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TUG Pulse July 2013 – Report Design Best Practices: How to Build a Useful Report

Click on the link below to read Bruce Vanderzyde’s article from the July 2013 issue of TUG Pulse.



By |July 31st, 2013|News|0 Comments

Anterra Technology Honored as a Sage Endorsed/OEM Partner of the Year for 2013

HOUSTON, TX – July 29, 2013Anterra Technology, a Sage North America Endorsed/OEM partner whose solutions have met rigorous strategic, technology and integration criteria for Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate, has been named a Sage OEM and Endorsed Development Partner of the Year for 2013.

The integration between Sage 300 software and anterraBI™ allows customers to make better business decisions through robust reporting capabilities.  Such reporting includes drill through financial statements, dashboards, scorecards and analytic tools that increase productivity, efficiency and effectiveness.

Sage values Anterra Technology and all OEM and Endorsed partners for extending the Sage customer experience through well-designed and easy-to-use products and services. Recognition as a Sage OEM and Endorsed Development Partner of the Year is based on a partner’s ability to successfully deliver solutions that best fit customer needs; partner with the Sage business partner community in closing new Sage solution sales; significantly made an impact in contributing to Sage customer retention; maintained a solid reputation for customer satisfaction; and received high recommendations amongst business partners and customers.

“We congratulate Anterra Technology for their commitment to our mutual business partners and customers,” expressed Joe Langner, executive vice president, mid-market solutions for Sage North America. “Our Endorsed and OEM partners have been successful at delivering excellent value to Sage customers by extending and enhancing the functionality of Sage solutions.”

“Our longstanding partnership with Sage has been the catalyst for providing unprecedented access to business critical information for our joint construction and real estate business customers,” said Paul Throldahl, partner, Anterra Technology.  “This has created a new demand within the industry for quick, cost effective and mobile access to the data that drives our customers’ businesses.”

Winners were presented at the Sage Summit 2013 Conference, July 22, 2103, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

About Anterra Technology

Anterra, located in the greater Houston area, provides software solutions for businesses in construction and real estate. The firm offers SQL Data Warehouse for SAGE 300 Construction and Real Estate, and with anterraBI, makes client organizations proactive with hosted construction and real estate dashboards, scorecards and analytics that are automatically generated from accounting data. Clients are able to keep their current accounting system, align their organization and gain a deep understanding of their business by replacing spreadsheets with the best information technology available.

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Anterra will Exhibit at CFMA Annual Conference June 22 – 26, 2013

San Diego, California

Please stop in and say hi at our booth #107.

Anterra will Exhibit at Realcomm on June 11 – 13, 2013

Orlando, Florida

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Please stop in and say hi at our Kiosk # 7254

Mobile adoption captured in one picture

Mobile adoption is coming fast to construction and real estate. Here’s a picture from St. Peter’s square from the 2005 election of Pope Benedict and from the 2013 election of Pope Francis from NBC News showing how the world has changed:

How will this affect your construction and real estate business?  Mobile adoption is everywhere.  Our construction and BI application is mobile and we’re constantly adding new features, watch this space for leasing applications.

By |March 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Setting up a Construction Data Warehouse – it isn’t one big database anymore

We talk to construction IT managers every day about construction data warehouses and business intelligence. Many people think that building a data warehouse means that you have to transform data and transfer or push it from several databases into one data warehouse. In the last few years data warehouse technology has evolved so you can leave data in it’s native location and include it in reports across systems. You can even combine traditional data warehouses where you move or synchronize data with data from other systems to create a broader data warehouse.

For example our clients that use Sage Timberline Office deploy our anterraDataCenter™ product to synchronize data from Pervasive databases (one per data folder) into a single Microsoft SQL database. This effectively gives them a Sage Timberline SQL database. This SQL database then becomes PART of another data warehouse when we write reports for our construction BI software that spans other systems like a CRM to get sales information to prepare work backlog forecasts.

By |February 15th, 2013|Blog Post, Construction|0 Comments

TechRepublic is a great resource for Construction and Real Estate IT Managers to keep up with technology

We work with construction and real estate companies every day to improve their reporting and provide an over-arching reporting system.   I’ve talked to many IT managers about their technology and what resources they use to stay on top of ever changing technology.  Several of them mention TechRepublic.  It’s a site I scan every day and often find reviews of new hardware and software along with IT trends and best practices.

As an example here are some topics from today’s home page that would help construction and real estate IT managers and directors keep up with technology changes: