CEO Secrets to Success in 2017

CEO Secrets to Success in 2017

By Bryce Finnerty

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

By Bryce Finnerty

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

Virtual Reality is hot this Christmas

Virtual Reality is hot this Christmas

By Bryce Finnerty

If you've watched any television this Christmas season, then you've seen a lot of ads running about virtual reality headsets. They are the hot item this Christmas. However,… 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] => 2018-03-26 15:05:58 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-26 20:05:58 [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] => 2018-03-14 10:18:55 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-14 15:18:55 [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] => 2018-02-23 11:21:29 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-23 17:21:29 [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] => 12714 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-04-07 13:56:45 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-04-07 18:56:45 [post_content] => At Procore Groundbreak 2017, our team saw some awesome stuff, from drones collecting information for new software to integrated solutions that give you the ability to combine 2D and 3D in one BIM model. Procore is growing. We’re going to see a lot more of them in the near future and they are positioned to be the powerhouse for construction software and technology. It’s their main focus and goal to be the only project management software solely dedicated to construction. Procore is taking over the world, and they are just getting started with new international offices popping up across the globe. And with more than 100 apps in their new app store, Procore is going to continue to innovate and give its customer base more functionality and benefits in months and years ahead. Here’s out top six list.

6. Procore Groundbreak 2017:

Drones swarm market, companies seek solutions for new data sources

construction, drone, Procore, HingePoint, BIM

Not only are drones a trend for construction, but they were in full force at Procore's Groundbreak. Several companies are capitalizing on the safety and ease of drones and are hoping to organize drone data to benefit construction firms. Read more about what drone companies were at the Procore event.

5. Procore Groundbreak 2017:

busybusy offers mobile time tracking and budget tracking

busybusy wants to be the go-to, time-tracking application for the mobile, construction workforce.With cost codes, photo updates with notes and location-based time tracking, busybusy wants management to have up-to-date information about work in the field and the cost and time projects are taking.

4. Procore Groundbreak 2017:

Fieldlens Modernizing Construction Communication

Fieldlens, a communication platform for construction crews that is like Facebook, urges workers to ditch the notepad and go digital. Fieldlens wants general contractors to use the social-media-sharing platform to document every conversation, assignment and decision on the job site.

3.Procore Groundbreak 2017: Matterport Uses Immersive Media for Construction Documentation

Matterport helps contractors, engineering firms, and architects document construction with a $3,600 camera to give you a 3D virtual tour. Matterport’s Pro Camera captures 2D photography and 3D data from job sites, and automatically stitches them into a complete, immersive 3D model.

2. Procore Groundbreak 2017:

Assemble Systems Connects 2D to 3D for Instant BIM Comparisons, Takeoffs

Imagine if you could tell exactly what has changed in your project with a push of a button. That’s exactly what Assemble Systems allows you to do with their software. We think Assemble Systems is simply amazing. They give you instant #BIM model comparisons with their software. Instantly see what has changed and pivot. Only have five minutes for takeoffs? No problem. Log in. Get your information. Get back to work. And they link everything! Read more here.

1. Procore Launches Construction OS at Groundbreak 2017 to Bring More Data Insights to Customers

Procore launched the construction industry’s first and only construction-only platform, which aims to help its customers gain deeper insights from data and provide new services from other companies. The new OS allows other companies—even those that appear to be competitors—to integrate with its more open APIs. It's an exciting time to be working for and with Procore!

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] => Best in Show at Procore Groundbreak 2017 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => best-in-show-at-procore-groundbreak-2017 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-03-28 10:19:02 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-28 15:19:02 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12714 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12442 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-02-03 11:08:08 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-03 17:08:08 [post_content] =>

3 things You Can Do with SharePoint So Your Company Will Work Faster

Microsoft’s SharePoint turns 16 years old this year, and it’s no surprise that while it now steers many company’s document management strategies, it’s making a leap into the cloud and on mobile devices. Enterprise companies—like AT&T—use SharePoint to collaborate, make new tools, manage documents and make company announcements. Commercial Real Estate and construction companies are starting to see the power of combining other tools—like Salesforce—with Microsoft’s SharePoint. “SharePoint has huge benefits because it can share data with other software and systems,” said CEO and Founder of HingePoint Bryce Finnerty. “We are seeing many commercial real estate companies with a lot of muscle coming to us and saying hey we need to build faster and the best way is to get control of all this information about our company with SharePoint.” HingePoint sees three major benefits to SharePoint for business. You need to have a good SharePoint consultant that can take you from ideation to production.

