs.
- Management of subcontractor commitments.
- Tracking and pricing of subcontract change orders.
- Budget comparison for subcontract commitments.
- Mechanisms for retention and payment processing.
- Customized billing integrated with accounts receivable.
- Supports multiple billing formats.
- Quick access to contract and billing information.
Maintenance and Equipment Management:
- Maintenance scheduling and work order generation.
- Equipment usage tracking and billing.
- Preventive maintenance management.
- Record keeping for equipment history and finances.
NEWSTAR Enterprise is a comprehensive software solution for construction business management, integrating various functions into one platform:
Product and Options Library:
- Customizable product and option libraries for multiple subdivisions.
- Range of products for different construction needs.
- Subdivision-specific pricing and subcontract management.
Subcontract and Parts Management:
- Integrated management of subcontractor agreements and costs.
- Detailed tracking of subcontractor and supplier pricing.
Purchase Order Processing:
- Custom workflows and rules for different purchase order types.
- Integrated system for efficient management and distribution of purchase orders.
Scheduling and Onsite Management:
- Customizable task scheduling with critical path analysis.
- Automated task completion-based payment approvals.
Home Cost Reporting:
- Flexible coding structures for detailed cost tracking.
- Profit and loss analysis for individual projects.
Loan Draw Management:
Integrated loan management based on project completion and costs.
Home Sales and Back Office Management:
- Online management of sales offers and inventory.
- Integration with upgrade libraries for option selection.
NEWSTAR Fax Link & Checks
NEWSTAR Fax Link & Checks are two integrated modules for the NEWSTAR system:
NEWSTAR Fax Link
- Customizable fax solutions adaptable to business needs.
- Compatible with standard fax systems for easy setup.
- Facilitates faxing reports and documents from NEWSTAR ERP.
- Streamlines check processing without needing pre-printed stock.
- Supports detailed micro-coding for bank details.
- Simplifies creation and customization of checks.
- Easy updating of company and banking data.
NEWSTAR Financials is a multifaceted financial management software for handling operations in multiple companies and divisions, featuring:
- General Ledger: Flexible account structuring for consolidation, with pre-update reviews and support for different accounting methods.
- Financial Reporting and Budgeting: Tools for creating financial statements and managing budgets, with a detailed transaction classification system.
- Multi/Inter Company Processing: Manages inter-company transactions and account balances.
- Taxation: Handles tax reporting for U.S. and Canadian entities across various levels.
- Banking: Simplified check preparation, bank account management, and comprehensive reconciliation.
- Consolidations: Offers data consolidation, currency conversion, and management of ownership interests.
- Accounts Receivable: Tracks homeowner deposits and provides flexible invoicing options.
- Accounts Payable: Integrates with subcontract systems, automates purchase orders, and manages cash requirements.
- Payroll (U.S. and Canada): Supports various payroll cycles and types with customizable options.
- MICR Checks: Facilitates on-site check generation compatible with all bank accounts.
NEWSTAR Focus is a data analysis tool designed for the home building industry, offering extensive search and information sharing capabilities:
- Provides search functionality across multiple criteria, including dates, lots, and over 100 other data points.
- Generates calendar views for easy visualization of monthly and weekly schedules.
- Enables sharing of information with different stakeholders via email.
- Offers detailed information on lot dimensions.
- Displays crucial scheduling details, including task progress and key milestones.
- Delivers insights into job costs and general ledger-related queries.
NEWSTAR OnSite is a scheduling tool for construction projects, enhancing on-site management and coordination:
- Enables setting up of custom construction tasks and critical path mapping.
- Offers adaptable scheduling templates with an integrated calendar.
- Links task scheduling with the generation of purchase orders.
- Automates payment approvals upon completion of field tasks.
- Allows adjustment of task timelines as required.
- Produces detailed reports on project milestones and stages.
- Compatible with handheld devices for managing purchase orders on-site.
NEWSTAR Sales is a comprehensive sales tool for the real estate sector, offering a range of functionalities:
- Manages data for real estate subdivisions, lots, and options.
- Records prospective buyer details and tracks advertising effectiveness.
- Manages tasks throughout the purchase process and creates custom buyer surveys.
- Tracks the sales process from initial contact to closing, including deal monitoring by realtor and agency.
- Automates contract package generation and assesses buyer loan pre-qualification.
- Enables interactive selection of property options and upgrades, with reminders and error prevention features.
NEWSTAR Warranty is a warranty management tool for the construction sector, integrating with homeowner information and Purchase Order systems:
- Logs and tracks construction deficiencies in a customizable library.
- Manages warranty validity dates for each lot.
- Provides homeowner details, including contacts and property specifics.
- Shows detailed construction schedules and related contractor information.
- Generates reports to track warranty service performance.
- Allocates resources for addressing warranty items.
- Automates related financial processes with Accounts Payable.
- Conducts trend analysis through ad-hoc reporting.
- Attaches relevant documents for warranty issues.
- Monitors customer service efforts in terms of time and cost.
- Facilitates efficient distribution of work orders via email and fax.