In this age of the consumer, customers are in control. And in the construction industry, they need pricing and other information when and where they need it.

The best solutions integrate with business-management systems that contractors are already using. And this is a great way to run their projects more quickly and flexibly. For example, EagleView Technology Corp., www.eagleview.com, Bothell, Wash., recently launched the Material List program for ABC Supply customers. A component of the new ABC Connect program, the Material List is powered by EagleView and works with EagleView measurements with ABC Supply’s realtime product catalog and pricing.

Created to integrate EagleView roof measurement reports with contractor pricing, the Material List automatically calculates the quantities of materials needed for roofing projects. Additionally, the program allows users to build bills of material from scratch or import them from a spreadsheet while also creating basic sales proposals from the items on the list. And contractors can email, print, or export lists in .csv, .pdf, or Microsoft Word formats while also using functionality to change lists before placing an order.

The sky’s the limit for this solution, as EagleView’s cloud-based software platform first provides extremely accurate and detailed aerial roof measurements, which are then used to calculate bills of material and product orders using individual ABC contractor pricing. From measurements to material order, EagleView connects ABC contractors with everything they need for successful roofing projects any time of the day or night.

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