Ivy, a business and project management platform for interior design firms and other home design companies, announced the launch of Room Boards, a tool that enables designers to conceptualize and put together products and services by room for current and potential clients. Ivy’s platform empowers designers with technology and solutions to everyday pain points so that they can more easily focus on the creative side of their business, now from the early creative phases with prospective clients through project completion.
Using Room Boards, designers can share a concept and images with their clients pre-proposal, streamlining the product selection process. Current clients can approve or decline products directly in each Room Board, and designers can turn the approved products into tearsheets, a complete proposal or an invoice. For potential new clients, Room Boards gives designers a unique way to showcase their style and creativity. Designers can also add budgets and attachments to Room Boards, including floor plans.
“We’re always looking for new ways to help designers run an organized and profitable business,” says Lee Rotenberg, Ivy Cofounder. “Room Boards is a highly requested tool and we’re thrilled to deliver it to our community, helping designers further streamline their workflows with both current and potential clients.”
Ivy delivers a set of tools specifically created for interior design firms and other design companies, within a modern, easy-to-use interface. Designers use Ivy to run their business more efficiently, from sourcing products, creating estimates, and sending invoices, to managing vendor purchases, and more, on desktop or in the Ivy app for iPhone, iPad and Android.
Ivy, which launched in the U.S. in 2016, was acquired by Houzz in March 2018. Since then, Ivy has become the most used business management software by design firms in the U.S., growing to more than 5,500 member firms.