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Regular training turns users into champions

Brad Halcrow   16 January, 2018

Investing in staff training can reap enormous benefits for any business in more ways than one. Hawkins On Fire show how it’s done by continually up-skilling staff in the software they use every day.

How to tightly control costs while managing this many contractors

Brad Halcrow   12 December, 2017

With 20 staff and no less than 250 contractors performing various construction jobs in the field, Edge Industries uses simPRO to effectively manage costs and keep their huge workforce on track.

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.

Absolute control creates a competitive advantage

Brad Halcrow   24 November, 2017

Loucas Christodoulou worked with plumbers on a daily basis in his previous job at an estate agency. It was from here that his passion, to build a successful plumbing business, was born.

From the outset, Loucas’ focus was to differentiate himself from the competition by providing the most reliable and efficient service possible to his customers leaving behind old methodologies.

From man-in-a-van to $20mil projects, and calmer than ever

Brad Halcrow   10 November, 2017

Like many, Steve Campbell began his career as a trade business owner as a man-and-a-van. Getting work was never an issue, keeping his system fluent and organised was.

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.