Montreal-based software company enters marine vertical with an established leader in MyTaskit

West Palm Beach, Fla. – May 2nd, 2017 – MyTaskit, an organization known for its comprehensive task coordination and business management software solutions, announced today that it has entered into a formal partnership with Valsoft, a company specialized in the acquisition and development of vertical market software companies.

The partnership aims to provide expanded software solutions for the marine industry with DockMaster, the well-regarded marine business management software, being at the core. DockMaster is a brand that has been an industry staple for more than three decades, helping marine professionals manage their business operations. Since 2015, DockMaster has been known as the Operations module of MyTaskit Pro. As part of the new Valsoft partnership, it will return to the celebrated DockMaster name.

With this business alliance, Valsoft obtains the rights to the DockMaster brand and intellectual property, as well as operations of DockMaster products and services. The MyTaskit and DockMaster teams will work together daily, ensuring the partnership results in continued strategic development, deployment, support, and integration of both DockMaster and MyTaskit Pro software products. Cam Collins, previously Senior Vice President at MyTaskit, has been named President of DockMaster, and will continue in this role as the leading executive of operations. Additionally, Kevin Hutchinson, CEO and founder of MyTaskit, is joining Valsoft’s board of advisors. Hutchinson says the partnership is aimed at continued growth and enhanced product development.

“When Valsoft approached us, they were looking to invest in the continued success of our marine software products,” Hutchinson said. “As our discussions evolved, we found that by committing to a strategic collaboration, we would be able grow the capabilities and demand for both of our products. This partnership focuses on delivering more extensive product solutions to our existing customers and the marine industry as whole, while also opening up opportunities to partner with other niche marine software providers.”

Valsoft CEO Ouissam “Sam”  Youssef says his company is looking forward to a long-term partnership with MyTaskit.  “We approached Mr. Hutchinson about a partnership between our two companies to bring back the DockMaster brand and invest in the Marine industry software leader. We will carry on Kevin and his team’s legacy of 100% customer success. We will continue to work closely with Kevin, Cam and the entire MyTaskit and DockMaster team to make sure our customers have all the tools they need to compete in today’s technology era.”

Valsoft and MyTaskit have additionally formed a co-marketing relationship for MyTaskit Pro’s coordination product, a task coordination software solution for marine service companies. This agreement will support the continued data integration between DockMaster and MyTaskit Pro, and both companies expect future software integrations and product enhancements to follow.

About MyTaskit 

MyTaskit provides a comprehensive software platform for coordinating tasks within companies and between multiple businesses and their customers. Its software allows service professionals to perform work more efficiently, gives companies a way to increase profitability and better measure customer satisfaction, and it provides customers a better experience, with faster, more transparent service work for their high-value assets. Learn more at www.mytaskit.com.

About Valsoft

Valsoft specializes in building and acquiring vertical market software companies that provide mission critical solutions in their respective industry or niche. Valsoft’s operating strategy is to hold, invest and create value in companies for the long-term through various organic growth and acquisition initiatives. Valsoft is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Prime  Marina  Group  to  implement  MyTaskit  Pro  at  its  network  of  marinas 

West Palm Beach, Fla. – January 26, 2017 – MyTaskit, a comprehensive task coordination and business management software solution, announced today that Prime Marina Group will implement MyTaskit Pro for enterprise management and marina service coordination at their multiple marina property locations.

Prime Marina Group owns marinas and mixed-­‐use properties along the Eastern Seaboard, including locations in Miami, Martha’s Vineyard, and East Greenwich, Rhode Island, with expansion efforts to other key geographic destinations underway. Prime Marina Group CFO, Renae Asher, said she looks forward to rolling out the technology’s robust platform, and using it to improve operations and customer service at each of the organization’s marinas.

“We’re committed to giving our clients the best possible customer experience, and that starts with running an efficient business,” Ms. Asher said. “With MyTaskit Pro, we’re able to manage everything from service to accounting to point-­‐of-­‐sale in one place, helping us boost productivity and client satisfaction across the board.”

The rollout to Prime Marina Group’s properties is a continued pattern of growth for MyTaskit, which is seeing rapid adoption throughout the marine industry since the launch of its task coordination module in 2015 and its acquisition of DockMaster in late 2013.

“MyTaskit Pro products continue to prove their high value in the marine industry, and we’re always thrilled companies like Prime Marina Group can attest to our competitive edge after a thorough market review,” MyTaskit Founder and CEO Kevin Hutchinson said. “As organizations like Prime seek better ways to manage their businesses, they are changing the industry and creating a shift in demand. We’re happy MyTaskit is able to fulfill that demand, bringing technology to the forefront of our marketplace with smart, easy-­‐to-­‐use software.”

