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Spitfire is Hiring

We are looking for someone who is comfortable with both technology and people. If you are eager to learn, we are eager to train you to handle client support requests, the configuration of our system, and any number of small tasks that may come up.  We all wear several hats and you would too. You will definitely learn and grow in this position. We strive to work together, helping each other as needed, all to keep our numerous clients happy. As a Client Services Specialist, you would work closely with our Client Relations Manager to triage and process support emails, help users with their support issues, configure our project management system as required by clients, attend meetings and communicate effectively with our clients, and eventually help train our users, all from your home office. Note that the information in this position description indicates the general nature of work to be

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Spitfire Announces New UI in V2021

Spitfire Announces New UI in V2021 Spitfire Management, LLC, announces that its upcoming V2021 release will offer a completely new user interface. Users will be able to switch between the classic and new UI in order to ease the transition into the “new look.” V2021 will also put more visual display tools and controls into the user’s hands. With this release, Spitfire Management is emphasizing the user experience with improved ease-of-use, intuitive navigation, user-interface harmonization and save user preferences. Dennis Stroud, President, says, “Once we were no longer restricted by Microsoft Internet Explorer [in V2020], we knew we wanted to focus on improved end-user performance.  We lead, and will continue to lead, the industry in deep bi-directional integration with Microsoft Office, collaborative routing, comprehensive user-defined workflow, and extensible business logic rules. Improving the user interface was the next logical step. We are excited to be able to offer this major

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Spitfire Releases V2020

Spitfire Announces New UI in V2021   Spitfire Releases V2020 of the Spitfire Project Management System Williamsburg, VA – (April 20, 2020) Spitfire Management, LLC, announces the release of the latest version of its construction project management software with integrated accounting. This latest version of the Spitfire Project Management System allows users to take full advantage of Microsoft Office Integration while on a Chrome/Edge browser and includes other new features and improvements. A few of the highlights in V2020 include: Improvements on document Items Bi-directional Microsoft Excel import templates Additional user configurations for budget workbooks Additional user configurations for documents Streamlined user input New filters More automatic saves in the system Support of the eNotary feature of DocuSign Fourteen new rules to increase site functionality Stan York, VP of Development, says, “Not needing to be tethered to Microsoft Internet Explorer is a game changer for us. Thanks to the Chromium

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Spitfire Releases V2019

Spitfire Releases V2019 of the Spitfire Project Management System Williamsburg, VA – (March 25th, 2019) Spitfire Management, LLC, announces the release of the latest version of its construction project management software with integrated accounting. This latest version of the Spitfire Project Management System offers both new features and easier ways to utilize the functionality already in the system. A few of the highlights in V2019 include: Lighter-weight user interface, great on tablets, Numerous improvements to the user interface overall, Integration with DocuSign, Templates for exporting grid data to fancy Microsoft Excel documents, Improved workflow and validation, Fancy filters that can be applied with a single click, Improved visibility into cloud storage, a new Merge CCO feature a new Change Item distribution feature to update your SOV Billing over two dozen user-requested enhancements Stan York, VP of Development, says, “We are very proud of our new integration with DocuSign. It is a great

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Spitfire Releases V2017

Spitfire Releases V2017 of the Spitfire Project Management System Williamsburg, VA – (October 23rd, 2017) Spitfire Management, LLC, announces the release of the latest version of its construction project management software with integrated accounting. This latest version of the Spitfire Project Management System offers both new features and easier ways to utilize the functionality already in the system. A few of the highlights in V2017 include: Automatic save as your work Numerous improvements to the user interface, Easier to navigate project tool menu Improved workflow and automation options, Hundreds of new site-deployable fields, New business processing rules. Stan York, VP of Development, says, “For this release of the Spitfire Project Management System we focused on features that benefit the novice user and the administrator alike: fast saving, faster rendering and easier to automate than ever before.” Spitfire Project Management System V2017 was introduced to clients and partners during a webinar on

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Spitfire Releases V2016

Spitfire Releases V2016 of the Spitfire Project Management System Williamsburg, VA – (September 19, 2016) Spitfire Management, LLC, announces the release of the latest version of its construction project management software with integrated accounting. This latest version of the Spitfire Project Management System offers both new features and easier ways to utilize the functionality already in the system. More specifically, V2016 includes but is not limited to: A new “Replace Team Member” feature, A new “Owner Direct” designation on the Schedule of Values, Better “Named Searches” functionality, New “Copy” and “Join” attachment features, Additional routing options, Numerous improvements to the user interface, Shortcuts for common System Administration and Manager tasks, Improved workflow and automation options, Additional UI configuration options, New business processing rules. Stan York, VP of Development, says, “On this release of the Spitfire Project Management System we focused on features that benefit the novice user and the administrator alike:

