Andersons Developments had been using a DOS-based product called FBS, which, while they felt it was perfect for their small company, was clearly a little outdated, so they were keen to upgrade their accounts management system - they chose Evolution M.
Up until their recent switch to Evolution M, Andersons Developments had been using a DOS-based product called FBS, which, while they felt it was perfect for their small company, was clearly a little outdated, so they were keen to upgrade their accounts management system to one that could support the company which was easy to use and didn’t require excessive training.
Based in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, Andersons Developments is a friendly building contractor with an excellent reputation for specialising in everything from residential new builds to small extensions – whatever the job requires. As a small, local business, Tina Foster, Anderson’s accounts manager, relied on FBS, but soon realised that the system she was using had become quite outdated, and that the company wasn’t therefore utilising the benefits newer technology can deliver.
Tina was originally worried about changing from her reliable FBS system to one she wasn’t as familiar with, but found that the process was easy thanks to the help provided. She enjoyed the training and found our Integrity consultant to be very friendly and helpful, and she was grateful for the simplicity of the data migration and the structure of the training. The notes provided with the training have proved useful too, as Tina can look back at them whenever she needs to. Tina is confident that should she have any problems with Evolution M in the future, she can always turn to Integrity for help.
The benefits of Evolution M
Although Tina found FBS to be ideal for their small building company, she is thrilled with the support Evolution M provides. She finds the system easy to navigate and is grateful to have the ability to automatically verify new subcontractors within the system and use it to manage contracts and different projects, which saves time that was previously spent going backward and forward between various programs. Anderson’s Director can also benefit from Evolution M, as he is able to access the system whenever and wherever, to collect valuable information needed to create costing reports and to prepare for job costing meetings.
While Andersons Developments is only a small company, Tina believes she wouldn’t be able to manage without the support of Evolution M, and doesn’t understand how other building companies are able to cope without an accounting system built for the industry! She believes a construction-specific accounts system, which is also able to handle the job costing side, is imperative to any company within the construction industry. Tina and the team at Andersons Developments are enjoying a long-standing relationship with Integrity Software, and believe that they are in safe hands with a company that strives to keep up-to-date with the latest technology and legislation.