Point2 Maintenance Notification

14 12 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 5:00PM PST to 9:00PM PST

During this time, please be aware that Point2 services will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this maintenance window.

Point2 Heavy Equipment Support





Yardi Announcement

30 09 2010

 

It’s a big day here at Point2.

Point2 Technologies has been acquired by Yardi Systems Inc., one of the most successful and largest software companies in the real estate industry today.  Here’s the full press release.

So, what does this mean for Point2?  We’re very excited to join the Yardi family.  Our resources, team and industry expertise have just reached new heights.  This will allow us to further accelerate our growth and product innovation, and move forward with our plans even more aggressively than before.

The people behind Point2 that you’ve come to know and love will remain at the company.  Any contacts you’ve made here will remain the same too.

What does this mean for our customers and members?  This is an exciting time for our members as well.  With Yardi on our side we’ll have the ability to accommodate many of the requests for new product features and expand our horizons at a much faster pace.  We anticipate surpassing the expectations of our membership by leaps and bounds.

We at Point2 would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone for your confidence, support, and commitment in the past.  We look forward to continuing to build our relationships for many years to come.

 





Top 50 Employers for Young People in Canada

2 06 2010

Point2 has been privileged to receive a number of business awards in recent years, including an award as one of Saskatchewan’s Top 20 Employers and an ABEX award just last fall.

Now, we are proud to announce that Point2 has been recognized once again, as one of Canada’s Top 50 Employers for Young People.

Out of more than 2600 companies nationwide, including this year’s Top 100 Employers national award winners, 50 employers were selected after an extensive review process that examined the various organizations’ policies and programs aimed in particular at young people.

The full list of 50 employers was published by Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, and can be found here.

Not only does Point2 offer three full weeks of paid vacation after one year of employment, there are a ton of other perks and incentives we offer to our employees.  We match RRSP contributions, provide fresh fruit and snacks daily, have a fully-stocked pantry and freezer, provide professionally catered lunches twice monthly, host a pub night monthly, have full-service recreation and fitness facilities, offer professional development opportunities, and much more – all in a casual, fun, and easy-going atmosphere.

Point2 has a lot to offer people of all ages and are pleased to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top 50 Employers for Young People.

A big shout-out to all our employees who make Point2 an awesome place to be!





Three Tools to Boost Your Business

5 02 2010

It’s often amazing how adjusting the approach to certain parts of your business can make a big difference in performance and results. Change, however, requires an innate desire to constantly explore new and innovative ideas, challenge existing processes and motivate teams to adopt new methodologies. These are critical traits that differentiate business leaders.

Here are three new and important tools that you and your team can start to benefit from immediately. They are part of a recent upgrade to the Point2 Manager Inventory management and sales and marketing platform (www.Point2Manager.com).

1) Website Integrator Thumbnails Photos – Accelerates Online Sales and Enhances Productivity.

Website Integrator is a dynamic tool to display live inventory on dealer websites, and is now available with thumbnail photos. Prospective buyers on your website can now scroll through thumbnails of listed equipment and mouse over to see larger photos, as desired.

‘Pictures are worth a thousand words.’  With this feature, you can now display equipment in the search results on your website, with more detail. The added photos, features and conditions to an equipment listing provides your website visitors with critical information on the fly, thus accelerating the decision making process while saving you and your team valuable time.

Click here to see an example.

2) Client Auto-Suggest – Speed up Your Quotations Process.

The new Auto-Suggest feature now allows you and your team members to import your own client contact information directly to Point2 Manager, for easier, faster access. Now in one place, all client contact details will conveniently display, for one click selection, so you can produce professional looking quotes more quickly and easily, giving you a new speed advantage in the marketplace.

3) Advanced Reports – Easily Produce More Comprehensive and Versatile Reports for Better, Faster Decision Making.

Your entire team can save significant time and resources by producing more versatile and comprehensive reports. With the Advanced Reporting feature built into Point2 Manager, incorporate multiple equipment types and criteria with a push of a button, in a single report for online review or to forward to prospects by email, for easy to browse listings of equipment that fit your clients’ requirements. Develop targeted marketing materials and documents, or easily produce customized reports on demand, for internal inventory or management reviews and more efficient decision making.

