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Corecon V7 - Construction Software Suite

Corecon Technologies’ flagship product, Corecon v7, is web-based construction software suite for estimating, project management, job cost control, and scheduling that incorporates industry best practices and improves productivity from the office to the jobsite.

This award winning solution provides growing architect, engineer, and construction (AEC) firms the necessary tools for tracking leads, creating estimates, managing vendor bids, collaborating on documents, tracking schedules, and managing contract budgets and changes. In addition, comprehensive dashboards are available to improve project visibiliy in order to maximize profitabilty and reduce risk.



Construction Specific Contact Management


  • 2-Tiered Contact Management System: Companies and Contacts
  • Track Vendor Insurance and Licenses. Expired Alerts will appear on all vendor transactions
  • Your Master Roledex: Access it anywhere anytime using any type of device (i.e. laptop, smart phone, tablet)
  • Import from Microsoft Excel
  • Import/Export/Synchronize with Microsoft Outlook and Accounting Systems (i.e. Intuit QuickBooks, MYOB, Sage 50 Canada or SAP Business One)
  Corecon Construction Software - Contact Management

Track Job Opportunities Using Leads


  • Full Lead tracking system to record job opportunities
  • Categorize Leads using unlimited classifications
  • Create and track Drawings, Specs, Estimates, and Correspondence for each Lead
  • Lead Calendar: Show bids due and correspondence that have reminder dates
  • Use Stages (i.e. reviewing plans, bidding, bid submitted, awarded) to record Lead status
  • Lead Dashboards to analyze stages by quarter and year-over-year comparisons
  Corecon Construction Software - Track Job Opportunities Using Leads

Setting Up Leads or Awarded Projects is Easy using Built-In Wizards


Some of Corecon's Wizards:
  • Quick Lead Add Wizard
  • Quick Project Add Wizard (shown)
  • Lead to Project Wizard: Creates Awarded Project and moves Drawings, Specs, Estimates and Correspondence Over
  • Estimate to PM Wizard: Creates Job Cost Codes, Contract, and Budgets
  • Estimate to Procurement Wizard: Issue POs and Subcontracts to awarded vendors in RFP Packages
  • Estimate to Scheduling Wizard: Create summary or detail Schedules from Estimate
  Corecon Construction Software - Save Time Using Built-In Wizards

Estimating


  • Build your own cost database or use industry standard databases from RS Means
  • Send out Invitations to Bid (ITB) to Vendors (Commercial GC feature)
  • Create multiple estimates (i.e. Base Bid, Alt 1, Alt 2) for Leads and Projects
  • Organize estimate up to 4 tiers using Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
  • Use Request For Pricing (RFP) Packages to collect and track Sub/Supplier bids
  • Estimate Markups at 3 levels: Line item, WBS Section, and Global (entire estimate)
  • Cuts and Adds for last minute changes
  • Professional looking Proposal and Detail Reports
  • Wizards to Copy or Compare Estimates (i.e. Base Bid versus Base Bid Rev 2)
  Corecon Construction Software - Estimating

Contract Administration


  • Create one or more Contracts for phased work (i.e. building 1 or 2)
  • Contract Types: Fixed Lump Sum, Cost Plus with or without Guarantee Maximum Price (GMP) and Unit Price
  • Track 4 types of Budgets per Contract: M/L/E/S/O Cost, Revenue (i.e. Contract Amount), Labor Hours and Equipment Hours
  Corecon Construction Software - Contract Administration

Comprehensive Change Management


  • Track Prime Contract changes using the Change Proposal Request (CPR) and Change Order (CO) features
  • Track Subcontract changes using the Sub Change Order (SCO) feature
  • Use the TeamLink Portal to request and collect sub/supplier pricing for CPRs
  • Use the CPR to CO Wizards to roll multiple approved CPRs into a single CO
  • Use the CPR to Procurement Wizard to create POs or SCOs for the impacted vendors
  Corecon Construction Software - Comprehensive Change Management

Progress Invoicing


  • Invoice process tailored for Fixed Lump Sum, Cost Plus and Unit Price contracts
  • Track Retainage/Holdbacks for Work Completed and Stored To Date
  • Export to QuickBooks, MYOB, Sage 50 Canada or SAP Business One using CoreconLink utilities
  Corecon Construction Software - Progress Invoicing

Procurement


  • Suppliers: POs and Bills
  • Subs: Subcontracts, Sub Change Orders (SCO), and Sub Invoices
  • Eliminate over billing by vendors
  • Workflow can be enabled to alert staff when transactions are over a certain amount and require review and approval.
  Corecon Construction Software - Procurement

