Residential homebuilders need complete integration to ensure reliable accuracy from sales through construction. ERP (enterprise-resource planning) software can help by streaming data from one area of the business to another. ECi MarkSystems, Inc., offers this—providing simple, visual, social, and mobile homebuilder software solutions.
Building on that, it also offers best practices for homebuilders based on NAHB (National Assn. of Home Builder) recommendations and real-world applications. The company provides its flagship technology, IHMS software (Integrated Homebuilder Management System), that leverages a single database for ERP. This enables realtime access to data from anywhere, which means better reporting and customer service for homebuilders.
The company has such a good market strategy for homebuilders that it caught the eye of another technology vendor. In March of this year, Mark Systems was acquired by ECi Software Solutions. This acquisition will expand its lumber, building, construction, and hardware industry customer base.
Now called ECi MarkSystems, the company continues to develop innovative solutions for the homebuilding market. For instance, Mark Systems acquired LotVue software, which has a plug-and-play setup. It allows developers and builders to easily visualize lot inventory, construction progress, sales status, budget and schedule variances, architectural details, and other vital information. The software lets homebuyers begin their research online and creates a digital pathway to the model home, community or sales office, shortening the sales cycle and decreasing missed opportunities.
Still, it is the company’s dedication to homebuilding that helps make it a leader in the space. ECi MarkSystems has long been a provider to join forces with, offering solutions for homebuilders that improve business processes. Now, post acquisition it is still helping catapult the industry into the future.