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How-To Create A Support Ticket

Have a question that needs to be answered by the zlien team?  Easy. This could be a question about nearly anything: an existing order, an inquiry about zlien services, how to place an order, and so on.  When logged into the LienPilot, you should see a support tab on the left-hand side of the page.  […]

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Mechanics Lien Zen: Introducing The New LienPilot

Accounts receivable and credit management is a challenge to anyone in the construction industry, which boasts the highest debt ratios in the nation. While the mechanics lien remedy exists in every state as a possible solution to these ARM problems, compliance with these regulations is a tall order. zlien provides software and services to help […]

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How-To Find Order Documents

One of the biggest benefits of using zlien to process your preliminary notices and mechanics liens is that you won’t need to keep track of so much paperwork. Everything is handled by our system, and all of your lien documents are stored on our secure server.  You can download them anytime. Here is a how-to […]

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Is Managing Preliminary Notices Worth Your Company’s Time?

Time is money. You’ve heard the phrase 10,000 times, and you probably think it’s true. Yet there are some companies out there still willing to fumble around with preliminary notices despite the time it takes, the in-house cost it carries and the risk of error. This became evident to me (again) last week when we […]

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NEW: Set Up Multiple Locations and Logins In Zlien’s LienPilot

A few months ago, we quietly updated the LienPilot to allow users to set up “Locations” within their LienPilot account, and thereby order mechanics liens, preliminary notices and other documents from different office branches or even under different entity names. A support article explaining how to set up Locations or Alternative Business Names is available […]

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Georgia Mechanics Lien: When Should You File?

Be Careful with Mechanics Lien Laws

I must give a hat tip to the Cobb Law Group and their great Georgia Construction and Lien Law Blog for a really terrific post two weeks ago titled: When Should A Mechanics’ Lien or Materialmen’s Lien Be Filed in Georgia. I highly recommend heading over to their blog to read this post, which offers […]

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The Material Supplier’s Guide To Creating A Mechanics Lien Policy

Lien Policy

Here I present a short guide to material suppliers on creating a Mechanics Lien Policy for your company, ending with a sample policy for free download. While this article focuses on material suppliers, the same principles apply to subcontractors, equipment lessors, and other parties hired to furnish labor or materials on construction projects. What Is […]

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Use Zlien And The Lien Laws To Reduce Your Bad Debt in 2012

As the holiday season winds down and 2012 approaches, everyone in the construction industry is looking back on the fiscal successes and failures from 2011, and making plans for the new year. Many businesses will be staring at a mound of “bad debt,” which may be written off when tax time approaches this spring.  You […]

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