The small size of the concrete pumping industry hasn't justified much software development. But two specialized software packages are available. The industry standard software runs on any IBM-compatible computer and is composed of modules - disks containing instructions for the computer to perform additional tasks. The core module is Billing, Accounts Receivable, and Sales Analysis. Optional modules include Accounts Payable, Maintenance, System Tracker, and Preliminary Generation. This modular approach gives customers the flexibility to buy only what they need. The core module helps you invoice customers and collect debts. The sales analysis part of the core module allows companies to assess their top-line performance.
The new, alternative software doesn't use modules; all its features come in the same package - from pump scheduling to job tickets, to invoicing, collection, and maintenance. Users have said the software is easy to integrate into their business because it works the same way their companies work. The new software has better networking capabilities, but the industry standard is less costly, has a proven track record, and with the modules, you only buy what you need.