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Xerocon 2019: My first Xerocon

Stephanie Divers   29 November, 2019

I first heard of Xerocon during my final round interview with simPRO. It quickly became clear to me that Xerocon was THE accounting event of the year for both simPRO and its partners - very relevant considering I was soon to be working with both!

IoT Delivers Real Benefits To Smaller Field Service Businesses

Craig Chantler   17 May, 2019

IoT has long been touted as a transformational technology within field service management, and its impact will be felt by smaller organisations just as much as their larger peers.

Field Service News podcast: Technology in field service management

Linh Dao   1 March, 2019

New technology - whether it is IoT, AI, augmented reality, or blockchain - takes a while to reach mass adoption. During that process, some tech companies might lose sight of the end-user benefits. But ultimately, technology should drive improvements to the service provided to customers.

Mobile Printers in the Field Service Industry

Ged Cairns   12 September, 2018

The mobile print market is growing and this is opening up an array of opportunities for our partners.

Operation & Maintenance Manuals

Michelle Coates   21 August, 2018

If the mention of “O&M” fills you with fear, read on.

Know Your Numbers Inside Out

Barry Randall   17 August, 2018

How many business owners get excited about sitting down to go through a spreadsheet full of numbers?

Simple answer...

...not many.

Enabling IoT for your simPRO-powered business

Curtis Thomson   19 June, 2018

In a series of articles I have talked about IoT and the massive potential it holds for field service businesses, as well as what to do in order to start preparing your business for IoT.

How to prepare your field service business for IoT

Curtis Thomson   5 June, 2018

IoT is something I have been talking about a lot lately and am pretty excited about it. In fact, most people that get it and see its potential are excited about this new wave of disruption. However, when I speak with most people, there doesn’t seem to be a very strong understanding of what the IoT is and what its implications are. It’s very easy to write it off as another buzzword that gets analysts excited, but if you’re not learning you are missing out on earnings.

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.

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.