ROCKFORD, Mich., Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- JobFLEX™, a Midwest software company, announces changes to its software pricing structure, responding to the needs of small-to-mid-size businesses in the wake of the current construction industry labor shortage. Both Basic and Pro JobFLEX Plans can now be paid on a monthly basis, without an up-front investment.
The latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) survey data shows that 46 percent of builders reported a shortage in the labor directly employed by their firms. This number jumped significantly from 20 percent in 2012 and 28 percent in 2013. The shortage is felt even more in the subcontracting arena, with 51 percent reporting labor shortages. In the same survey, 36 percent of builders stated projects have become unprofitable, while 18 percent said the shortage of labor has forced them to turn down projects or slow the rate of incoming work.
JobFLEX, which includes both an online portal and a mobile app, allows businesses to create professional estimates quickly and efficiently in the field, even when staffing is low. Once a material/pricing list, logo and terms and conditions are uploaded, the app is ready to use. With the new pricing structure, the Basic Package, which includes the mobile app, customizable materials list, support and training, file directory and 1 user is $45/month. The Pro Package, priced at $95/month, includes everything in the Basic Package, plus customer management features, scheduling/calendar, data import, standard reporting features and 5 users.
Early adopters of JobFLEX, including GreenFIT Homes of Rockford, Michigan, have reported incredible returns after implementation, as the software can pay for itself within the first month and can add over 50% to the bottom line in the first year.
JobFLEX estimating software is designed to focus on four key components to running a successful contracting business:
- Flexibility: Generate proposals on-site to facilitate sales more quickly and efficiently.
- Simplicity: Create attractive and effective proposals for customers to sign on the spot, leading to higher close rates.
- Efficiency: The paperless estimating process keeps job files readily available.
- Profitability: Hither quote volumes lead to higher revenues.
"With the current industry climate and labor shortage, small to mid-sized businesses often don't have the manpower to generate the number of quotes necessary to stay profitable, nor do they have the ability to invest a large sum of money in software up-front," said JobFLEX CEO/President Kim Phillipi. "The new JobFLEX pricing structure allows them to purchase the software with a small monthly payment, simplify and speed their quoting process, resulting in increased revenues."
For a JobFLEX product demo and a 30-day free trial, visit http://www.job-flex.com/mobile-app-demo.
Megan Atkinson, Director of Marketing and Communications
The JobFLEX price quote software and mobile app empowers salespeople to quickly create quotes on-site, doesn't require a wifi connection in the field, and enables users to write more quotes and make more money. JobFLEX is available for all Android 4.0 or higher devices (phones and tablets). For more information, visit: http://www.job-flex.com.