WPE CA Video Preview: Managing Projects with Crows Nest Software

SAN DIEGO – Crows Nest Software, a developer of project management / ERP software used by manufacturers of cabinetry, closet and other custom wood products, will present the latest updates to its full digital platform at Wood Pro Expo, co-located with Closets Expo, April 28-29, 2022.

Some of the many features recently added Crows Nest will demonstrate to stand # 801 from the San Diego Convention Center include improved estimation, planning, task management, quote request processing, escalation billing, and supplies inventory.


  • The mark-up estimate can be controlled at several levels, such as the overall mark-up for labor and materials, and / or grouping by grouping the mark-up or individual mark-ups item by item.
  • Crows Nest’s flexible parametric estimation capability has been enhanced with the addition of more user-defined field types.


  • Workshop tasks for all projects can be scheduled in their entirety, impacting the overall schedule from an individual work order change in any project.
  • Machine scheduling and human resource availability in hourly increments are also taken into account. The schedule can be prioritized by the due date of each work order or by an assigned priority value.
Corey Hanson, president of Interior Components Group, says using Crows Nest software has helped his company put in place a “consistent standardized process” that dovetails very well with the company’s Lean program to reduce costs. waste.

Task management:

  • Task management has been improved with the predecessors needed for improved planning of Crows Nest. The task budget hours fed by the Crow’s Nest estimate form the basis of the duration of each task. Crows Nest’s work tracking feature updates the ‘remaining hours’ of each task which is then fed into the enhanced schedule for real-time, down-to-the-minute scheduling.

Processing of the quote request:

  • The processing of quote requests is now directly associated with a quote for pricing traceability.

Progressive billing Reports G702 and G703:

  • The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Style G702 and G703 Progress Billing Reports are now available.

Inventory barcode:

  • Inventory of quantities of raw materials, material, etc., can now be updated via custom barcode labels.

Learn more about Crows Nest software at crowsnestsoftware.com.

Find out how companies like Vogo Cabinets, Interior Components Group, and Byrne Custom Joinery have benefited from implementing Crows Nest software across their operations.

Registration for the Closets 2022 conference and exhibition

Learn more about Crows Nest software at crowsnestsoftware.com.

More upcoming Woodworking Network events
Woodworking Machinery and Supplies Conference and Exhibition, February 24-26, 2022, International Center, Mississauga, Ontario.

Executive Information Conference, September 15-17, 2022, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Wood Pro Expo Lancaster, October 13-14, 2022, Spooky Nook Sports Center, Manheim, Pennsylvania.

Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré (SIBO), October 27-29, 2022, Centrexpo Cogeco, Drummondville, Quebec.

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