CEO Secrets to Success in 2017

CEO Secrets to Success in 2017

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By any measure of success, 2017 was a great year at HingePoint. How was your 2017? In this article, I thought I’d share our experience of what worked… Read More

The Grateful CEO – 2017

The Grateful CEO – 2017

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2017 was an amazing year at HingePoint, LLC, with record growth and record profits. So, everything is great, right? As CEO I must be satisfied, right? The… Read More


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                    [post_content] => I’m calling 2018 the year of cloud, mobile, and analytics for the construction and real estate industry.

Why? Because of the great potential, these technologies offer to help our clients grow profitably.

Do you agree? Are they a part of your company’s 2018 plans?

The good news is these capabilities are widely accessible. But in this construction boom (at least in Texas and Dallas, where we are from), we find that most construction and real estate firms are riding the wave; they have tons of work, are wildly successful, and even flush with cash.

When I speak to CEOs, however, they face 3 main problems.

Do any of these apply to you?
  1. You're growing so fast you don’t have time to focus on technology. Let me guess: you're growing so fast you don’t have time to focus on technology tools? And you fear your competitors are getting ahead in construction tech?
  2. You're successful, but you know you're inefficient. You're probably aware that if your business automated all the wasteful busywork and you had great cloud, mobile, and analytics, you could scale faster with greater profit? In other words, you're leaving money on the table!
  3. Super Hero employees are saving the day. Your employees are overwhelmed with the fast pace, and it takes heroics to keep your business running. You're vulnerable to employee burn out, them jumping to competitors, or you're having trouble attracting young talent that want (and expect) mobile tools like they use for everything (everything but your company).
If you have not seen all the amazing technology trends in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) industry, see our free AEC 4.0 Report for a quick summary and easy read. To help, HingePoint accomplishes its Purpose by helping people transform and grow to make life better. How? By offering cloud, mobile, and analytics applications for construction and real estate that are easy to adopt and that employees love. We believe people can transform, grow, and make life better. We believe problems are there to help us grow and find a better way. It's the "HingePoint Way," and 2018 is all about getting our solutions to market to help as many people as possible (helping by offering affordable, easy to adopt tools that employees love). That is our growth strategy! So here is what’s coming… The Pivot We are transforming our solutions into over 45 applications "Apps" that we can rapidly deploy to you so that your employees will be way more productive and happy. Prior to this, we’ve been a custom application development firm. If you have complex issues, sure, we’ll customize it to your business, but there are so many best practice solutions we create over and over again for clients. So, now our clients can jump to the top of the competitive ladder using our apps. What Kind of Construction Apps?
  1. Sales and Estimating – it’s all about top-line revenue, right? We have tools that automate the work and reporting for development pipelines, deal-flow, and construction bidding and estimating.
  2. Project Dashboards – if all work is broken into projects, you'd better know the status of all your projects (it's your life-blood). We have tons of tools to manage construction projects, share documents, manage tasks, and stay in scope, on schedule, and in budget, keeping you profitable!
  3. Financials – it’s all about the money, right? Automate reports of forecast vs. actual budgets, and hold the line on profit by staying on top of all and any issues impacting your bottom line.
New Pricing We are moving to a Software as a Service (SaaS) pricing model that will be so great for our clients. Low monthly payments that are super affordable, with a guaranteed huge 4X ROI. Why are we doing this? 2 reasons:
  1. It puts our money where our mouth is. We actually lose money in the short run! But, we are so confident that you will get results.  We're betting on ourselves that our Partners (our #1 core value - you) will work with us in the long run.
  2. We want to make it very easy and low risk to try out our new solutions.
New Website To execute on this new strategy, we need to redo our website, which accounts for over 60% of our leads and sales. You may have found us online when we first met. Look for an all-new, lightning fast HingePoint.com that's to the point and easy to navigate, so you can find exactly what you're looking for. Partners Procore In 2018, we decided to invest in some of our best partners. So, we are sponsoring the Procore Ground Break 2018 conference in Austin, November 13-15, 2018. Building on our new super-successful Procore SharePoint 2-way Synch App (sold in the Procore marketplace here), we plan new Procore apps for 2018. What would you like to see? Tell us! Great Game of Business (GGOB) We are also sponsoring the Great Game of Business conference in Dallas, TX on September 5-7, 2018. We love GGOB because we play the game with our performance-driven scorecard approach at HingePoint. We also use open-book management (OBM), teaching all HingePointers how to help drive growth and profit in their groups. That, plus our financial dashboard solutions are perfect to help open-book companies generate even more cash and profit by automating the busywork associated with financial reporting. People and Culture As we grow our company as a whole, we also plan to roll out new growth plans for our employees, including bonus plans, that will help every employee have an “owner” mentality, where they benefit from the contributions they make. Know any good candidates that would like our culture? Send them to our careers page here. We are always looking for the next generation HingePointer to help us scale and grow! What Do YOU Think? What else should we do? How should we do it? What feedback do you have? Tell me your thoughts! We are doing all of this for you, so if you need anything at all, don’t hesitate to reach out to us and I will speak to you directly and listen to your ideas. It would be my privilege. Sincerely, Bryce Finnerty HingePoint, CEO and Founder ---