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Spitfire Releases V4.6

Spitfire Releases V4.6 of the Spitfire Project Management System Hawthorne, NY – (October 5, 2015) Spitfire Management, LLC, announces the release of the latest version of its construction project management software with integrated accounting, which will be introduced to clients and partners during a webinar on October 8. This latest version of the Spitfire Project Management System offers an improved user interface aimed at users both on desktop computers and on mobile devices, as well as greater options for budget management. More specifically, V4.6 includes: Log in through Google Authentication, One-click shortcuts, Improved Meeting Minutes, Increased integration with Microsoft Excel workbooks and PDF tools, New configuration options, More filters and reports, Improved workflow options Stan York, VP of Development, says, “This release of the Spitfire Project Management System has powerful new features that will benefit each class of user: easier logins on mobile devices, fewer clicks for common tasks, simplified

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Spitfire Recognized as Acumatica-Certified Application

Spitfire Project Management System Recognized as an Acumatica-Certified Application by the Cloud ERP Company Hawthorne, NY – (June 22, 2015) Spitfire Management, LLC, announced today that its software has been recognized as an ACA: an Acumatica-Certified Application. Acumatica is a comprehensive, browser-based Cloud ERP solution optimized for ease of use, adaptability, mobility, speed, and security. The ACA title highlights outstanding development partners whose applications have met the highest standards set for Acumatica integration and functionality. “Customers who want to stay competitive need flexible, responsive technology to execute their long-term business strategies,” said Christian Lindberg, VP of Partner Solutions at Acumatica. “Our ACA label is built to help customers find applications capable of delivering that. We’re proud to recognize the Spitfire Project Management System as an Acumatica-Certified Application. It masterfully utilizes the Acumatica platform to meet customers’ growing business demands.” Stan York, VP of Development, added, “Spitfire is pleased to have

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Integration with Cloud Storage Providers

Spitfire Project Management System Offers Integration with Cloud Storage Providers Hawthorne, NY – (March 25) Spitfire Management, LLC, announces the integration of cloud storage providers such as Box and Google Drive with its construction project management software. The integration provides a solution for those who want or need to use a cloud storage provider for project files, but who also want the organization, file management and version control features of a comprehensive project management system. Cloud storage provides a number of benefits (easy sharing of files, virtually unlimited storage space, automatic backups, automatic device syncing) but falls short on organization and maintaining only “one version of the truth.” Nevertheless, it is becoming a popular way for large project teams to add and access project files. Says Stan York, Vice President of Development at Spitfire Management, “We became aware that some of our clients were being asked to use Box or

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Latest Release of the Spitfire Project Management System Offers Integration with Acumatica Cloud ERP

HAWTHORNE, New York—(August 21, 2014) Spitfire Management, LLC, announces the release of Version 4.5 of its Spitfire Project Management System—construction project management software with integrated accounting. Designed from the beginning to integrate with Microsoft Dynamics SL, the Spitfire Project Management System V4.5 now also offers integration with Acumatica Cloud ERP software.   Because of its integration features, this latest release will be unveiled during the Acumatica Partner Summit, held in Denver, Colorado, during August 25–26. Several members of the Spitfire Management team will offer information and demos of how financial accounting data flows seamlessly between Spitfire and Acumatica.   The new release also offers Choice of icon size based on device, A simplified user interface that lets users see more of what they are working on, Easier editing of data fields, Improved email notification and forwarding, More powerful workflow features to create the next task, RFI, or whatever comes next, Inclusion of

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Spitfire Management Announces ISV Partnership with Acumatica

ARMONK, New York—(Septemger 3, 2013) Spitfire Management, LLC, is pleased to announce a collaborative partnership with Acumatica, as one of its Independent Software Vendors. Acumatica is a global provider of cloud-based ERP solutions to small and medium-sized companies. In turn, Spitfire Management offers a robust project management system that can work well with ERP solutions.   According to Dennis Stroud, a founding partner of Spitfire Management, “Acumatica’s unique development platform was one reason Spitfire decided to join the Solution Provider program. The Acumatica business model focus on providing modern ERP tools with anytime, anywhere, andy device access to data, coupled with a unique pricing model, is what business leaders are demanding now. This strategic partnership will deliver ‘best of breed’ products in the cloud at affordable rates.”   Christian Lindberg, Acumatica’s VP of Partners & Solutions, estimates that new partners can expect to build cloud solutoins about 66% faster and

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Spitfire Management Announces Partnership with Crestwood Associates

ARMONK, New York—(June 24, 2013) Spitfire Management, LLC, is pleased to announce a collaborative partnership with technology consulting firm Crestwood Associates, based out of Illinois. Crestwood Associates is a Microsoft Dynamics Gold Certified Partner as well as an Acumatica Gold Certified Partner that offers a variety of Microsoft ERP consulting services. In turn, Spitfire Management, also a Gold Certified Microsoft DSL Partner, offers a robust project management system that can be included in professional service solutions.   According to Dennis Stroud, a founding partner of Spitfire Management, “Partnerships frequently materialize as a byproduct of mutual respect and symbiotic skill sets. Spitfire Management and Crestwood Associates enjoy such a relationship. For ten years, Spitfire has been delivering the Spitfire Project Management System to the construction market, while for a similar period, Crestwood has been providing top-notch Professional Consulting Services for several Microsoft Dynamics solutions. Through an advantageous initiative, Spitfire and Crestwood

