RELEASE – 21st February 2019

Record updates -Audit trail

Previously in RaveBuild there were some actions that weren’t recorded in as much detail. For example when details are updated on a task, it was just recorded as “Update task”, not specifically what has been updated on a task in the schedule.

Following updates have been added:

  • When a template is loaded – Audit trail records the name of the template that’s been loaded.
  • When a milestone is edited – Records the name of the milestone that’s been changed.
  • When a new task is added – Records every single field that’s been modified while adding a task.
  • When a task is edited – Records start date change on task page, every detail updated on edit task page and records every update made on “Comments and photos” page.

Ability to access sales reports

  • Sales people can now access a custom sales report. They can only view their own sales in this report.

Error page issue (bug fix)

Some users are experiencing a 404 Error page displayed when the user navigates from “Sales overview” page to “Sales Reports”. This is now fixed.


Isaac Ludlow Series Part 8: The 3 essentials when it comes to your key people

In my hometown, I had a few mates who had ski boats, so naturally, every couple of weekends in summer we would head out for an afternoon of water skiing. Skimming across the glassy water at speed was an amazing feeling and I loved it. When I moved away from my hometown I stopped seeing those mates and I pretty much never went waterskiing after that.background-blue-clean-355808 I shared that story because it shows how much we are influenced by the people around us. For most people, our environment impacts our choices, which determines what we receive in our life.

If you are someone who wants to succeed in the area of business, then your environment – the key people around you, will have the biggest influence. To put it really simply, there are three top things you will need from your key people that will help you succeed in your business.


The key people that you have around you is completely your choice. You can choose at any time. It may take some work to make the choice, but it is your choice.

Here are the top three things you will need from your key people:
  • An outside set of eyes

This is someone you can talk to about the everyday issues in your business, who will help you find solutions from an outside perspective.

This means you won’t get stuck on the same problems or procrastinate when you’re not sure what to do.

  • Someone to show you the strategies, tools and systems

This is someone who knows what it takes to run a successful business and will take the time to teach you the strategies, tools, and systems as well as show you how to use them. As a RaveBuild user, you have invested your time to learn how it works and how to get the most out of it. Now that you’ve done that, I’m sure you’re stoked that you have.

  • Someone to make sure you set goals and achieve them

This is someone who will make sure you know what action you need to take and will follow up to make sure you do it. The goals need to be based around the things you need to invest in to create the future business you desire, not just the day to day tasks of running your business.

Do you already have people like this in your life who provide you with these three essential things? If you do you’re very fortunate. If you don’t, then you’ll need to choose whether you’ll settle for business as it is, or lift your game and create the kind of business you do want.  

What level are you playing at? Are you an amateur or a professional?

Now you have a choice. Do you have the people in your life to give you the objective eyes, the business learning, and the accountability to move you forward already, or will you need to invest time, energy and maybe even money to get those kind of people around you?  

Are you willing to take the steps to get the people around you that you want? In my construction business, over several years I spent over $50,000 on paying to spend time with the right people who gave me the objective eyes, business learning and accountability to achieve my goals. It seemed like a lot to invest at the time, but the increased income and the increased value of the business over time gave me a return of over four times the money I invested.

You know what, the increased income was one of the least important outcomes. Most importantly, it gave me more confidence, more time with the family and more opportunities to spend my time doing the things I enjoyed the most.

If you’re looking for more time, money, and freedom to do the things you love, take the steps required to get the right people in your life.

Isaac Ludlow

Business Coach
The World’s #1 Business Coaching Firm
Hamilton, New Zealand
Mobile: +64 27 548 3302


If you’d like to hear how Isaac achieved these kinds of results in his construction business or have him do a free assessment and plan with you, then get in touch using the details above and he’ll show you how.

RELEASE – 5th February 2019

New Custom Sales Report 

There are 2 new sales report tabs (Sales Overview and Invoice Overview) available to branch owners via Sales Reports in their User Profile dropdown menu

  • The Sales Overview report, is an opportunity cascade report with date range picker.  This report displays all the client projects that have had updated opportunities in the selected date range.
  • The Invoice Overview report, is an invoice report with date range picker.  This report is project-based and displays the total raised and paid amounts in the selected date range.
  • By default, the current month’s results are displayed on both reports.
  • A search box is also available, allowing the user to narrow down search results by filtering by sales person. These results are able to be printed, or exported to csv files.

Add filter for project status

  • New tab “Maintenance” is added under Site/Build
  • This tab lists all tasks from a “Maintenance”, “Post Handover” and “Post Hand over” milestones in a build with status “Maintenance”.


Custom reporting with new Sales and Invoice Overviews

Amongst recent updates and tweaks, our team have added two brand new report tabs for branch owners to access. These tabs contain reports on sales and invoices that can be viewed according to date range, making it easier than ever to track opportunities and payments within RAVE.

Both custom reports can be printed and/or exported to csv files. This means you can view your reports anywhere, in digital and printed form – very handy for meetings and presentations!


Sales Overview

The Sales Overview report, displays all client projects that have had opportunities updated in a selected date range. Now, you can receive a customised report of sales activity in just a few clicks.

Simply select the Sales Overview tab, and set your start and finish dates to display your results – you can then “Print” or “Export” as required.


Invoice Overview

The Invoice Overview report, focuses on a project-based view of raised invoices and payments received in a selected date range – keeping you in the loop with what’s going on.

Again, simply select the Invoice Overview tab, and set your start and finish dates to display your results. You can utilise the search box to drill down your results by sales person, and then “Print” or “Export” as required.


For a complete view of all the technical updates and tweaks that have been made to RAVE recently, check out the Technical Updates section of our blog. 

As always, if you need any support with RaveBuild, we encourage you to reach out to us at or call us at (NZ) 07-210-2228 or (AUS)1800-179-163

RELEASE – 29th January 2019

Login time-out fix on desktop and mobile browsers

Users NOW have more control over our automatic log out security feature

  • When users log in and select “Remember me”,  they will remain logged in for up to 4 weeks
  • When users log in without selecting “Remember me”, they will remain logged in for the normal time (~2 hrs).

Send notifications to the client and additional client contacts

  • Prior to this update,  only the client who is assigned to a task would receive notifications for the task and schedule changes.  Now. whenever a task (that is assigned to the client) is updated, you have the option to include the additional contacts related to the client to also receive email notifications.
  • Branch users can set notifications for additional contacts by editing the client profile, setting “Get Notified” to Yes for each additional contact.