About HingePoint, LLC

HingePoint offers cloud and mobile applications for construction and real estate that are easy to adopt and employees love. Specializing in the systems that run the construction and real estate business including SharePointSalesforceProcore, Dynamics, and Autodesk. Scale and grow profitably with Financial and Project Management Dashboards, document management, and workflow automation for field to office collaboration. HingePoint 8105 Rasor Blvd. Suite 241 Plano, TX 75024 (214) 301-0000 www.hingepoint.com [post_title] => CEO’s Road Map for Profitable Growth in 2018 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => ceo-road-map-for-profitable-growth-2018 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-01-11 19:25:48 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-01-12 01:25:48 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=13902 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13904 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2018-02-06 07:23:52 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-02-06 13:23:52 [post_content] => By any measure of success, 2017 was a great year at HingePoint. How was your 2017? In this article, I thought I’d share our experience of what worked and what didn’t! My hope is that some of these ideas will benefit your company, career, and projects. Our purpose at HingePoint is to guide people through technology transformations so that they can grow and make life better. Hopefully, one of these examples will help make your life better. What Worked?
  1. We implemented the 4 Disciplines of Execution (book). The main idea we adopted is having 1 "Wildly Important Goal" (WIG) per quarter. Prior to that, we had 4 elements of our strategy (or what Gazelles and EO call the 4 decisions every business must make): Strategy, Execution, People, and Cash. Instead, we made only 1 WIG per quarter and the entire company focused on that.
  2. For every WIG, you accomplish it by winning the minimum number of strategic "Battles," or "Rocks." Each employee takes a piece of the Rock, and we make those our personal quarterly goals. These are backed by weekly scorecard reporting to stay focused, accountable, and on track. This is our “performance framework” to help every win at the game of work!
  3. Mentors – I joined Biz Owners Ed, a group of fast-growth entrepreneurs being mentored by serial entrepreneurs, led by Jay Rodgers. These mentors taught me how to create real value for owners, employees, and customers, and how to scale and grow profitably.
  4. Q1 2017 Goal – Define exactly what we are experts in and what we sell. I had received criticism (not a bad thing!) from my mentors that it was confusing what HingePoint does and what exactly we sell. So, we created solutions and packages and rolled it out across the website and marketing collateral.
  5. Q2 2017 Goal – Create HingePoint 2.0! As systems thinkers, a company can scale and grow with strong systems, processes, and automation. So, we moved all our systems to SharePoint and Office365 and created tools, templates, checklists, and dashboards for all our processes from Marketing, Sales, Strategy, Execution, Finance, and HR. Boom! 100% cloud, mobile, and analytics across the enterprise!
  6. Q3 2017 Goal – Alignment. We added a new 5th decision to our strategy: alignment with industry software products and systems thinkers. We added Procore (the world’s largest construction cloud operation system) as an integration partner and created a product for the Procore marketplace that integrates Procore with SharePoint document management. It has been our single largest source of leads and new clients since the launch on September 24th, 2017.
  7. Q4 2017 Goal – HingePoint 3.0! We took our platform to the next level and for productivity, optimization, and scorecard analytics, we took our internal tools up a notch. We built out “sandboxes” for over 20 of our solutions and products, which are the ingredients for our 2018 strategy to scale and grow with software as a service solutions (SaaS). (Read my next article on 2018!) We now have well-defined solutions for construction; from sales and estimating, to project management and collaboration, and financial dashboards. Working at HingePoint, you truly have all the tools you need to excel at work and to strike a good work-life balance (since we are 100% mobile friendly and you can work from anywhere, on any device).
(See our 2016 article on what we tried in 2016) What Didn’t Work in 2017?
  1. We implemented a strength survey tool called "Culture Index." Every job has an ideal strength profile, which we use to get the right people in the right seats on the bus (see Jim Collins' book Good to Great). Basically, you hire by the “dots” or your profile. The problem? Some people didn’t have the right strengths and are no longer with the firm. We thank them for their service and pray they find a career where their strengths can flourish.
  2. Rocks and Battles not always were won in a decisive battle. For example, in Q3, we had a Rock to write a book! After creating a draft of over 20 chapters (many of the ideas we blog about), I never did finish the book! I shelved the project temporarily. I guess writing 100 blog articles, free eBooks, and technical papers a year has me finding it hard to write just 1 book!
  3. Videos – We are honestly struggling to get high quality, affordable video content to help our clients and prospects have a better understanding of how we can help them with what we offer. If you want to help us with this please, step up and email Contactus@hingepoint.com.
I Challenge to You! Are You Still Reading? Are any of these ideas interesting? Want to learn more? Email Contactus@hingepoint.com and ask for Bryce. I’d be glad to share more detail and hear what your plans are for 2018. And if you want to transform your company, team, or career, let us know how we can help (that is what we do and we love doing it)! Our "Why" is our deep passion and belief that people and companies can transform, grow, and make life better. Those problems are how we grow and find a better way. Do you believe what we believe? I’d love to meet with you and interview you for a future blog article on transformative leaders. Email Contactus@hingepoint.com. ---

