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Jan Vit promoted to Software Development Manager

After serving as Interim Software Development Manager since April 2019, Jan Vit was promoted to Software Development Manager, effective immediately.

Jan’s responsibilities include managing PreLien2Lien (www.pl2l.com) and MyLienCenter (www.myliencenter.com), two software as a service (SaaS) websites. Additionally, he is responsible for managing our business relationship with AMAZON WEB SERVICES (AWS).

“I am proud of the work Jan has completed in a short period of time working for TRADITION SOFTWARE and TRADITION LIEN SERVICE said Craig Altman, Founder/President of TRADITION SOFTWARE. Among his significant technical accomplishments, he has moved all company websites to AMAZON WEB SERVICES (AWS), resulting in a significant cost savings, improved website security, and upgrades to our online web technology. He redesigned the data entry process for MyLienCenter (www.myliencenter.com). And he has developed an exciting Research and Development plan for our overall Information Technology objectives in 2020.”

Jan has worked for twenty (20) years in senior level IT positions in Chicago, New York and Europe. He is a External Lecturer for the UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS in Prage, where he previously earned both a Bachelors and Master’s degree in Economics and Management. He also earned an MBA from BRADLEY UNIVERSITY in 2012.

PreLien2Lien (PL2L.com) upgraded to AWS (Amazon Web Services)

TRADITION SOFTWARE’s annual subscribers to PreLien2Lien (www.PL2L.com) were upgraded over the Veteran’s Day holiday weekend to AWS (Amazon Web Services).

The project, co-managed by TRADITION SOFTWARE President Craig Altman and interim Software Development Manager Jan Vit, occurred four (4) months after online users of MyLienCenter (www.MyLienCenter.com) and MyLienWaiver (www.MyLienWaiver.com) were upgraded to AWS.

Marketing websites for TRADITION SOFTWARE (www.TraditionSoftware.com) and TRADITION LIEN SERVICE (www.TraditionLienService.com) were also upgraded recently to AWS.

Moving all company websites and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions to AWS brings greater reliability in terms of website up time compared to traditional web hosting providers. Security, scalability, and cost savings were also realized by the AWS migration and upgrade from the previous web hosting vendor.

Upgraded web sites, new Software Development Manager highlight January 2018 technical initiatives

With an 85% adoption rate of PreLien2Lien Online (www.PL2L.com) by customers at the end of 2017, TRADITION SOFTWARE is upgrading and consolidating in January 2018 it’s web hosting infrastructure from facilities in Denver, CO and Los Angeles, CA to a single facility near our suburban Chicago headquarters. Corporate marketing websites for TRADITION SOFTWARE (www.TraditionSoftware.com) and TRADITION LIEN SERVICE (www.TraditionLienService.com) have already been moved. PreLien2Lien Online (www.PL2L.com) will be moved the weekend of January 19-21. MyLienCenter (www.MyLienCenter.com) and MyLienWaiver (www.MyLienWaiver.com) will be moved at a later date to be determined.

TRADITION SOFTWARE has also hired a new interim Software Development Manager, Jim Boyd, along with two (2) additional software development professionals, to replace Miriam Liskin, who retired in early December after eleven (11) years working for the company. She was the chief technical architect of the PreLien2Lien software redesign in 2007. Miriam co-designed along with myself MyLienCenter in 2009, and PreLien2Lien Online in 2016. Her work had a far reaching positive effect for so many people, whether it was helping thousands of companies in getting paid, or in the resulting jobs, benefits and paychecks for employees of TRADITION SOFTWARE. On a personal level, Miriam helped me with programming homework for Computer Science classes I took for professional development. She even taught my son Randall and daughter Lauren how to geocache at a company party on a hot California summer day. For everyone she has helped through the years, we wish her the best.

