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CPS TO HOLD IBS EDUCATION SESSION: ARE THE BEST BUILDERS THE BEST SCHEDULERS?

Sacramento, CA – January 8, 2016 - CPS, a leading industry provider of construction management software and developer of FieldCollaborate, will hold an Education Session at the 2016 International Builders' Show directed at best construction scheduling practices.

The Session, to be held on Tuesday, January 19th from 2:00 - 2:40 p.m. on the show floor in Central Hall Booth C9327, is entitled Are the Best Builders the Best Schedulers?

 

The Education Session will be presented by Troy Warr, Senior Product Developer for CPS, and Noelle Tarabulski, President and Founder of Builder Consulting Group.

The Session is geared toward industry professionals interested in developing a roadmap for operational excellence.

Topics are expected to include:

  • How automated scheduling can enhance your operations and improve your bottom line
  • Developing performance measuring tools spanning scheduling quality, safety and vendor analytics
  • Available options to improve vendor and homebuyer communication

The session is free to attendees and no pre-registration is required. Those with NAHB designations will receive 1.0 CE hour for their attendance. Click here for more information and to get a free exhibit pass on CPS!

 

CPS will also be at the 2016 International Builders' Show in Central Hall Booth C2856 in the nextBuild section, and will be showcasing their construction management and new home sales/marketing software solutions.

 

Computer Presentation Systems is a leading provider of sales, marketing, construction and customer service software solutions to the new home industry. Founded in 1985, CPS has developed a reputation for innovative, cost-effective software solutions backed by outstanding service and support.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Lisa Meylor (916) 635-3487

lisam@cpsusa.com

3035 Prospect Park Dr., Suite 90

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

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SOCIAL MEDIA WALL SELECTED AS A 2016 BEST OF IBS FINALIST FOR MOST INNOVATIVE BUILDING PRODUCT

Sacramento, CA – January 6, 2016 - CPS' Social Media Wall was selected as a 2016 Best of IBS product finalist among nearly 200 entries. The product is competing for the "best" designation in the "Most Innovative Building Product" category.

Designed specifically for use in new home information centers and sales/leasing offices, Social Media Wall takes technological innovation in marketing a step further by incorporating lifestyle content into digital signage that creates enthusiasm, encourages involvement and builds a deeper relationship with home shoppers.

 

Social Media Wall is an engaging, ever changing display of shared customer experiences about the community, created through the integration of both traditional marketing and social media content. The builder encourages home shoppers to use a hash tag, such as #WendellFalls, and then curates the images onto the Wall.

 

Both the builder and the customer generate the displayed lifestyle content. This shared creative process fosters an ongoing, engaging "tradigital" experience that directly involves the customer.

CPS' President Robert Musa says, "We haven't seen this sort of social media innovation in new home sales before this. Musa continues, "Social Media Wall helps home shoppers #GetSocial and involved in the conversation. And, being a part of the story helps motivate their purchase decisions."

 

Social Media Wall will be on display at CPS' Central Hall Booth C2856 in the nextBuild section of the 2016 International Builders' Show.

 

Computer Presentation Systems is a leading provider of sales, marketing, construction and customer service software solutions to the new home industry. Founded in 1985, CPS has developed a reputation for innovative, cost-effective software solutions backed by outstanding service and support.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Lisa Meylor (916) 635-3487

lisam@cpsusa.com

3035 Prospect Park Dr., Suite 90

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

 

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CPS' FIELD COLLABORATE VENDOR PORTAL: IMPROVED EFFICIENCY, BETTER COMMUNICATION, REDUCED PAPER FLOW

Sacramento, CA – January 8, 2015

CPS' FieldCollaborate has been used over the last 15 years by builders to manage single and multifamily construction activities.

 

The Vendor Portal enhancement adds extensive collaboration functionality – across the builder enterprise and involving their vendors – to scheduling, punch issue management, safety inspections and drawing/document management. The result: decreased cycle times, improved first pass yield, fewer call-backs, enhanced communication and improved final build results.

 

Web-based FieldCollaborate supports real-time, anytime/anywhere lot-by-lot scheduling functionality utilizing schedule templates. Field managers are able to track, record and report on construction progress. Staff have the choice of using their desktops or iOS/Android tablets or smartphones.