About HingePoint, LLC

HingePoint offers cloud and mobile applications for construction and real estate that are easy to adopt and employees love. Specializing in the systems that run the construction and real estate business including SharePointSalesforceProcoreMS Dynamics, and Autodesk. Scale and grow profitably with Financial and Project Management Dashboards, document management, and workflow automation for field to office collaboration. HingePoint 8105 Rasor Blvd. Suite 241 Plano, TX 75024 (214) 301-0000 www.hingepoint.com [post_title] => CEO Secrets to Success in 2017 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => ceo-secrets-to-success-2017 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-01-11 19:27:06 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-01-12 01:27:06 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=13904 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13905 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2018-02-01 00:53:05 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-02-01 06:53:05 [post_content] => 2017 was an amazing year at HingePoint, LLC, with record growth and record profits. So, everything is great, right? As CEO I must be satisfied, right? The fact is, I’m not satisfied. And I must confess that I’m not content on many days because our mission is not complete. HingePoint’s mission statement is: "to be the best in Texas at providing cloud and mobile solutions to the construction and commercial real estate industry that employees love." So, I realized, satisfaction isn’t the goal at all! I had it all wrong. It isn’t about the destination, it's about the journey. But then I realized (with a little help from a great sermon I heard on New Year's Eve) that I am grateful, extremely grateful, for all those that have journeyed along with me over the years. I want to publicly thank them and tell you who they are. They're all too humble to take this credit themselves, so I’m going to give them the credit they deserve. Here is my list of who I’m grateful for:
  1. My mentor at CEO Institute, Lane Kramer, who runs a peer mentoring group for Christian CEOs helped me see the truth in life: the real secret to success is to be aware of and grateful for all you have. And I have so much! My #1 goal in 2018 is to be grateful for the tests and trials, for we know that is how we grow. At HingePoint, our Purpose is: "to transform and grow people so that they can reach their full potential and make life better." Thanks to Lane for helping me grow... and he has certainly made my life better.
  2. Family – my wife and 3 daughters. Without them, I’d be a grumpy old man with no life! Thanks for the greatest satisfaction in life being your husband, Lisa, and your father, Tess, Brooke, and Lauren.
  3. Pastor Dennis Tollison is in my small group at church. He is wise and prays for HingePoint and our team all the time. We have gone on over 10 international mission trips together over the years, and they are some of the biggest highlights of my life. Thanks Dennis for helping me find my purpose.
  4. The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO Dallas) – for the structure and teaching of powerful business tools that have helped HingePoint grow. Specifically, to Alex Vantarakis of the Vant Group and Tim Danley who have been my EO mentors. Also, to my EO forum group (remaining anonymous, but you know who you are)! Thanks for welcoming me into your lives.
  5. BizOwnerEdJay Rodgers and all the mentors that have helped me, like David Hammer, Fergus Reynolds, and Tom Niesen. They are teaching me how to be a serial entrepreneur and help others by creating jobs!
  6. Boldmore Growth PartnersWade Myers and Gene Blanton for helping grow HingePoint with their wisdom and experience so we can reach our full potential and serve God in the process!
  7. My key leaders at HingePointBrendan Desjardins, Jacob Steele, Dylan Seelie, Brad, Ed, Kevin, Carl and Sadiq – I believe in you! Thanks for all you do for our clients and the sacrifices you make for HingePoint.
  8. Those that influenced us and gave us your knowledge, like Jack Stack and the Great Game of Business (GGOB), Paul Akers of 2 Second Lean, Vern Harnish of the Rockefeller Habits, and Author Jim Collins, whose book Good to Great is our rallying call for leaders that want to win! Also, Mark Winters and his Traction framework we borrow from, Culture Index and the leaders Jason Williford and Mark Bowlin that help us get the right people on the bus! And, Rick Betenbough and Kingdom at Work for authentic leadership that loves people.
  9. Disciple Maker, Dick Casper – Thanks for investing in me all this time and never giving up on me. For modeling leadership, how to build others up (never yourself), and sharing the truth and love of Christ always. My children at a young age couldn’t remember your name, but you know what they called you? “The God man” and “…he’s the one that loves us”. That says it all! Love overflows from you to the world and we are so grateful for you.
Will there be many trials and challenges ahead? Yes, I’m sure there will be many. But no matter what challenges lie ahead, I know they are meant for good and are there to help us all grow. I’m thankful for that. Sincerely, Bryce Finnerty HingePoint, CEO and Founder ---

About HingePoint, LLC

HingePoint offers cloud and mobile applications for construction and real estate that are easy to adopt and employees love. Specializing in the systems that run the construction and real estate business including SharePointSalesforceProcoreMS Dynamics, and Autodesk. Scale and grow profitably with Financial and Project Management Dashboards, document management, and workflow automation for field to office collaboration. HingePoint 8105 Rasor Blvd. Suite 241 Plano, TX 75024 (214) 301-0000 www.hingepoint.com [post_title] => The Grateful CEO - 2017 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => the-grateful-ceo-2017 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-01-11 19:27:13 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-01-12 01:27:13 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=13905 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13144 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-10-03 14:33:28 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-10-03 19:33:28 [post_content] => Last week Microsoft hinted and showed several trends at Microsoft Ignite, their conference that showcases the company’s enterprise products and services and provides IT training. Ignite is Microsoft’s premier event with more than 30,000 participants in Orlando, Florida. At HingePoint, we saw several trends emerging that are either going to disrupt or help business. Some of these are obvious, some are not. But the bottom line is that Microsoft has made an already amazing enterprise platform to communicate with SharePoint and Office 365 even better. Microsoft, Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Teams, Mixed-use Reality, Artificial Intelligence, HingePoint, SharePoint

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft makes Artificial Intelligence look like one of the greatest helpers to humanity. A hint of the scary-technology stigma that creates things like the robots in The Matrix was squashed. (Not sure what Elon Musk was referring to.)

Microsoft is working to deepen it’s artificial intelligence based solutions. For example, the keynote was being live streamed across the world, and artificial intelligence was translating the keynote in 12 languages simultaneously and instantly.

At the event, Microsoft had a station with facial recognition technology. Artificial intelligence could determine if you were happy, sad, angry, scared, in additional to several other emotions. It can also determine your age fairly accurately (It determined this writer is 40 years of age. It was way off… I’m almost 38; let’s keep it the 30s Artificial Intelligence!)

Artificial intelligence will also be used to communicate. According to Microsoft: “Organizations can now create and deliver rich conversational support solutions across multiple channels and improve support team productivity thanks to intelligent customer-facing virtual assistants that support live agents and conversation management.”

Mixed Reality

Microsoft is going after mixed-use reality to increase collaboration. It’s where virtual reality, augmented reality and holograms are added into an immersive and often physical work environment.

Ford is using Microsoft’s mixed-use reality to design cars. Before car companies would make huge clay models to review their designs. Take bumpers. Designers would physically change the bumpers so engineering and designer can approve a new model.

Now, Ford designers and engineers can put on a virtual reality headset like Hololens, and see digital models. They can interchange multiple bumper models.

Enabling the Digital Transformation

To enable the digital transformation, Microsoft works in four key areas: empowering employees, engaging customers, optimizing operations and transforming products.

At HingePoint, we still see small businesses working exclusively in Outlook, Excel, PDFs and not optimal versions of SharePoint. They have not reached the digital transformation Microsoft hopes. These companies are having problems where CEOs cannot see the whole picture about their business, and fear prevails of under-utilizing employees and making major financial mistakes.

This is what Microsoft hopes the digital transformation alleviates.