1. Company Intranets

Everything is on one screen. And when we say everything, we mean all your company data. It’s one of the best ways to get control of all the documents and communication needed to run a business. SharePoint becomes your one-stop shop for everything for your company. Employees have access to system apps and important company information, all from the company’s internal homepage.
  • IT Help Desk
  • HR Forms and Benefits
  • Find company documents
  • Corporate communication
  • Sharing company core values
  • News
  • Training
One of the greatest benefits of SharePoint is that it stores documents instead of emailing them to teams. “It’s way more secure than blasting company email to hundreds of employees,” Finnerty said.

2. Customer Engagement & Collaboration

The company intranet is usually for all employees working behind a firewall. A Customer Engagement and Collaboration site is for external audiences. It’s the company extranet, where you communicate with people outside your network. “You can use it for collaboration,” Finnerty said. “You can invite clients and subcontractors to work on projects together, and you are all collaborating and working better together.” It gives all parties involved a single source of truth for all documents. There is no more emailing the right document. No more version control problems. It’s all stored on SharePoint and the team members with the proper security clearance can access what is needed when they need it.

3. Search and Document Management

If you’re not using SharePoint as your system of record for your documents, chances are your documents are unorganized. SharePoint is the system of record for documents. Employees can even search all documents, libraries and network drives. These can be indexed and search through SharePoint. With the right SharePoint consulting, your documents will not only be easily findable with search, but they will be categories and organized in a way that lets you easily find what you’re looking for. About HingePoint 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] => 3 Things You Can Do with SharePoint So Your Company Will Work Faster [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => 3-sharepoint-products-will-make-company-work-faster [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-21 00:33:09 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-21 06:33:09 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12442 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12394 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-01-31 09:50:27 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-01-31 15:50:27 [post_content] =>

Real Estate Developers focusing on integration issues with legacy systems

The biggest trend for almost every business is this burden to outperform how they did last year and competitors. In the commercial real estate area, there are trends that can directly influence how these companies work and achieve maximum growth.

Real estate developers want to build faster and reduce expenses, just as any good business wants. But the major difference for developers is that they are starting to feel more pressure to perform. Deloitte states that developers will begin leveraging new technologies and fix integration issues with legacy systems. Here is HingePoint’s take on the top technological trends for commercial real estate developers.

  Commercial Real Estate

1) Real Estate Investment Staying Strong in the United States 

It’s a good time to be a real estate developer. The United States continues to be the most favored destination for real estate investments, according to the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE). In their annual survey, foreign investors placed the United States as the top destination to invest in real estate.

According to the AFIRE’s press release, 95% of respondents to the survey say they will maintain or increase their investment in the United States. Dallas—where HingePoint is headquartered—ranks 12th in the world for places to invest in real estate. Almost half of the top cities to invest in are within the United States.

2) Need to Keep Top Talent

With increased investment in the United States, real estate developers will need to keep top talent and get them up to speed faster when they hire new employees. Onboarding can be frustrating at a company that does not have a process in place or a one-stop shop for internal employees and contractors. They’ll need to onboard new talent more efficiently and give instant access to needed information so employees can do their job better and come up to speed faster.

Many developers and construction companies expected to grow are upgrading their internal SharePoint sites so employees can instantly access what they need to be more productively.

Deloitte seems to think that competition for talent is going to be fierce.

“A shortage of candidates with strong skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); rising urbanization; and Millennials’ preference for an open and flexible work culture are changing the employment marketplace and will result in significant competition for talent.”

3) Cloud and Mobile

Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, where you can access shared resources, data and information on-demand. This information is stored on a computer or server that you can access through the Internet. Accessing the cloud with a mobile device gives you access to your entire business on the go. You can communicate and share virtually any document with anyone anywhere.

4) Take Control of Data

Taking control of company information is one of the most difficult and one of the most critical tasks any company can take on. And believe it or now, SharePoint is still one of the top enterprise tools out there for collaboration, and sharing and organizing information.

Anyone can start using the cloud and mobile devices. Any company can stand up SharePoint and make it a company initiative for all employees to use it. But if the information is not organized and found easily, and you can’t maximize the out-of-the-box solutions or customize SharePoint to work the way you want it, your enterprise style tools probably won't be effective.

Bryce Finnerty, CEO and Founder of HingePoint, said more commercial real estate developers are completely changing their systems.

“Many developers are going straight to customization. They want their systems and software to work the way they want it,” he said.

5) Getting rid of the old, upgrading legacy systems

Many commercial real estate developers are still using systems created in the first decade of this century, and some are still just relying on 2D CAD, email and paper. With mobile, the cloud and Autodesk’s newer capabilities, commercial real estate developers are seeing that they can leapfrog in productivity.

