It appears production homebuilders can move on to ever-increasing adoption of the cloud, with the recent debut of a next-generation Web platform. Homebuilders can also expect to see more big announcements coming out of the NAHB, www.nahb.org, Washington, D.C., Intl. Builders Show this week.

Recently, for example, BuilderMT, www.buildermt.com, Lakewood, Colo., debuted the new BuilderMT Cloud. Available now, the first release of BuilderMT Cloud is focused on BuilderMT’s Models and Options Manager (MoM), a product that allows users to create and manage models product catalog databases. Now available through the Cloud, BuilderMT Cloud MoM brings flexibility in models and options management, whether the homebuilder is using CAD (computer-aided design), BIM (building information modeling), or traditional home plans.

BuilderMT Cloud MoM appeals to homebuilders looking for a simple Web-based solution for managing their models product catalog. With BuilderMT Cloud MoM, users create as many databases as they like to manage models, options, items, trades, purchasing activities, quantities, and associated relationships. Easy Microsoft Excel importing and exporting is another powerful feature of BuilderMT Cloud Models and Options Manager. This feature is built for the power user who likes the speed, power, and flexibility of Excel. Using the Excel import feature, BuilderMT Cloud MoM users can build and manage large databases in their tool of choice.

And more solutions will be introduced to contractors, builders, and subtrade insiders at IBS in Las Vegas, Nev., February 4–6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Be on the lookout for HomeFront Software, www.homefront-software.com, Calgary, Alta., which will bring builders HomeFrontCRM, with key integration of sales and marketing processes, as well as implementation of costly and extensive customization to generic CRM (customer-relationship management) systems. HomeFront delivers CRM functionality designed exclusively for the homebuilding industry. HomeFrontCRM includes new features in the areas of marketing and prospect management, sales and construction management, and end-to-end homebuilding technology.

Also at IBS, SBS Group, www.sbsgroupusa.com, Edison, N.J. and MiTek, www.mitek-us.com, Chesterfield, Mo., will team up to demonstrate Sapphire Build and Microsoft Dynamics software solutions. Together these companies will showcase the integrations between Sapphire Build and Microsoft Dynamics SL as well as presenting Microsoft Dynamics AX. These fresh innovative solutions are critical to advancing residential builder’s business operations.