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Best Practices for Sending Electronic Documents in zlien

Posted by Olivia Huppman

12/13/17 9:33 AM

Sending documents electronically is good for you and good for your document recipients. Paper mail takes a few days to arrive, but electronic documents are sent and received as soon as your document is ready. You can also track the status of documents sent online to instantly see when they have been delivered and opened, and you get to skip postage fees! 

The people receiving your documents also benefit when you send them online. They can access, save, and collaborate on documents online to skip the hassle of printing, scanning, and sorting through piles of paperwork. 

Ready to send your waivers and notices electronically? Here are some tips and tricks to get you started: 

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Topics: client success, Best Practices, customer relationship

How to Make Document Exchanges Better for the People You Work With

Posted by Olivia Huppman

12/13/17 9:24 AM

We know know how important your relationships with vendors and customers are to your business. When you send documents through zlien, we want to make sure the recipients have a positive experience and get value from the information you share. 

We've made it easier than ever for the people who receive your zlien documents. Now they can easily access, save, and communicate about documents online. This article outlines some of the ways you can make life easier for the people you work with by sending electronic documents through zlien.

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Topics: client success, Product Releases, Best Practices, customer relationship

New to zlien? Here's What to Do When You Receive an Electronic Document Sent via zlien

Posted by Olivia Huppman

12/8/17 8:53 AM

New to zlienThousands of contractors use zlien to manage the paperwork surrounding payments and lien rights on construction projects, so there’s a good chance you’ve received - or will receive - a notice, waiver, or other document sent by a company using zlien.

Many zlien users send documents electronically to speed up exchanges and to simplify the transfer of important project information. Here’s what to do when you receive a notice or waiver sent electronically via zlien so you can easily access the document, save it to your records, and take next steps.

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Topics: client success, customer relationship

zlien Customers Stay In the Know with these Online Resources

Posted by Charlotte McPherson

11/26/17 6:18 PM

We know how important it is to stay informed and up-to-date when it comes to protecting and growing your business. And that’s why we've put this list together of some of the best online resources. If there are others that you enjoy, let your account manager know and we can share them on here as well.

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Topics: client success, Best Practices

Bad Habits to Avoid When Adopting zlien

Posted by Ted Rectanus

11/21/17 3:57 PM


When you look to adopt any new way of doing things, a level of sacrifice and modification of the “old way” can be expected. From starting a new plan to get in shape to implementing a plan to save up money for a vacation, the need drop bad habits is crucial to successfully adopting something better. The same philosophy applies once you implement zlien to improve your construction payment process.

In this article, we'll cover bad habits to avoid when adopting zlien

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Topics: client success, Best Practices

Before you get started in zlien, do these 3 steps on your own

Posted by Ted Rectanus

11/17/17 12:30 PM


It looks like you’ve taken your first steps toward a speedier and more transparent construction payment process by signing up with
zlien, however, the success of this endeavor won’t come overnight. In this post, we will examine 3 steps to take on your own to hit the ground running with using zlien.

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Topics: client success, Best Practices

Prepare for the holidays: What you should set up in zlien now?

Posted by Desiree Baez

11/13/17 3:30 PM

 

The Holiday Season is upon us. It’s that time of the year when we all start to take time off to spend time with  family and friends. Unlike other industries, the construction industry does not take into account that it’s a holiday. In most cases, lien filing deadlines are unforgiving.  And "sending a required notice or filing a lien after a deadline has passed could invalidate your mechanics lien claim".  So before you begin the  festivities,  take a look at our holiday planning guide so you can rest assured your rights will be protected. 

Here are a few things to consider before you take time off:

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Topics: client success, Best Practices, communicate

How to get your lien filed on time without needing the zlien rush fee

Posted by Desiree Baez

11/10/17 2:00 PM

When you are preparing to file a mechanics lien, there are a few important things to consider: the type of work performed, the project type, and state and county where your job site is located.  These factors are important because they will dictate the deadline for filing your lien. It's important to file your lien claim before the state's statutory deadline to ensure your claim is valid. To help your team stay on top of deadlines and have guidelines to follow when filing a lien, we at zlien recommend developing a Lien Strategy.

As part of this recommended Lien Strategy, here are a few tips to minimize the cost of filing liens by getting your lien filed on time without needing to add zlien rush processing fees to expedite the process. 

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Topics: client success, Best Practices

Use zlien reporting to track & manage your team’s activity & success

Posted by Sean Landry

11/9/17 3:16 PM

 

 

Using zlien reporting track and manage your team's activity and success has never been easier. Managing a team always has its challenges. In our world, one of these challenges is simply being able to confirm that your team is accomplishing the tasks they've been assigned.  This challenge can grow significantly with team members being out for holidays, vacations or folks working on other tasks. At zlien, understand this stress and have established several ways to ensure that you and your team can all be sure that your lien rights are being properly protected!

In this article, we'll help you use zlien reporting to track and manage your team's activity and success. 

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Topics: client success, Best Practices

USPS Offices Will Be Closed for Veterans Day on Friday, November 10th

Posted by Erin Classen

11/9/17 9:30 AM

 

The United States Postal Service will be closed on Friday, November 10th in observance of Veterans Day. zlien will be open and have normal support and operation hours on this day. Subscribers will also still be able to log in to the platform and order documents and track deadlines as usual. While zlien will still be processing orders, we do expect mailing delays on documents sent in the next few business days. Mail processing times should return to the regular schedule by Monday, November 13th.

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Topics: client success