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Handybook Introduces Real-Time Instant booking app to Plumbing.

NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Handybook, the real time instant booking app and website for booking handymen and household services, today announced the availability of simple real-time plumber booking to New York City residents. In less time than it takes to order a pizza, New Yorkers can search, find and book an appointment with a local plumber based on their availability and location.

Handybook makes booking an appointment to fix a broken pipe or toilet as easy as ordering shoes from Amazon or a pizza from Papa Johns. Because each plumber is pre-approved and guaranteed to show up on time, Handybook can offer hassle-free service to New Yorkers. Plus, with Handybook's new mobile app, New Yorkers can book reliable service providers from their mobile device in less than 90 seconds, while on the go.

We Transform How HVAC Companies Engage and Collaborate with Homeowners

Transform How HVAC Companies Engage and Collaborate

Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) November 05, 2012 -- Sarasota Florida: Cloud Office Manager (COM) a next generation mobile cloud communication solution provider centered on making businesses in the home service sector more successful, launched it's revolutionary Virtual Service Advisor program during the Manasota Air Conditioning Contractors Association (MACCA) members meeting yesterday. MACCA is an affiliated chapter of the Florida Refrigeration Air Conditioning Contractors Association.

"Cloud Office Manager's Virtual Service Advisor program (VSA) will fundamentally transform how home service companies engage and collaborate with homeowners," states Scott Wells, founder and CEO, "we leverage leading technology companies and their services with proven customer engagement models to reinvent how home service businesses communicate and interface with homeowners."

Flexpoint Releases Two New Products with Wireless Partner Monnit

DRAPER, Utah, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:FLXT) today announced that its innovative partner in wireless sensing technology, Monnit, has released two new products featuring Bend Sensor® technology. One is a seat sensor for occupancy detection and monitoring, Wireless Seat Occupancy Sensor and the other is designed to measure airflow in HVAC systems, Wireless Airflow Sensor.

Both products transmit data wirelessly to Monnit's online sensor monitoring and alerting system, which can be easily accessed from any PC or smartphone. The products, which have been under development for the past few months, are designed to meet growing demand for accurate, durable, easy to install occupancy and airflow solutions.

FieldConnect to Exhibit at MSCA 2012; Present Workforce Mobility Solutions to the Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA)

FieldConnect to Exhibit at MSCA 2012

Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) October 11, 2012 -- FieldConnect, Inc., a longtime innovator in mobile technology solutions, will exhibit at next week’s MSCA 2012, the annual educational conference for the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA).

MSCA is the annual conference for the leading national trade association for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) contractors, providing education, marketing, and labor & management services, to ensure its members deliver quality performance, value, and expertise for all building system needs. The conference begins Sunday, October 14, in Carlsbad, CA.

Free Heat Loss Calculator App: Slant/Fin’s Hottest New Tool For Contractors

Free Heat Loss Calculator App

Greenvale, NY (PRWEB) September 19, 2012 -- Heating contractors can now add a powerful tool to their ‘belt’ for free by downloading the new heat loss calculator app from Slant/Fin, one of the oldest and most respected names in boilers and baseboard heating. The first app of its kind designed for use with any iPad or iPhone, the extremely handy “Hydronic Explorer” makes it easier than ever for today’s heating professional to determine, in-home, the ideal equipment a customer needs for maximum comfort and fuel efficiency.

Innovative Pump Manufacturer Launches Breakthrough Operating System

QuantumFlo’s iQFlo Efficiency Software

DeBary, Florida (PRWEB) July 18, 2012 -- QuantumFlo, the world’s leading manufacturer of pre-packaged pump systems for commercial and industrial applications, announced its newest pump efficiency software, iQFlo, an innovative operating system that uses the latest technology in pump regulating to deliver the most efficient and cost-saving booster pumps available.

Based on past experience with variable speed versus constant flow systems, the iQFlo technology capitalizes on measuring and accommodating to variable speed water pressure processes, resulting in noticeable cost and energy savings. Customized through years of experience in the industry, this automated process is designed to optimize pressure to the inconsistent demands of facilities’ contingent pumping situations.

"Pricing For Profit," David Crary is back with Product Pricing

St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 -- Wednesday, June 13th, David Crary – president and founder of HindSite Software, former service contractor, and lifetime entrepreneur – will be joining Ruth King of on

David and Ruth will be talking about the factors needed to take into consideration to price products and services profitably. One main point they will make is that most owners believe price drives everything, and they will discuss why this is not true.

CAD Engineering Company Offers Software Discounts to Home-Schoolers, Students and Teachers

AViCAD CAD Program discounts

Bend, OR (PRWEB) April 24, 2012 -- Established in 1992, ASVIC has been is focused on servicing their Engineering Software add-on named Mech-Q. Recently ASVIC has released a standalone CAD Program called AViCAD which is also available for students, teachers, and schools – including home-schoolers.  

