Simplify the payment process with secure, cost-effective payment processing
provided by FASTChecks, a Microsoft® Windows-based laser check software
that makes its easy to control check printing while also streamlining payment
processing. You also have the option of purchasing: additional signature
activation security with signature cards and a magnetic card reader; automated
electronic Check Reconciliation, as well as Positive Pay file protection, a reference file used by your bank to ensure that only authorized checks are cashed.
Additional features include:
Built-in style editor
Check type definition setup
MICR line definition configuration
Spooler encryption technology
Fraud-deterrent security fonts for account profiles
Operator designated accounts
Import multiple batch/check files
Import account code up to 25 characters
Complete listing of checks from batches
Import and preview multiple check batches
Zoom feature for better visibility
Define signatures and account groups
Multi-level signature limit options
Bind signatures and groups to accounts
Define up to 5 printer sets
Bind users to bank accounts
Re-print check copies with or without checks
FAST Insight, a web-based analysis tool, allows you to monitor and contrast,
in real time, how your build program is performing relative to your
Most important, you can assess individual and business partner performance,
using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and a series of industry-first
performance indexes that allow you to pull, at a moment’s notice, the most
critical reports and make swift corrections immediately.
Put simply, with FASTInsight, you know what is costing you time and money – and what is saving you time and money.
Additional features include:
Review current sales and revenues metrics
View productivity and financial status in a single snapshot view
Analyze historical job costs and financial summary information
Review vendor performance and comparisons reports
Track and analyze variance details
Surf the General Ledger
Render reports seamlessly into Microsoft® Excel or Adobe® Acrobat® and other formats
Review colorful metrics and analysis charts of your business data
Use KPIs to:
Drill through the general ledger and move laterally through your GL
Analyze financial summary information and variance details in real
time, and variance details at a moment’s notice
Generate performance index reports that isolate productivity issues
Working with a powerful, integrated FAST dashboard, executives and
manager can generate, at any time, a snapshot of productivity and
An advanced data palette provides powerful, wide-ranging data parameters for
Rich Data Portability & Report Distribution
All reports within FAST Insight seamlessly render in many formats, including
Microsoft® Excel or Adobe® Acrobat. Microsoft® SQL Reporting Services
provides time and email distribution options to deliver key business data to
decision makers when they need it most.
After logging on to FAST Insight, executives and management can easily spot a
red flag and drill instantly into job detail reports to isolate the issue and resolve
it. This time capsule approach to business intelligence ensures that
management-by-exception, the key philosophy behind the FAST Builder
Management System, is working at all levels within your organization.
Advanced Technology Bed
FAST Insight infrastructure is written in ASP.NET 1.1 (the latest version) using
C#. Data is portrayed utilizing Microsoft SQL Reporting Services and SQL
2000 Analysis Services Cubes.
All the tools required, in one database, to efficiently create and maintain
purchase-order-driven build and development programs that not only account
for what has been done, but also provide the tools and insight required to
improve how work is done.
Generates precise purchase orders with base and options budgets for jobs
Calculates job schedules
Creates POs automatically from estimates
Controls costs with variance purchase orders
Allows customized estimating
Intelligently synchronizes your entire organization, cultivates financial strength and broadens operational insight, while improving the entire build program from Land to Customer Service.
Accounting fully integrated with financial statement writer
Allows generation of accounts payable checks and payroll checks
Manage bank loans and draws
Custom financial statements at company, division, community or project level
Helps control accounts payable processing
Track requests for product repair and service work orders, set up appointments
for repairs or maintenance, and analyze warranty expenses.
Service order management
Historical tracking of product defects
Customer notifications history
Vendor delinquency reporting
Emailing and sending electronic facsimile reports can be as easy as sending
reports to printers. All you need is FASTeMessaging, a high-powered network
fax management and partner messaging solution.
Implement a digital fax message center, an efficient alternative for managing
inbound fax routing, consolidating multiple fax documents, archiving fax
transmissions. Route faxes directly to a recipient’s Inbox, saving time as well
as printer and paper resources, and allowing permanent electronic storage.
Additional features include:
Fax documents to any location from within any Microsoft® Office
application, using the same print driver and rendering software as your
network printer, and ensuring that your fax retains pagination and formatting
Monitor fax status, view sent and received faxes, or preview a fax prior to
sending using an online web-based management tool.
