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Latest simPRO Update: The new simPRO and Microsoft Outlook integration. It was meant to be.

Elfie Tan   31 August, 2017

Our latest update to simPRO includes a much-requested feature from our Ideas Portal: an integration between simPRO and the latest web and desktop versions of Microsoft Outlook!

Fewer hours & more productivity

Brad Halcrow   29 August, 2017

Frank Bauer's, Proguard Protection Services has seen significant improvements since implementing simPRO in 2016. In the following story VP of Operations, David Divine and VP of Finances and Human Resources, Cheryl Bach outline the extraordinary savings that have been made since the software’s implementation.

With simPRO embedded, the ceiling of growth has been lifted

Brad Halcrow   25 August, 2017

Frank Bauer II is the CEO of Proguard Protection Services in Aspen Colorado. The company has a total of 23 employees, 11 of which are in the field. Frank realized Proguard had hit a ceiling of growth. New infrastructure was required to lift the ceiling in order to continue building the company. As luck would have it, Frank found simPRO.

Slick coaching and deliberate practice

Andy Bailey   21 August, 2017

If you’re seeking to achieve business growth and expansion, it’s likely you’ll look to leverage the passion and talent of your employees. This might mean looking to your star performers, and it might mean looking for new hires.

The ultimate goal is to create autonomy within your workforce – you’re seeking to create a capability that works as if you were controlling it but with little need for your input. Think about that for a moment.

When autonomy is reached, you are free to turn your attention to higher level strategic matters which promote growth and expansion.

8 things to consider when choosing job management software for your business

Natasha Maycock   31 July, 2017

Tradespeople all over the world are reaping the benefits of cloud software that handles everything from creating quotes and scheduling jobs to generating invoices.

But how do you choose the right job management software that suits your trade business from a sea of providers?

To offer you some guidance, we’ve put together eight key considerations you should think about before making the investment.

Are you getting the most out of digital working practices?

Guy Earnshaw   24 July, 2017

Businesses today are quickly adopting cloud software as the benefits become more apparent and even necessary to keep a competitive edge – benefits like less paperwork, greater efficiency, and time savings.

Though, often this adoption is limited to a single program, like a cloud accounting program.

With just the one program in place, businesses may still see a complex web of manual processes in place, and realise they could benefit from integrated cloud solutions to simplify their processes and increase productivity even more.

Machine Learning in Field Service

Curtis Thomson   10 July, 2017

Machine learning has the power to change how we look at field service – what it means to contractors and customers alike.

How to use downtime to increase productivity

Brad Halcrow   5 July, 2017

Widely regarded as our most treasured commodity, time is one of those things that can’t be controlled, yet despite it’s value, we don’t spend near enough energy learning to manage it well, nor do we understand the finer nuances of getting the most from our time in order to become a well rounded human. Instead we pride ourselves on remaining in the default state of busy. Busy may not be such a bad thing, if it wasn’t so potentially counter productive.

It may well be that the answer to the ‘busy trap’ is not what you think.

Staff autonomy enabling a speedy process (Pt 1 of 2)

Brad Halcrow   3 July, 2017

Phill’s been in business for more than 20 years. It was around 10 years ago when he realised he’d like to take the business further.

He had big plans but the business model just wasn’t quite working; the infrastructure wasn’t enabling expansion. Phill hired the help of a business coach to implement systems and processes to propel the business forward.

3 examples of how forward thinking business owners eliminated manual data entry

Inbal Steinberg   28 June, 2017

simPRO is a powerful tool that revolutionises how businesses track, schedule, bill and analyse their jobs. Sometimes, however, a bridge needs to built to communicate with third-party applications or existing infrastructure.

‘Bridges’ between software applications are called integrations, and they are built using APIs (Application Programming Interface).

In this article, we’ve shared three examples of how smart businesses chose to streamline their workflow using the simPRO API.