As installers adapt to changes in how to sell to homeowners in light of the global pandemic and the ensuing lockdown, software packages from glazing industry specialist Windowlink are providing a lifeline, says the company.
Social distancing rules and the limits on entering people’s homes have made it more important than ever for installers to have the tools to ‘sell the dream’. Focus and Vector from Windowlink do exactly that – and more.
“We understand how difficult it can be for installers in these unprecedented times,” says Mark Dudley, Managing Director at Windowlink. “The software packages that we’ve developed are ideal to provide the platform for ‘safe selling’ and the fact that more and more installers are signing up every day is testament to how popular they are proving.
“Our window and door design and quoting software, Focus, makes the whole process easier, quicker and helps to manage the sale from quote to contract to survey. It incorporates virtually any style, configuration and product for windows and doors, complete with the right finish and hardware. Designs are then presented as impressive visuals with quotes, contracts and survey reports which can be shown to customers on screen or printed out.
“Vector enables installers to show homeowners exactly how their conservatory, orangery or extension design will actually look on their property. It allows users to superimpose conservatory and extension plans onto real photographs, creating quality 3D images. Because it is Windows based, Vector works on laptops on or offline.
“We’ve also taken this one step further by introducing our 4Site Imaging Bureau so that we can extract the 3D data file from Vector and convert the image into a photo realistic, high-resolution 4D video.
“Our customers are making the most of the many features that Windowlink software packages provide to present their products and services in the most efficient and attractive way. Not only do they save time and make life easier for installers, they’re also ideal for remote selling, giving homeowners that extra peace of mind.”