ZEN Industries' January 2012 e-Newsletter 

Incompatible Software Costs the Equivalent of
1600 Jobs / Year  in the HVAC industry

Study Shows Ongoing Problem  

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) commissioned a report from New Horizons Foundation.  

The 52 page technical study reveals some disturbing numbers.  In the HVAC and Sheet Metal Industry, almost $16 billion is wasted annually due to lack of compatibility and interoperability of software used in estimating, scheduling, and production.  

The basic conclusions appear obvious in hindsight.  When programs such as scheduling and fabrication software can't talk to one another and share data, then data re-entry from one system to the next becomes a major chore.  

Further aggravating the problem, the more times manual data entry is necessary, the more opportunities exist for introducing costly errors.  

The report,  Impact of Incompatible Software on HVAC and Sheet Metal Contractors is available in hard copy and PDF format from New Horizons for $50.  

Please visit the New Horizons Bookstore or click the report cover in this article to learn more, as well as access a variety of informational reports.

Read the following article to learn how ZEN Industries has been a pioneer in serving the HVAC market with efficient estimating and production software, then contact ZEN Industries to learn how we can better meet your HVAC project needs.

 ZEN Pioneers Efficient Software Processes

Reduce Your Cost of Estimating

Automate the Process in Partnership with ZEN Industries   

Through automation, ZEN has the ability to partner with mechanical contractors in a way that helps them bid on more jobs, in less time, and with greater accuracy.

Now, you can integrate your estimating process directly into ZEN's HVAC fabrication pricing.  

Select mechanical contractors can generate a reliable quote along with data that can be fed seamlessly into production, direct to ZEN's coil lines and plasma tables.  

Learn more in our complete article on Automating HVAC Production Requests or contact ZEN Industries today, we'll be glad to answer your questions about how this automated estimating process can save you time and money, as well as free you up to win more bids.   

At ZEN Industries, our goal is to help your business succeed. No matter how big or small your project, ZEN can provide all or part of your HVAC needs.  

No matter how big or small your project:  

ZEN Industries provides all or part of your HVAC needs.  HVAC ductwork manufactured according to your schedule, meeting 3rd Edition 2005 SMACNA standards.  Contact Heather Rodehaver - Business Development Representative at 877-600-0274.   

Success is about Service   

Success in our business is about service. The quality of our HVAC duct work is of the highest caliber and our price competitive with the best in the industry. Nonetheless, quality and price are default items today in sheet metal fabrication. They give us access to the playing field. Service is where ZEN Industries Inc. gains its edge, and service means people - it's about our experienced personnel and the relationships we build with each and every customer.  

Contact ZEN Industries today.

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