Two hundred (200) companies migrate to PreLien2Lien Online in first half of 2017

PreLien2Lien Online, which was first developed in 2015 and released in 2016, has seen a 435% surge in paid annual subscribers for the first half of 2017 by national U.S. construction General Contractors, Subcontractors and Suppliers. Two hundred (200) companies either transitioned from the software based version of PreLien2Lien or became new first year customers. The variety of companies includes national construction leaders such as 84 LUMBER, BEHR PROCESS CORPORATION, and FIELDTURF USA and smaller regional companies such as KING EQUIPMENT, PENSACOLA GLASS COMPANY and ROBERTS SAND COMPANY.

PreLien2Lien Online can be leased for $149-$749 in the first year and $110 – $330 each year thereafter.

For more information about PreLien2Lien Online, contact Sales at our Chicago based Headquarters at (800) 886-8770 from 8AM – 5PM CST Monday – Friday.

PreLien2Lien Online Is The Future

Thirty percent of current customers using software as a service (SaaS) solution.

Companies aggressively converting to cloud based version.
In early 2016 our first online version of PreLien2Lien (www.pl2l.com/demo) was released for early adopters. Version 2.0 was released in July 2016, with a single screen data entry design users have greatly enjoyed. Currently two (2) companies per day on average are switching to the new version, with thirty (30) percent now using PreLien2Lien Online.

Companies are asking their employees to multitask.
People across multiple departments are sharing in the workload for simple sales, customer service, accounting and legal tasks. “Bob Smith”, Sales Manager, can logon to PreLien2Lien to enter basic information for a 1st notice. “Mary Jones”, Accounts Receivable Manager can logon and print a Conditional Waiver And Release Upon Progress notice to attach to an invoice to incentivize payment. And “Brandon Johnson”, Chief Legal Officer, can logon to PreLien2Lien to print a Construction Lien to record. Companies of various sizes can share one or more user licenses instead of installing software on multiple PC’s in multiple departments.

People increasingly don’t want to install software every year.
People are increasingly using their large cell phones for traditional computer business tasks. At times they are alternating from reading a book on a tablet to surfing the web. Someone could use their cell phone or tablet to enter project information into PreLien2Lien Online or even print notices to a Bluetooth enabled printer.

All data entry on one screen.
It was not that long ago that screen sizes and resolution prevented a large amount of data entry to occur on one screen. Now, monitors for desktop PC’s are large, cell phones and tablets let you magnify portions of a screen, and graphical user interface (GUI) design promotes ease of use on one screen so that there are not tabs to click for secondary data entry.

Annual subscription pricing remains the same for PreLien2Lien Online.
Unlike competitors who raise the cost of their subscriptions every year, PreLien2Lien has had only one small price increase in twelve (12) years. Annual Subscription pricing for PreLien2Lien Online will remain frozen at $220 (One-State), $275 (Regional) and $330 (USA). Customers who will not make the change to the cloud based version will see a $70- $80 price increase in 2018.

Redesign of software based PreLien2Lien will have data entry on one screen.
April will be our twelfth anniversary of acquiring PreLien2Lien from SIERRA PHOENIX. The tabbed data entry process has not changed much since the program’s original inception in 1996. But like the online version, the software based PreLien2Lien version will have a major (GUI) redesign that will eliminate the tabs in lieu of a single data entry screen design.

TRADITION SOFTWARE revenue up 14% in 2016

TRADITION SOFTWARE, INC., the leading national provider of do it yourself (DIY) construction lien software and services since 2005, increased its overall annual revenues by 14% in 2016. PreLien2Lien software sales and leasing revenue grew by 19%, led by increased revenue from current customers of the Lien Service edition of PreLien2Lien. Major new PreLien2Lien customers included BENYON SPORTS SURFACES (Hunt Valley, MD), RFI COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY SYSTEMS (San Jose, CA) and ROCKY TOP MATERIALS (Knoxville, TX). A new leased software as a service (SaaS) solution, PreLien2Lien Online (www.PL2L.com), was introduced in January 2016 to customers. By year end ten (10) percent of the PreLien2Lien Annual Subscribers were early adopters and switched to the online version.

The TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division signed sixty-five (65) new service contracts in 2016, with revenue increasing by 14% over 2015. Major new customers included INTERIOR ELECTRIC (Henderson, NV, Orange, CA), OVERHEAD GARAGE DOOR (Fort Worth, TX) and QUALITY FIRST HOME IMPROVEMENT (Citrus Heights, CA). The revenue growth came in large part from increased construction lien recordings in fifteen (15) states. Liens and lien releases in California and Texas accounted for a major part of the construction lien revenue increase.

According to TRADITION SOFTWARE’s Founder and current President Craig Altman, early 2017 initiatives for TRADITION SOFTWARE include website redesigns and professional search engine optimization (SE0) for the current www.TraditionSoftware.com and www.TraditionLienService.com websites, which were originally designed in their current format back in 2012. Additionally, TRADITION SOFTWARE is soliciting outside venture capital investment to fuel the growth of PreLien2Lien Online (www.PL2L.com) while also adding national sales and marketing resources. Additionally, possible acquisitions are being explored of smaller regional lien services to merge into the TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division.

Beware of poor search capabilities on LiensNC.com

NORTH CAROLINA law mandated that construction projects beginning on or after April 1, 2013 requires appointment of a lien agent. Contractors and subcontractors can then give notice they are working on the project.liensnc

Recently our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division was asked by a national lighting supplier to record a NORTH CAROLINA Notice to Lien Agent for a new Charlotte, NC shopping center. To do this, you must register and logon at Recently TRADITION LIEN SERVICE was asked by a national lighting supplier to record a NORTH CAROLINA Notice to Lien Agent for a new Charlotte, NC shopping center. To do this, you must register and logon at www.LiensNC.com.

First, the address when typed into the “Search” option produced 26,972 results.liensncsearchaddress

OK, let’s try to get a little closer to the desired correct results by typing in the Property Owner, ASHTON PROPERTIES into the “Advanced Search”. This time there were 5,619 results. liensncsearchowner

Now it is time to contact the General Contractor on behalf of my customer to ask for the Entry Number. They told me is was 4301148. Upon entering 430148 I now got 2 results, with one of them being the correct result. The other result coincidentally was for the number matching someone else’s phone number.liensncsearchentry

Bottom line is that after three (3) plus years the State of NORTH CAROLINA has created a website that lacks basic critical search capabilities.

Who Is a PreLien2Lien Customer?

Loyal, left competitive software solutions, using in multiple states, adopting online software.

Two hundred and thirty-four companies have been customers for eleven consecutive years.

During my two year tenure as a Vice President at PreLien2Lien’s main competitor, LienWriter, owned by GOLDENOMEGA.NET, my daily frustration was that there needed to be a better lien software solution. In March 2005 I completed the purchase of LienWriter’s direct competitor, SIERRA PHOENIX. Since then, in addition new customers being added each year, two hundred and thirty-four (234) companies across the U.S. have remained loyal annual subscribers. Our success comes from long time customers like BLAZONA CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION (West Sacramento, CA), CITY LIGHTING PRODUCTS (St. Louis, MO) and METAL SALES MANUFACTURING (Louisville, KY).

Thirty-five current customers were previous LienWriter customers.
History shows that LOTUS had a spreadsheet called 1-2-3 before MICROSOFT Excel. YAHOO was the leading internet search engine before GOOGLE. While LienWriter was the first lien software solution to market in 1996, thirty-five (35) current customers have switched from using LienWriter to PreLien2Lien. Companies such as BRISTOLITE DAYLIGHTING SYSTEMS (Santa Ana, CA), MEAD CLARK LUMBER (Santa Rosa, CA) and TNT EQUIPMENT (Columbus, OH, Dallas, TX) have all benefited from a software solution that is easier to use, more reliable, and most importantly, more legally compliant for about half the cost.