About MyTaskit  

MyTaskit is a comprehensive software platform for coordinating tasks within companies and between multiple businesses and their customers. It allows service professionals to perform work more efficiently, gives companies a way to increase profitability and better measure customer satisfaction, and it provides customers a better experience, with faster, more transparent service work for their high-­‐value assets. Learn more at  www.mytaskit.com.

About Prime Marina Group

Prime Marina Group is an owner and operator of mixed-­‐use, destination marina properties in key geographic locations along the Eastern Seaboard. The company is focused on unlocking value through a deep and thorough understanding of how each of its properties and their individual operating platforms interact with one another and with the communities in which they belong. www.primemarina.com

Suntex Marinas, Dallas-based owner and operator of premier marina properties, will deploy MyTaskit to its nationwide network of marinas

West Palm Beach, Fla. – December 7th, 2016 – MyTaskit, a comprehensive task sharing and business management software solution, announced today that Suntex Marinas has selected MyTaskit as their vendor of choice for boat management and marina service coordination.

Suntex Marinas, a Dallas-based organization, said MyTaskit’s open API ensures a seamless integration to its existing systems, and will allow a smooth roll-out to its nationwide network of marinas. Suntex CFO, Tom Tipton, said he expects that the technology’s robust platform will improve operations and customer service across the board.

“MyTaskit brings clarity and improved productivity to every aspect of our business,” said Tipton. “There is a multitude of activity happening day in and day out at any given marina, from repairs and maintenance to general operations. MyTaskit not only helps us run a better business, but also elevates the level of service we are able to offer to our customers.”

The Suntex relationship signals even more growth for MyTaskit, which has seen rapid adoption across the marine industry since its 2015 launch. MyTaskit Founder and CEO Kevin Hutchinson said that he was excited about the new partnership, and that it further confirms the industry’s demand for a technological shift.

“We’re always proud to be affiliated with leaders in the marketplace, and Suntex is one of the best in the industry. We are excited about the efficiencies MyTaskit is going to bring to their business and service offerings,” said Hutchinson. “Marinas like Suntex are recognizing that there is a better way to operate. Paperwork and traditional business management tools are fast becoming cumbersome and inefficient, and we couldn’t be happier that MyTaskit is able to fulfill that need with a comprehensive and easy-to-use software platform.”

About MyTaskit 

MyTaskit is a comprehensive software platform for sharing tasks within companies and between multiple businesses and their customers. It allows service professionals to perform work more efficiently, gives companies a way to increase profitability and better measure customer satisfaction, and it provides customers a better experience, with faster, more transparent service work for their high-value assets. Learn more at www.mytaskit.com.

About Suntex Marinas

Suntex Marinas engages in the ownership and management of marina properties. The executive officers at Suntex have over 100 years combined experience investing in, acquiring, and managing marinas. Suntex manages 34 marina properties in the United States and Caribbean, leveraging its ownership and management platforms to provide leadership within the marina sector and to acquire institutional quality marinas to enhance customer experience. Suntex prides itself on a growing reputation in the marina industry for its commitment to superior customer service, experienced marina managers and staff, conscious contributions to marina communities and expansive enthusiasm for creating memorable experiences on the water. www.suntex.com

Two Prominent Great Lakes Marine Service Companies Sign Partnerships

West Palm Beach, Fla.November 28th, 2016 – MyTaskit, provider of intelligent task coordination and business management software solutions, announced that CenterPointe Yacht Services and Gage Marine have joined the company’s Phase II Customer Development Site program. The partnership program is designed to give participating dealers marketing and technical support, as well as advanced ROI metrics. The program is open to marine service businesses that meet criteria for industry representation, are committed to deploying the MyTaskit Pro Coordination module for technician coordination, and are willing to spend time with the MyTaskit Product team, helping define planned product improvements.

Craig Duchow, General Manager of CenterPointe Yacht Services, a Milwaukee-based operation with five marina locations in the Great Lakes region, said he expects that the MyTaskit integration will bring their boat yards much-needed automation. “We are happy to be part of this program and we’re looking forward to improving the pace of business,” said Duchow. “Moving from the daily grind of paperwork to a mobile technology like MyTaskit is going to add a great deal of proficiency to technicians’ schedules and workflows, and our overall service coordination process.”

Gage Marine, a full-service boat repair and marina with two Wisconsin locations, has also joined the Development Site Program. “This partnership is an exciting one for us,” said Brandee Walton, Customer Experience Manager. “We’re not only saving time and money in our day-to- day operations by using the Coordination module, but also getting a chance to gain valuable ROI metrics and speak into the technology itself.”

With the Phase II Development Site program, MyTaskit product teams will be on site in a consultancy role, offering feedback on how to optimize certain features and how they work in various customer workflows. Partnership companies also have direct access to the MyTaskit product development teams for feedback on planned enhancements as well as short-term improvements. Some of those planned features include QuickBooks integration, online customer payment, improved text messaging and new labor management features.

