What is Flash Specialty?
A few months ago, we announced the new names of our two software offerings. But what is Flash Specialty? And how can it help subcontractors organize their projects?
In our latest blog post, we'll highlight some common issues that subcontractors face, as well as how Flash Specialty can help contractors overcome them.
Flash Specialty: Software Built for Subcontractors
In a nutshell, Flash Specialty is construction billing software with features tailored just for subcontractors and specialty contractors. When we first started, Flashtract's goal was to create software that made billing easy for the whole industry. And yet, as we continued to provide solutions, we realized that one segment of our customers was overall woefully underserved when it came to specific programs and apps just for them: Subcontractors.
Nevertheless, subcontractors play a pivotal role in how smoothly construction projects go. Accordingly, shouldn't they have powerful solutions to help them communicate faster with their GCs and be paid on time, too? And so, we decided to take our core product, Flash Prime, and customize it just for the subcontractors. This, Flash Specialty subcontractor software was born.
When building Flash Specialty, we needed to identify the common problems that all subcontractors faced. We wanted to ensure the solution we built addressed most, if not all of them. What we identified were 4 major issues.
First, time is a major issue for anyone in the construction industry. With such an emphasis on completing percentages of large projects as quickly as possible to get paid quickly as well, contractors cannot afford to waste time learning complicated processes.
Next were communication problems. The construction industry is riddled with them. For subcontractors, this is even more critical. Subs must file licenses, pay apps, and waivers quickly and efficiently, or lose valuable time and resources.
It goes without saying that in conjunction with the other primary complaints, not being aid on time is a major source of pain for subcontractors. Slow payments or delays due to errors can cause a sudden halt to cash flow.
Last but not least, filing and organization play a large role in frequent issues that subcontractors have. Ensuring that all paperwork for multiple projects is sorted, error free, and in the right hands is a monumental task on its own, let alone while you are trying to complete the actual project.
How does Flash Specialty Work?
Create an account
Create Your Projects
Generate Your Documents
Distribute to your GCs
Flash Specialty is subcontractor software intended to be easy to use, while also addressing major problems that subcontractors have with the billing and payment process. Our goal was to make a solution that anyone could learn to use in just a few minutes. Additionally, our product should save them hundreds or thousands of hours of work.
In other words, Flash Specialty is a program designed to streamline construction billing for subcontractors.
What Can You Do With It?
Submit Pay Applications
Send Files to GCs
Flash Specialty is built to tackle any billing issues that subcontractors may face. This includes everything from day-to-day requirements to rare occurrences. Flashtract subcontractor software can handle pay apps, help you submit pay apps, and increase your overall communication with contractors and project owners alike.
You can stop worrying about if you submitted your compliance documents, or if you sent the GC your pay application. Our tool also helps eliminate errors with built-in calculators and forms. Better yet all of this documentation is no longer scattered in emails or physical folders. It's all in one place- Flashtract's secure cloud.
Ready to try Flash Specialty?
Tired of long email chains, pay app delays and mistakes on files being sent to GCs? Flashtract can help put those costly errors and delays behind you. Contact sales to schedule a demo or find out of Flash Specialty is right for you.