Time Tracking


  • Track labor and equipment hours by Project, Prime Contract and Cost Code
  • Use rate tables to charge out employees at a standard or project-specific rate
  • Enter timecards manually or import from Microsoft Excel
  • Special Time/Expense Logins are available for entering just Timecards and Daily Logs
  • CoreconLink applications: Transfer timecards directly to an accounting system or payroll service
  Corecon Construction Software - Time Tracking

Reporting


  • Customize detail reports using Microsoft Word templates
  • Customize log reports with options for field selection, sorting, grouping, and filters
  Corecon Construction Software - Custom Detail and Log Reports

Project Financial Dashboards


  • Executive dashboards provide the “big picture” on all active projects
  • Filters to analyze multiple projects, a single project, or contract.
  • Track Estimated Vs Actuals on 4 Types of Budgets: Cost, Revenue (i.e. Contract Amount), Labor Hours and Equipment Hours
  • Tailored views for Budgets, Vendor Analysis and Summary
  • Special dashboards for WIP, Historical Analysis and Fiscal Year
  Corecon Construction Software - Project Financial Dashboards

Custom Dashboards By Module


  • Custom Dashboards for Correspondence, Documentation, Contract Admin and Procurement modules
  • Over 50 Drag and Drop Widgets
  • Each User can specify their own layout
  Corecon Construction Software - Custom Project Dashboards

Correspondence


  • Industry standard features: Journals (i.e. Letters), RFIs, Submittals, Comply Notices
  • Built-in Email Capabilities
  • Collaborate with outside team members using Corecon's TeamLink portal
  • Reminder and Due Date options for Recipients. Items that are not closed will appear in Project Calendar and Alerts Widget.
  Corecon Construction Software - Project Correspondence

Documentation


  • Improve quality control using Checklists and Punchlist Items
  • Record Meeting Minutes
  • Document Daily Logs and Safety Accidents per OSHA standards
  Corecon Construction Software - Project Documentation

Project Calendars


  • The Project Calendar displays items that may require follow-up. This ensures Project Teams are pro-active and not re-active!
  • Options to select one or more projects
  • Filters by Module (i.e. Documentation) and Feature (i.e. Punchlist Items)
  • Hyperlinks to view details immediately
  Corecon Construction Software - Project Calendars

Scheduling


  • Track multiple Schedules per Project
  • 3 Scheduling Views: Gantt, Resource, and Calendar
  • Cutting edge Gantt control using Microsoft Silverlight 5.0 technology eliminates refreshes in browser
  • Import capabilities from Microsoft Excel and Project
  Corecon Construction Software - Scheduling

Cutting Edge Technology


  • Built using Microsoft's latest web technologies: ASP.NET 3.5, Silverlight 5.0, AJAX
  • Database Engine: Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • No software to install. Access it on workstation, laptop, netbook, tablet or smartphone anywhere anytime.
  • MAC and Windows compatible solution

Security and Infrastructure


  • Security Roles for Corecon V7 and TeamLink Portal users.
  • Workflow for Contract Admin, Procurement and Timetracking features.
  • Corecon's Infrastructure Provider: Rackspace.com
  • Rackspace Security Certification: SAS 70 Level II
  • 24/7/365 Server Monitoring
  • Nightly Backups including Weekends
  Corecon Construction Software - Workflow Rules

International Support


  • Currency (eg. Dollar, Euro, Peso etc.) is set at the project level.
  • Date format (mm/dd/yyyy or dd/mm/yyyy) can be set company wide or at the user level.
  • Microsoft Word Templates are available for each Detail Report (eg. Proposal, Contract, CO, PO, Invoice etc.) and can be translated into your local language.
  • Column headings on Log Reports (eg. List of COs on the project) can be translated into local language.

Benefits of being Web-based

  • Ease of implementation - No software to install, just open a browser, login and you are ready to work
  • NO hidden costs - No additional software or hardware to purchase
  • NEVER spend on upgrades or maintenance - all upgrades are automatic and FREE
  • Anytime, Anywhere Access - work from your home, office, job site trailer, or truck
  • LOW RISK investment - instead of spending big dollars upfront, pay a small monthly fee
  • High security - secure data centers with 24x7 monitoring and daily backups of data
  • Faster response to enhancements - with nothing to install Corecon can add features and respond to requests quickly

Operational Benefits

  • Standardize method of managing jobs regardless of size and scope
  • Create report templates which provide a professional and consistent look which in turns builds brand awareness
  • Stop the madness of having a collection of project spreadsheets, word docs, pdf files, photos etc. scattered across the network. Having a single data repository improves visibility so Management can make quick and informed decisions anywhere anytime.
  • Track up to 4 types of contract budgets: Cost, Revenue (i.e. Contract Amount), Labor Hours, and Equipment Hours
  • Analyze financials across multiple projects, a single project, or by job cost code with a click of a button
  • Take immediate action on auto-generated alerts for items that are coming due or over-due

