Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home renovation and design, today introduced new features for the Timeline tool in Houzz Pro, the all-in-one business management and marketing software for residential construction and design professionals. The Houzz Pro Timeline tool enables pros to quickly map out a project schedule, track progress and visually communicate their plan to everyone involved. With easy to create Gantt charts, pros can organise their project and ensure they have the right equipment, materials and personnel on-site.
Now, pros can add activities and related sub-activities for each stage of a project to their timeline. The new dependency feature enables pros to indicate when the start of one item relies on the completion of another, so that moving one activity on the schedule will also move the dependent activities. Timeline activities can also be assigned to different team members, who are notified immediately. The timeline can be shared with the project team, including staff, trade contractors and clients, keeping everyone informed of due dates, to-do’s and schedule changes.
“The Houzz Pro Timeline tool makes it easy to organise, track and communicate all elements of a construction or design project,” said Alon Cohen, Houzz co-founder and president. “Scheduling is one of the biggest challenges for our pro customers and they need a dynamic way to make schedule changes and quickly and easily inform all project stakeholders – from staff members to trade contractors to clients. The new dependency and assignable activity features make it easier for teams to stay on top of how changes affect the entire project schedule.”
Assigned timeline items can be accessed from the Houzz Pro Task Manager, which tracks progress across multiple projects. Team members can see all of their assigned timeline items and tasks in one place, making it easier to work through to-do lists. This is one of the many ways that Houzz Pro software supports all aspects of the business – from the first conversation through the punch list. With lead management, estimates, invoicing and more, Houzz Pro helps residential construction and design professionals run an efficient, profitable business and make it easy for them to reach new customers, all while delivering a standout client experience.
Houzz Pro is available in more than 10 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Subscription packages are priced to fit any budget or team. Pros can learn more and get started at houzz.com/pro. The Houzz Pro app is available on iOS and Android devices.
The Houzz community includes more than 65 million homeowners and home design enthusiasts and over 3 million home renovation and design professionals around the world in more than 100 categories, including architects, interior designers, contractors and landscape professionals.
Download screenshots of the upgraded Houzz Pro Timeline tool here and watch a video of the tool in action here.