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Mat Wray: UK Partner Manager - Strengthening the simPRO Partner Programme in the UK

20 November, 2017

Our Partner network has been a fundamental part of our UK growth and success to date. To ensure this area continues to flourish we are delighted to announce that we are expanding our Partner Programme.

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.

Security of Payment: Your Biggest Power Tool

Fionna Reid   9 October, 2017

Security of Payment legislation was designed to give subcontractors and trade contractors (‘subcontractors’) the power to enforce non-payment quickly and to deal with disputes quickly out of court.  The reasoning behind the legislation is that subcontractors basically funded the construction process, usually paying for the materials and labour for the work well before the subcontractors themselves were paid.  As a result, the payers (builders and owners) higher up the contractual chain used the subcontractors as interest free finance.

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.