Five New Features for COINS construction software
The latest version of COINS Construction Cloud* offers a range of enhancements, features and integrations designed specifically for construction, home building and service management professionals. Here are five highlights of COINS version 11.13 selected by Steve Jones, COINS Global Product Director.
1: Share information securely using Outlook integration
It’s now possible to view and attach COINS data directly within Microsoft Outlook. This single integrated experience will save construction and home building professionals using COINS solutions significant time and effort.
If for example a reservation agent in house sales needed to send a reservation email and form to a prospective purchaser of a house, this feature enables them to find the development & plot, with COINS attaching the email and a copy of the reservation document to the history of the plot sale.
New functionality in the latest releases of Microsoft 365 makes it much easier to integrate COINS with Outlook, and enables easier, more secure access to data.
2: Collect signatures digitally with DocuSign
Our new DocuSign integration seamlessly collects digital signatures from both internal and external parties, working towards the complete digitisation of processes using COINS. According to DocuSign, up to 82% of agreements are completed in less than a day, and 49% in less than 15 minutes
One great example of this is for home builders, where DocuSign integration has been built into COINS Document Designer, enabling the digital collection of signatures for home sales and reservations.
It’s easy to configure a COINS DocuSign document, enabling DocuSign to manage an automated process of signature collecting, resulting in a lawful and court admissible audit for the signed document.
The DocuSign integration will enable construction businesses, home builders and service management to:
- Achieve More: Send and sign agreements securely from virtually any device
- Increase Efficiency: DocuSign eSignature eliminates manual tasks and increases convenience
- Save Money: Reduce hard copy costs and improve employee productivity
3: Schedule better with COINS time blocks
COINS Time Blocks enable Service Management companies to schedule and manage technician’s time more effectively. Time Blocks ensure that technician’s schedules include both productive and non-productive time, such as holidays, training or just down-time.
In addition, the non-productive time blocks can either be classed as paid or un-paid, and optionally linked to payroll for default costing.
This significant enhancement provides service management schedulers a complete view of every technician’s time.
Steve Jones, Global Product Director, COINS
4: Enhanced cash reconciliation for finance teams
Within the current climate ‘cash is king’ for construction businesses. This is reflected in the latest version of COINS which includes valuable enhancements to provide a boost to COINS cash management functionality – which make it faster and easier for construction finance teams to both enter and reconcile cash, these include enhanced two-way matching processes.
5: Improved HR & employee Self Service features
COINS HR & Payroll solutions now boast over 100 new reporting features as well as a fully responsive user interface (RUI) for Employee Self Service (ESS).
With over 12,000 users of COINS HR & Payroll solutions Employee Self Service makes it easy for construction employees to securely update their personal details, book holidays and report sickness from any device. In addition, employees can easily view who in their team is on holiday, access their own pay history, qualifications and any certificates (including expiry dates) wherever they are based and whenever they want.
New standard dashboards offer an ‘at-a-glance’ view for HR professionals to view top level information such as numbers of employees or details of holiday entitlements taken for example.
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*These features are available in COINS Construction Cloud (version 11.13)
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