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4 tips to make sure your material orders are accurate

Acculynx Roofing Material Orders
April 13, 2024 at 3:00 p.m.

By Anne Purcell, AccuLynx. 

Rising costs and supply chain delays are making it more difficult to order the necessary supplies to complete jobs, but AccuLynx has four expert tips to help avoid these issues. 

The state of the world over the last few years has greatly impacted supply orders for roofing contractors. Contractors don’t have any control over the rising costs and material shortages, but there are ways they can brace themselves for these inconveniences. Ensuring material orders are accurate will reduce waste, establish product availability, and help you track future material amounts. We have four tips to help ensure accurate roofing material orders:  

1 - Use aerial measurement reports to ensure accurate measurements 

Aerial measurements allow roofing contractors to generate measurements without stepping foot on the roof. Not only are they more convenient, but at 95% accuracy, they can assist roofing contractors with creating more accurate estimates and material orders. 

AccuLynx integrates with two aerial measurement providers, EagleView and GAF QuickMeasure. These integrations allow AccuLynx users to conveniently order and receive roof measurements right in their AccuLynx account. After the reports are received, users can use the aerial measurements to build material orders. The measurements automatically populate into the estimate, eliminating the need for multiple data entries and ensures orders are precise every time. 

2 - Order roofing materials online 

How contractors order materials matters, especially with the uncertainty of product availability and rising material costs across the industry. Ordering roofing materials online, either through a CRM or another digital platform, can help contractors easily find available materials and accurate pricing. Not only that, online ordering is also faster than calling or faxing a branch, reducing the time it takes to build accurate material orders. 

AccuLynx integrates with three of the industry’s top roofing material suppliers — SRS Distribution, ABC Supply, and Beacon Building Products — which allows AccuLynx users to have a more efficient material ordering process. With these integrations, AccuLynx users can see what materials are available and their specific pricing at their local branch in real time right from their AccuLynx account. 

3 - Keep a digital record of your order in an easily accessible place 

Paper documents can easily get lost or damaged even with the most organized filing systems. One way to avoid losing documents altogether is by saving all essential documents in a centralized digital location. With AccuLynx, users can upload all relevant documents, such as estimates and material orders to a job file. These files can be shared and accessed anywhere on any device, reducing the risk of losing or damaging files, especially when in the field. 

4 - Share material orders with crews to double-check accuracy upon delivery 

Sometimes, materials are missing or damaged during the delivery process. By allowing crews to view material orders, they can catch these issues right away. Sharing material orders and other relevant documents helps keep crews aware of what is happening to catch problems early. 

AccuLynx’s mobile Crew App provides a way to efficiently share information between the office and crew, including material orders. After a material order is created, sent out, and delivered, sharing it with the crews working on the project is a way to ensure all materials have arrived before they begin work on the roof. 

Order roofing materials more efficiently with AccuLynx 

AccuLynx helps roofing contractors to streamline the material ordering process from start to finish. By integrating with top companies for aerial measurements and material ordering, AccuLynx enables contractors to order more efficiently and accurately, all from a single software solution. Check out a custom demo of AccuLynx to learn how your business can be more efficient. 

Learn more about AccuLynx in their Coffee Shop Directory or visit acculynx.com. 

Original article source: AccuLynx



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