Moving You to the Cloud

Microsoft is determined to move you to the cloud. So much so they have a team of trusted partners to help your company migrate to the cloud. Called FastTrack, the Microsoft teams are designed to help IT professionals and partners get the tools, resources, and guidance needed to move to Microsoft 365, Azure, and Dynamics 365. “FastTrack can provide you with personalized assistance at any time, as long as your subscription is active.”

Microsoft, Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Teams, Mixed-use Reality, Artificial Intelligence, HingePoint, SharePoint

Microsoft Teams 

If you ever thought Microsoft was lacking in ability or coolness, you should probably think and look again. Teams just leapfrogged Microsoft into one of the coolest, practical platforms an enterprise-style business can use while being confident of security and ease of use.

Microsoft Teams allows you to bring together conversations and content in a single app. Basically, anything you want can be accessed in Teams. The basic principle is to have one place for all communication needed internally and externally when working with a team.

The best way to learn about it is to try it. Give it a whirl here.

Microsoft is sophisticated.

If you’re a small business and want to go on the road to digital transformation, Microsoft tools can get you there. But technology is limited in what it can do for you.

The only piece to the puzzle that is really missing is the ability to find and collect the data you need to make great decisions about your business. If you are having trouble seeing the whole picture of your business in a timely manner or asking questions with no answer, technology is not going to solve your woes.

You need a data management strategy. You need a HingePoint. You can read our free ebook that is completely online to learn how to get a better data-management strategy.

Quit the Spreadsheet

Use the tools large enterprises use, control your data with SharePoint

Managing Data with SharePoint Will Transform Your Business

Are you managing your entire company from a spreadsheet? How are you going to grow with those document management tools? Does your SharePoint work the way you want it to? If you properly implement SharePoint, it will transform your company's productivity. Employees will be more efficient, you'll have better access to your company's data, and you'll be able to better report on key metrics. HingePoint’s custom SharePoint solutions have helped many companies struggling with unorganized data and manual, multi-step processes. Those same customers have transitioned into a more organized, productive organization by eliminating busy work and easy-to-find and search information. HingePoint covers the AEC Industry and is the author of The AEC Industry 4.0 Report and the Autodesk Industry Report 2017. HingePoint helps construction and real estate development companies take control of their company’s information. We combine systems, software, and data so all company information can be seen and accessed from one screen, like a smartphone or computer. HingePoint provides Procore, SharePoint and Saleforce consulting for Commercial Real Estate and Construction companies. HingePoint also helps the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk and Procore products with enterprise systems. We are a trusted partner with over 25 years experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM with ROI. Results Guaranteed…Literally Guaranteed. [post_title] => Top Trends from Microsoft Ignite 2017 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => top-trends-microsoft-ignite-2017 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-01-11 19:27:18 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-01-12 01:27:18 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=13144 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13123 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-09-25 07:26:19 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-09-25 12:26:19 [post_content] => CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella said businesses are in the middle of a digital transformation. Microsoft has one of the most diverse crowds of 30,000 people at its annual conference, Microsoft Ignite. The diversity of roles and functions is unlike anything Microsoft has seen. "The most critical thing for us is to bring all of us across functional roles and expertise to support this process of continuous change and renewal." Technology should enhance work and life. It should help humans be more productive while helping embellish human life. Nadella rhetorically asked, How are we going to use technology to empower people? That is precisely Microsoft's mission. Empower every person and organization on the planet to do more. "We do not want to degrade humanity" with technology, he said during his keynote in Orlando, Florida. To enable the digital transformation, Microsoft works in four key areas, empower employees, engage customers, optimize operations and transform products. To do so, Microsoft is working in artificial intelligence. For example, the keynote was being live streamed across the world, and artificial intelligence was translating the keynote in 12 languages simultaneously. They're also making a big push in alternative reality. While virtual reality has been big in companies like Autodesk. Microsoft is honing in on a more encompassing reality, mixed-use reality. Mixed use reality Microsoft is going after mixed-use reality to increase collaboration. It's where virtual reality, augmented reality and holograms are added into an immersive and often physical work environment. Ford is using Microsoft's mixed use reality to design cars. Before car companies would make huge clay models to review their models. Take bumpers. Designers would physically change the bumpers so engineering and designer can approve a new model. Now, Ford designers and engineers can put on a virtual reality headset like Hololens, and see digital models. They can interchange multiple bumper models. The digital models even have safety and regulatory data in them. For example, if a designer changes how a rear view mirror looks, the Hololens will show how the new design changes what the driver sees. The mixed-use reality reduces leaks because it controls who has access to confidential information. You can even verify your identity with your phone and it securely logs you into the team collaboration platform. Someone can even work in two different physical places in the same virtual environment while working on the same physical product and seeing the same digital models. Windows is creating a new mixed reality headsets to help with mixed-use reality. Microsoft has positioned itself as the software platform to conduct business. With the advent of the cloud and it's many offerings, it's going to be hard to find a better solution for business.
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HingePoint is headed to Microsoft's Ignite conference. It is day one. We will be updating our blog here for updates.

