We've Been Busy! QFloors unveils new commercial, mobile office, and cloud software additions at Surfaces
(Las Vegas, Nevada) QFloors generated notice at the TISE Surfaces show in Las Vegas, as the flooring software company showcased new products, features and technologies. "Our booth was flooded with people, both current and potential customers, who wanted to learn more about our new commercial, mobile, and cloud products. We are really excited about these new and unique offerings, and I think the word's gotten out!" said company president Chad Ogden.
With a new close partnership with Measure Square Corp. signed in October, QFloors has developed even better integration to MeasureSquare's flooring estimating software products. The QFloors ERP software system and the MeasureSquare takeoff estimating system work together to provide a seamless mobile solution, from initial measure to final payment.
Utilizing this enhanced integration, along with other innovative technology tools, QFloors created its new Mobile Office Suite. Office Suite allows floor covering dealers to basically take their office with them to the job site or customer's home. While in the past, there were mobile products allowing certain tasks and connections, it was limited and sometimes slow. The new Office Suite makes it possible to effortlessly move through the following steps, without stepping away from the customer's home or job site: 1) Measuring and estimation; 2) Checking stock, both at your store and with select manufacturers and distributors; 3) Creating the proposal; 4) Emailing the proposal/invoice to your customer; 5) Capturing a signature; 6) Swiping or inserting their credit card with a portable processor for down payment (at the much lower "card present" rate); 7) Saving and encrypting a token for that credit card to be used for the balance later; 8) Scheduling the installation.
"Customers already using the Mobile Suite products say it's a game changer for them," said Ogden. "They are telling me it's dramatically affected close rates, receivables, credit card costs, and even customer complaints."
New commercial-friendly additions to QFloors were also generating a lot of enthusiasm at Surfaces, with customers and prospects alike. Ogden remarked that these advances are a result of working closely with existing QFloors commercial flooring dealers. "We listened to their needs and wish lists, and ended up adding 20 new features to enhance the commercial project experience in QFloors. We made it possible to treat commercial work and retail work completely separate from one another, for those floor covering dealers who do both. The reports are calculated differently, depending upon commercial or retail. We created a new dashboard that helps you see all of the projects going on at the same time. We've also added new updated reporting, New AIA reporting, and several other finesses that just make QFloors ERP software much more commercial-friendly."
Finally, QFloors officially released the first edition of QPro POS+, the cutting edge 100% browser-based cloud software. While cloud technology has been around for quite some time, QPro represents a different, vanguard technology called "full stack, open source" software. The software program runs completely in a web browser. There are many advantages to this newer type of browser-based cloud technology. The tricky thing is that for the average person, it is at times difficult to tell the difference between new and old technologies. It is particularly confusing when a software company offers a few select features on web pages, but then you need to go back into a traditional program to do everything else.
Ogden explained, "The best way to discern whether you are being sold new or old cloud technologies is to ask this one simple question, "Does your full software solution run in a web browser, or do I have to minimize or exit the web browser to access some of the features of your application?" If you have to get out of the browser to complete certain tasks, it is the older technology."
Benefits of this new type of cloud technology include: lower operating and material costs; greater device independence; easier customization; more flexibility and compatibility (now and in the future); easier 3rd party integration, and enhanced security and redundancy.
The newly released POS+ software includes job costing, inventory management, fcB2B features, commissions, sales tax and reporting, installer billing, and more. Additional features will continually be added until a complete ERP system is available.
The explanation that all current QFloors customers will eventually be grandfathered into the software at no additional cost was met with great excitement at the software company's training held the day before Surfaces. "Not only will these customers not have to pay for upgrades," Ogden explained, "but they also will actually typically have costs decrease, as some of these IT and licensing fees go away."
The transition to the new cloud technology is requiring an unprecedented amount of time and resources for the flooring software company, but Ogden maintains it is worth the sacrifice. "It's where the future is headed. It's what's best for our customers. It's the right thing to do."
For more information on commercial flooring features, QFloors Mobile Office Suite, QPro POS+, or QFloors software, contact Sales@QProsoftware.com. We'd love to show you a quick demo and visit with you about these powerful new tools.