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Hands-on Deployment Made Easy for Estimators and Sales Reps Alike

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It's summertime, meaning busy season is upon us in the flooring industry. There are a great deal of bids to win, and making time for training new estimators and sales reps on our program may seem like a daunting task. The MeasureSquare video tutorials, while extremely helpful, don't seem like enough for someone starting from the beginning, and maybe you don't have three hours to set aside at one time for an online training session with us.

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MS 2017 Transition: Setting Up An Account In The Cloud

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As you all know, we recently announced the official release of the MeasureSquare 2017 desktop edition with some steps for upgrading from previous versions. One of the main features of this new version is the universal access and use of the MeasureSquare Cloud. In order to be able to access the software and make use of the Cloud services, you will need to sign up for an account with the Cloud.

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Measure Flooring With Correct Information Disclosure, a $2MM Lesson Learned

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In 2015, there was a litigation against a national flooring operations that resulted in $2 MM settlement and a new disclosure guideline for flooring measurement. The case was established based on the fact that most consumers are not aware that flooring products ordered are more than SF installed on net floor area covered, but installation charges are based on the ordered amount instead of the net area.

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Spotlight on MeasureSquare: Cody Ripley of Performance Surfaces

Performance Surfaces

In our inaugural Spotlight on MeasureSquare series, we spoke to Robert Tipping, veteran MeasureSquare user and founder of Checkmeasures. As our series continues, we're pleased to welcome Cody Ripley of Performance Surfaces. Cody's a relatively new user of MeasureSquare, but has already distinguished himself through the caliber of his work and his thoughtful and educational engagement on our community forum.

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Spotlight on MeasureSquare: Robert Tipping of Checkmeasures

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MeasureSquare wouldn't be what it is without our users. All the little enhancements we make and all the ways we push ourselves to stay ahead of the industry curve would be moot if we were directing it at a vacuum. From a family business passed down through the generations to a new venture started by a flooring newcomer, our user community is so varied and we want to showcase some of their stories with our Spotlight on MeasureSquare series.     

This month we're thrilled to introduce Robert Tipping, founder of Checkmeasures. We speak to him about how the software fits into his day-to-day business operations and he offers advice on anyone who might be getting cold feet about committing their resources and traditional approaches to flooring takeoff programs.

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Evaluating a Commercial Flooring Estimating Software

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When making a decision as critical to your business as selecting a commercial estimating software, it is essential to have a strategy and expectations in place before you invest in a new software: requirements (past and future), training, support, rollout time, and price. Work at a commercial level has less margin for error, higher complexity, and greater risk of loss should a mistake occur; developing an evaluation template is a great way to make sure that you don't waste time evaluating a product that is a poor fit for your business needs.

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What is the MeasureSquare Cloud?

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The MeasureSquare Cloud hosts your diagram data and product database(s). In order for your data to back up to the cloud, users should Sync regularly in MeasureSquare's iPad app (Internet connection required). Logging into the Cloud also gives you the opportunity to manage your account, license, and subscription details.

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Benefits of consolidating a multi-platform estimating team

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Team building, synergy, innovation--buzzwords are in the air. In an industry that is in the midst of going digital, we want to be your guide to the future of takeoff estimating. Let's talk about building a consolidated team of commercial estimators where everyone is on the same page. Some of the benefits of consolidating your estimating team include:

  • A massive increase in efficiency
  • A consistent professional bid output
  • A team of experts that can support one another
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