“These kinds of real-world experiences help us improve our technology with the support of specific use cases, and we’re excited to open up the program in new markets like the Great Lakes,” said Kevin Hutchinson, Founder and CEO of MyTaskit. “Every Development Site partner plays a key role in helping us make MyTaskit an even better product for service and task coordination.”

About MyTaskit 

MyTaskit is a comprehensive software platform for sharing tasks within companies and between multiple businesses and their customers. It allows service professionals to perform work more efficiently, gives companies a way to increase profitability and better measure customer satisfaction, and it provides customers a better experience, with faster, more transparent service work for their high-value assets. Learn more at www.mytaskit.com.

In addition to new accounts, existing customers are adding more licenses

West Palm Beach, Fla.– Aug 31, 2016—MyTaskit, a leading web-based software platform for connecting service professionals to their technicians, subcontractors and customers, announced that the number of users using the Coordination module of MyTaskit Pro grew by 63% in the second quarter of 2016. Overall, the Coordination user base grew triple digits in the first half of 2016 from December 2015. New customers include American Custom Yachts, Stuart, Fla.; Marina One, Deerfield Beach, Fla.; Emerald Coast Boatyard Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; Torresen Marine, Muskegon, Mich.; MacDougalls’ Cape Cod Marine Service, Falmouth, Mass., and Idaho Water Sports, Burley, Idaho.

Customers are using the Coordination module for Client Coordination, Technician Coordination, Subcontractor Coordination, Service Plan Management and Client Profile Management. Of all of these, the Technician Coordination led the growth of license sales in the second quarter. Using the Coordination module for Technician Coordination allows service managers to assign tasks from work orders to field technicians, track progress, message each other about the work, share photos and videos, log labor hours and technician comments about work performed that sync into the work order of the Operations module of MyTaskit Pro (formerly DockMaster).

“We’re eager to start using the Coordination module,” said Jeff MacDougall, General Manager of MacDougalls’ Cape Cod Marine Service. “We are expecting to see significant streamlining opportunities within our technical operations, real-time coordination of repair issues, and the ability for technicians to speak their tech notes into the application, which will result in improved performance and what we expect to be all-around better service for our customers.”

“A large portion of our growth in the first half came from several new capabilities in the product, particularly the ability to organize and prioritize technician tasks replacing the constant updating of a service whiteboard. MyTaskit has made and continues to make great strides in creating a robust integration between the Coordination module and Operations module of MyTaskit Pro,” said Kevin Hutchinson, CEO and founder of MyTaskit. ”A significant number of new fields between tasks on work orders in operations are now syncing with the Coordination module for tech assignment and labor entry.”

About MyTaskit
MyTaskit is the leading software platform for connecting service professionals to their technicians, subcontractors and customers. By simplifying coordination of tasks, MyTaskit vastly improves the availability, effectiveness and efficiency of service communications. It also allows companies to increase their consumer loyalty and profitability. Individual consumers use MyTaskit to better care for, manage and coordinate service for their valued possessions, such as boats, RVs or property. Learn more at www.mytaskit.com.

Company Contact:
Will Lee
MyTaskit
(646) 852-6452
will.lee@mytaskit.com

 

Phase II Development Customers commit to full deployment of the Coordination module and have direct input into new planned features

 West Palm Beach, Fla.– Aug 5, 2016—MyTaskit, a leading web-based software platform for connecting service professionals to their technicians, subcontractors and customers, has officially rolled out the Phase II Customer Development Site program, with seven companies joining in the past 90 days. This partnership program is open to marine service businesses committed to deploying the MyTaskit Pro Coordination module for Technician Coordination that have met a criteria for industry representation, a desire to fully deploy licenses for all technicians in their organization and a commitment to spend time with the MyTaskit Product team defining new planned enhancements for the remainder of this year. In addition to gaining enhanced technical support and ROI metrics, partner companies participating in the Phase II program will receive top-level marketing support from MyTaskit.

Companies recently signed on for the Phase II Development Site program are: American Custom Yachts, and Whiticar Boat Works, both based in Stuart, Fla., MacDougalls’ Cape Cod Marine Service, Falmouth, Mass.; Portland Yacht Services, Portland, Maine; Raven Marine, North Saanich, B.C.; Seattle Boat Co., Seattle; and Lake Powell Marine, Page, Ariz.

“We are excited to be a Phase II Development Site with MyTaskit because we believe that technology can help drive new efficiencies in our business,” said Dominick LaCombe, Jr. General Manager, at American Custom Yachts. “My vision is to move away from the stacks of paper that currently slow down most businesses. To that end, MyTaskit is working with us to understand our needs, and collaborating with us on the best solutions for American Custom Yachts and the industry.”

