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What kind of pricing does IVO Systems offer?

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[00:00:01] Hi, Eric Christensen here with IVO Systems, enjoying the unseasonably warm weather in Wisconsin, so when it’s nice, you go outside, which leads us into IVO Systems pricing, you know, we offer a full suite of products that will serve all of your operational needs. But we are a new company and we understand as a new company the value of getting good customers and really partners moving forward. So we are able to offer and lock in some favorable long term pricing right now. So please see the link below to fill out a form to learn more and schedule a demo or consultation, if you’d like to call it, with Bob, myself and/or Jacob here at IVO Systems. Thanks and have a great day.

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How can I schedule a demo and what can I expect from one?

Watch below to hear from co-founder Eric Christensen to learn more about demos.


[00:00:00] Hey, Eric Christensen here with IVO Systems, enjoying the beautiful April weather, unseasonably warm here in Wisconsin, the state capital, and wanted to touch base with you about what can you expect with setting up a demo with IVO Systems. We really, to start off, understand the construction industry and want to help move the construction industry forward. We know what accounting software is out there. We know what building software is out there. And frankly, we created an operations software for your day to day that we think you need. But when we say have- you know- schedule a software demo with IVO Systems myself, or Bob Lien, one of the co-founders, usually tries to be on a call because we really are going to have a consultation about what your real software needs are now and in the future. And we’d love that opportunity. And please see the link below to fill out a form to learn more and set something up. Thanks and have a great day and season.

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Does my company need experience working with software to use IVO Systems?

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At IVO Systems, we are trying to move the heavy civil construction industry forward with our software, and we understand that there’s many companies who don’t have any software because they aren’t sure if it will meet their specific needs. 

Even if your company has no experience, using IVO Systems is easy to understand and implement, and we are here to help every step of the way. With our combined heavy civil industry experience, we’ve created IVO Systems to translate what your needs are into a single source of truth, and not having experience with software is not an issue for any users.

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What special features does IVO Systems have?

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At IVO Systems, we like to think of Gall’s Law when we describe what our core values are for our software. Gall’s Law states that “all complex systems that work evolved from simpler systems that worked. If you want to build a complex system that works, build a simpler system first, and then improve it over time.” We created our software to be as simple and as user friendly as possible, and that is what makes our software special.

Eric and Bob’s experience in the heavy civil construction industry- running operations and managing equipment- has given us the knowledge to know what is necessary for our software, and has allowed us to keep it simple.

We provide a single source of truth that aggregates all your information and keeps it up to date, allowing for easy and informed decision making.

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Who is not our ideal customer?

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If your company is too small- with only five pieces of equipment and under 10 employees, you don’t need software to help track and manage your company. You can use software such as Excel or even a legal pad with smaller numbers, but once you get to a certain level and add bigger branches or divisions with more employees and equipment, you are going to need a platform like IVO Systems to help you keep track.

On the contrary, companies that are too large, with international branches and tons of employees, are most likely going to be too big for our software. We may be able to service certain branches or pieces of equipment, but a bigger company is probably going to need a more enterprise based software that offers more features.

We are always open to meet with your company and schedule a demo to have a better understanding of your company and your needs to see if your company is a good fit for IVO Systems. You may find that with your specific needs, our modules may be what you need to manage your operations.

Please visit our website and reach out to learn more about our platform.

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Why is IVO more useful for my company than using a platform like Excel?

For a company of the right size, IVO Systems is an improvement over Excel or Google Spreadsheets. These tools are often used to manage equipment, preventative maintenance schedules and employee information and they are helpful for keeping track of data. But with these tools, you’re bound to have errors, and tracking history when issues arise can be challenging.

By using IVO Systems and aggregating all of this information- your equipment, your preventative maintenance, employee schedules- it is much easier to figure out where things are and what needs to be done.

IVO Systems allows you to have a historical record that you can go back to and review any actions taken in the past- something that can be a problem trying to figure out on Excel or Google spreadsheets. With IVO, your aggregated information is all in one single platform that is always there for you to review.

If you’d like to learn more about what IVO Systems can do for you, visit our website and schedule a demo with us.

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How long is a contract? How do I make payments?

At a minimum, we do one-year contracts with new customers who want to use our software. This is a long-term commitment by both parties, and we want to provide our operational software for your company and give adequate time to use it and understand how it works.

We want partners who understand what it’s going to take to implement the software and are actively trying to use software to improve their operations. Although one year is minimum for us, we’ve had customers that have found that IVO Systems is a good fit for them and vice versa, and have signed contracts up to ten years.

Longer contracts often come with a discount for long-term signing, but as a new company we appreciate those who see value in us.

We are specifically trying to serve the heavy civil market, and if you are a heavy civil company using our features everyday and feel as if you have suggestions that would improve our software, we love having open and honest conversations with our customers. Our goal is to serve you as best as we can, and make your operations as efficient as possible.

We’ve been careful to not add too much to our software- because we want to keep it simple. However, we are definitely looking for partners to help us grow, as we help you grow. We value customers who are mutually beneficial, and as a new company we’d love if you gave us a chance to show you what IVO Systems is all about.

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How is IVO Systems different from HCSS and B2W?

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Many of our customers already use HCSS products, specifically HeavyBid and HeavyJob. We recommend those products for bidding your work and tracking how your bid is playing out with daily time cards for each bid. Those products are great, and we are not competing in the bidding or detailed time card market.

We see our value in providing services that help you track, dispatch and maintain your equipment. We provide a price for your entire company to have access to the software- for tasks such as scheduling employees, any project notes, and many other features. We focus on improving and tracking your operations in the field, where your profits are generated. 

With that access, your company is provided with better and more up-to-date information that will help you make informed decisions and improve productions, profitability and operations from the field or office.

That is the difference between IVO Systems and other platforms like HCSS and B2W- we provide company wide access and only what you need. 

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At IVO Systems, co-founder Bob Lien developed our software in-house, and we built our platform to be as simple as possible. We have a combined 25 years of experience in the heavy civil construction industry, and we’ve had our fair share of software that over-complicates our needs. We know what we want out of our software, and we’ve worked hard to eliminate any unnecessary features in order to streamline our platform and make it as efficient as possible.

If you come across any bugs or issues while using IVO Systems, we make ourselves available to help you and resolve any problems right away. As a new company, our users are the growth of our platform. If you have a need that you think could be addressed in our software, we are always looking for ways to improve and make our customer’s lives easier, and we would love to hear from you.

We are always discussing new ideas and having conversations with our customers, and as an IVO customer, you can help drive our future developments.

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What are the challenges of managing heavy equipment?

Co-founders Eric Christensen and Bob Lien both used to work in the field and office at a heavy civil company, and were frustrated with the information gap between the two.

There’s a lot of steps taken to ensure you have the right equipment- calling the dispatcher, talking with the foreman and other operators, all to make sure you know where the equipment is located. We didn’t like having to chase down equipment, and we knew there was a better way.

We like to think of our software as an online magnet board. If you have many pieces of equipment you need a software that will set up specific filters to find each piece of equipment, just like a magnet board.

An example we like to use is when you have a main line pipe crew working in a downtown setting with quad axle dump trucks, which is a couple thousand dollar per hour crew. Then, you come across an un-located utility and you need a mini excavator. Using IVO Systems, you can easily filter the mini excavators, find where one is, create a dispatch ticket and get it to the site quickly.

That’s the advantage of having all this information at your fingertips- no matter where you are.