PreLien2Lien is used by companies in thirty-one states.
Construction lien laws are different on a state-by-state basis. PreLien2Lien has over 1,600 legal lien notices that are customized per the laws of each state. While a significant portion of our customers are in our home state of California, in thirty-one (31) states elsewhere companies such as WASTE CONNECTIONS (Clifton Park, NY), ROBERTS SAND (Tallahassee, FL) and SUBURBAN SHEET METAL (Kennedale, TX) are using the software for their state’s respective lien laws.

Twenty companies are lien services.
A lien service prepares construction lien notices potentially on behalf of hundreds companies as a professional document preparer. Our own TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division has used PreLien2Lien to mail and record notices for the benefit of three hundred and eighty (380) customers. Companies in Chicago, IL, Phoenix, AZ and San Diego, CA represent a portion of the twenty (20) lien service entities that use PreLien2Lien and it’s online portal, www.MyLienCenter.com.

Twelve companies switched recently to PreLienLien Online.
Our new software as a service (Saas) solution released in December 2015 for construction lien management is PreLien2Lien Online (www.PL2L.com). Current online customers including GB SYSTEMS (Kenmore, WA), PARCELL STEEL (Corona, CA), and WAREHOUSE PAINT (Auburn, CA) are enjoying the benefit of logging on from any computer, cell phone or tablet with an internet connection. They can then enter construction project information for printing 1st notices, waivers, warnings, bond claims, stop notices and lien claims.

PreLien2Lien Online now available at www.PL2LOnline.com

TRADITION SOFTWARE, INC., a California based corporation located in Roseville, CA, announces that PreLien2Lien is now available online as a web based lien management solution (www.PL2LOnline.com) for customers.

For almost twenty (20) years, PreLien2Lien has been a leading PC based software solution for U.S. contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and companies providing services for state-by-state construction lien management. Now customers can enter construction project information online and print a variety of notices – 1st Notices, Warnings, Waivers, Bond and Lien Claims, Stop Notices and Releases from any computer, smart phone or tablet using a simple login and password combination.

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With the new online version strictly being marketed initially to current PreLien2Lien customers who have Annual Subscriptions up for renewal in January 2016, companies in California, Texas and Washington have already signed up to use the new product. As users at those companies go to print a notice, they will see a state specific menu like the one for the state of Washington below.

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Annual Subscription pricing for current customers will be $200 per year for the One State unlimited version and $100 for the Lite ten (10) project version. New customers can save $50 off the PC based version of PreLien2Lien, paying $299 for the first year. Lite customers can save $20, paying $129 for PreLien2LienOnline compared to $149 for the PC based version. Additional pricing options are available for customers who license the Regional and USA editions of PreLien2Lien.

There will be a free data upload of current PC, Terminal Server, Citrix or Server based PreLien2Lien data within one business day. As with all our Annual Subscriptions, free user training and technical support is available by phone at our toll free number (800) 886-8770 Monday – Friday, 8AM – 4PM PST.

Craig Altman, Founder and President of TRADITION SOFTWARE and Miriam Liskin, Software Development Manager, are the co-designers for PreLien2LienOnline (www.PL2LOnline.com).

Customer Spotlight: TESCO CONTROLS

TESCO CONTROLS, INC., Sacramento, CA is a full service system integrator and original equipment manufacturer specializing in the water / wastewater, traffic and electrical utility industries.

TESCO CONTROLS has been a TRADITION SOFTWARE PreLien2Lien-USA customer since 2006 to print lien notices and waivers in multiple states including CALIFORNIA. Their credit department had been using a competitive software solution before making the switch to PreLien2Lien.

Twice a week I like to go on a 4-mile run after work. I saw on multiple occasions a TESCO CONTROLS’ systems box alongside the sidewalk.

Tesco
This photo was taken on Westbrook Boulevard in the Westpark area of west Roseville alongside LENNAR CORPORATION’s Carrington At Westpark new home community.

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