Enjoy flexibility and scalability with multiple configuration options
Send faxes directly from the desktop
Customize fax cover pages
Increase efficiency with centralized fax routing
Store fax output as individual RTF (rich text format) files on your fax server
Minimize cost by using least-cost routing options for your enterprise
Retain continuous operation through fail-over to ensure disaster recovery
Obtain scalability to expand as your business and volume grow
FASTLand provides the distinct benchmark functionality builders need to
easily reconcile, on one integrated platform, land development, production
development, and custom development environments.
Additional features include:
Establish initial and modified budgets, and lock budgets
Project management for land development, land acquisition and light commercial, condominiums, town homes, and apartment projects
Billing control to identify invoice payment amounts
Cost analysis reporting at multiple levels
Build and Land program integrated to one General Ledger
FAST Job Costing
FAST Job Costing provides you with comprehensive real-time reporting fully integrated with accounting, estimating, scheduling, purchasing, sales and warranty. This complete integration saves you both time and money by eliminating duplicate entry and inefficient manual entries.
Real Time reporting means no longer waiting for accounting postings or closings to see vital information.
Real Time reporting means you can now find and track variances and performance of your trade and field personnel.
Real Time reporting allows you to maintain your profit margins by quickly identifying and correcting vendor performance issues.
Real Time reporting means you understand who and what is costing you time and money today… not after the job closes!
Maintain and improve your profit margin with FAST Job Costing by making corrective actions now when corrective measures can still be taken to prevent margin erosion.
FAST Scheduling and PocketFAST
FAST Scheduling helps you formulate a
best practices approach to building production homes based on customer choices, regional or municipal requirements and needs-specific to individual house plan types.
FAST Scheduling uses pre-designed templates to improve efficiencies in your scheduling process.
Reduce cycle times and costs with PocketFAST, a handheld mobile system that allows superintendents to effect schedule changes, confirmations, vendor
reassignments, and purchase order approvals or cancellations.
Eliminates hours of telephone calls with Trade Partners and back office
Automate field payment approval for purchase orders and variance
Makes it quick and easy to maintain schedules with current data in the palm
of your hand
Requires fewer back-office processing responsibilities
Synchronize data any time throughout the day in one swift step
View job schedule, purchase order, variance purchase order, vendor contact,
and customer option and selection information on the handheld computer
Reschedule activity start and complete dates and reassign vendors
Enter payment approvals
FAST Production and Project Management
FAST Production and Project Management helps improve and maintain profit margins by improving management of vendor costs.
What if analysis ensures your product mix is optimized for your companies margin goals.
Cost conscious home builders like you find the FAS production system provides you with proof budgets for house plans, plan options, market standard and buyer options prior to construction. This allows you to verify itemized takeoffs or lump sum bids to insure the best vendor costs.
With FAST production you setup retail price books globally, regionally or subdivision-by-subdivision based on your business needs. Then reuse the database records without having to manipulate or alter data on a job-by-job basis. This means easy comparison of different vendor costs.
Home builders now have the flexibility to manage information based on your businesses internal practices. No need to change your business model to fit the software.
FAST Product Management
Eliminate or reduce the amount of re-input required for house design and option information with FAST Product Management.
Store bht bill of materials, plan or global options and sechedule information when you design a house. Building materials can be itemized per plan, or assembly method as well as option-by-option. Data can be reused in the form of on pre-set template to standardize all plans takeoffs.
Reuse construction data job after job with no data intervention for sales options other than buyers custom requests.
Buyers and builders can customize each house plan for local or regional market needs.
Unique data storage concepts provide an unparalleled ability to capture option scheduling
Empower your sales force and maximize your profitability with FASTSales, a
state-of-the-art customer resource management (CRM) tool designed to
manage marketing and sales processes 24/7 via any Internet connection.
FASTSales allows sales agents to track sales and closing costs; view and select
available lots, plans and options; manage customer follow-up; and print
contracts, addendums, letters, and sales agreements.
Additional features include:
Track user-defined prospect demographics
Select lots, plans and options online
Enter custom option requests
Manage prospect/contact follow-up with date/time-stamped notes and
automate groups with tickler files for multiple users
Implement follow-up processes with To-Do lists to maximize customer
Automate workflow with pre-defined task lists and communications triggers
Establish customized follow-up task lists
Print custom contracts, addendums, letters, and reports built in Microsoft® Word
Perform mail or email merges with electronic file attachments
Link custom reports, including Business Objects® Crystal Reports or
Microsoft® Word documents into FASTSales for all users
Administer sales and closing processes
Create contract document packages, based on mortgage, loan, and
Create a custom task list schedule to monitor lot stages of construction