It doesn’t matter whether it’s a small or large quote, your ability to generate an accurate quote and get back to the client first is a major factor in securing work.
We spoke to BGE Digital about how simPRO has helped them go from earning £200,000 per year, to over £1,000,000 by focusing on getting quotes out quicker.
Before simPRO, Ben and Rob were using spreadsheets which caused a lot of issues. They had problems keeping track of equipment and linked items. This wasn’t a problem for smaller jobs but for larger jobs with 500+ parts, items were frequently missed which resulted in lost money and reduced profit.
It was in 2016 when we last visited Dan Ogden, director of D&B Electrical. He’d just moved from the garage at home to his first office space to manage a growing list of small domestic projects.
With simPRO in place, Dan was readying the business to begin going after bigger projects.
2 years on, we’ve dropped in to see Dan again. He’s now moved into an even bigger office and is handling those much larger projects, with continued growth in his sights for 2019.
For most trade businesses there’s normally one recurring issue, an issue that can no longer be ignored, that prompts the leap from paper & spreadsheets to business management software. It’s usually either financial, operational or procedural.
For King & Martin, the issue of missing parts needed to be addressed as a matter of urgency. Losing parts meant losing money, however once they saw that simPRO could assign parts directly to a job and that price files from suppliers would be accurate and up to date - the clouds began to part.
Synergy Fire and Security are an electronics Fire & Security company founded in 2008 by Steve Trassari and Gerard Ashelford. We interviewed the 2 directors along with Business Manager Emma Higgins, who has been with the company since the beginning, playing an active role in integrating simPRO into the business.
Independent Locksmiths & Security was started in 1971 by Michael McGovern in the traditional man-in-a-van style, with partner Stephanie taking care of customer calls and invoicing at home.
Today however, the family-run organisation employs 64 staff and is leading the security industry through their development of several brands under the one roof - bringing state of the art technology to the security trade in Australia.
This is their story.
Brien Electrical are based near Wellington in Paraparaumu. It’s a beautiful part of the world where Mark & Monique Brosnahan have been building their business for over 30 years.
Right from the outset, Mark was determined to be his own boss. In fact his sole aim, as an electrician, was to open his own electrical business and build it to be the best.
Mark hadn’t even completed his apprenticeship when he and Monique bought their electrical business - which was initially comprised of only 3 staff members. Today, Brien Electrical employs a total of 33 people - a fantastic example of this business’ evolution over the last 30 years.
simPRO is providing leading edge technology for our partners FOGCheck and Three Nations who are delivering a truly innovative solution to a national problem - the buildup of Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) in sewer pipes that has led to the formation of ‘fatbergs’ and the increasing frequency of blockages and flooding costing tens of millions of pounds per year.