The simPRO Blog

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Getting cracking with vehicle tracking

Our vehicle tracking software simTRAC has come a long way, but it’s in the new year that the software is really set to accelerate.

Now that our company has secured funding, we’ve begun expanding our software development teams so we can show all of our products, like simTRAC, a lot more love.

This means you can expect to welcome great new features and enhancements in simTRAC in the near future.

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Latest simPRO update: better communication

In our final update to simPRO Service and Enterprise for 2016, rolling out from December 11, it’s all about the communication – with overdue invoice notifications, email confirmations, and even language localisations for US builds. For our UK clients, you can now integrate simPRO with your Rated People account.

Read on for more details, or head to our release notes for step-by-step videos.

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How to create your profit and loss budget and track your results

This is part two of an in-depth, two-part series on understanding your profit and loss by Eric J. Gregory. It looks at how to create profit and loss budgets, track your results, and set your business up for success.

In my previous article, I discussed the importance of creating an annual profit and loss budget for your business before the start of each financial year.

Now, I’m going to offer a few easy tips that you should consider as you begin to create your company's annual profit and loss budget.

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Step one: open the instruction manual…

We’ve all been there, done that, and – unfortunately – it’s likely most of us will do it again.

What is it, you ask? Well…

It’s why you almost ruined your newly installed washing machine (remove the transit bolts, people! Or was that just me...). It’s why you still don’t know how to use all of the settings on your camera (which is no longer new). It’s why it’s making a noise when it’s not supposed to. Or, it’s why it’s not making a noise when it’s supposed to...

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Latest simPRO update: improve quote accuracy

Our next update to simPRO Service and Enterprise, rolling out from November 27, includes the ability to exclude your default overhead from specific labour rates, making the profit/loss forecast on your quotes even more accurate.

Read on for more details, or head to our release notes for step-by-step videos.

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Five books every manager should read

Being an effective manager is demanding and complex. Aside from thoroughly knowing and understanding your business, you need to understand people and their motivations, be a motivator yourself, and manage emotional and business-related issues at once.

The topic of good management has been covered over the ages in thousands of different books.

Here, we’ve selected the most recent (with the exception of one important classic) and most effective titles to get you on the path to being the best manager you can be, or to simply brush up your management knowledge.

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A day in the life of a Customer Success Adviser

While simPRO’s focus has always been on the success of our clients, we’ve just recently reached a position where we can expand our teams to have members solely focussed on following and guiding our clients’ journeys with simPRO.

So, in my new role as Customer Success Adviser for the UK, it’s up to me to ensure that our clients can get the most out of simPRO and achieve their business objectives, whether they’ve just made the decision to implement the software into their business, or they’ve been using it for years.

I thought there’s no better way to explain what it is that I do in this role than to talk you through my typical day! So here goes...

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A new website to help you achieve results

Until now, The Journey website has been an opportunity to showcase exceptional clients achieving exceptional results. Now, it’s much more than that.

The Journey is about you, the people behind the business. We follow simPRO clients who are achieving great things by adopting best practices and staying open to learning.

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