Constellation and New Home Technologies announce Distribution Agreement for the Envision Options Management System

Constellation CRM customers gain access to Envision to improve home buyer experience and increase options sales

Markham, Ontario June 27, 2006 - Constellation HomeBuilder Systems, Inc., the leader in building industry software, and New Home Technologies, a joint venture subsidiary of Builder Homesite, Inc., today announced a reseller agreement between the two companies. Constellation will market and distribute New Home Technologies' Envision options management system to Constellation's homebuilder customers and provide integration and support services for the companies' mutual customers.

Envision is a fully integrated options management solution for the entire building industry and includes specific tools for manufacturers, builders, design centers and consumers. The four Envision modules address all aspects of the options management and design process, from data management, to design education, to option selection. By leveraging the power of the industry consortium, Envision is the first truly scaleable options management system.

"Constellation and New Home Technologies are committed to making this relationship a success to ensure that our homebuilder clients realize significant value from the integrated product offering." said Dexter Salna, President of Constellation. Salna added that customers that purchase Envision through Constellation will have the added benefit of the same excellent implementation, integration and support for Envision that they have come to expect for all Constellation products. "We will provide Envision as a seamless extension of our software to make it easy for our customers to get Envision up and running."

For more information about New Home Technologies and Envision visit www.newhometechnologies.com

"New Home Technologies is excited to extend its reach to Constellation's large customer base of homebuilders. We look forward to a productive relationship." said Melissa Morman, Chief Operating Officer for Builder Homesite and New Home Technologies. "Envision is the solution for builders of all sizes and gives the industry a common platform to share product data. This not only means increased efficiency and options sales for builders and manufacturers but ultimately an improved customer experience as well."

Builders across the country are rolling out Envision for their new home communities. Participating builders include: Allen Edwin Homes, Beazer Homes, Capital Pacific Holdings, Centex Homes, David Weekley Homes, DeLuca Homes, Elias Brothers, Fulton Homes, Generation Homes, Gold Medallion Homes, KB Home, Kimball Hill Homes, Lennar Corporation, McGuyer Homebuilders, Morrison Homes, Standard Pacific Homes, Toll Brothers, Village Homes of Colorado, and Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company.

Envision is a collaborative effort from the building industry that also includes participation from leading manufacturers like Georgia Pacific, Hearth & Home, Honeywell, Kohler, Masco, Overhead Door, Owens Corning, Progress Lighting, Square D, Therma Tru, Weyerhaeuser, Whirlpool, and York International. In addition to these consortium members, there are hundred's of other "Envision Enabled" manufacturer partners participating in the program.

 

About Constellation HomeBuilder Systems

 

Constellation Homebuilder Systems, a division of Toronto-based Constellation Software, Inc., is the leading provider of integrated enterprise software for the North American home-building industry. It markets the NEWSTAR, FAST, and Constellation CRM (formerly "CFT") families of homebuilder software. Constellation has over 600 clients, including 36 of the top 100 homebuilders. For more information, go to www.constellation.com

 

About Builder Homesite and New Home Technologies

 

Builder Homesite, Inc., a consortium of 36 of the nation's largest homebuilders, is today's leading marketing and technology solutions provider for the home building industry. Its growing range of products and services are revolutionizing the way homes are marketed and managed. . In 2002, Builder Homesite launched its first product, www.newhomesource.com, a consumer website offering the Internet's most comprehensive information and selection of new homes. In 2004, Builder Homesite formed New Home Technologies, a subsidiary consortium of new homebuilders and product suppliers, to create an integrated and standardized online new home design options management portal. Today Builder Homesite is continuing to extend into other Internet and technology solutions, as well as into all marketing mediums, such as TV and print. For more information, go to www.newhometechnologies.com

 

 

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