The AViCAD Academic release offers discounts of up to 60% and includes a Engineering Software pack built-in to the menu system.  In addition 3D tools and a rendering application are also included. Since its first release in 1995, Mech-Q has grown to over 25,000 active users worldwide.

Your Money is in the Details: David Crary visits

St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) March 22, 2012 -- This Friday, David Crary – president and founder of HindSite Software, former service contractor, and lifetime entrepreneur – will be joining Ruth King of on

David will be talking about how so much of a contractor’s revenue is tied up in the details, and getting into the details really means getting good information.

The core concept is this: A contractor’s revenue doesn’t actually come from maintenance plans and service calls. That work, in fact, just represents cost (labor cost, supplier costs, etc.). No, revenue really comes from properly managing the work and sending out the bill. The invoice is what really gets a contractor paid, and the invoice is really just information collected from the field.

If that information isn’t accurate, the contractor is missing billable items: time, materials, other upcharges, or even opportunities for return visits and upsells.

Flowfinity Introduces Field Service Management Solution for Optimizing Mobile Workforce Productivity

Flowfinity software

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) March 13, 2012 -- Flowfinity Wireless Inc., a proven provider of enterprise mobile apps for business process automation, today announced a mobile solution that allows field service providers to dramatically reduce operations costs and improve the productivity of their mobile teams.

Flowfinity software lets field service companies streamline and automate inefficient paper or spreadsheet processes by creating custom mobile apps for invoicing, incident reports, work orders, scheduling, dispatch, time and materials tracking, and other service management tasks. Flexible mobile forms and work flows can be configured through a point-and-click editor and modified easily, allowing businesses to stay agile as they automate existing best practices or adopt new ones.

3D Piping Block Library Now Includes Affordable Dialog Control

SimpleCAD 3D Piping Block Library

(PRWEB) February 29, 2012 -- SimpleCAD announced today a new add-on is now available for their 3D Piping Block Library and offers full dialog control within AutoCAD®. President Erik Zetterberg from SimpleCAD explains " This new dialog interface offers CAD designers a faster way to insert the various blocks into their AutoCAD drawing."

Without the new dialog option, the existing 3D Piping collection integrates into AutoCAD using a simple pull-down menu. Various piping blocks are then displayed as thumbnails. The user must locate each fitting and then finally add it into the drawing.

The new graphical interface is designed to expedite the process of finding the correct symbol without having to use the standard pull-down system. Although the two different systems can also work together if needed.

QA Graphics Partners with Tridium, Inc.

QA Graphics custom 3D symbols

Ankeny, Iowa (PRWEB) January 31, 2012 -- QA Graphics, a leading provider of design services for the building automation industry, is pleased to announce their recent partnership with Tridium, Inc. Tridium is a global leader in open platforms, application software frameworks, automation infrastructure technology, energy management and device-to-enterprise integration solutions.

QA Graphics provides extensive graphic services for the building automation industry and in this new partnership will develop a custom 3D symbol library for Tridium.

Kohl Building Products Selects improveit! 360 to Support Contractors, Increase Profits

Kohl Building Products

(PRWEB) January 09, 2012 -- improveit! 360, the nation’s premier business management application for remodelers, contractors and home service pros, announced it was selected by Kohl Building Products as a partner to help them grow revenues and support the success of their contractor network.

Estes Heating & Air Conditioning Increases Driver Productivity by 13 percent with NexTraq

NexTraq Fleet Tracking

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 01, 2011 -- NexTraq, the value leader of GPS fleet tracking and vehicle management solutions, announced today that its client, Estes Heating & Air Conditioning increased its driver productivity by 13 percent with the NexTraq™ Fleet Tracking platform. Additionally, through the NexTraq Web Services offering, Estes was able to integrate its SAWIN® application with NexTraq’s fleet management application, adding efficiencies to its already automated business processes.

Jeffrey Allison, IT Administrator for Estes Heating & Air Conditioning, said, “The tight integration between the SAWIN application and the NexTraq platform made our dispatchers’ jobs easier as they didn’t have toggle between screens to do their job – it became a much more efficient process.”

HindSite Software Prepares for Second Webinar with Guido & Associates, Focusing on Technology’s Effect on Contractors’ Service Business Operations

HindSite concluded their first educational webinar in partnership with Guido & Associates in early November, and is now preparing for the next in the series. With the first focusing on ways to increase office operational efficiency, the second will be addressing the roll of technology in field service operations.

New Version of Trimble Field Link Software Incorporates Dynamic Joystick Feature to Increase Control of Construction Layout Tasks for the Mechanical, Engineering, Plumbing and Structures Trades

Trimble Field Link Software

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced  today  a new version of its field software suite designed to simplify routine construction layout tasks while increasing overall productivity and accuracy — Trimble® Field Link 1.1 for MEP and Structures trades. The new version features a drag and point feature known as "Dynamic Joystick" that provides the user with fluid control over Trimble Robotic Total Stations via on-screen gestures directly on the solution's Trimble Tablet.

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