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Australian trades must adapt or perish to IoT wave

Peter Darley   30 January, 2019

Australian General Manager Peter Darley discusses simPRO IoT and the progress of technological innovation over the last decade in the December & January edition of Circuit magazine.

A Matter of IoT

24 October, 2018

A Matter of IoT

The Internet of Things; it’s one of the defining points of the current generation, but what can it mean for the facility management industry and should FMs climb aboard or jump ship?

By TIFFANY PACZEK

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Enabling IoT for your simPRO-powered business

Curtis Thomson   20 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.

Why profit isn’t the problem and cashflow is king

Kat Bond   4 September, 2017

What is cashflow management?

In its simplest form, cashflow management is doing everything possible to ensure that money flows into your business as quickly as possible, and leaves the business as slowly as possible.

Human ingenuity is the decider

Curtis Thomson   28 August, 2017

What is cashflow management? In its simplest form, cashflow management is doing everything possible to ensure that money flows into your business as quickly as possible, and leaves the business as slowly as possible.

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.