Contributed by Andy and Angela Smith, co-founders, Lifestyle Tradie
Onboarding is the process of attracting and retaining exceptional employees. For many trade business owners, the tradie shortage and the urgency in which we typically recruit, results in missing key onboarding steps.
While security integrators have become accustomed to offering cloud-based services to their customers, the same technology can be a major benefit to their own company.
For security integrators, there is no doubt that Software as a Service is changing business; in fact, using the cloud to enable access to data and to operate software applications from multiple devices over a shared network is becoming a pillar of successful integration businesses.
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.
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 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.
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.