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Member News: PierVantage Rolls Out Major Enhancements

PierVantage, the only true cloud based business management solution built specifically for the marine industry implements significant enhancements with its Winter 2014 Major Release. “This is the first of at least three major releases for 2014”, said Navroze Eduljee, CEO. “It continues to demonstrate our commitment to delivering the best and most up-to-date management solution to our customers.”

While there were over 50 different enhancements in the release, here are the major new functionality highlights:

  • Purchase Requests: Purchase requests can now be made directly from the work order or estimate. Parts and Material needed for projects will be placed in a queue for Purchasing managers to review and quickly add to a new or existing PO. Purchase Orders are easy to create and send off to your various vendors. When the parts come in, they will automatically be distributed to the appropriate work order or stock room location.
  • Estimate Templates: Easily create proposals or estimate templates for common projects that require like sets of operational activities.
  • Price Books: Drag and drop vendor price books files into our new module, easily map required fields, and the team will now have immediate access to price books when creating estimates and purchase orders. Update your price books as frequently as you like.

Impact for Boatyards
Service Writers and Managers now have the ability to create an estimate template for each project or work order. The estimate template functionality is designed for common projects that require like sets of operational activities. Within each template resides all of the necessary operations and tasks to complete the project. Each operation and task is pre-populated with the required labor hours and materials to complete the project.
When the customer approves the estimate, the work order is automatically created from the estimate without any duplicate entry. Parts and materials needed for the job will be placed in a queue for purchasing managers to review and execute PO’s. As the parts and materials are received, they are automatically allocated to the corresponding task on the work order. Of course, when time and materials get posted to the project in real time, managers can quickly view the percentages of completion of any stage of the project and/or the overall project. This gives managers the visibility they need to prevent cost overruns and identify areas of the project that need to be better managed.

Impact for Boat Builders:
Project managers now have the ability to create a build template for each model or boat the company builds. The template functionality is designed for common projects that require like sets of operational activities. Within each template resides all of the necessary operations and tasks to complete the build.

Each operation and task is pre-populated with the required labor hours and materials to complete the project.
When the customer approves the proposal, the build plan is automatically created from the build template without any duplicate entry. Parts and materials needed for the project will be placed in a queue for purchasing managers to review and execute PO’s. As the parts and materials are received, they are automatically allocated to the corresponding task for that boat. Of course, when time and materials get posted to the project in real time, managers can quickly view the percentages of completion of any stage of the project and/or the overall project. This gives managers the visibility they need to prevent cost overruns and identify areas of the project that need to be better managed.

Please stay tuned for our Summer Release that will take Project Management to the next level including powerful graphical project and resource management capabilities.

ABOUT PIERVANTAGE
PierVantage is the leading cloud based business management solution designed specifically for the marine industry. Use PierVantage to give you better visibility into your business, simplify work management, and increase the efficiency and profitability of your operation. Cloud based means the solution is easy to implement, offers tremendous reliability and security compared to on-premise systems and future upgrades are FREE and require no effort on your part. The solution is backed by a highly responsive and knowledgeable support team. Embrace change by upgrading to
PierVantage and enjoy the freedom and convenience of accessing your business anywhere, anytime.
Move your business to the next level with PierVantage, THE Cloud-Based Business Management Solution for the Marine Industry!
For more information on how PierVantage can help your business, please visit www.piervantage.com or contact Stephen Bullard at sbullard@corvant.com.

About CorVant, LLC
CorVant, LLC, www.corvant.com, is working with small service businesses and suppliers to develop comprehensive business management solutions that lower costs and improve customer service and satisfaction. The company’s team of information technology experts developed PierVantage™, the first and only integrated boatyard management solution available as a SaaS offering, and FulVantage™, a cutting edge web-based e-business solution for wholesalers and distributors.

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