Corecon V7 Editions


  Standard Pro Time/Expense Login
(Add-on)
Module/Feature $40
User/Mo
$60
User/Mo
$5
User/Mo
Contact Management
Companies Yes Yes  
Contacts Yes Yes  
Project Leads (i.e. Business Development)
Project Leads   Yes  
Project Lead Directory   Yes  
Project Lead Drawing Log   Yes  
Project Lead Specifications   Yes  
Project Lead Checklist   Yes  
Project Setup
Projects Yes Yes  
Project Directory Yes Yes  
Project Drawing Log Yes Yes  
Project Specifications Yes Yes  
Project Checklists Yes Yes  
Estimating
Cost Database Yes Yes  
Invitation To Bid (ITB) Yes Yes  
Estimates Yes Yes  
Estimate RFP Packages Yes Yes  
Contract Administration
Contract and Budget Setup Wizards Yes Yes  
Job Cost Codes Yes Yes  
Prime Contracts Yes Yes  
Estimate to CPR/CO Wizard   Yes  
Prime Change Proposal Request (CPR)   Yes  
Prime Change Order (CO) Yes Yes  
Prime Contract Invoice Yes Yes  
Procurement
Estimate to Procurement Wizard Yes Yes  
Purchase Order (PO) Yes Yes  
Bills Yes Yes  
Subcontracts   Yes  
Subcontract Change Order (SCO)   Yes  
Subcontract Invoices   Yes  
RFP Packages (Not from Estimates) Yes Yes  
Anticipated Costs Yes Yes  
Human Resources (H.R.)
Employees and Payroll Setup Yes Yes  
Timecard and Employee Misc. Expense Approval Yes Yes  
Time and Expenses
Labor Timecards Yes Yes Yes
Equipment Timecards   Yes  
Employee Misc. Expenses   Yes Yes
Correspondence
Comply Notice   Yes  
Issues   Yes  
Journals (Letters, Faxes, etc.) Yes Yes  
Message Log (i.e. Email/Fax Log) Yes Yes  
Request For Information (RFI)   Yes  
Submittals   Yes  
Transmittals   Yes  
Work Orders (WO) Yes Yes  
Documentation
Daily Log Yes Yes Yes
Meetings Yes Yes  
Owner Eqp. Items/Furnishings   Yes  
Permits Yes Yes  
Punchlist Items Yes Yes  
Safety Accidents   Yes  
Test and Inspections   Yes  
Scheduling
Schedules Yes Yes Yes - Assigned Tasks
Dashboards
Lead Analysis   Yes  
Lead/Bid Calendar   Yes  
Project Financials Yes Yes  
Project Calendar - Open Items Yes Yes  
Fiscal Year Financials Yes Yes  
Email, Fax, and Reporting
Built-In Emailing Yes Yes  
Customize Detail Reports Using Word Templates Yes Yes  
Customize Log Reports Yes Yes  
Security and Infrastructure
Named Users Yes Yes  
Customize Security Roles Yes Yes  
24/7 System Monitoring Yes Yes  
Daily Backups Yes Yes  
Other
To Do List Yes Yes  
Alerts Yes Yes  
Online File Storage (i.e. Uploading Photographs, Cad Files) Optional Optional Optional
TeamLink Portal (Collaboration) Yes Yes  

What version is appropriate for my firm?

Commercial GC or Subcontractor --> Pro Edition
Residential Builder --> Pro or Standard Edition
Architect or Engineering Firm --> Pro or Standard Edition
Graphic Design Firm --> Standard Edition
Custom Yacht Builder --> Pro or Standard Edition

What operating systems are supported?

Corecon v7 is a web-based solution. Thus, it can be used in a Windows, MAC and Linux environment.

What browsers are supported?

  • Mozilla Firefox (Recommended)
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (Not Recommended)

What are the bandwidth requirements (i.e. Internet Connection Speed)?

1.5 Mbps Down / 1.0 Mbps Up

Can I use Corecon v7 on Apple's iPad device?

Corecon V7 can be used on Apple's iPad device. However, the Scheduling Gantt Chart cannot be viewed since it requires Microsoft Silverlight 5.0.

Can I use Corecon v7 on my smart phone?

Corecon Mobile is a solution strictly designed for smart phone devices and is compatible with Apple iPhone, Google Android, Palm, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile. Information entered in Corecon Mobile such as Timecards and Daily Logs will immediately appear in Corecon V7 since no synchronizaton is required.

What is the price of Corecon?

$20-60 per month per user depending on the edition.

Does Corecon support international date and currency formats?

Corecon v7 was built from the ground up to support the global construction market. All date and currency formats are supported. In addition, one can have multiple projects with each having different currencies.

What technology is Corecon v7 built on?

Database: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Languages Used: Microsoft C#, ASP.NET 3.5, and Silverlight 5.0