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5 ways to improve your estimating skills

Andrew Crowe   11 October, 2017

When you price a job accurately and win it, it can deliver instant improvements to your bottom line – but getting it wrong can be a very expensive mistake.

These five tips can help you improve your estimating skills and secure your project’s success.

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.

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.