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New Mobile App Features Automated Construction Rebates & Training Tools

AxisPointe has launched several new features for its award-winning InSite Mobile field app that opens the door to automatic product rebates, remote QA monitoring and more, it was announced today.

“We’re excited to bring these new features to our builders, with many more on the way,” said Fred Chaney, who heads AxisPointe’s product innovation team. “Builders and contractors can now interact more with their product partners and control more jobsite activities than ever before.”

The slew of features launched this week provide customers with the industry’s first integration to link product manufacturers, banking institutions, and insurance partners for cost and liability reduction. Builders can earn hundreds of dollars in cash rebates by selecting products and using InSite Mobile to track daily construction progress. For projects with construction loans, new features slash bank draw cycle times up to 80-percent, allowing builders to receive funds rapidly and reduce bank draw inspection costs.

“We are now integrating product manufacturers and lenders to share this valuable data in real time,” said Stan Luhr, AxisPointe’s CEO, who invented the checkpoint management system in 1994 and built the industry’s very first mobile QA apps. “By bringing these stakeholders together, we all benefit from knowing exactly what is happening on the job site, which results in savings and reduced liabilities for everyone.”

By promoting product-specific checkpoints on the AxisPointe platform, manufacturers can see for the first time where their products are, who is installing them, and exactly when the home will close escrow. If a problem is detected, the manufacturer can instantly alert the field installer and provide training—all within the app.

This direct connection with the installer, Luhr believes, will help encourage proper installation techniques and give builders another set of eyes watching their home construction.

Luhr’s QA programs have been widely used in the builder-insurance industry for years, but this is the first time financial institutions and product manufacturers will be active participants.

After receiving input from several financial lenders, AxisPointe developed a new dashboard where all project funding activities are displayed in real time. “This will be a great tool for the smaller home builder or contractor, since they will see in real time exactly when their bank draw request is approved and funded,” Luhr said, adding that funds can be transferred in minutes upon submittal, slashing several days off the process.

For rebates on products and materials, AxisPointe hopes to register hundreds of new product manufacturers who can remotely view their products being installed, offer instant support, and help ensure that their products are being properly installed. More than 300,000 construction products are already linked in AxisPointe databases to provide document sharing to builders, installers and homeowners.

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