At HVAC Comfortech 2008, 15 products were recognized as Product Showcase Award winners. Judges took into consideration the ease with which HVAC contractors can apply the technology, and the technical value of the product or service to the HVAC industry. We'll feature these products each month in upcoming issues of ContractingBusiness.com. This month, we're featuring Team Management System's Acorate Flat Rate Pricing software, the winner in the Software category. For additional information on any of the products listed here, circle the appropriate number(s) on the reader service card at the back of this issue or visit http://contractingbusiness.hotims.com/r5/search.asp?action=search&return_by_category=y.
Acorate Flat Rate Pricing Software
Acorate is flat rate pricing software that allows the user to create and print flat rate books based on company requirements. Contractors can use the pre-defined repairs that are available with Acorate, or they can build their own repairs. The software allows technicians to quote a pre-determined price based on the repair needed. Used properly, it will reduce the time that it takes to invoice in the field, as well as minimize billing and calculation errors, sources say.
With Acorate's setup wizard, contractors can print custom flat rate books by filling in basic company information, entering company rates, and selecting which task groups are applicable. The whole process takes about 10 minutes.