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Supporting the country’s largest network of trade businesses

Brad Halcrow   30 October, 2017

Scott Carr has been with the Laser Group since the very beginning. Originally the Laser Group had built their own software. Over time, developing, maintaining and supporting the software was taking away the focus from what they do best - supporting their members.

Nowadays, the Laser Group is a 240-strong network of plumbers and electricians across New Zealand and Australia, running on a reliable, robust system that’s growing with them.

How a complementary partnership struck triple digit growth in 2 years

Brad Halcrow   18 October, 2017

After selling his IT business and taking extended time off it was time for Karl Gaines to take on a new project. Enter Garry. Garry had been finding it difficult to grow his security business, IQ Security and was therefore ready to sell.

After several discussions Karl bought in. The complementary partnership enabled Garry to continue excelling with his technical skills as Karl stepped in to organise and streamline the business infrastructure. As a result, in the last two years, they’ve seen triple digit growth.

Turnover has tripled and the paper trail has disappeared

Brad Halcrow   10 October, 2017

Heron Plumbing, based in Auckland New Zealand is a 56 year old business. When Dale, president of Master Plumbers Auckland and wife Andrea bought the business 6 years ago they saw an opportunity to refine the workflow by removing the paper laden processes in place.

With 37 years in the fire protection industry, Mark uses simPRO to keep him covered

Brad Halcrow   28 September, 2017

Richdale Fire was purchased by Bartley Group in March this year and rebranded as RFS Fire & Compliance. As Project Manager for Bartley, Lynda Hocquard was charged with ensuring that RFS had the necessary infrastructure to ensure the success of the business into the future.

Automating the business while keeping to the highest standards

Brad Halcrow   28 September, 2017

Cinos is a leading Systems Integrator with offices in the UK, Singapore and the US. They boast high profile clients including British Airways, ITV and Caterpillar to name a few.

The company prides itself on maintaining premium quality service and support.

Phill’s team are united with the business, and the community (Part 2 of 2)

Brad Halcrow   6 September, 2017

This is the second post in a two-part series following Laser Plumbing Vermont. In this interview we hear how Phil Craig has established a strong team culture which has prepared the company for a prosperous forecast.

Growing the business with better, more affordable software

Brad Halcrow   4 September, 2017

Dana Henzler is Vice President of Quality Degree, Inc. An HVAC company based in Royersford, Pennsylvania.

The company currently has three staff members in the office and 20 in the field but they’re looking to grow. As part of their growth strategy QDI aim to increase Maintenance Agreement sales.

Fewer hours & more productivity

Brad Halcrow   29 August, 2017

Frank Bauer's, Proguard Protection Services has seen significant improvements since implementing simPRO in 2016. In the following story VP of Operations, David Divine and VP of Finances and Human Resources, Cheryl Bach outline the extraordinary savings that have been made since the software’s implementation.

With simPRO embedded, the ceiling of growth has been lifted

Brad Halcrow   25 August, 2017

Frank Bauer II is the CEO of Proguard Protection Services in Aspen Colorado. The company has a total of 23 employees, 11 of which are in the field. Frank realized Proguard had hit a ceiling of growth. New infrastructure was required to lift the ceiling in order to continue building the company. As luck would have it, Frank found simPRO.

How to use downtime to increase productivity

Brad Halcrow   5 July, 2017

Widely regarded as our most treasured commodity, time is one of those things that can’t be controlled, yet despite it’s value, we don’t spend near enough energy learning to manage it well, nor do we understand the finer nuances of getting the most from our time in order to become a well rounded human. Instead we pride ourselves on remaining in the default state of busy. Busy may not be such a bad thing, if it wasn’t so potentially counter productive.

It may well be that the answer to the ‘busy trap’ is not what you think.