Many developers will begin to completely overhaul their legacy systems and software. They will take an integrated approach, which means software will automatically share data and information with other software. For example, many developers want SalesForce and SharePoint to share information and data with each other. It streamlines effort of employees and makes collaboration better.

Manual data entry and redundant tasks will dramatically fall. More employees will have access to critical information they need to do their job effectively.

3d render of a restaurant interior

6) 3D Virtual Prototypes

New technology allows Commercial Real Estate to build prototypes with photorealistic renderings and validate design selections. This helps developers sell properties with renovations first, gets approvals faster, and markets buildings faster for less upfront cost.

3D Virtual Prototypes speed up the design and construction phases on projects. Clients often gain 20% on their project timelines. Improved collaboration, decision-making, visualization, and clash detection are benefits proven to reduce costly change orders, delays, and rework.

7) New tech like 3D printing and augmented reality

Augmented and virtual reality are so new for commercial real estate, some headsets are still being tested. For example augmented reality headsets like DAQRI’s Smart Helmet could revolutionize how new developments are built and how construction companies troubleshoot problems.

They are also altering how real estate developers show off new properties. Instead of photorealistic prototypes on a computer screen, marketers can send headsets to prospects to let them literally walk around a multi-million dollar condominium or office. It makes data truly 3D.

HingePoint, Microsoft, HoloLens, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Autodesk, BIM

Bonus Trend) Drones to Market Properties

Sell and lease real estate faster by using one aerial drone photography. Create a video with drone footage to show off your property in a way never shown before. Perfect for marketing properties to prospects.

About HingePoint: 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. We specialize in BIM, 3D modeling, virtual reality (VR) Augmented Reality (AR) systems integration for construction and commercial real estate development. 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] => 7 Trends in 2017 for Commercial Real Estate: SharePoint remains top collaborative tool [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => 7-trends-in-2017-for-commercial-real-estate-sharepoint-remains-top-collaborative-tool [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-21 00:37:17 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-21 06:37:17 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12394 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12285 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2016-12-21 11:23:56 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-01 16:37:12 [post_content] => If you've watched any television this Christmas season, then you've seen a lot of ads running about virtual reality headsets. They are the hot item this Christmas. However, virtual reality headsets don't just make a good gift, they are going to completely change how real estate developers show properties and construction companies do work. They actually make Building Information Models truly 3D. Below you'll find a price comparison and two videos we created on headsets while at Autodesk University 2016.

Breakdown on Price


Samsung Gear, Virtual Reality, BIM, HingePoint Samsung Gear VR Price: $99.99 Operating software is a mobile phone and it has to be Samsung. The performance and visual experience all depends on which Samsung cell phone you are using.  
  Oculus Rift, Virtual Reality, HingePoint, BIM Oculus Rift Price: $599.99
  • Uses a 2160 x 1200 resolution, working at 233 million pixels per second, with a 90Hz refresh rate (matches HTC Vive for refresh rate).
  • Don’t need a lot of floor space to use the product.
  • Easy setup-not a lot of cables
  • Comfortable and light weight
  • Has earphones-don’t have to use but option for “passive noise isolation”
 
  HTC Vive HTC Vive Price: $799.99
  • Lots of space (floor space) is required to VR with HTC Vive
  • Plugs into PCs
  • 70 sensors to offer 360 Degree head-tracking as well as 90HZ refresh rate (stat is key to keeping down “motion sickness”)
  • Swappable foam inserts-for many people using
  • Adjustable straps-comfortable
  • Superb resolution but configured more for gaming
   
