Monday, July 8, 2024
TimeSuite: Reimagining Software for Contractors
From day one, the construction industry has grappled with the challenge of seamlessly integrating accounting with project management—a hurdle that often leads to inefficiencies and missed opportunities. However, amidst these challenges emerges TimeSuite, a pioneering Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution that redefines the landscape for contractors and solves these challenges.

TimeSuite represents the new breed of systems. A “relational” system where everything is accessible from everywhere as long as there is a logical tie. TimeSuite’s newer relational architecture is striving to render modular systems obsolete. TImeSuite is proving that Integration between modules and systems is an outdated concept that implies decentralized data, a decentralized interface, and unnecessary complexity.

The project management and accounting solutions industry has long been plagued by challenges that hinder efficiency and productivity. Traditional/modular architected systems often involve disjointed systems and cumbersome processes, leading to inefficiencies, delays, and visibility challenges. Moreover, the incongruence that results from integration between modules and systems poses significant obstacles for software providers attempting to provide a comprehensive seamless solution.

Amidst these challenges, TimeSuite has stepped up as a game-changer, offering a comprehensive and scalable ERP solution tailored to meet the evolving needs of businesses in the construction industry. Founded with a visionary perspective, TimeSuite addresses the nuanced challenges of construction software by providing a holistic product that seamlessly brings together accounting, estimating, on-screen takeoff, scheduling, project management, document control, file management, drawings management, CRM, work orders, task management, property management and geo timecard functionalities. A comprehensive notifications facility along with text messaging, centralized email, file folders, landing pages and a knowledge base facility delivers unparalleled communication capabilities.

The Power of Automation
One of TimeSuite's standout features is its ability to automate the Percentage of Completion method of accounting, providing contractors with accurate and real-time Construction Industry Financials and Analytics. Initially developed by a construction specific CPA firm, TimeSuite’s accounting is fundamentally superior in that it automates processes that other construction systems struggle to deliver.

With every menu item accessible from everywhere, menu items can be turned on as tabs within any dialog, facilitating an ability for creative automated workflow processes. Dynamic “Execute” icons can deliver SQL routines that perform user defined automated tasks. The ability to expose any menu item as a tab within any dialog means clicking a tab to visualize Execute icon results.

Innovation Beyond Imagination
TimeSuite's ERP solution goes beyond traditional construction software—it is an automated construction tool that empowers contractors to streamline operations, enhance collaboration, and drive profitability. The platform boasts a comprehensive range of features and functionalities, including customizable grids, customizable dialogues, customizable tabs, Gantt charts, calendars, Kanban boards and communication tools.

TimeSuite delivers a dynamic setup. By eliminating rigid unforgivable setup decisions, a dynamic setup means shorter implementation times. Unlike old modular architectures, TimeSuite users can change the way the system is set up at any time. The architecture provides an ability to turn on and turn off menu items, tabs, fields, facilities and features. Because of this, the system comes with the majority of the system settings already set. During implementation, necessary adjustments are quickly made. And, settings can be modified at any time in the future, allowing users to continue to minimize keystrokes, streamline processes, and scale to evolving requirements.

Another innovation is that TimeSuite’s report writer is entwined into its interface delivering formula, filter and view editors. These editors significantly enhance TimeSuite’s ability to facilitate visual representations, notifications based on decision parameters, visibility prompts including colors as well as abilities to continuously gain workflow efficiencies.

TimeSuite’s mobile interface is comprehensive. The mobile app delivers TimeSuite’s entire feature set to the field.

Ease of use is built into the architectural equation. Because TimeSuite is so different, it will look very foreign at firstlook. However, TimeSuite’s navigation can be mastered with an hour or two of training.

“TimeSuite is easier to use than QuickBooks and is the most comprehensive ERP ever produced for the construction industry. TimeSuite represents a new breed of systems.” says Eric Malouff, Founder and CEO of the company.

History
Founded in 1994 by a construction specific CPA firm in the Denver area, TimeSuite was developed based on a normalized relational database concept within months of SQL database tools becoming available for PCs.

TimeSuite has conformed to technological advancements. As interface technology advanced, TimeSuite has endured the efforts to redefine the way they delivered software. In 2011, the company undertook a significant re-architecting process. The process included bringing the relational concept of centralizing code to their interface development in an effort to perfect their core. With advancements in web and mobile technologies, in 2017, TimeSuite leveraged its perfected relational interface core to build out Web and Mobile interfaces.

TimeSuite’s perfected relational interface core coupled with a normalized relational database architecture forms the backbone of its ERP solution. TimeSuite believes its perfected core has resulted in its code base being between 30 to 50 times smaller than competing modular based systems. Its mobile app is more comprehensive than any modular platform and takes less than 15 seconds to download from the app stores.

Delivered Interfaces
TimeSuite delivers comprehensive desktop, web and mobile interfaces to access and update its database. The result is three interfaces that work in unison. A significant percentage of the code base is shared by the interfaces. A shared code base coupled with a relational architecture ensures conformity throughout the system. Users are able to leverage the advantages of each interface. One relational system with three comprehensive interfaces distinguishes TimeSuite from its competitors.

Redefining Construction Industry Software
TimeSuite does not look or feel like any other system on the market. It truly reflects a new breed of systems. A relational system where everything is accessible from everywhere.

TimeSuite's journey is not just a narrative of a software company—it is a saga of redefining an industry through innovation, collaboration, and a relentless pursuit of perfection. With its comprehensive relational ERP solution, advanced features, and commitment to excellence, TimeSuite is poised to revolutionize the way contractors manage and execute projects, driving efficiency, profitability, and success in the construction industry.

Company:
TimeSuite

Management:
Eric Malouff, CEO

Quote:
“TimeSuite is easier to use than QuickBooks, and is the most comprehensive ERP ever produced for the construction industry. TimeSuite represents a new breed of systems. A relational system where everything is accessible from everywhere.”