Quit the Spreadsheet

Use the tools large enterprises use, control your data with SharePoint

Managing Data with SharePoint Will Transform Your Business

Are you managing your entire company from a spreadsheet? How are you going to grow with those document management tools? Does your SharePoint work the way you want it to? If you properly implement SharePoint, it will transform your company's productivity. Employees will be more efficient, you'll have better access to your company's data, and you'll be able to better report on key metrics. HingePoint’s custom SharePoint solutions have helped many companies struggling with unorganized data and manual, multi-step processes. Those same customers have transitioned into a more organized, productive organization through automated workflows and easy-to-search information. [post_title] => Microsoft Shows 'Mixed-Use Reality' as Collaborative Tool at Microsoft Ignite [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => microsoft-ignite-day-1 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-01-11 19:27:23 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-01-12 01:27:23 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=13123 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12983 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-07-19 13:21:53 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-07-19 18:21:53 [post_content] => HingePoint is a proud sponsor of the 26th Annual Collin Classic Bike Rally, a premier cycling event in North Texas, which benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dallas County. CEO and Founder Bryce Finnerty will represent the HingePoint team at this year’s event. HingePoint is a member of the local bike community (Plano Bicycle Association) and a regular on the Rudy Ride. “We love to bike and it’s a core company value to serve,” Finnerty said. “So when the annual bike rally arrives we all get a win and the Boys and Girls Clubs gets the blessing.” The Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County has taken over the bike rally for the first time this year. The organization is hoping the bike rally will raise $70,000, said Laura Bese, director of special events and social marketing for Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County. “A lot of people cannot pay for the full Boys and Girls Clubs fee so we award scholarships to a lot of families,” Bese said. “So all the proceeds are going to a great cause.” The Collin Classic Bike Rally starts at 7 a.m. July 22 at Oak Point Park, 2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy in Plano. “We’re starting early this year to beat the heat,” Bese said. There will be live music, sponsors and vendor tents, beer, food trucks and ice cream station for any participants. Riders get a free barbecue sandwich from Hutchins BBQ, who will cater the event. During the past 26 years the Collin Classic Bike Rally has garnered city-wide community and commercial support from families and companies such as a major sponsor, The Andrea-Mennen Family Foundation (TAFF). Rudy G. Andrea, the President/Treasurer of TAFF and a friend to the HingePoint team, introduced HingePoint to the Collin Classic Bike Rally, via a local biking club called the Rudy Ride. Rudy Andrea is raising the level of awareness throughout the cycling community about many worthy causes in the DFW area. HingePoint also rides a lot with Plano Bicycle Association (PBA). HingePoint covers the AEC Industry and is the author of The AEC Industry 4.0 Report and the Autodesk Industry Report 2017. HingePoint helps construction and real estate development companies take control of their company’s information. We combine systems, software, and data so all company information can be seen and accessed from one screen, like a smartphone or computer. HingePoint provides Procore, SharePoint and Salesforce consulting for Commercial Real Estate and Construction companies. HingePoint also helps the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk and Procore products with enterprise systems. We are a trusted partner with over 25 years experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM with ROI. Results Guaranteed…Literally Guaranteed. [post_title] => Collin Classic Bike Rally Set for July 22 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => collin-classic-bike-rally-set-for-july-22 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-01-11 19:27:29 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-01-12 01:27:29 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12983 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12500 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-02-09 14:11:25 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-09 20:11:25 [post_content] => It might be time for a technology evaluation. Technology is allegedly the Holy Grail of efficiency. It’s the thing that the modern human is creating at rapid speeds to make our personal lives and the way we work better. It’s designed to free up time, measure how successful we are and get work finished more quickly. However, that’s not always the case. For many of us, the promise of technology is not happening. Many of us have become slaves to it. Many of us learn to work so we can support our technology instead of letting technology support how we work. Here are five things happening in America that should help you consider re-evaluating how technology should help you in your life.

1. We’re overworked

It’s no secret that professionals in America are overworked. Technology is chained to our hands and sometimes blocks us from working on or doing what really matters in work and life. “Forty percent of U.S. employees feel overworked or burned out, according to the Staples Business Advantage Workplace Index 2016. The report also found that the majority of employees (59%) believed that decreasing their workload could lead to less workplace stress.”  

2. Technology is Not Making Us More Productive

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="400"] Graph from NPR[/caption] NPR recently reported that productivity in the United States “has been growing more slowly in recent years — and it has dropped for the past three quarters.” Princeton professor Alan Blinder told NPR that one culprit is that “businesses aren't investing enough in better tools” for their employees. After the information technology revolution of the 1990s, most companies have stopped looking for more efficient ways to do their work. Many are stuck with using decade old tools. Email and the Internet are still the dominant tools Americans use in the workplace, according to a Pew Research Center study. “Some see these tools as increasing productivity and offering more flexibility for America’s workforce; others say they decrease productivity and pressure workers to be constantly connected to their workplace.” When the desktop computer came out, promises were made that life would be easier. We started thinking that technology was another way to be productive. The terms almost seemed synonymous: technology tool and productivity tool. But now we are actually getting less finished. Especially when we rely on tools that are two decades old.

3. We’re Burned Out by Busy Work

If not implemented correctly, the productivity tools we use can and do actually stifle progress. Sometimes our employees are burned out. Doctors recently stated that they “loathe” the busy work from computers. It’s even attributed to doctor burnout. Digital busy work “eats up time they would otherwise spend with their patients, which is where a large number of physicians derive professional pleasure.” “The introduction of computers into the examination room has the potential to shift physicians’ focus away from the patient and the human interaction,” the study authors write, “which is a source of meaning for physicians.” If doctors are having trouble focusing on what truly matters in work—their patients—imagine how the rest of us are doing?

4. The Always-On Society

Studies show that the average person opens his or her smartphone 150 times a day. Even if we just looked at our phone for one minute at a time—which you and I know we do much more—we’d have wasted more than 2.5 hours a day by simply looking at our phone. Work has also seeped into our coveted personal life. We are not a more productive society. We are an always-on society. Our laptops and phones never turn off. If a business crisis arises—no matter how big or small—we are expected to answer no matter what.

5. The Busy Work Era

In addition to the always-on society, many of us cannot exclusively work on what matters. Counter-intuitively, we will get a new software tool off the shelf and expect it to revolutionize our ability to get work finished. Many times the way we work is broken. It’s not efficient. We focus more time on busy work and collecting data than actually strategizing, analyzing and making the most informed business decisions.