Today’s construction environment is also tasked with managing safety on the job-site as well as coordinating punch list items with vendors prior to/after walk through – and FieldCollaborate treats managing these tasks as rigorously as scheduling.

 

Key to today’s construction management is consistent communication in order to work more efficiently. Vendor Portal provides the entire enterprise – management, field personnel, support staff and vendors – with the ability to receive and review schedules/punch lists/safety assessments/drawings online and in real time. Automated reminders are available to increase efficiency (e.g., there are 2 punch items older than 3 days) and third-party integration provides for automated payments as well as other accounting interfaces.

 

FieldCollaborate: effective scheduling tool, full support for mobile devices, real-time/online access for all enterprise members and designed specifically for new home single- and multifamily construction.

 

Computer Presentation Systems is a leading provider of sales, marketing, construction and customer service software solutions to the new home industry. Founded in 1985, CPS has developed a reputation for innovative, cost-effective software solutions backed by outstanding service and support.

 

CPS can be found at the 2015 International Builders' Show in Central Hall Booth C2860 in the nextBuild section and in Sales Central Meeting Room S219.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Lisa Meylor (916) 635-3487

lisam@cpsusa.com

3035 Prospect Park Dr., Suite 90

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

 

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BUILDERS / DEVELOPERS USE CPS' SALESTOUCH INTERACTIVE TOUCHSCREEN SYSTEM TO ENHANCE THEIR BRAND

Sacramento, CA – January 8, 2015 - CPS will showcase SalesTouch at the 2015 International Builders' Show in Las Vegas, January 20-22.

SalesTouch, CPS' interactive touchscreen system, allows home builders/developers to act on many of 2015’s hottest brand marketing trends as today’s consumer wants a brand to come to life and impact their lifestyle.

 

Brand Experience - There’s been a considerable shift in brand storytelling and creating branded experiences. If Apple can do it, why not others? SalesTouch creates emotion-driven experiences as home shoppers browse the surrounding neighborhood, "try on" floor plans/exterior elevations to build “their” home and "mark up" favorites to print/email. Shoppers discover what fits their lifestyle best. And, builders/developers benefit by using visually appealing, usable technology to brand their sales/leasing offices.

 

Brand Visualization - The recent emergence of websites such as Pinterest and Instagram has brought demand for visual content to the forefront. Images now equal content and SalesTouch puts builder content at the prospect’s fingertips, providing a way to virtually explore the neighborhood and all it has to offer – shopping, dining, schools, recreation. Content becomes personal and relatable.

Brand Data – Data is key for marketers today. SalesTouch collects prospect registration on-screen and turns it into actionable CRM activities. Every touch point is recorded for further analysis as to the most visited floor plans, points-of-interest and value-added content such as energy efficiency and construction methods.

 

Brand Content – SalesTouch provides a clear brand-centric focus and strategy for builders/developers in their sales/leasing offices and information centers: engage your home shoppers, present visually interesting, easily understood and actionable content, provide printed or email information for further review and solicit registration.

 

Computer Presentation Systems is a leading provider of sales, marketing, construction and customer service software solutions to the new home industry. Founded in 1985, CPS has developed a reputation for innovative, cost-effective software solutions backed by outstanding service and support.

 

CPS can be found at the 2015 International Builders' Show in Central Hall Booth C2860 in the nextBuild section and in Sales Central Meeting Room S219.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Lisa Meylor (916) 635-3487

lisam@cpsusa.com

3035 Prospect Park Dr., Suite 90

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

 

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CPS' MOBILE APPS EXPAND BUILDER / DEVELOPER MARKETING REACH

 CPS develops customized apps Sacramento, CA – January 8, 2015 - Today’s builders/developers require multiple engagement strategies to maximize their audience reach and CPS’ mobile apps for iOS/Android phones/tablets facilitate expanded marketing programs.

The apps are free to download and are developed with customized content consistent with the builder/developer and community's brand. Home shoppers are able to browse the community’s story, sitemaps and amenities, neighborhood points of interest – even floorplans and elevations. Key to the community’s objectives is the ability to collect prospect registration and serve as the start of the CRM process.

 

David Lott, a CPS Product Development Specialist, says, "The registration feature is an effective tool for capturing leads. The prospect data is stored in a Microsoft SQL database and is available immediately for follow-up in CPS' CRM 2.0 sales and marketing system." The information collected can be basic demographics such as "name" and "email" or include more qualifying data such as "time frame for moving" and "annual income."

