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Remote Working

Remote Working 

We have all been told to work from home where possible. For a lot of people that is impossible, but for those of us that can, we are going to need a way of connecting to the office.

A lot of offices have sorted this out already, and it really isn’t rocket science, but it does take a bit of planning and cost. 

There will therefore be a lot of office workers who still want to work, but are not able to justify going to the office due to self-isolation, and really need to set up a method of communication to get their work done.

Enter Claris FileMaker Cloud.

If you have a home computer and a connection to the internet, then you can work from home.

For a very small outlay you can get the part of your office system that you work on replicated in a portable form, so you can be up and running in a few days.

We are not here to replace what you currently have – just give you the ability to work on the data while not in the office.

Small systems are quick and cost-effective to create. And they will mean more of your staff will be able to work from home.

Call or email today to see how quick this could be done for you. We will not need to come to you – a skype call is normally all that is needed to get the details we need to create you a simple, remote working system.

07720 894129 – james@storganise.co.uk

Case Study – The Sussex Sign Company

After 25 years of making signs for virtually every business in Sussex, and plenty more outside, The Sussex Sign Company are at the forefront of their field, and remain “nice people to do business with.”

What they excel at is making signs, and sign-writing vehicles.

What they want to also excel at is keeping their customers coming back for more, year after year.

In order to help with this, we were approached to create a simple CRM (Customer Relationship Manager) system.

“We’ve looked at a lot of these, but they seem much more complicated than we need” said Norman Mayhew, CEO, when he first approached us.

“What we want is a list of all the clients we have had in the last 25 years, and a way of our sales team to go through them, one by one, and check that they are happy, and if they would like to book in any more work”

A simple problem deserved a simple solution. 

This is a mock up of the database but no actual data is provided. Any resemblance to actual phone or email data is entirely unintentional

We created an entirely bespoke system, for the sales team to log in each day, and work through the current list of clients. Log each call at the click of a button, make any notes, and book in any more jobs that are required.

A separate section for the manager to easily see each sales person’s progress, and set their KPIs each day.

Within 3 weeks, after a 3-day build and 2 weeks of user testing, the CRM system is now being used daily by a sales team of 5 with 2 managers.

Sales are up, the application has paid for itself, and the prospect of another 25 years is very much cemented for The Sussex Sign Company.

Norman puts it best…

“What we love about the system is its simplicity. My sales team were able to start working with it after a quick 5-minute briefing. It just makes sense. Obvious buttons doing tasks that we need. Everything we need is there, and we haven’t paid for a lot of extra functions that we will never use.” 

Spring Cleaning our website

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Since 1979, The Plain English Campaign’s aim has been to reduce gobbledygook, jargon and misleading public information. We have updated our website to communicate clearly what we do and reduce the flimflam.

We are mostly working for micro, small and medium companies. That’s not to say that FileMaker can’t be used on a much larger scale and some multi-national companies use FileMaker for all manner of things, but we find it is a good entry level system. 

If you use multiple spreadsheets, contacts, calendars, and accounting software and are constantly copying and pasting data from one source to another, then we could help. We can create a bespoke system for you, to replicate what you already have but obviously automating many of the data transfer tasks. This can reduce time spent on repetitive tasks and improve accuracy. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune either.

Email info@storganise.co.uk to discuss a free, no obligation discussion.