With the Phase II Development Sites program, MyTaskit product teams will be on site in a consultancy role, offering feedback on how to optimize use of certain features and how they work in various customer workflows. Partnership companies also have direct access to the MyTaskit product development teams for feedback on current planned enhancements as well as short-term improvements. Some of those planned features include: QuickBooks integration, online customer payment, enhanced use of text messaging and new labor management features.

“Since its inception, the functionality of the Coordination module for MyTaskit Pro has been customer driven,” said Kevin Hutchinson, Founder and CEO of MyTaskit. “In the past we engaged early adopters and advisory boards to define initial desired use, and our Phase II Development Sites continues this tradition: It will give us real-world experiences with using the Coordination module to enhance a specific use case for better service technician coordination. These are concrete ways our customers are saving time and money every day by enabling better communication and coordination of tasks using MyTaskit Pro.”

About MyTaskit 

MyTaskit is the leading software platform for connecting service professionals to their technicians, subcontractors and customers. By simplifying coordination of tasks, MyTaskit vastly improves the availability, effectiveness and efficiency of service communications. It also allows companies to increase their consumer loyalty and profitability. Individual consumers use MyTaskit to better care for, manage and coordinate service for their valued possessions, such as boats, RVs or property. Learn more at www.mytaskit.com.

Media Contact: 

Patricia Yeager
Fastlane Communications
(973) 670-1203
patriciaY@fastlane.co

Company Contact:
Will Lee
MyTaskit

(646) 852-6452
will.lee@mytaskit.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customers Benefit from Marina Management and Array of Scheduling Features

West Palm Beach, Fla. and Kerrville, Texas – July 12, 2016MyTaskit, a leading web-based software platform for connecting service professionals to their technicians, subcontractors and customers, and BoatCloud, a solution developed by Anderson Software to simplify marine scheduling efforts, have announced the successful integration of their two leisure marine platforms. Customers will benefit from the combined features of MyTaskit’s comprehensive marine and service management solution and the added, streamlined scheduling solution BoatCloud provides.

BoatCloud provides a real-time launch scheduling capability to full-service marinas using the MyTaskit Pro Operations module.  MyTaskit and BoatCloud recently developed an integration using the MyTaskit API (Applications Programming Interface) to develop a solution that combines the strengths of both systems. The integration has been successfully deployed at Calusa Island Marina in Goodland, Fla. With Calusa as a successful integration in place, both companies are ready to offer this functionality to all MyTaskit Pro users.

“We are delighted to be working with BoatCloud to provide this enhanced level of service to our mutual customers,” said Kevin Hutchinson, Founder and CEO of MyTaskit. “Both our companies are driven by a passion to streamline and enhance the web-based services for marinas and the nationwide boating community. This integration with BoatCloud is another example of our commitment to extend the best practices of MyTaskit with other world-class service providers in the marine industry.”

“This integration was spurred by Calusa Island Marina, a customer who saw the benefits of both BoatCloud and MyTaskit and wanted to have both in one application,” said Kevin Anderson, President and CEO of Anderson Software. “We’re pleased with this partnership because we know this will help marinas be more efficient and boost their bottoms lines. It also lets boaters enjoy more time on the water, rather than worrying about all the particulars involved in scheduling, provisioning and preparing a boat for a day on the water.”

Anderson Software developed BoatCloud in 2011 to streamline the means by which marina patrons coordinate the use of their boats.  Their mission was to replace the troubled logistics of phone calls, log sheets, and radio communications required for a marina patron to get their boat launched on a certain day, at a certain time, with certain provisions and/or services provided by the marina prior to arrival. Reservations feed into a real-time dashboard that is monitored by marina staff – specifically forklift operators via the use of a wireless tablet. This replaces the pen-and-paper processes used prior to BoatCloud.

About MyTaskit 

MyTaskit is the leading software platform for connecting service professionals to their technicians, subcontractors and customers. By simplifying coordination of tasks, MyTaskit vastly improves the availability, effectiveness and efficiency of service communications. It also allows companies to increase their consumer loyalty and profitability. Individual consumers use MyTaskit to better care for, manage and coordinate service for their valued possessions, such as boats, RVs or property. Learn more at www.mytaskit.com.

About Anderson Software

Anderson Software is the developer of P3 Global Intel, the most advanced Tip Acquisition and Tip Management application used by law enforcement agencies and CrimeStoppers programs around the world.  Anderson’s primary focus has been in the Law Enforcement, Homeland Security and Emergency Management sectors, but they have also developed meaningful applications in the recreational marketplace – including BoatCloud, which simplifies marina-scheduling efforts.

Media Contact: 

Patricia Yeager
Fastlane Communications
(973) 670-1203
patriciaY@fastlane.co