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How to build a tech ‘ecosystem’ for your business


by Elfie Tan
August 15, 2017

A study by Harvard Business Review recently revealed that it expects to see increased demand for companies seeking ‘hybrid’ Chief Information Officers (CIOs) – technology experts who aren’t just business savvy, but also know how to build a holistic technology system that can drive and support business growth.

Great technological infrastructure allows businesses to strengthen their communication channels, simplify their business operations and strip manual tasks, sparking more profit.

But it’s crucial to get your company’s technology ecosystem right, because investing in the wrong technology can leave businesses out of pocket with little gains.

The good news is that simPRO customers have their own in-built CIO at their fingertips. Below, we’ve listed a few tech solutions that work beautifully with simPRO to provide even greater efficiency. 

Accounting solutions

Australia’s SME industry has successfully made the collective move from manual accounting to online accounting software dependency with the help of the cloud, making accounting easier for small businesses.  

By integrating your accounting software with simPRO, you’ll have a complete and powerful management tool to successfully run and grow your business, because you can stay on top of your trade business operations and its financials with ease.

simPRO links seamlessly with most major accounting software – QuickBooks, MYOB, Xero and Sage 50, to name a few.  

The integration means that your data in simPRO (such as customer, contractor and supplier invoices and information) can flow directly into Xero when you need it to. Sometimes, even payments can too.

This ensures your financial data stays accurate and up to date and makes tasks like bank reconciliation a breeze. Plus, as there’s no need for manual data entry, you save loads of time and minimise, if not completely eliminate, any risk of error!

The simPRO Maintenance Planner add-on

simPRO’s Maintenance Planner is all about enabling efficiency and greater profitability. The clever add-on allows businesses of all sizes to manage and monitor maintenance, giving them a big picture outlook of operations and taking away the need for manual service plans.

The simPRO Maintenance Planner tells you what’s to be tested, when to test, and what specific test is required.

Plus, you’ll be alerted when assets fail and require rectification, as well as to critical failures that need to be addressed – and you can create and assign jobs and quotes directly from the planner to get the job done quickly.

Assets can also be tested and results recorded on site from the simPRO mobile app: simPRO Connect.

You can also keep a detailed and customisable report of every customer asset you create, allowing you to increase your business’ service quality profitability in one step.

Whether you’re managing hundreds or thousands of sites, within seconds you’ll have all the information you require, ready to review.

Partnerships

Rated People

Rated People is the UK’s leading online marketplace connecting homeowners with over 50,000 local, quality tradespeople across the UK.

Through simPRO’s partnership with Rated People, Rated People members can purchase job leads in the Rated People platform, which will then seamlessly transfer to their simPRO system as a new quote.

This makes finding and managing work quick and simple.

CERTIFi

With simPRO and CERTIFi, NZ contractors can seamlessly integrate their electrical compliance and job management software to save hours on administration while reducing margin for error.

CERTIFi syncs job information from simPRO, eliminating the need for manual data entry. Once the certificate has been completed, simply upload it as an attachment to the assigned simPRO job card, and you’re ready to go. 

AppsWiz

AppsWiz has developed more apps for Australian businesses than any other company, quoting research that says 57% of customers will not recommend a business with a poor mobile experience.

The company builds and maintains high quality, functional mobile apps, giving small- to medium-sized businesses affordable access to the Google Play App Store and iTunes App Store, enabling them to compete with bigger companies.

The business allows customers to organise a quote simply, increases customer engagement through free ‘push’ alerts, and increases sales by featuring the brand in the App Store & Google Play.

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PR & Communications Advisor of simPRO. Former journalist turned marketer, hails from the land of terrible weather and mushy peas.

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