Conclusion

If you don’t have the right processes at work that gets rid of busywork AND you have this always-on mentality… how good do you think your work is really going to be? More importantly, how do you think your life is going to be? Any formula that makes you work to support a slow process spells disaster. And if we are not careful, we will continue to work inefficiently. Our competitors might overtake us or we might slowly fade away. HingePoint 2300 McDermott Road STE 200-235, Plano, TX 75025 (214) 301-0000 www.hingepoint.com HingePoint covers the AEC Industry and is the author of The AEC Industry 4.0 Report and the Autodesk Industry Report 2017. HingePoint helps construction and real estate development companies take control of their company’s information. We combine systems, software, and data so all company information can be seen and accessed from one screen, like a smartphone or computer. HingePoint provides AutoDesk, SharePoint and Salesforce consulting for the Commercial Real Estate and Construction companies. HingePoint also helps the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk products with enterprise systems. As members of the AutoDesk Development Network, we are a trusted partner with over 25 years experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM with ROI. Results Guaranteed...Literally Guaranteed.   [post_title] => Time for an Evaluation: 5 Facts that Show Technology Is Slowing You Down [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => time-evaluation-5-facts-show-slave-technology [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-01-11 19:28:53 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-01-12 01:28:53 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12500 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12297 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-01-13 13:14:13 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-01-13 19:14:13 [post_content] =>

Here's what's happening in 2017 – SharePoint, Office365, Autodesk, and Salesforce software integrations