Our team is always ready to respond to your posts, discuss online equipment marketing and provide you with free, on-demand demonstrations and training on Point2 Manager. Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts and questions.

Your Point2 Manager Customer Care Team
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Phone: 1.888.955.7900





Point2 Technologies Wins Achievement In Business Excellence (ABEX) Award

2 11 2009

We are proud to announce that for the second time in less than three weeks, Point2 has been recognized for its world class management and policies. Here is a news release covering an Award our company received last Saturday.


Point2 President and Co-Founder Barry Willick


Point2 Staff Team Photo – Point2 representatives at ABEX (From left to right): Joel Loewen, Chris Dagenais, Linda Moola, Barry Willick, Marla Mayes, Roger Noujeim, Carey Tufts, Aidan Rogers

Saskatoon, SK and Vancouver, BC – Point2 Technologies was recognized by the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce with the prestigious Achievement in Business Excellence (ABEX) Award at a dinner gala held last Saturday night at TCU Place in Saskatoon, SK. Nearly 700 government and business personalities attended this year’s high profile event, organized by the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the accomplishments of 52 exceptional businesses in the province of Saskatchewan.

The annual ABEX Awards program is the largest private sector business awards program in the province of Saskatchewan. Now in its 26th year, the ABEX Awards recognize outstanding Saskatchewan based businesses for excellence in a number of categories. 52 finalists from across the Province contended for the coveted Awards this year, across 14 different categories.

Point2 President and co-founder Barry Willick accepted the Award on behalf of Point2, for the Job Creation category. The Award recognizes Point2’s sustained growth between March 2008 and March 2009. During this period, Point2 increased its staff count by nearly 50 percent, in support of its rapidly expanding business.

“We dedicate this Award to our relentless, creative and hard working staff members who make Point2 what it is,” said Willick. “The ABEX Award is a great privilege we also owe to the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce and our local government for championing an aggressive growth strategy for Saskatchewan and for creating the right environment for business to thrive.”

Saul Klein, Point2’s Chief Executive Officer was out of the country and could not attend the ceremony.

Commenting from San Diego, Klein said: “We would like to thank and recognize the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce and its leadership for their constant efforts towards making Saskatchewan a business friendly province,” said Saul Klein, Chief Executive Officer, Point2 Technologies Inc. “We are honoured to have been selected for the ABEX Award this year and extend a special thanks to the Chamber of Commerce and the ABEX Awards Committee for organizing this valuable program.”

“We applaud the efforts of Point2. Their tremendous growth in a sector not typically associated with Saskatchewan shows the power of out-of-the-box thinking and innovation,” noted Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce CEO, Steve McLellan. “They are a great Saskatchewan success story and truly deserve this award.”

Point2’s ABEX accomplishment comes at the heels of the company’s selection to the “Top 20 Employers in Saskatchewan for 2010” earlier this month, as part of a nationally recognized Awards program organized by Mediacorp Canada Inc.

More information about the ABEX Awards can be found at http://www.saskchamber.com/default.aspx?page=49.
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Direct Capital and Point2 Technologies Sign Agreement to Offer Financing Solutions on Point2 UsedIron.com

21 10 2009

At Point2, we are continuously looking at ways to better serve our growing customer base. In doing so, we provide solutions that in turn, help equipment dealers to sell and purchase more equipment faster and at better margin. We are excited to be partnering with Direct Capital Corporation who will provide world class financing products to our customers looking for finance options on Point2’s UsedIron.com. Please find the full announcement below.

PORTSMOUTH, NH and SASKATOON, SK – October 21, 2009 – Direct Capital Corporation (“Direct Capital”), the 6th largest independent leasing and finance company in the United States, and Point2 Technologies (“Point2”), a leading provider of inventory management and online marketing software for the heavy equipment and real estate industries today announced an agreement to offer Direct Capital financing solutions on Point2’s heavy equipment online marketplace, http://UsedIron.com.

The deal will provide easier, more convenient access to capital to UsedIron.com’s more than 600,000 annual unique visitors, through Direct Capital’s creative leasing and financing products.

Further details on the terms of deal were not disclosed.

