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Success for simPRO in 2017

simPRO  11 December, 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s an opportunity to reflect on the highlights from the last 12 months. In simPRO we’ve seen considerable changes in our business this year as we continue to focus on making simPRO the go-to job management software for the industry.

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Systemising the business for growth

Hannah Settle  1 December, 2017

Dan started his electrical business, D&B Electrical Services 5 years ago and has used simPRO to grow his business to a rate which now means he employs a full time engineer, an administrator and various subcontractors.

Moving from a purely paper based system Dan has seen the benefits of integrating simPRO into the everyday processes within his business. He can now schedule his and his team’s workload and make more profit without lengthy paper based processes.

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Latest simPRO update: Have the total invoice amount automatically inserted in your email templates

Caitlin Maynard  24 November, 2017

In simPRO’s latest update, you can now have simPRO automatically pull the total invoice amount from the job and insert it into your email using insert fields in your email templates.

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Mat Wray: UK Partner Manager - Strengthening the simPRO Partner Programme in the UK

simPRO  20 November, 2017

Our Partner network has been a fundamental part of our UK growth and success to date. To ensure this area continues to flourish we are delighted to announce that we are expanding our Partner Programme.

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Slick coaching and deliberate practice

Andy Bailey  21 August, 2017

If you’re seeking to achieve business growth and expansion, it’s likely you’ll look to leverage the passion and talent of your employees. This might mean looking to your star performers, and it might mean looking for new hires.

The ultimate goal is to create autonomy within your workforce – you’re seeking to create a capability that works as if you were controlling it but with little need for your input. Think about that for a moment.

When autonomy is reached, things will just flow and you are free to turn your attention to higher level strategic matters which promote growth and expansion.

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8 things to consider when choosing job management software for your business

Natasha Maycock  31 July, 2017

Tradespeople all over the world are reaping the benefits of cloud software that handles everything from creating quotes and scheduling jobs to generating invoices.

But how do you choose the right job management software that suits your trade business from a sea of providers?

To offer you some guidance, we’ve put together eight key considerations you should think about before making the investment.

Are you getting the most out of digital working practices?

Guy Earnshaw  24 July, 2017

Businesses today are quickly adopting cloud software as the benefits become more apparent and even necessary to keep a competitive edge – benefits like less paperwork, greater efficiency, and time savings.

Though, often this adoption is limited to a single program, like a cloud accounting program.

With just the one program in place, businesses may still see a complex web of manual processes in place, and realise they could benefit from integrated cloud solutions to simplify their processes and increase productivity even more.

Feedback: why your business needs it, and how to get it

Rated People  28 March, 2017

Your digital presence as a business is absolutely crucial. If you want consistent work, to build trust in your brand, and the opportunity for growth, you have to know how to gather feedback, and how to embrace it.

Here, we’ve laid out the most important things you need to know about doing just that.

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Chaos in your office? Four ways to get your office under control in 2017

Tony Fraser-Jones  14 February, 2017

Does your office feel chaotic?

A well-organised, efficient office is key to running a trade service business that’s both profitable and fun to own.

Here are four simple steps you can take to get your office under control.

Top tips for simPRO Service trials

Helen Hampshire  6 February, 2017

Just signed up for your free 14-day trial of simPRO Service? Want to know where to start?

Here are my top tips for getting set up with Service and making the most of your trial.

A day in the life of a Customer Success Adviser

Susan Coy  18 November, 2016

While simPRO’s focus has always been on the success of our clients, we’ve just recently reached a position where we can expand our teams to have members solely focussed on following and guiding our clients’ journeys with simPRO.

So, in my new role as Customer Success Adviser for the UK, it’s up to me to ensure that our clients can get the most out of simPRO and achieve their business objectives, whether they’ve just made the decision to implement the software into their business, or they’ve been using it for years.

I thought there’s no better way to explain what it is that I do in this role than to talk you through my typical day! So here goes...

Stop chasing late payments

Erin Haywood  19 October, 2016

Xero recently conducted a study that revealed small business owners spend, on average, 10% of their day chasing late payments. That’s two days a month!

Surely that's too much wasted time – not to mention the detriment late payments can have on a business’ cash flow (which can, and often does, lead to business failure).

To help tackle the issue of late payments, we've got a convenient payment add-on in simPRO Enterprise and Service. Read on!

Spend time on your business: simple tips for strategic time management

Kat Bond  28 July, 2016

As a small business owner, could getting too embroiled in the day-to-day work of your business harm its overall development?

Often, your time is spent working in the business and not on the business.

Yet, in order to grow from a small outfit to a successful, profitable company, and to make the transition from owner-worker to managing director or CEO, you need to invest time managing your business.

Below are a few tips to help you make the transition.

Improve cash flow: tips for small businesses

Rhiza Lahoylahoy  2 March, 2016

Cash is often referred to as the lifeblood of an organisation, a key factor that determines business success or failure. In many cases, cash is vital for daily survival; a small business that doesn’t have enough cash on hand to pay suppliers might not be able to open the next day.

Speeding up the conversion of sales into cash, as well as increasing the spread between inflows (receipts) and outflows (payments) will help to build a cash cushion for business sustainability. With this cushion, you can take advantage of cost-efficient opportunities, fund growth, and more.

Here are some quick tips to improve cash flow for your small business.