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Quote calculation for label printers is quite an involved process, there are many aspects of printing a label to take in account, and not getting it right may result in losing money.

But forget a moment about how our solution can save you money, would it not be much more interesting to have a single point of access from which you can manage all your jobs?

Are you still running your Label printing business on an Excel sheet? Does this limit your growth potential? Does quoting take too much time?

We have a solution for you…

Label Printing Management software

Many business are still using a combination of Word templates, Excel sheets, Email and other tools to organise their jobs. And then there is that one person in the business that only knows how to exactly do the price calculations. This implies a huge business risk and can become a death-trap for your company.

We offer manufacturing businesses a business management software solution that will allow them to manage all their job related matters from a single point of access.

Besides that, it offers clear insight in how they have been performing, what their client’s order patterns are and more.

An, as mentioned before, it easily saves you money by saving staff time with processing jobs, chasing other staff for information, searching through loads of emails, documents and what-not to see where an order is at. So, more work can be done in the same time without having to hire more staff.

Cost effective

Our solutions is cost effective and can easily proof it’s worth. We aim for a return on investment of one year or less by using our software system optimally.

 

We have a solution for your business, to discuss what we have in store for you, contact us now.

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Trust, professionalism, stability and growth

How to build more Trust, Professionalism, Stability and Growth

Isn’t it annoying to be left in the dark when it comes to finding out what the progress of work orders are?
Still wondering how you can make all your software tools work for you? Are you giving up on your software?

Let us show you how through Transparency, Consistency, Scalability and Control you can achieve even greater business results.

It is not difficult nor expensive, it is merely a matter of using the right tools.

Throughout the years A-Vision has been helping many businesses to streamline internal processes by providing software solutions, fit for their specific purpose.

I can tell you stories where complex Excel sheets have been used, trying to manage all job orders, until it became unmanageable.
Or where half a dozen different software tools were used to cover each a small part of the business, that eventually became to much, resulting in losing control of the business.

There must be a better way!

Software tools that allow you to gain greater control of your business, and through that establish stability.

For example, knowing what is going on in your business is crucial in order to make decisions. Making decisions based on facts, rather than assumptions or feelings, allows you to steer your business in the right direction before it is too late. Knowing what resources are the best fit for certain tasks (based on measured facts), will hugely improve efficiency.

Quite often business reports are coming months after the fact, and may be outdated. With the proper system in place you can have instant insight in your business at any time.

Another thing we have noticed is that by using out-dated tools you will soon hit the ceiling of your business growth. Excel is useful for a time, but for a growing business it quickly reaches its limits.

By using scalable systems, that can adapt to your business needs, you will be able to grow without systems failing you.

Think about the ability to use historic data to get a projected business growth, this will allow you to discover bottlenecks early and adapt quickly.

And then this is what everyone screams for, transparency. Customers want to know when orders are being processed, or at least delivered. Staff want to know all ins and outs of a job order, so that can actually build what the customer has requested. And basically everyone, management, staff and customers alike, would really like to know how the business is doing.

One really beneficial thing is for example having a log of all emails from and to customers (for all staff), neatly organised by customer and/or job and categorised to give easy insight in what has been agreed with the customer. That alone will already save heaps of wasted time.

By implementing this transparency, you will gain trust by your staff as well as customers.

Also, with a growing business, more and different staff members are creating documents for customers as well as internal processes. With each one having their own idea how documents ought to look and what information needs to go in them, you can easily and up with a dozen of different formats for the same information.

Customers receiving a quotes from employee A in a different format than from employee B will get confused. Maybe they don’t even like the format from employee B and you may be missing out on jobs.
Or maybe job information from employee C has different information than that from employee D, although for the same job. Mistakes are easily made, causing frustrations and stress.

Software systems can provide you with consistency in communication to your customers as well as staff members. This shows professionalism, and clients are more likely to come back to you as well as staff members enjoying clear instructions are more likely to stay.

This may be a bit much to take in all at once, but we are happy to have a discussion with you how we think our Software Solutions can help your business to perform even better.

