Do You Need More or Less Customers?

By Stephen Bullard, Marine Consultant and Sales Director at PierVantage On a regular basis, I speak with general managers, owners of boatyards, and boat builders in North America and beyond concerning approaches to growing their business. Nine times out of ten the first thing said is “In order to grow our business, we need more… Read more »

How to Defuse an Upset Customer

By Steve D’Antonio, April 27, 2017 As the guest blogger for the PierVantage monthly boatyard and boat builder’s blog, I wanted to come up with a topic that was relevant, interesting, and one that you encounter as a leader in your business. During my tenure as a boatyard/boat building manager, I learned as much about… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

During Stormy Weather, Let PierVantage Give You Peace of Mind

Each year the fury of Mother Nature threatens the very livelihood of boatyards and marinas. Most recently, Hurricane Sandy brought in storm surges, astronomical tides, and crushing winds that were felt up and down the Eastern seaboard. Regrettably, physical damage occurred in epic proportions throughout the Northeast. While yard crews are focused on pulling boats,… Read more »

Discover How PierVantage Outperforms Quickbooks!

In your business and ours, quality is what matters. You utilize the best tools, materials, and craftsmanship available to get the job done and get it done right the first time. The same should hold true for the quality and craftsmanship of your business management software, so why settle for QuickBooks, a solution that is… Read more »

PierVantage Gives Boatyards The Advantage

THE INDUSTRY’S ONLY CLOUD-BASED BUSINESS SOFTWARE, Piervantage™ is a cutting-edge solution built specifically for boatyards, full-service marine facilities, and boat-building operations to better manage their projects, workforce, and work flow. Piervantage™ is the industry’s only platform that is cloud based, keeping your business data safe from natural disasters and unexpected events – and keeping customers… Read more »