  As I presented my 10X Talk to my CEO mentor circle in September 2016, it didn’t go like I wanted it. I was in front of a bunch of business executives far more successful than me. Some are entrepreneurs who have started $50M dollar companies several times. I’ve only done it once and have the same company now for over 10 years. During my presentation, I told them about HingePoint’s unique process to launch software. How we can work with any system. I told them that we deliver “Innovation through Systems.” And we are different than other IT companies because we have a “Results Guarantee” on ROI. I showed them the coolest solutions we’ve created. I thought they’d be impressed. I wasn’t even five minutes into my presentation. They stopped me. They collectively asked, “What are you really selling?” I felt like I was in a dream. You know the one. The one where you’re not prepared for a final exam and you’re in front of the class in your underpants. Then my mentor circle challenged me. “What are you selling? Make it clear. Make it like buying popcorn at a movie.” This forced me to change, evolve and transform myself and my company. 1. I changed myself by learning Even though I read quite a bit, I started reading even more fervently. Some were books I should have read years ago. Here’s what I read:
  • What’s the Big Hairy Audacious Goal my company is going to achieve? –From Good to Great
  • What’s the one goal I want to accomplish this year… and what will I do to accomplish them? 4 Disciplines of Execution
  • What are the three channels I’m going to use to penetrate the market. --Traction
  • How do I say what we sell crystal clear? -E-Myth
  • How do I take out the fat of work, how do I stop wasting so many resources? -2 Second Lean
  • How do I manage my team better and make better goals? --Rockefeller Habits 2.0
I read other books, too. Like the Bible and Hockey Strong to help me stay courageous. We like hockey stories at HingePoint. We have a few college and former pro hockey team captains working here. 2. Narrowed our company focus The main thing that emerged was that I needed to narrow the company’s focus. Last year we had five goals. This year we have one. This year it’s simple, our One Goal: We want to increase the number of prospects who instantly understand what HingePoint sells and is an expert in. This is not just a marketing goal. This is a goal that encompasses the entire company. Everyone better be able to express this, from our financial dashboard expert to our project managers and sales leads. 3. Changed our message We are changing our message. We went from “Innovating through Systems” with a unique process to this: Take control of your company information and build faster by upgrading the software tools you use in your business. Said simply: Build faster by taking control of your information
  • We get rid of busy, manual tasks with software that does it automatically
  • Make software and systems “talk” to one another to streamline workflows
  • Give instant access to needed, critical info about your company from one screen
We’re of course going to test this message with past and current customers and friends. We also made four packages we sell. Since we are really system developers and system integrators for platforms like SharePoint, Office365, Autodesk, and Salesforce, you can buy our development services in four packages. Our thinking is to make it like movie popcorn. You can buy small, medium, large and extra large tubs of popcorn for systems development. What we Sell for Systems Upgrades: Quick Fix -- Does your software need a quick fix? This package includes fixing server issues, removing bugs, technical assessment, upgrading existing software or systems. Redesign -- Need to redesign how software works? This package includes configuring software, launching software, maximizing out of the box features, customized user guides. Connect & Customize -- Need different systems to talk to one another? Multiple systems and software will automatically share data with one another. Create custom code so your software will work the way you want it. Complete System Overhaul -- Complete overhaul and design of your system. Redesign how your company works with better software and better tools. Technical assessment and develop a roadmap to get there. 4. Changed our Audience We also changed our persons or target clients that benefit the most from our solutions. We were focused the past few years on the general Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry where I’ve worked most of my life. As a hybrid systems and civil engineer, I’ve spent most of my career automating the architecture and engineering world. But doing research, we realized that the majority of our business comes from real estate developers and construction companies wanting to streamline their business using technology transformation as the strategy for efficiency and profitable growth. Even though we still serve architects and engineers, we are changing our website to show we specifically cater to commercial real estate and construction and manufacturing companies. --- Our next steps are to actually implement all of this. I’ve hired a developer to begin making these changes on our site. And our entire team is responsible for this plan. I'm excited about 2017! I hope you are, too. Thanks for listening. If you have any feedback we’d love to hear it. Email me personally at bryce@hingepoint.com. You can tell us if you can understand “what we sell”! I wish you the best of luck this 2017. [post_title] => 4 Things I changed about HingePoint to prepare for 2017 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => 4-things-i-changed-about-hingepoint-to-prepare-for-2017 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-01-11 19:27:38 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-01-12 01:27:38 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12297 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12109 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2016-10-25 12:17:41 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-10-25 17:17:41 [post_content] => HingePoint’s work and employees are guided by the HingePoint Values. This helps us work on what matters for our customers. Like we do for our customers, we want to remove that which prevents us from the important work. Don’t get us wrong, we have no problem with the unglamorous work and working hard to get the job finished. But just like our customers, we do not want to be bogged down by redundant work or busywork. So in our day-to-day job and while working for our customers, we follow our values. We want you to work on what matters, as stated in our manifesto. Our values are what drive us and what makes us successful. Here is an in-depth look at each of our values.  
Innovation – The original meaning of innovation is renewal. That’s aHingePoint, Innovation, Valuesll that innovation really does. It renews how we do tasks and live our lives. Think of travel. Technology continuously renewed how we travel. First, there were horse-drawn carriages. Then cars. Then planes. Then rockets that can land themselves. These innovations simply renewed how we traveled. HingePoint does the same thing, but with how our customers work. We renew or reinvent how customers use technology and work so they can get more done with their resources. With innovation guiding us, we give customers valuable solutions, measurable results, and peace of mind.  
  Integrity – Furthermore, if we cannot take an honest look at what is preventing HingePoint, Integrity, Valuescustomers from working on what matters, how are we going to reinvent how our customers use technology? More importantly, ethical business practices not only drive how we work with our customers, but how we work with each other at HingePoint. That’s why every morning we have a mistakes discussion. We hop on a call, go over key metrics and discuss what we could have done better the day before, and how to correct it. Our goal is to be honest with one another and gain an honest perspective of our customer’s goals. This takes true integrity.  
HingePoint, Leadership, Values Leadership – We believe to truly be a leader, you need to possess objective and expert advce, hard to find knowledge and skills. It takes true leadership to help a company transform how they work, especially if they have been working a certain way for many years. We help companies do something they’ve never done before. It takes trust, perseverance and leadership to get you there.  
HingePoint Service Values Service – Service is a keystone to any great organization. We are nonexistent without our customers. They keep us in business and we are here to serve them. It’s our job. That means we need to be flexible, have easy and collaborative relationships that serve clients, partners, and associates.  
HingePoint Values, Do As You SayDo As You Say – How many companies exist that do not deliver on their brand promise? What companies exist that can’t fulfill their promise they made to customers. We are not an exception. We do what we say. If we say you are going to get ROI on our products and services, you’re going to get ROI. Our word is our bond, both internally and with clients. It’s how we show respect and allows us to be responsive, timely, prepared and to follow through.  
HingePoint Values, Excellence Excellence –Often, we as humans put unrealistic expectations on ourselves. We know we will never reach perfection. In lieu of never reaching absolute perfection, HingePoint employees have made a deal that we will strive for it. While pursuing perfection we will reach some form of excellence that we did not know we could accomplish. This attitude leaves our team wanting to do more, and this philosophy creates great results for our customers by simply asking about our work, “Is this excellent or is it not?”  
HingePoint Byline: HingePoint 2300 McDermott Road STE 200-235, Plano, TX 75025 (214) 301-0000 www.hingepoint.com HingePoint provides AutoDesk, BIM and Revit consulting & services for the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk products with enterprise systems. As members of the AutoDesk Development Network, we are a trusted partner with over 25 years experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. We support development of Autodesk products including AutoCAD, Revit, M, BIM360 and are experts in integrating with enterprise systems including Salesforce, SharePoint & Office365. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM with ROI. Results Guaranteed...Literally Guaranteed.   [post_title] => HingePoint Values Guide Our Work [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => hingepoint-values-guide-our-work [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-01-11 19:27:43 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-01-12 01:27:43 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12109 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [9] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12101 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2016-10-06 15:00:09 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-10-06 20:00:09 [post_content] => Want to get rid of busywork? Let’s start with the 80/20-Rule. Your company or boss makes the assumption that you are 80% productive. Roughly 20% of your time is from meetings and some of the busywork that comes with any job. If more than 20% of your time is spent on busywork so that you can focus on high-value work…. Then uh-oh… Houston.. we have a problem. We need to identify what is blocking you from working on those higher functions. Or, as I like to say, the work that matters. Work that matters is the stuff that you SHOULD be working on. It’s the actual deliverable your customer or boss wants from you. We have hundreds of exercises we take our customers through. We call it an Idea Lab in The HingePoint Way. The first step is identifying the problem. We want to identify what is blocking you from the work that matters. Below are some general questions that could help you identify this… and identify where you fall on the oversimplified workflow. --------- Although I cannot take you through the exercises in this blog, we have a few general questions HingePoint looks for when consulting a client. Are you doing redundant work? Redundant work most often comes in the form of entering data in multiple systems. For example, we had a client that would enter financial data for their portfolio into a PDF and then again into an Excel Spreadsheet. Do you have to search for data? Do you have all the data to make decisions at your fingertips? Or must you hunt for this data? Why isn’t a device collecting this for you? Why is the data not already stored in one place? Are you doing the work of a human? Check out our oversimplified workflow post to learn more. Are you doing the work that a device or system should be doing to finish your work? What do you want? Based on these questions and answers, what do you want technology to do for you? If we were in a perfect work, what would technology do for you? ---------- The ultimate goal is to go to war on anything that blocks you from working on what matters. Once you understand the redundant and busywork that you don't want to do, you can begin asking, "Okay, so how can technology solve this?  
  HingePoint 2300 McDermott Road STE 200-235, Plano, TX 75025 (214) 301-0000 www.hingepoint.com   HingePoint provides AutoDesk, BIM and Revit consulting & services for the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk products with enterprise systems. As members of the AutoDesk Development Network, we are a trusted partner with over 25 years experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. We support development of Autodesk products including AutoCAD, Revit, M, BIM360 and are experts in integrating with enterprise systems including Salesforce, SharePoint & Office365. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM with ROI. Results Guaranteed...Literally Guaranteed. [post_title] => Learn this Simple Rule to Identify Busywork [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => simple-rule-to-identify-busywork [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-01-11 19:27:50 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-01-12 01:27:50 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12101 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 10 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13902 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2018-02-08 07:51:42 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-02-08 13:51:42 [post_content] => I’m calling 2018 the year of cloud, mobile, and analytics for the construction and real estate industry. Why? Because of the great potential, these technologies offer to help our clients grow profitably. Do you agree? Are they a part of your company’s 2018 plans? The good news is these capabilities are widely accessible. But in this construction boom (at least in Texas and Dallas, where we are from), we find that most construction and real estate firms are riding the wave; they have tons of work, are wildly successful, and even flush with cash. When I speak to CEOs, however, they face 3 main problems. Do any of these apply to you?
  1. You're growing so fast you don’t have time to focus on technology. Let me guess: you're growing so fast you don’t have time to focus on technology tools? And you fear your competitors are getting ahead in construction tech?
  2. You're successful, but you know you're inefficient. You're probably aware that if your business automated all the wasteful busywork and you had great cloud, mobile, and analytics, you could scale faster with greater profit? In other words, you're leaving money on the table!
  3. Super Hero employees are saving the day. Your employees are overwhelmed with the fast pace, and it takes heroics to keep your business running. You're vulnerable to employee burn out, them jumping to competitors, or you're having trouble attracting young talent that want (and expect) mobile tools like they use for everything (everything but your company).
If you have not seen all the amazing technology trends in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) industry, see our free AEC 4.0 Report for a quick summary and easy read. To help, HingePoint accomplishes its Purpose by helping people transform and grow to make life better. How? By offering cloud, mobile, and analytics applications for construction and real estate that are easy to adopt and that employees love. We believe people can transform, grow, and make life better. We believe problems are there to help us grow and find a better way. It's the "HingePoint Way," and 2018 is all about getting our solutions to market to help as many people as possible (helping by offering affordable, easy to adopt tools that employees love). That is our growth strategy! So here is what’s coming… The Pivot We are transforming our solutions into over 45 applications "Apps" that we can rapidly deploy to you so that your employees will be way more productive and happy. Prior to this, we’ve been a custom application development firm. If you have complex issues, sure, we’ll customize it to your business, but there are so many best practice solutions we create over and over again for clients. So, now our clients can jump to the top of the competitive ladder using our apps. What Kind of Construction Apps?
  1. Sales and Estimating – it’s all about top-line revenue, right? We have tools that automate the work and reporting for development pipelines, deal-flow, and construction bidding and estimating.
  2. Project Dashboards – if all work is broken into projects, you'd better know the status of all your projects (it's your life-blood). We have tons of tools to manage construction projects, share documents, manage tasks, and stay in scope, on schedule, and in budget, keeping you profitable!
  3. Financials – it’s all about the money, right? Automate reports of forecast vs. actual budgets, and hold the line on profit by staying on top of all and any issues impacting your bottom line.
New Pricing We are moving to a Software as a Service (SaaS) pricing model that will be so great for our clients. Low monthly payments that are super affordable, with a guaranteed huge 4X ROI. Why are we doing this? 2 reasons:
  1. It puts our money where our mouth is. We actually lose money in the short run! But, we are so confident that you will get results.  We're betting on ourselves that our Partners (our #1 core value - you) will work with us in the long run.
  2. We want to make it very easy and low risk to try out our new solutions.
New Website To execute on this new strategy, we need to redo our website, which accounts for over 60% of our leads and sales. You may have found us online when we first met. Look for an all-new, lightning fast HingePoint.com that's to the point and easy to navigate, so you can find exactly what you're looking for. Partners Procore In 2018, we decided to invest in some of our best partners. So, we are sponsoring the Procore Ground Break 2018 conference in Austin, November 13-15, 2018. Building on our new super-successful Procore SharePoint 2-way Synch App (sold in the Procore marketplace here), we plan new Procore apps for 2018. What would you like to see? Tell us! Great Game of Business (GGOB) We are also sponsoring the Great Game of Business conference in Dallas, TX on September 5-7, 2018. We love GGOB because we play the game with our performance-driven scorecard approach at HingePoint. We also use open-book management (OBM), teaching all HingePointers how to help drive growth and profit in their groups. That, plus our financial dashboard solutions are perfect to help open-book companies generate even more cash and profit by automating the busywork associated with financial reporting. People and Culture As we grow our company as a whole, we also plan to roll out new growth plans for our employees, including bonus plans, that will help every employee have an “owner” mentality, where they benefit from the contributions they make. Know any good candidates that would like our culture? Send them to our careers page here. We are always looking for the next generation HingePointer to help us scale and grow! What Do YOU Think? What else should we do? How should we do it? What feedback do you have? Tell me your thoughts! We are doing all of this for you, so if you need anything at all, don’t hesitate to reach out to us and I will speak to you directly and listen to your ideas. It would be my privilege. Sincerely, Bryce Finnerty HingePoint, CEO and Founder ---