 

Dynamically-driven content provides a fresh experience for home shoppers every time they visit the app. Information such as pricing, lot status and news and events are always up-to-date. Lott continues, "Today’s builders and developers need apps to reach out to today’s connected consumer. People use apps on a daily basis on their phones and tablets. Shopping for a home shouldn't be any different." In fact, a 2013 survey by Google and the National Association of Realtors found that 89% of new home shoppers use mobile apps for research. That number is up from 68% only one year earlier!

 

CPS' apps are also used at sales centers to provide a brand engaging experience for home shoppers. The Rancho Mission Viejo master planned community in southern Orange County, CA, opened their doors with four large touch screens and 20 iPads displaying a Rancho Mission Viejo app developed by CPS. Click here to download the RMV app from iTunes.

 

Computer Presentation Systems is a leading provider of sales, marketing, construction and customer service software solutions to the new home industry. Founded in 1985, CPS has developed a reputation for innovative, cost-effective software solutions backed by outstanding service and support.

 

CPS can be found at the 2015 International Builders' Show in Central Hall Booth C2860 in the nextBuild section and in Sales Central Meeting Room S219.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Lisa Meylor (916) 635-3487

lisam@cpsusa.com

3035 Prospect Park Dr., Suite 90

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

 

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CPS INTRODUCES SOCIAL VIDEO WALL FACILITATING DAY-IN/DAY-OUT CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT

 Social Video Wall Facilitates Customer Engagement Sacramento, CA – January 8, 2015 - CPS introduces Social Video Wall for use in sales and leasing centers to enhance interaction between today’s connected consumer and builder/developer communities and neighborhoods.

Social Video Wall takes community/neighborhood images (still photography and video) and integrates their display with consumer social media input. The process is curated through an administrative website.

 

How does Social Video Wall maximize the customer experience? Imagine a community event (say, the annual July 4th celebration or a summer swim party). Establish a hashtag (#Great4thCelebration) and encourage visitors, homeowners and staff to use Twitter and Instagram to post comments and pictures.

The end result? An engaging, ever changing wall displaying pre-set marketing messages as well as all the July 4th community messages. Your audience is actively participating in the marketing process and keeping the momentum of the event going! Social Video Wall facilitates the ever critical day-in/day-out relationship so necessary in today’s connected environment.

 

Today, builders/developers need to consider multiple engagement strategies in their marketing efforts as it appears traditional marketing “funnels” aren’t reaching everyone. Tradigital takes traditional marketing processes and applies digital technology for an enhanced result. Adding consumer-generated content to neighborhood photography and video generates an on-going, engaging consumer experience.

 

A bonus benefit that can be associated with tradigital: adding memorable customer experiences enhances the sales environment for agents, as well. It's a soft benefit that can result in improved employee morale with long-term profitability impacts through a quicker sales cycle, decreased turnover, reductions in collateral materials and decreased employee turnover. Those benefits can be calculated!

 

Computer Presentation Systems is a leading provider of sales, marketing, construction and customer service software solutions to the new home industry. Founded in 1985, CPS has developed a reputation for innovative, cost-effective software solutions backed by outstanding service and support.

 

CPS can be found at the 2015 International Builders' Show in Central Hall Booth C2860 in the nextBuild section and in Sales Central Meeting Room S219.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Lisa Meylor (916) 635-3487

lisam@cpsusa.com

3035 Prospect Park Dr., Suite 90

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

 

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BUILDERS / DEVELOPERS USE CPS’ MOBI™ AS EFFECTIVE, INNOVATIVE, MOBILE PROSPECT REGISTRATION TOOL

Sacramento, CA – January 8, 2015 - CPS will showcase Mobi™, an innovative, mobile prospect registration tool designed specifically for sales/leasing offices as well as information centers, at the 2015 International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.

CPS developed Mobi™ as a mobile enhancement to their web-based CRM software application, CRM 2.0. Mobi™ encourages home shoppers and co-op agents to self-register using a sales office iPad, Android or Windows tablet.

