Still Using Spreadsheets?

By Stephen Bullard, Marine Consultant and Sales Director at PierVantage     Daily, I speak with project managers, service managers and owners of boat yards and boat builders around North America and beyond who find themselves trying to manage their estimated projects and other key aspects of their business with nothing but a spreadsheet. If… Read more »

The Importance of Valuing Work In Progress (WIP) – And How To Do It

By Stephen Bullard, Marine Consultant and Sales Director at PierVantage This month’s post is dedicated to the topic of Work in Progress or WIP.  In my site visits to Boat Builders and Boatyards across the country, I realized how many professionals in the industry don’t know what work in progress is, why they should track… Read more »

Marine Industry Veteran, Bruce Hopkins joins the PierVantage Management Team

Newark, Delaware (February 6, 2017) – CorVant, LLC., creator of PierVantage, the marine industry’s leading business management solution, is proud to announce that Bruce Hopkins has joined the management team as Vice President of Operations. In his new role, Bruce will oversee day-to-day operations of the Company with a specific focus on product and service… Read more »

How Technology is Moving Our Industry Forward

By Stephen Bullard, Marine Consultant and Sales Director at PierVantage In this blog post, I wanted to share with you something I get very passionate about when I travel around the country meeting with Boatyard and Boat Building professionals.  Those of you in the business who have met me or have heard me give a… Read more »

Six Steps To A Healthy Cash Flow

By Stephen Bullard, Marine Consultant and Sales Director at PierVantage Managing cash flow is vitally important to the health and growth of any business.  In the marine industry it is especially important during commissioning and launch season when there is additional stress on cash needs.  Your business management solution should provide you all the tools… Read more »

Titan Boats Selects PierVantage!

  Sidney B.C. Canada based designer and boat builder, Titan Boats recently selected PierVantage for Boat Builders to help them manage their growing business.  Titan Boats plans to leverage PierVantage to help them closely track material and labor costs that go into building the following types of boats they are most known for:   Special… Read more »

Work Order Profitability Report ~ Video

Operational reporting is a challenge for many small businesses and even more of a challenge for Boatyards. Without access to the right data, Boatyards struggle to determine their true job costs of projects underway. A business management solution helps boatyard managers control the labor and material costs associated with each project. Without an integrated business management system… Read more »

Chicago Yacht Works signs with PierVantage

CorVant, LLC, makers of PierVantage, the cloud based business management solution for the marine industry, is pleased to announce Chicago Yacht Works selected PierVantage for Boatyards to help them manage their growing marine business. Chicago Yacht Works is a prominent marine business that sits on the South Branch of the Chicago River and offers its… Read more »

Marina Shipyard in CA signs with PierVantage

California based Shipyard, Marina Shipyard selected PierVantage for Boat Yards for their new business management solution.  Marina Shipyard is a progressive company that has been servicing customers on the west coast since 1964 and grown to an over 8000 returning customer portfolio today. Marina Shipyard joins other highly respected boat yards such as Front Street Shipyard… Read more »

Dixon’s Marine Group 2000 Inc. Implements PierVantage

Nova Scotia based boat builder, Dixon’s Marine Group 2000 signed with PierVantage™ for Boat Builders to help them keep up with the pace of their expanding boat building and service business.  Dixon’s boats are well known in the fishing community for their reliability, durability and efficiency. Dixon’s Marine Group 2000 joins other highly respected boat… Read more »