Thirty years ago, the concept of a paperless office was utterly unheard of. Having to use paper to record and send information was thought the only option. For businesses, this meant stacks of paperwork, faulty printers, messy handwriting, and jam-packed file cabinets were a necessary evil for everyday busywork.
Picture it: Gohlke Pools, circa 2014.
The struggle is real.
When you own a pool and spa business and offer recurring service or maintenance to your clients you’re setting your business up for success by creating a recurring revenue stream. But what some businesses fail to think about is the order processing time it takes to create, manage, and invoice all those recurring orders. How much time does your staff spend on manually writing up or creating work orders each week? Or even worse, how many hours does your team spend invoicing and then manually processing each customer’s credit card payment. One. By. One. Nobody has time for this!
Evosus®, the leading business software solution for swimming pool, hot tub and hearth companies, today announced the launch of its new mobile service app. Evosus Mobile Service is an add-on to Evosus Enterprise, the all-in-one software for managing point of sale, inventory, marketing, service, construction and accounting for pool, spa and hearth businesses. Evosus Mobile Service answers the industry’s need for streamlined mobile app integration. Over 1,500 service technicians are actively using Mobile Service, and over 1,000 photos are uploaded per weekday on average via the app.
Brick and mortar retailers in the pool, spa, and hearth industries have many challenges. The rise of e-commerce and price-checking tools make it difficult for retail stores to keep prices competitive and stand out against competition without hurting the bottom line. Not only that, but finding, training, and retaining sales associates is difficult, time-consuming, and expensive. For many small retailers, keeping up with the constantly evolving retail industry can feel like a high stakes poker match or a shot in the dark.
Self-care is a big buzzword these days. From books about the Danish concept of hygge to TED talks to “Treat. Yo. Self” on Parks and Recreation, it seems like everywhere you turn there’s yet another discussion about self-care. Although self-care might seem like another Millennial fad, it has existed for decades and has long been encouraged by healthcare professionals. From a business standpoint, proper self-care can reduce stress and improve office efficiency. More importantly, self-care combats burnout -- an epidemic problem that sabotages productivity for businesses. For a business owner, proper self-care is essential to maintaining a healthy work-life balance -- particularly during the holiday season, when stress levels are at an all-time high and you’re told to think of everyone but yourself.