Month: March 2017

All the latest news and updates from the Graftman team

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With the current widespread availability of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, businesses are increasingly looking to take advantage of cloud-computing to organise and delegate their workload. Staff are now able to work on the move, interacting with their employees through a specialist app or website.

Graftman is a cloud-based workflow manager that is designed to automate the workflows that run through an organisation, replacing spreadsheets, text files and Outlook reminders with one centralised system. With its easy to use interface, your clients can keep their employees connected through mobile devices like phones and tablets, perfect for staff travelling between multiple locations for jobs.

By automating workflows with Graftman, managers can cut administration times dramatically, leading to an increase in profitabilty and growth. Its versatility has led to it being adopted by clients in a wide range of industries; including document collection, accident assessment and medical case management. You can benefit as a reseller by providing an adaptable, highly efficient system to clients.

Graftman includes a number of features that make it attractive to businesses looking for a software solution. Custom statistics with graphs and charts, automated SMS delivery, an RAG system to help meet service level agreements, and more are part of the system, all whilst being secure and user-friendly.

If you’re interested making commissions with a workflow management solution that’s attractive to a wide range of clients in numerous industries, get in touch today.

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Every business should be striving to root out and eliminate inefficiency, but it is often a challenge to identify where you could be wasting time, money and resources in the first place. Being unaware of alternative ways of managing your staff and resources may well be eating into your bottom-line.

1. Identify the issues

Errors and lateness are two of the biggest problems in terms of business efficiency. Repeated work takes twice as long, and can also cost you in terms of wasted materials as well as man-hours. Staff not being in the right place at the right time, or being ill equipped, or not following the best procedures all contribute towards inefficiency.

2. Your time is money

As a business owner or manager, your main concern is the smooth operation of your organisation and planning ahead to ensure profitability and hopefully growth. If you are bogged down in tasks that do not contribute towards this end, and are simply treading-water, then you need to make sure you re-allocate your time wisely. Delegating work to staff to free you up is one option, another is automation. The right software can automate processes such as sending messages, filling out forms, allocating workers, keeping records, and more.

3. Consult with your staff

Asking your employees for feedback is a good idea, they may have perspectives on processes and organisation that you had never previously considered. There may be differences of opinion on the best courses of action, but weighing up these ideas can provide valuable insight. Look at what your most productive staff members are doing on a day to day basis and see how that can be replicated across the board.

4. Make sure your staff are spending their time effectively

If your employees are traveling around various sites to work, this can lead to problems in communication and completing tasks on schedule. You ideally want an easy way to monitor where your staff are, what they’re doing and ensuring their processes are correct. This is why a system like Graftman is so useful; it allocates staff to tasks based on location, availability and skill-set. Each stage of a job can be broken down and monitored in real-time, ensuring deadlines are met. Any weak-links in terms of efficiency can be identified and corrected.

5. Ensure you retain customers

What do you offer to your customers that they would struggle to find elsewhere? Leaving customers with unfinished work, missed deadlines and late starts can be disastrous for a company, particularly in a crowded marketplace. Customer service means more than just friendly relations, it means they know they can rely on you to provide quality work on time and on budget. What mechanisms do you have in place to ensure this is consistently the case?

If you’re looking for a software solution that ensures you eliminate inefficiency and retain profitability, get in touch today.