8 ways to improve job profitability

Madeline Reynolds   6 July, 2018

With the global population climbing ever higher, and technology continuing to advance, the market for trade service businesses is experiencing fantastic levels of growth. As it expands however, many owners and operators in this sector may find their business models unable to keep up, and staff struggling to meet customer demand and expectation.

VAT Reverse Charge for Construction

Mark Doherty   3 July, 2018

HMRC has published draft legislation concerning the proposed VAT Reverse Charge mechanism for construction services, due to come into effect 1 October 2019.

Enabling IoT for your simPRO-powered business

Curtis Thomson   19 June, 2018

In a series of articles I have talked about IoT and the massive potential it holds for field service businesses, as well as what to do in order to start preparing your business for IoT.

Keep your customers happy and profits in your pocket with job management software

Madeline Reynolds   1 May, 2018

In this fluctuating global economy, a key interest for consumers is value for money. It is because of this common concern that businesses are now, more than ever, under pressure to deliver a service that not only meets customer expectations in quality, but also price range.

Safeguard your business post Carillion collapse

Lynelle Hills   20 February, 2018

The collapse of construction giant Carillion has raised a lot of questions over the stability of the industry.

It is estimated that Carillion has affected as many as 30,000 small businesses

Apple or Android – which is best for field services?

Erin Haywood   16 February, 2018

It’s the eternal debate: Apple vs Android. For many people, it’s just a matter of personal preference, but for field services contractors, the efficiency of your tablet or smartphone can affect your daily operations and even the performance of your business.

Tech basics for field mobility

Erin Haywood   13 February, 2018

The right mobility solutions are critical for those in the field service industry with ease of use, accessibility, and security being some of the most important must-haves.

Social media: are you using it for your business?

Kat Bond   8 February, 2018

Social media is a great tool; it’s a route to new and different customers and a direct way of communicating with your existing customers. It’s also a free way to build brand recognition and create a name for yourself in your field.

Boost profitability with a Fleet Management System

Hannah Settle   31 January, 2018

With profit margins getting tighter and a growing range of competitors across all industries it’s time that businesses dive into the detail and see where savings can be made.

For businesses with mobile field staff, a fleet management system can help. We take a look at the many cost and time saving features.

No more ‘I reckons’ and other ways to improve your estimating skills

Andrew Crowe   20 December, 2017

Determining the cost of a job accurately and efficiently can be challenging, overwhelming and fraught with risk. When you price a job right and win it, it can deliver instant improvements to your bottom line -- but getting it wrong can be a very expensive mistake.