 

The demographic data collected is customized for each CPS client. For home shoppers, the information might be as basic as "name" and "email address" or include more qualifying information such as "time frame for moving" and "annual income." For co-op agents, the data typically includes the agent's contact information as well as brokerage office details.

 

Tara Valle used Mobi™ at Aventura Isles, an affordable luxury community in Miami, and commented about Mobi™ saying, "Our prospects were very receptive and some even said that it's more 'cool' than the typical paper registration cards." Valle continues, "The best part was that it saved me time - I no longer had to manually enter registration cards."

 

Robert Musa, CPS' President, adds, "Both the prospect and co-op agent information is fed directly into the Microsoft SQL database and is available immediately for follow-up activities generated by CPS’ CRM 2.0 software. Mobi™ is an administrative time-saver and kick starts the marketing follow-up process."

 

Computer Presentation Systems is a leading provider of sales, marketing, construction and customer service software solutions to the new home industry. Founded in 1985, CPS has developed a reputation for innovative, cost-effective software solutions backed by outstanding service and support.

 

CPS can be found at the 2015 International Builders' Show in Central Hall Booth C2860 in the nextBuild section and in Sales Central Meeting Room S219.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Lisa Meylor (916) 635-3487

lisam@cpsusa.com

3035 Prospect Park Dr., Suite 90

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

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SALESTOUCH SELECTED AS TOP TECH PRODUCT FOR SALES PROS

 SalesTouch at IBS 2014 - a Jason Forrest Top Tech Product for Sales Pros! Las Vegas, NV – February 5, 2014 - SalesTouch was selected as a Top Tech Product for Sales Pros by sales trainer Jason Forrest at the NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS). CPS was honored to be part of only a select handful of technology exhibitors from the IBS nextBUILD section to be acknowledged!

Watch Jason's show-floor video at CPS' IBS booth recognizing SalesTouch here.

 

SalesTouch is an interactive touch screen sales & marketing tool for new home sales/information centers and leasing offices. Utilizing multi-touch technology, SalesTouch engages prospects with rich visual content and relevant information as they browse interactive floor plans, amenities and neighborhood points of interest.

Jason Forrest is the founder and Chief Sales Officer of Forrest Performance Group. Forrest PG offers a variety of programs, education, seminars and sales coach training aimed at dramatically improving sales force success.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Lisa Meylor (916) 635-3487

lisam@cpsusa.com

3035 Prospect Park Dr., Suite 90

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

 

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CPS LAUNCHES MOBILE WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT TO CONNECT HOME SHOPPERS WITH HOME BUILDERS

 We develop mobile websites Sacramento, CA – January 28, 2014 - CPS has entered the mobile website arena, and is now developing mobile sites for its home building and apartment leasing clients for use on smartphones and tablets. The mobile sites connect home shoppers instantly to community information in an easy-to-navigate format.

Home shoppers are able to browse community information such as pricing, square footage, number of bedrooms and exterior and interior views. They can also easily connect to a community's social media sites such as Facebook via quick links, call a sales office with one touch and easily get directions to the community from their current location using a Google Maps link.

 

CPS began developing mobile websites in response to the rapid growth in mobile device use coupled with the ever-increasing number of people shopping for homes online. A 2012 joint study by Google and the National Association of Realtors found that 89% of new home shoppers use a mobile search engine.

 

The 2012 NAR study also found that mobile new home shoppers are an additional source of qualified leads, with 51% reading general information and 48% looking for directions. David Lott, a CPS Product Development Specialist, agrees and says, "It is really important for a mobile site to provide the basic info prospects are looking for in their research quest, especially directions to get to the community." Lott continues, "Since these mobile shoppers are doing their basic research online, they really are more qualified leads by the time they reach your sales office."

For a sample of a CPS developed mobile website, visit www.civitalife.com from your smartphone. Civita is a master-planned community in San Diego offering both new homes for sale and apartments for lease.

 

Computer Presentation Systems is a leading provider of sales, marketing, construction and warranty/customer service software solutions to the new home industry. Founded in 1985, CPS has developed a reputation for innovative, cost-effective software solutions backed by outstanding service and support.

 

CPS will be at the 2014 International Builders’ Show, Central Hall Booth C3165 in the nextBuild section.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Lisa Meylor (916) 635-3487

lisam@cpsusa.com

3035 Prospect Park Dr., Suite 90

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

 

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