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Rolling Out zlien: Communicating the Benefits

zlien’s Research Team is fighting for you even when you’re unsure about a job site for new construction

Posted by Emily Carlson

10/10/18 11:19 AM

Maybe you’ve been in this situation before: A new job comes across your desk, and it’s for new construction. It’s up to you to take care of admin requirements on all new jobs, and that includes filing preliminary notices to protect lien rights. But this one is tricky - the job is new construction, and you can’t narrow down the actual address where the job is located. That’s a crucial piece of information needed to protect lien rights and exchange documents.

Now what?

Here’s how zlien’s Research Team is fighting for you even when you’re unsure about a job site for new construction. Alan McBride, one of our expert researchers, is always up for the challenge to help you get what you earn.

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Topics: client success

While folks on the Gulf Coast prepare for Hurricane Michael, zlien founder remembers how Katrina taught us  the value of having documents in the cloud

Posted by Gretchen Lynn

10/10/18 10:28 AM

zlien was founded in the heart of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.  Our CEO and Founder, Scott Wolfe Jr., was a young attorney serving clients in Louisiana trying to help rebuild after the storm.  He knew there had to be a better way to empower people to get what they earn.  Two of Scott's initial goals when starting zlien were to keep critical documents for our customers stored safely in the cloud (safe from any storm!) and deliver easy-to-access lien and notice resources for anyone in construction in any state.   He was able to achieve both goals.  

While folks on the Gulf Coast prepare for Hurricane Michael set to hit landfall this week, know that zlien has your back.  We remember how Katrina impacted many of our founding team members and the value of having your documents stored safely in the cloud.  

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Topics: announcements

Tired of chasing people to sign your lien waivers? We've rolled out tools to help

Posted by Sarah Toulmin

10/3/18 11:14 AM

If you've ever been tasked with collecting signatures on lien waivers from your subs and suppliers, you know how time-consuming it can be. No one wants payment to be held up on a job because one person hasn't turned in their signed lien waiver yet. Here are some tips to reduce headaches around requesting and collecting lien waivers using zlien.

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Topics: waivers, Best Practices

Frustrated spending money on postage? Do this & you can save money every month.

Posted by Gretchen Lynn

9/27/18 8:06 AM

Do you hate getting your postage invoice? You can kick that dreaded invoice to the curb and show your boss all the money you're saving the company.  If you're frustrated spending money on postage, you can send your documents via email.  This will save you money every month and help you communicate on your jobs sooner. 

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Topics: preliminary notices, communicate, Best Practices

How one general contractor used zlien's new-and-improved Custom Waiver Builder to adopt a better waiver system in under an hour

Posted by Sarah Toulmin

9/10/18 5:29 PM

We're always fighting to make payment paperwork easier for you. Recently, a general contractor in Georgia experienced this firsthand when they signed up to use zlien to speed up their waiver process. The Custom Waiver Builder made switching waiver systems so easy this team accomplished it in under an hour.

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Topics: waivers

Set Up for Success: Your First Week with zlien

Posted by Ted Rectanus

9/7/18 9:56 AM

Congratulations! You’ve taken your first steps toward getting what you earn by  implementing a more fair and transparent construction payment process with
zlien . You may be thinking to yourself: “OK, great... now what?” The goal of this post is to outline a strategy to set yourself up for a successful partnership with zlien from your very first week.
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Topics: Best Practices, client success, training

Tropical Storm Gordon Update

Posted by Julie Leveque

9/4/18 11:45 AM

As our friends on the Southern coast of the United States prepare for Tropical Storm Gordon, zlien will continue to proceed with your documents according to our normal processing time. However, please note that this could affect the filing and service of your documents.  Southern County & Clerk Recorders may be closed or have limited hours due to the weather; zlien Support & Operations should be available tomorrow, Wednesday, September 5th; however, there will be alerts if normal business hours are affected.

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Topics: announcements

zlien Support & Operations will be suspended for Labor Day 2018

Posted by Erin Classen

8/31/18 9:00 AM


In observance of the Labor Day holiday, zlien Support and Operations will be suspended on Monday, September 3rd.  Users can access their account at any time to add projects, file documents, and access existing project/ order information.  During the holiday, we will not be importing data, performing data entry, or researching and processing orders, and our phone/ chat support will be unavailable.  

Should you need assistance, please open a Support ticket by emailing mail@zlien.com or leaving a voicemail on our main Support line at (866) 720-5436.  We will resume our standard operating hours on Tuesday, September 4th, at 8am CST and will be able to assist you accordingly.

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Topics: announcements

Increase Productivity with 5 (Free) zlien Features

Posted by Jessica Fortino

8/29/18 5:37 PM


Wouldn’t you love more free time in your day? Imagine if you could finally take a full lunch break or go home early and relax. Try out these 5 (free) zlien features to see how much time you can save.

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Topics: Best Practices

Create Efficiencies Between Your Back-Office Tools with zlien Integrations

Posted by Sarah Toulmin

8/21/18 9:00 AM

Chances are, zlien is one of a dozen or more tools you use in your job. Your project information may live in three different systems; your financials may live in another place entirely. We know this, and that's why we've rolled out easy-to-use integrations with other leading construction and accounting systems to help you work smarter, not harder, in your day-to-day workflows.

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Topics: Product Releases, Best Practices, partnerships