Microsoft HoloLens Microsoft HoloLens Price: $3,000 Blends virtual and augmented reality to make one of the most ambitious launches ever planed. The device merges real-world elements with virtual ‘holographic’ images, meaning you can look at your Minecraft world on your kitchen table, or walk around the surface of Mars in your living room.  
Check out our DAQRI Smart Helmet review from Autodesk University 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-cGX7ccd8A&list=PLJOB2Ahoqzp_LZ33_qtn24cOi0XN2pl1Q
HSBCAD Showcases Augmented Reality, HoloLens Demo at Autodesk University https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzJ_HFG-2BU&list=PLJOB2Ahoqzp8aERA29rro_jSkBmawKKA_   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. We specialize in BIM, 3D modeling, virtual reality (VR) Augmented Reality (AR) systems integration for construction and commercial real estate development. [post_title] => Virtual Reality is hot this Christmas [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => virtual-reality-augmented-reality-makes-bim-truly-3d-2 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-21 00:39:02 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-21 06:39:02 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/blog/autodesk/virtual-reality-augmented-reality-makes-bim-truly-3d-2/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12216 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2016-12-01 10:37:12 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-12-01 16:37:12 [post_content] => Right now, 3D prototypes in Building Information Models (BIM) are not actually 3D because these buildings are trapped on a screen. Yes. It's true. Screens are merely 2D. HingePoint CEO and Founder Bryce Finnerty said that once virtual and augmented reality become mainstream in BIM, developers will be able to actually walk their customers around and inside a building. “We make 3D models for our customers, like a real estate developer building a skyscraper,” Finnerty said. “Even though we have a 3D prototype where you can see inside and all around the building, we are still looking at these models on a screen. It’s technically two-dimensional.” But Finnerty said—with Autodesk virtual reality software and hardware coming to market like DAQRI's Smart Helmet and Microsfot's HoloLens—virtual reality will change 3D models. Many developers and solution integrators will offer virtual reality as part of their BIM model. “Developers will literally be able to walk their customers or investors around and inside the building," Finnerty said. "It’s just a matter of time." Virtual and augmented reality are at a tipping point for many industries, especially the architecture, engineering and construction sector.

Check out our DAQRI Smart Helmet review from Autodesk University 2016.


It’s already popped up in video consoles like the PlayStation 4. There are even cheap headsets for smartphones. So many new technologies are intersecting, causing a “ripe” time for this new technology. "This isn’t a conversation about incremental development. It’s a collision, a convergence of a number of different things," Stacy Scopano, Autodesk senior construction industry strategy manager, told Construction Dive recently. Autodesk offers a full spectrum of visualization tools for AEC professionals. Autodesk LIVE is the latest offering in the company’s LIVE Design family of visualization tools, which helps Revit users design fully-interactive 3D models. In summer 2015, Autodesk unleashed the power of Stingray, Autodesk’s 3D game engine, and 3ds Max, to bring Revit building information models into the virtual reality world. This year, they moved Stingray to the cloud to make integration easier. Although Stingray is a game engine, it can also be used to create “stunning virtual reality experiences.” High-end Headsets are already available by Microsoft and Daqri. “These headsets are going to change how developers sell real estate,” Finnerty said. “Instead of using renderings, developers can just send a headset to potential buyers, pre-loaded with 3D models of developments or units for sale.” “It’s going to completely change how we sell and build,” he said.

Wide Price Range of Headsets Available


Samsung Gear, Virtual Reality, BIM, HingePoint Samsung Gear VR Price: $99.99 Operating software is a mobile phone and it has to be Samsung. The performance and visual experience all depends on which Samsung cell phone you are using.
Oculus Rift, Virtual Reality, HingePoint, BIM Oculus Rift Price: $599.99
  • Uses a 2160 x 1200 resolution, working at 233 million pixels per second, with a 90Hz refresh rate (matches HTC Vive for refresh rate).
  • Don’t need a lot of floor space to use the product.
  • Easy setup-not a lot of cables
  • Comfortable and light weight
  • Has earphones-don’t have to use but option for “passive noise isolation”

HTC Vive HTC Vive Price: $799.99
  • Lots of space (floor space) is required to VR with HTC Vive
  • Plugs into PCs
  • 70 sensors to offer 360 Degree head-tracking as well as 90HZ refresh rate (stat is key to keeping down “motion sickness”)
  • Swappable foam inserts-for many people using
  • Adjustable straps-comfortable
  • Superb resolution but configured more for gaming

Microsoft HoloLens Microsoft HoloLens Price: $3,000 Blends virtual and augmented reality to make one of the most ambitious launches ever planed. The device merges real-world elements with virtual ‘holographic’ images, meaning you can look at your Minecraft world on your kitchen table, or walk around the surface of Mars in your living room.

