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How one engineer banished spreadsheets with simPRO

Brad Halcrow   18 March, 2015

Network EPS is a family-owned electrical and mechanical engineering business based in Birmingham in the UK which installs and maintains a variety of systems including air-conditioning, commercial heating and plumbing. With up to 10 sub-contractors on the road at a time, managing the business was getting to be overwhelming so director Jeff Scriven stepped up to the simPRO Enterprise job management system.

simPRO wins firm three new clients straight away

Brad Halcrow   12 February, 2015

When Andy Beadle was appointed managing director of Hampshire-based firm Lightning Fire Safety Systems two years ago, the company, which installs and maintains fire alarms and other electrical safety gear, still used a paper-based management system.

24/7 service a breeze with simPRO

Brad Halcrow   6 February, 2015

Industrial Security Doors Ltd (ISD) is a London-based manufacturer and installer of roller shutters, folding shutters and security doors which also provides emergency repairs.

Slow holidays, tribal villages and too many customers.

Brad Halcrow   3 February, 2015

Writing Journey blog posts is beginning to feel more like for a travel brochure than writing about the Trade industry.

Meadowcroft leaves the days of paper well behind

Brad Halcrow   30 January, 2015

Meadowcroft Limited is based in Guernsey in the UK. They're a building services company that has been in business for more than 50 years. We caught up with owner and Managing Director Paul Meadowcroft to discuss how simPRO Enterprise has helped him become the first paperless contractor in the Channel Islands and his plans to become the local industry leader.

Manage the system not the people

Brad Halcrow   10 December, 2014

This Journey is somewhat special for us here at simPRO. Andrew and Prue of Mr A Electrics joined us wayyy back in 2002. In fact, they were the fourth company to begin using Enterprise (back before it was even known by that name). So while we were busy building software to systemise business processes, they were busy systemising.

Breaking free from the office

Brad Halcrow   9 December, 2014

Meet Dan. Dan started his electrical business D&B Electrical Services five years ago from his own home and gradually grew the business to include a full-time technician, an administration person, and various sub-contractors when needed.

Away from the office and into triathlons

Brad Halcrow   9 November, 2014

Remember Adam Bell?

The first milestone in Adam's journey was being able to leave the office for a fishing trip and know that everything was taken care of back in the office. If something had been missed, he knew he could track what happened.

BLUi primed for growth

Brad Halcrow   4 November, 2014

It was two years ago when Boz sat down with his wife and mapped out their dreams. They soon realised that if their two girls were to attend a nice school, if they were to own a house, two cars and travel annually the business needed to grow.

Adam Bell. Life away from the office

Brad Halcrow   14 August, 2014

Meet Adam Bell. Adam bought his plumbing business from his father. He’s seen both the benefit of hard work and the drawback of the old way of doing things.