Call us or contact us though the website.

benefit of customised software

A benefit of custom software

One benefit of custom software as a web based solution is easier software upgrades, patches and backups are vital to keep a business running, Cloud applications have most of this built in. This works well in successfully helping you save on IT support expenses. Cloud software is also in most cases on a simple monthly subscription, instead of a large up-front expense. There will be no more need to manage IT in-house. Rather, skilled professionals will be doing it for you.

Patches and updates are only required to be applied on the server computer instead of each computer using the software. Custom software solutions, because changes are quite often made on request, tend to be updated more regularly then off-the-shelf software. As such, a web best solution is quickly updated without (noticeable or less) down-time for the end-user.

Accounts administration software

How we saved ourself using an administrator

As a software development company, we are quite keen to prove our systems to work, and as such we are more than happy to use the system tools we create for our own purpose.

Here is a true story what happened.

Because we are a small company, we can manage our own GST returns and since 2006 we have been using an Spreadsheet program to assist us with that.
All good and well, but when business got a bit busier (as they do when you grow), the time it took to manage our GST returns became a bit cumbersome, so we were looking into handing it over to someone who was able to spend an hour a week or so on it, just the regular recording of expenses and invoicing.

But then we realised that our current ‘system’ (the spreadsheet program) was not really suitable to be used by anyone without the proper guidance. So we decided to extend our CRM system (custom in-house built, and already used for invoicing) with the functionality to also record expenses on it (with documents attached), so that it would be easier for a third party to manage our expenses.

Turns out, after having added the functionality to manage expenses to the CRM system, it only takes a few minutes now each week to keep track of our expenses and a third party is not needed at all, saving us time and money.

We reckon it saves us about 4 hours each month to keep up with the admin work that now can be allocated to work that actually brings money in.

Interested in knowing the details? We are happy to show you. Contact us to make an appointment.

 

Accounts management software

Calculating return on investment

Almost every one reckons that their time is valuable, nevertheless, when it comes to investing in reducing their time spent on laborious, repetitive tasks, they say it’s for free.

So, let’s say we can save you and your staff 15 minutes each day, being able to actually have an afternoon break, or spend 15 minutes extra on work that brings money in.

With four (4) people, that means 1 hour each day, and that is then again 230 hours each year! If we take an average hourly costs of a staff member of $30, then over a time frame of a year you can save $6,900 (and that is only with saving 15 minutes each day). Now, if that saved time is used to earn extra income, let’s say using a rate of $50 per hour, then a total gain of $11,500 is achieved!

We believe however that with our solutions you will be able to save more time then only 15 minutes each day.

 Calculate it yourself

Staff:
Hourly costs:
Hourly earnings:
Daily saving (min):

Total gain: $11,500.00 annually

saving $6,900.00 + extra earning $4,600.00

This assumes that the saved time is used to earn money.

Our aim for our clients using our systems is a Return on Investment of one year or less.

Thinking about a pay-raise? Contact us now to discuss how we can help you achieving that.

 

Saving money is easy

Custom built software is more cost-effective

As custom software solutions allows you to target specific (currently high costs) issues in the business, the cost saving of using a custom solution becomes instantly noticeable.

Are you missing out on income because you are not properly following up on Quotes? Or is miss-planning and double booking costing you extra because you have to hire more staff or work overtime to comply to the delivery time? Maybe creating a quote is taking you hours, while it could be done in 15 minutes?

Next to a ton of problems that can be solved using customised software, our modular solutions are able to grow with your business so that investments can be kept low.

A solution to solve your problem is possible too, contact us now to get started.

Working together with clients

Working together using the order workflow CRM

Our client was using three separate systems to manage their business, an application (Cashbook complete) to create quotes, a calendar/memo system to create reminders to follow up on quotes and MS Project to do the production planning.

Next to that, this client was using different other systems to control the actual production process and invoicing.

The main problem they faced was that there was no link between any of these systems.

By using our Order workflow CRM system we have offered our client to combine all those different system, having a single entry point to manage each job efficiently.

Quotes can be created for clients with a reminder set to follow up, and once it is a confirmed job it can be planned along all other jobs that already have been planned, giving our client better control of their workflow.

Happy client, with happy customers.

Contact us to get happy clients yourself.