HSBCAD Showcases Augmented Reality, HoloLens Demo


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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] => Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality Makes BIM Truly 3D [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => virtual-reality-augmented-reality-makes-bim-truly-3d [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-21 00:40:54 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-21 06:40:54 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12216 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12243 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2016-11-15 16:58:57 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-11-15 22:58:57 [post_content] => Denver architect Brian Juge and BIM specialist Tony Crawford led one of the first classes at Autodesk University called "Zero to CD in 90 minutes with Revit." They started the presentation with tips on how to use Revit for beginners. Here are some of those tips. CAD vs. BIM workload curve As the construction process goes along it's harder to make changes and it gets more expensive, as seen by the popular graph above. Shifting your time and effort “to the left” sooner in your design process, can save time on each project. One of the primary ways to do this is through Revit templates. The exact tools that you include in your template will depend on your specific needs. Revit makes this possible with templates because redundant work from project to project is limited. Create Templates If you have a good template, you save time, meaning you reduce effort and costs. Juge and Crawford have invested a lot of time on their templates. The more time you put into setting up your project template, the more time you can save on each future project. Your templates set up the data you want:
  • Parameters
  • Families
  • The drawing sheets
  • The plan (top) and elevation (side) view of your model.
Stop repeating yourself Here's their main point. Any schedules you repeat you can put in a Revit template. Any type of workflow you do for every project, you should put into a template. A schedule is basically a spreadsheet of your data. For example, you could have a schedule or the data of every door in your building. If you're starting a new similar project, you can either start from scratch and build the data needed for doors, or you can have a template with the saved data. Anything that you might repeat in any future project should be added to your template. ---- The Hard Part You've got to go through this step. You have to tag all your elements and make every item unique. It takes time. But if you don't do it you might as well just use AutoCAD. Other tedious tasks include:
  • Annotation tags
  • Symbols
  • Text styles
  • Dimension styles
  • Legends
--- Linking AutoCAD to Revit  Be careful.  This is not a best practice. You don't want to have too many AutoCAD links. AutoCAD files can have a lot of baggage in them and potentially crash Revit. Sometimes it's inevitable to have AutoCAD links, but it's better to get rid of AutoCAD links completely. --- #1 Thing to Do: Get Started Just get started. Just do a project. Hunker down. Bite the bullet and get going. A good place to start is with your last project. Just get it in Revit so you can start making your templates. Check out HingePoint's Revit eBooks to learn more. [post_title] => Simple Tips Saving Time with for Revit Templates [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => simple-tips-for-saving-time-with-revit-templates [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-05-28 07:00:15 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-05-28 12:00:15 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12243 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [9] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 12220 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2016-11-12 12:57:34 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-11-12 18:57:34 [post_content] => Software developers and programmers with little experience in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry will be in higher demand for construction work because key software is moving to the cloud, an Autodesk executive said in a new HingePoint AEC Industry 4.0 Report. Autodesk is moving away from bulky desktop apps and moving their software and platforms into the cloud. Although using the cloud is not new for the industry, the ability to integrate systems and software will become more critical as Autodesk continues its aggressive march towards cloud-based platforms. “Technologically speaking, we are moving past the app and moving into a world of web experiences,” said Jim Quanci, Senior Director of Autodesk Development Network, in the HingePoint Industry 4.0 Report. “Being based on web-standard technologies… there are millions of software developers that can now build these experiences. It no longer requires software developers with special and rare CAD expertise.” Design and engineering information is no longer siloed and can be integrated with all the other run-the-business tools businesses are using. This will dramatically change how construction is done and how real estate developers design buildings and find investors, HingePoint CEO and Founder Bryce Finnerty said. “We are in the middle of one of the biggest technological revolutions of our time and it is transforming how all of us do our work, especially in the AEC industry,” Finnerty said in the report. “For example, as virtual reality becomes prevalent, it can help developers market their buildings to investors by showing them a real virtual prototype that they can walk through.” As the construction industry and real estate developers start using new APIs from Autodesk, developers that can combine or integrate software and solutions will be critical, Finnerty said. “When applications don’t “speak” to one another or share information, companies are forced to continuously update different systems of record. They are prisoners to the technology they use.”” Finnerty said. “The cloud-based approach by Autodesk is going to liberate data and help businesses work more efficiently.” About HingePoint’s AEC Industry 4.0 Report HingePoint’s Industry 4.0 Report looks at how the next wave of technology is about to transform the AEC sector. Autodesk executive Jim Quanci is a contributor. The report looks at what Industry 4.0 is, how it is changing the AEC industry and the types of technology it is bringing. About 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] => Developers Key in Next Phase of Construction, Real Estate Growth, AEC Industry 4.0 Report States [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => developers-key-in-next-phase-of-construction-real-estate-growth-aec-industry-4-0-report-states [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-12 00:39:07 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-12 06:39:07 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=12220 [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] => 2018-03-26 15:05:58 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-26 20:05:58 [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] => [is_tag] => 1 [is_tax] => [is_search] => [is_feed] => [is_comment_feed] => [is_trackback] => [is_home] => [is_404] => [is_embed] => [is_paged] => [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => [is_robots] => [is_posts_page] => [is_post_type_archive] => [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => 2a186c3aadd4b2410c11c9c32fe19257 [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 ) )