The restoration industry is increasingly competitive and demanding. As cloud-based technologies continue to evolve, contractors are increasingly looking to this kind of solution in order to oversee and streamline their business. However, these kinds of platforms have all kinds of benefits and features, and trying to wade through them all can be a difficult process.
In order to help you cut through the confusion, let’s take a look at the top four features every contractor should be looking for in a prospective restoration management platform:
Capturing information is useless if you can’t move it instantaneously to the people who need it most. The cloud has been found to be an amazing tool for promoting collaboration and communication, but every
Oxford, MS., June 20, 2016- Next Gear Solutions, the developers of DASH, the market-leading restoration management software, signed an agreement to acquire ClientRunner. The acquisition will couple Next Gear’s expansive and powerful feature set with ClientRunner’s ease of use, creating a combination that will address the needs of a dynamic industry.
“We are excited to unite the ClientRunner platform and customer base under the Next Gear banner. DASH and ClientRunner are the first and second most adopted job management systems in the restoration market, and I believe this combination of talent and technology will benefit the entire industry,” said Garret Gray, CEO of Next Gear Solutions. “Scott Severe will join the executive management team of Next Gear as our Chief Sales Officer. I am pleased to welcome Scott
16 Jun 2016 / Blog
Networking is Critical, Documenting is Power
I wouldn’t be where I am today without networking, and I am positive that you may attribute much of your success to the same. Time and time again we hear the importance of networking to start a career, to land a deal, to be in the know. Networking is certainly a skill that comes easier to some than others, but it’s a skill that can be learned. While there are many reasons to network, one of the most important aspects of networking is the documentation of what was learned, discussion points, listing other possible connections, etc. Unless you have an extremely bright mind that never forgets details, documenting your networking experiences is vital to success.
Working in the restoration industry requires solid record keeping. Between work authorizations, work orders, record of drying reports and the thousands of other job details contractors need to worry about, keeping it all together and organized can be a hassle. This is why so many restoration companies have moved to cloud-based platforms such as DASH.
So what does the cloud have over paper and other forms of digital documentation? Let’s take a look:
1. Increased mobility
The whole point of the cloud is to move data capture and storage to as many people as possible, so it makes sense that the cloud works so well with mobile devices. In fact, the Economist Intelligence Unit predicted that by 2019, cloud applications would
Fighting excessive moisture that can lead to mold is one of principal responsibilities for just about every restoration company mitigating water losses. Leaks and flood damage lead to the growth and infestation of harmful microbes such as mold, fungi and bacteria, which can cause significant health problems for residents or workers. In addition, as moisture seeps into the structure, it can also wreak havoc on walls, floors, insulation and many other components of a building.
Despite the health risks associated with this type of biological contamination, unfortunately, no federal standards exist for airborne concentrations of mold spores, according to the Division of Occupational Health and Safety within the National Institutes of Health. However, although the U.S. Occupational Health and
7 Jun 2016 / Blog
Simplify with Restoration Management Software
When life gives you lemons, simplify with software! Restoration Management Software is designed to provide contractors with the maximum level of efficiency. By combining powerful tools, such as a robust scheduling system, contact management, job management, equipment tracking, and so much more, contractors are able to immediately sweeten the state of their current workflow! Here are some of the primary pain points that software overcomes when the heat is on.
1. Office-Based Scheduling System
Having a centralized office schedule can be helpful to keep the team on the same page when it comes to knowing the daily work to be performed, but having a single calendar in the office is extremely limiting. Restoration Management Software offers a web-based