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Spitfire Management to Introduce Spitfire-RTG at CMAA Trade Show

ARMONK, New York—(October 15, 2012) Spitfire Management, LLC, will be introducing its latest solution, Spitfire-RTG (Ready-To-Go)—a streamlined version of its construction project management software—at the CMAA Trade Show, being held in Chicago, Illinois, on October 22 and 23.   Spitfire-RTG includes industry-specific functionality and pre-configured construction business processes in one out-of-the-box product. Spitfire-RTG was designed for easy installation and quick implementation, while maintaining the functionality of its sister product, the original, highly customizable Spitfire Project Management System, now referred to as Spitfire Enterprise.   “We encounter many companies that want to get up and operational with new software very quickly,” says Dorothy McGovern, VP of Client Services at Spitfire Management. “These companies need to see an immediate return on investment and can’t afford the implementation time of a highly customized system. We believe that Spitfire-RTG fits their needs well because the customer is operational in days, not months. Also, with

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Spitfire Announces Compatibility with iPad Tablets

ARMONK, New York—(August 30, 2012) Spitfire Management, LLC, announces support of its construction project management software—the Spitfire Project Management System—on iPad tablets running Google Chrome.   Spitfire Development has leveraged Google’s recent release of Chrome for the iPad to provide increased functionality and compatibility. Spitfire users can now use the iPad to manage their projects with up-to-the-second document changes; communicate with team members using the full functionality of the iPad; review and edit project plans, punch lists, RFIs and other documents; enter change orders; and approve pay requests and respond to action items, just as if using the software from their computers.   “Recognizing that many in the construction industry are using iPads these days, we are excited to be able to provide an on-site and on-demand user experience that is nearly indistinguishable from what our users are familiar with back in the office. The same is true for those

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Spitfire Project Management System Helps Codell Construction Company Reduce Operating Costs

ARMONK, New York—(March 19, 2012) Codell Construction Comany, a general contractor located in Winchester, Kentucky, is reporting substantial efficiency gains and return on its investment in the Spitfire Project Management System.   Spitfire Project Management System has been deployed by Codell to handle their project management, project cost accounting, and financial accounting in one tightly integrated system. The browser-deployed product allows field personnel to easily access the system from any Internet connection for submission of Daily Field Reports, and generation of Change Orders, as well as all of their other project documentation. Many time-consuming tasks have now been streamlined to the point that their project managers are seeing significant efficiency gains. Automated routing and distribution of documents help prevent mistakes and lost productivity.   Codell Construction has been using the Spitfire Project Management System for over a year. David Codell, President since 2002 and recently named Board Chairman, states, “With

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Spitfire Management to Offer Free Training Videos to Clients

ARMONK, New York—(March 7, 2012) Spitfire Management, LLC, announces a new offering to its client base: training videos covering the features and functions in the Spitfire Project Management System—its comprehensive browser-based construction project management software.   Spitfire Management considers the training of clients on its system to be of prime importance. New clients receive live training with an experienced instructor, and Spitfire has long offered web-based training classes to those clients who wish to brush up on a variety of topics. Starting in April, however, Spitfire will also offer a library of training videos that clients can watch as often as desired, free of charge.   “We recognize that, while some clients prefer live training so that they can have questions answered right then and there, other clients are comfortable reviewing information through videos,” says Dorothy McGovern, Vice President of Client Services at Spitfire Management. “The videos will be short,

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Spitfire System Reduces Silverman’s CPM’s Cost for Litigation Support

ARMONK, New York—(December 14, 2010) Silverman Construction Program Management recently increased its return on investment in Spitfire Project Management System—construction project management software with full file management capabilities—when ordered to provide documents on behalf of a client involved in third party litigation.   Although Silverman CPM, as the project manager, was not named in any lawsuit, the company was required to produce documents for review by several attorneys. Because the project involved was begun before Silverman CPM had begun using Spitfire Project Management System, some of the necessary documents were in hard copy only. For all the other documents since the implementation of Spitfire, Silverman CPM was able to use Spitfire’s file catalog export function to produce complete, comprehensive electronic files of all e-mails, PDFs, and Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Project files in their native formats.   “The Spitfire documents and files were easily reviewed by our attorneys in

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Spitfire Introduces App for Android 2.2 Mobile Devices

ARMONK, New York—(September 7, 2010) During the recently held Spitfire User Conference in Chicago, Spitfire Management, LLC, announced the development of an Android 2.2 app for smartphones and other mobile devices to work with the Spitfire Project Management System. The announcement was greeted with applause from the Spitfire users in attendance. “It’s a brilliant use of cutting edge technology,” said Scott Denahan, IT Manager at J2 Engineering, Inc. and “This is a good thing. Having Spitfire be so portable makes this truly applicable out in the field,” said Jeff Riesberg, Midwest Regional Manager of CECO Concrete Construction. More than just a web browser portal, the Spitfire app was designed to take advantage of the unique capabilities of smartphones. The app allows anyone with a device running the Google Android 2.2 operating system to send photos to Spitfire’s construction project management software; to call project team members without cluttering the phone’s

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