57% of roofing contractors are currently using software to help run their business and AccuLynx is the premier roofing software solution on the market. Our team is well-versed in the needs and challenges of roofing contractors, and we’re constantly updating our software to help our customers better manage and grow their businesses.
Over the last year, we made many incredible improvements to AccuLynx, from adding new integrations to helping enhance your interactions with homeowners. Here are the top 6 new features, integrations, and updates from 2022 that will help you improve your business:
Feature #1: Customer Portal
In 2022, we launched our brand new Customer Portal—a secure, self-service website designed to give roofing contractors an easier way to share project information. This customizable, interactive portal provides customers with 24/7 access to all their job information, so you can increase job visibility and communication.
Contractors use AccuLynx’s Customer Portal to deliver a personalized customer experience, while their customers love it because they can:
- Follow their projects from start to finish
- Make payments and apply for financing online
- Get questions answered without having to make a phone call
- View project details, documents, photos, estimates, and invoices in a single location
The Customer Portal also saves contractors time by automatically updating as changes are made in AccuLynx. So you can keep customers informed throughout the entire job without adding more work to your plate.
Feature #2: Integration with Beacon Building Products
While Acculynx already integrated with both SRS Distribution and ABC Supply, we were thrilled to announce our integration with one of the largest material distributors in both US and Canada, Beacon Building Products. Ordering materials through this AccuLynx integration provides you with a faster and easier way to estimate jobs and get the products you need. With this integration, you can:
- See a real-time catalog of available products with your specific account pricing, right in AccuLynx
- Submit material orders with just a few clicks
- Get real-time order updates delivered to your AccuLynx job file
Having a digital ordering system in place will give you much more visibility into your material orders, save time, and decrease your chance of errors. The new Beacon integration also seamlessly connects with other tools in AccuLynx, like the estimating templates and production calendar, so not only are you ordering materials more easily, but you’re also managing every aspect of the production process more smoothly.
Feature #3: GAF aerial measurement integration
In 2022 we teamed up with GAF QuickMeasure to help make it more efficient for roofing contractors to order their aerial measurements and build estimates. GAF delivers roofing measurement reports to your AccuLynx account in under 1 hour (for single-family homes) and under 24 hours (for commercial properties). With this integration, you can now order QuickMeasure reports in AccuLynx, saving you time and improving accuracy while eliminating the need to upload or manually enter data into AccuLynx.
Feature #4: Updated email templates
AccuLynx’s new Email Template Builder provides roofing contractors with a simplified way to create custom-branded, professional emails from scratch. Instead of recreating all your emails, you can create templates out of commonly used emails to reuse time and time again. This helps you speed up the communication process and brings more efficiency and standardization to your emails.
With a simple, drag-and-drop editor, it’s easy to:
- Customize your email templates
- Pre-write commonly sent emails
- Send emails right from the relevant job file
- Manage all your templates in one place
You can also select a “starter” layout, which are pre-built emails containing editable elements, to save even more time from having to create your own.
Feature #5: New financial worksheets
The new AccuLynx Financial Worksheet is the “financial center” for all your jobs. With this feature, you can easily manage your job finances, customize your billing schedules, and see real-time profitability right from your AccuLynx Job File. Here are a few ways our improved financial worksheets can help you better run your business:
- Financing and invoicing worksheets – Build out contracts and invoices, manage your job finances, and show real-time profitability right from your AccuLynx job file.
- Invoice statutes – Give a clear picture of what is going on with each step of the invoice process so you are never wondering what has and hasn’t been paid.
Feature #6: Updated Crew App
AccuLynx’s mobile Crew App is a simple roofing app that connects your office with your subcontractors and crews, allowing you to easily manage your teams and keep track of your projects without having to visit the job site. Here are some updates we made to the Crew App in 2022 that help you stay even more connected with your crews:
- You can now see labor orders while using the crew app
- Big improvements were made to the camera and scanner
- Can assign multiple crews to jobs through the app
- New tools to help manage job information and labor sign-offs
Start managing your business better with AccuLynx this year
With 2022 behind us, we want to thank everyone who has given our team suggestions for new products and features. We are excited to continue to help our customers better manage and grow their businesses in 2023 and beyond.
If you would like to learn more about AccuLynx and how we can help you achieve your 2023 goals, you can set up a customized demo. If you are already a customer and would like to know how to utilize these tools even better, you can contact one of our customer support representatives.