About HingePoint, LLC

HingePoint offers cloud and mobile applications for construction and real estate that are easy to adopt and employees love. Specializing in the systems that run the construction and real estate business including SharePointSalesforceProcore, Dynamics, and Autodesk. Scale and grow profitably with Financial and Project Management Dashboards, document management, and workflow automation for field to office collaboration. HingePoint 8105 Rasor Blvd. Suite 241 Plano, TX 75024 (214) 301-0000 www.hingepoint.com [post_title] => CEO’s Road Map for Profitable Growth in 2018 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => ceo-road-map-for-profitable-growth-2018 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-01-11 19:25:48 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-01-12 01:25:48 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=13902 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 16 [max_num_pages] => 2 [max_num_comment_pages] => 0 [is_single] => [is_preview] => [is_page] => [is_archive] => 1 [is_date] => [is_year] => [is_month] => [is_day] => [is_time] => [is_author] => [is_category] => 1 [is_tag] => [is_tax] => [is_search] => [is_feed] => [is_comment_feed] => [is_trackback] => [is_home] => [is_privacy_policy] => [is_404] => [is_embed] => [is_paged] => [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => [is_robots] => [is_favicon] => [is_posts_page] => [is_post_type_archive] => [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => 93cab52bbcc9c6b5cd07686b3d7c05ed [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => [thumbnails_cached] => [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => query_vars_hash [1] => query_vars_changed ) [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => init_query_flags [1] => parse_tax_query ) )