Armed with this workhorse of a manual, even the most computer-illiterate contractor/remodeler will be prepared to leap into the "computer age" and reap its rewards--saving time and money and reducing mistakes. The authors describe how to maximize business potential by using computers to keep a database, perform computer-aided design, generate estimates and spreadsheets, perform accounting and invoices, and more. 100 illustrations.
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Even if you don't know a bit from a byte, you can put computers to work in your contracting business with the help of this complete, reader-friendly guide Computers can do a lot for any business, including construction and remodeling firms. Maintaining flawless financial records, performing computer-aided design (CAD), generating precise estimates. . .the list goes on. With this friendly and accessible manual written from a contractor's persperctive, taking the computer plunge has never been simpler. William and Patti Feldman, publishers of a popular newsletter on computers in construction, take the anxiety out of all issues you'll confront druing computerization. You will find practical guidance and helpful tips on: choosing the best hardware and software for your business; using a building online service for research-clients and suppliers; developing effective marketing strategies; making the most of CAD and performing a host of other applications. Complete details on how to set up your computer system are provided, along with full analyses of available software used to: Maintain databases; Perform computer-aided design; Generate estimates and spreadsheets; Perform accounting and invoicing; Manage scheduling; Produce professional-quality business forms; And more.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070214948