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The Smart-Builder Range: 'creating world leading glass design software'
Smart-Builder is the world’s leading software for designing frameless
glass structures. There are four modules which can be used as standalone design
tools or integrated into the Smart-Toolbox sales system.
Our advanced Smart-Toolbox sales
system manages customers and quotes for glass (processed or stock), hardware, adhoc
jobs and structures from any of the integrated design modules listed above. Smart-Toolbox
contains built in support for operational aspects such as work orders, purchase
orders and easy drag and drop scheduling of measures and installations, plus debtor
financials such as invoicing, receipting and statements.
Smart-Hosting is an add-on service which allows customers to access the Smart-Builder
software over the internet. This means that the software can be used from any computer
with an internet connection, be that at home, at work, or on a laptop via wireless.
Besides the obvious benefit of allowing staff to work from home or while travelling,
Smart-Hosting enables businesses to take laptop computers on site and produce a
quote on the spot for the end customer. When trying to make an immediate sale it
is hard to beat giving a price on the spot and showing your customer the proposed
shower, shopfront, railing or balustrade in full colour 3D.
Smart-Hosting offers other benefits. The software and database are hosted on our
dedicated servers in a secure climate controlled data centre with full battery and
generator power backup and diversified high speed internet connections. We manage
upgrades to latest versions of our software and database backups are scheduled to
occur multiple times a day. Furthermore backups are electronically transferred offsite
to a secure location to ensure peace of mind.
Smart-Hosting is available for all our software at a nominal price per database
and user. A broadband connection is recommended. Please
contact us for further information.
Smart-Builder have a dedicated in-house development team which has produced all
of our software. We emphasise quality over quantity, preferring to have a smaller
number of intelligent and highly skilled developers rather than a large team of
inexperienced graduates or outsourcing off-shore. This approach has paid off, producing
revolutionary and award winning software products which are easy to use and have
world leading functionality.
By having a development team which more often than not gets it right first time
we also remain competitive on costs. Our professional grade development tools and
environment are highly refined to maximise our productivity without limiting our
creativity. Cost effectiveness is further enhanced by our development team being
based in New Zealand which has a highly educated workforce, modern infrastructure
and a great lifestyle but still manages to have a comparatively low cost of living.
We are open to enquiries from prospective partners interested in developing new
software or modules, for the glass industry or otherwise. We specialise in complex
problems which cannot easily be solved, particularly where the solution needs a
significant degree of precision. Glass structures fit this brief well but our expert
system technology and user friendly graphical approach is very well suited
to many other areas.
If you would like to find out more or discuss a possible project then please
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