All Star Construction Management Software User Conference
23 April 2015

2015 FOUNDATION All-Star User Conference



Join us October 21-23, 2015, in Cleveland, OH. There will be education sessions, hands-on workshops and lots of sports-themed fun!



Come a few days early— October 19 and 20 —for one of two Foundation College courses: Microsoft Excel or FOUNDATION for Beginners.

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The conference will take place October 21-23 at the Embassy Suites in Cleveland, OH. View the conference brochure to get hotel details.


Education sessions range from basic to advanced, so there’s something for everyone. You’ll have the opportunity to choose from over 40 different FOUNDATION topics. See a full list.

Fun Events

We’re all business during the day, but we like to have some fun in the evenings! Fun events include “All-Star Sports Night” and “Casino Night.” You won’t want to miss this great entertainment and a chance to win prizes!

CPE Info

Interested in CPE credit? See our CPE Credit Information.


Regular Price: $1,595 (Registration Closed October 1st, 2015)



Pre-Conference Foundation College

Monday, Oct 19

Foundation College – 8:00am – 5:00pm (with breaks and lunch hour)

Tuesday, Oct 20

Foundation College – 8:00am – 5:00pm (with breaks and lunch hour)

User Conference

Tuesday, Oct 20

Optional Early Registration – 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Wednesday, Oct. 21

Registration and Breakfast – 7:00am – 8:00am
Welcome and Opening Remarks – 8:00am – 8:30am
Education Sessions – 8:30am – 4:20pm (lunch 12:00pm – 1:00pm)
Dinner – 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Entertainment: All-Star Sports Night – 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Thursday, Oct. 22

Breakfast – 7:30am – 8:15am
Education Sessions – 8:15am – 3:50pm (lunch 11:35am – 12:30pm)
Dinner – 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Entertainment: Casino Night – 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Friday, Oct. 23

Breakfast – 7:30am – 8:15am
Education Sessions – 8:15am – 4:00pm (lunch 11:35am – 12:30pm)

CPE Credit Information

Date: October 21-23, 2015
Embassy Suites, Independence, OH
Program Level: Classes range from basic to advanced. Please consult the User Conference brochure for the levels of individual classes.
Instructional Delivery Method: Group-live
Prerequisites: A working knowledge of FOUNDATION (See our prerequisites for a list of classes with additional prerequisites.)
Advanced Preparation: None required
CPE Credit: Attendees can earn a maximum of 19 CPE credits. Please consult the User Conference brochure to see how many credits you can earn for each class.
Field of Study: All classes are in the field of “Specialized Knowledge & Applications”
Description and Learning Objectives:

  • New users will learn to maximize their efficiency in the system and find out how to best utilize commonly used features.
  • Experienced users can gain knowledge on advanced topics like querying the FOUNDATION database, best practices for designing and analyzing reports, and integrating FOUNDATION with other software.
  • All attendees can expect to discover new features, modules and products and learn how their company can benefit from them.

Prerequisites: 2015 User Conference


2015 User Conference Sessions

Advanced Inventory – A working knowledge of the Inventory Module
Advanced J/C Activity Genie – A working knowledge of the Job Costing Module
Advanced Payroll – A working knowledge of the Payroll Module
Advanced Payroll Troubleshooting– A working knowledge of the Payroll Module
Advanced Project Management – A working knowledge of the Project Management Module
Advanced Purchase Orders/Subcontracts – A working knowledge of PO/Subcontract Module
Advanced Service Dispatch – A working knowledge of the Service Dispatch Module
Advanced Unit Price Billing – A working knowledge of the Unit Price Billing Module
AIAs – A basic understanding of the principles of an AIA billing
A/P & A/R Troubleshooting – A basic understanding of the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Modules
Bank Reconciliation Process & Troubleshooting – A basic knowledge of bank reconciliations
Basic Equipment – None
Basic Inventory – None
Basic Project Management – None
Basic Purchase Orders/Subcontracts  – None
Basic Service Dispatch – None
Basic Unit Price Billing – None
Current Developments in Federal Employment Law – None
Document Imaging & A/P Routing – A working knowledge of the Document Imaging and Routing Module
Elements and Creation of Teamwork – None
Executive Dashboard & Better Management with Reporting – A working knowledge of the reports and information needed to manage your business
Form Genies– A basic knowledge of the Form Genies
FOUNDATION Import Genies – A basic knowledge of the Import Genies
FOUNDATION mobile Basic – None
FOUNDATION mobile Entry – A basic knowledge of payroll entry
FOUNDATION’s Solution to the Affordable Care Act – None
Hidden Treasures of FOUNDATION– A basic understanding of how to use FOUNDATION
Intro to MS Query – A basic understanding of Microsoft Excel®
Job Cost Change Orders – Some experience in working with change orders
Mail Merge – A working knowledge of MS Query (Attendance at the Intro to MS Query class is encouraged.)
Managing Your FOUNDATION Security – None
Over/Under Billing – A good understanding of construction bonding
Overhead Allocation – A working knowledge of job costing and the general ledger
Payroll Troubleshooting – A working knowledge of the Payroll Module
Round Table – None
Sales Tax – Some understanding of the needs of tracking sales tax
Tech Advice – A basic familiarity with FOUNDATION’s Server Console
Time & Material – A basic familiarity with the Time and Material Module
Tips to Prepare for Quarter & Year-End – A basic knowledge of the processes that need to be performed at quarter- and year-end
Tips & Tricks for the New User – None
Tracking Equipment Maintenance – A basic knowledge of the Equipment Module
Tracking Equipment Usage – A basic knowledge of equipment usage
What’s New and What’s Coming – None
Year-End Payroll Issues – A basic familiarity with the Payroll Module.
Special Interest Forums – A general knowledge of the topic that will be discussed in the forum


2015 Foundation College: Cleveland

FOUNDATION for Beginners:  Mastering the Base 6 Modules – None
Microsoft Excel Form Design Using Microsoft Query – Familiarity with Microsoft Excel queries. You will also need a laptop with a server installation of FOUNDATION and Microsoft Excel 2007 or higher. Please note that someone from our tech department will call to schedule a database install.