“Direct Capital is pleased to support the heavy equipment industry with creative financing when access to funding continues to be one of the toughest obstacles facing contractors today,” said Paul Ringuette, Vice President Sales, Direct Capital Corp. “By prominently positioning Direct Capital on one of the industry’s most highly trafficked, information rich equipment websites, we’re significantly enhancing our market presence while establishing a solid foothold from which we can extend our services to Point2’s dominant and growing user base.”

“Point2’s partnership with a world class, aggressive financing solution provider like Direct Capital brings critical service to assist our customers in building and growing their business,” said Barry Willick, President, Point2 Technologies. “With traffic on UsedIron consistently one of the highest in the industry, providing our users with convenient access to Direct Capital is yet another milestone towards making UsedIron by far the most preferred destination for used equipment online.”

UsedIron.com features over 33,000 heavy equipment listings and generates approximately 9 million page views each year.

About Direct Capital

Established in 1993, Direct Capital provides specialty finance solutions, including capital equipment leasing, commercial loans, and merchant cash advances. Direct Capital markets its services through direct relationships with businesses and through partnerships with vendors, dealers, and manufacturers of capital equipment. Superb execution on its exceptional and unique direct service delivery model is the cornerstone of Direct Capital’s success in an increasingly commoditized financial services industry. The company has offices in New York, California, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Ohio, Iowa, and New Hampshire.

About Point2 Technologies

Point2 Technologies develops and markets web-based inventory management and online marketing software solutions for the real estate and heavy equipment industries.

Point2 also owns and operates the real estate consumer portal, Point2 Homes, (www.Point2Homes.com) and the used heavy equipment marketplace, UsedIron (www.UsedIron.com). More information can be found at www.Point2.com. For ongoing news about Point2, please visit www.point2.com/news.asp.





Point2 Technologies Named One of 20 Top Employers for 2010 in Saskatchewan

19 10 2009

We are proud and equally humbled to see Point2 rank amongst some of the best companies in the province of Saskatchewan to work for. Please find the full announcement below. A complete list of the Top 20 Employers can also be found at: http://www.canadastop100.com/sk/.

Saskatoon, SK and Vancouver, BC – October 17, 2009 – Point2 Technologies Inc. (“Point2”) today announced that it has been selected as one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers for 2010 by Mediacorp Canada Inc., featured today in the province of Saskatchewan”s two largest daily newspapers, the Saskatoon StarPhoenix and the Regina Leader-Post.

“We are extremely honoured to be recognized as one of the top employers in the province of Saskatchewan,” said Saul Klein, Chief Executive Officer, Point2 Technologies Inc. “We share this privilege with every employee at Point2. Their input, dedication and relentless drive are what inspires and fuels our employee programs and benefits each so deserves.”

“An engaged and motivated workforce has always been one of Point2’s most important priorities, and we are committed to constantly improving how we do things,” said Barry Willick, President, Point2 Technologies Inc. “The Top Employer designation is a great reflection of our commitment to our employees, and mostly a reflection of employee feedback, participation and leadership on many of our creative programs.”

Now in its fifth year, Saskatchewan’s Top Employers (http://www.canadastop100.com/sk/) competition is an annual program that recognizes organizations that take a lead in offering exceptional places to work. The competition, which drew a record number of applications this year is organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers project.

“Point2 distinguished themselves in a very competitive field,” said Tony Meehan, Publisher of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.

Employers nominated for Saskatchewan’s Top Employers designation were graded on eight criteria, namely (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement.

Point2’s inclusion on Saskatchewan’s Top Employers for 2010 highlighted a number of central employee benefits, including i) company matched retirement savings plan contributions, ii) career development and training programs including on-going education subsidy, iii) comprehensive onsite health and fitness facilities, iv) new employee referral financial bonus rewards and, v) extended annual paid vacations starting with three weeks for new employees and increasing to five weeks based on years of service.

About Point2 Technologies Inc.

Point2 Technologies develops and markets web-based inventory management and online marketing software solutions for the real estate (www.Point2Agent.com) and heavy equipment industries (www.Point2Manager.com)

Point2 also owns and operates the real estate consumer portal, Point2 Homes (www.Point2Homes.com), and the used heavy equipment marketplace, UsedIron (www.UsedIron.com). More information can be found at www.Point2.com. For ongoing news about Point2, please visit www.point2.com/news.asp.