Restoration Job Management

Big News: We’ve been acquired by CoreLogic

September 17, 2021

To our Next Gear Solutions customers, Today, we’re excited to share that we’re joining forces with CoreLogic. Read the press release here. Since day one, Next Gear Solutions has been committed to transforming the way property insurers and contractors collaborate to drive better outcomes for those experiencing a property...

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How to Increase Transparency in Your Restoration Projects

June 17, 2021

It’s almost cliché to say that a good business should be transparent with its customers, but what does that mean? What good is transparency? And what transparency is good?

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What’s Your Suez Canal?
How to Clear Business Bottlenecks

May 12, 2021

Every industry has a constriction point where one unfortunate event is all it takes to grind everything to a halt. What’s your bottleneck?

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How to Use Restoration Business Software to 10X Your Productivity (Plus Tips You Can Steal)

October 25, 2020

Do you often ask yourself and your staff how to be more productive at work?

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Restoration Business Podcast: Interview with Coastal Restoration – Episode 1

September 17, 2019

Welcome to The Business of Restoration by Next Gear Solutions, a restoration business podcast exploring technology and best practices in the restoration industry. Today’s episode features Next Gear Solution CEO, Garret Gray and Chris Corder, the President of Coastal Restoration and Gearhart, Oregon. We hope you enjoy listening in...

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5 Reasons Every Restoration Company Should Go Paperless

5 Reasons Every Restoration Company Should Go Paperless

July 9, 2019

A paperless office saves money, speeds up cycle times, and is better for the environment. Here are five reasons to take your restoration business paperless.

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Win at Restoration Job Management

Winning Tips for Disaster Restoration Jobs Success

June 12, 2019

“Are you a disaster restoration contractor?” – Check. “Do you want to deliver more jobs on time, on budget?” – Check. Check. “Do you want to improve your bottom line?” – Check. As a restoration contractor, you have a lot on your plate, and some days it seems impossible...

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DIY Restoration

5 Reasons DIY Restoration Can Cost More Than It’s Worth

April 15, 2019

There’s an appealing quality to completing a task yourself. The sense of accomplishment boosts your confidence and feelings of self-worth. But when that project goes wrong, the opposite hits you ten-fold. You grow frustrated. You waste time trying to make it right. But worst of all, you spend more...

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Tips for Better Restoration Software Implementation

10 Expert Tips for Better Restoration Software Implementation

March 25, 2019

Studies show that two out of three transformation initiatives fail in organizations. If you asked each of the thousands of change management experts to share their most important tips, you’d get several hundred different answers. The change management tips for success that comeback time after time are the ones you...

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Restoration Management Software

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying Restoration Job Management Software

March 18, 2019

It’s more important than ever for disaster restoration companies to have a competitive advantage. When it comes to running your business more efficiently, having the right job management software can be the difference between higher profits and happier employees or headaches and lost documentation.  Are you ready to choose...

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How to Improve Restoration Employee Accountability

March 11, 2019

Why Employee Accountability Matters Employee accountability can be a difficult subject to talk about, even though it’s the key to employee engagement. In fact, some studies show that employee engagement levels have sunk to thirteen percent, apathy is prevalent, and job-hopping is increasingly the norm. We’ve all been there...

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Buying Restoration Management Software

5 Tips for Buying Restoration Project Management Software

February 26, 2019

How can you be consolidating your restoration business better?

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4 Ways Restoration Management Software Can Increase Your Bottom Line

April 20, 2017

You work hard. You have to. That’s the restoration industry. People are counting on you. You’re in business to keep other people in business. But you’re also in business to increase your bottom line. It’s the profit that keeps the lights on, food on the table, and enables you...

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Improve Communication During Restoration Projects

February 16, 2017

There are so many moving pieces for all restoration projects, and there are several places where people can drop the ball and communication can suffer. When communication falters it causes unnecessary problems and stress. During any restoration project managing expectations and communicating properly with all parties involved is the...

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Salvage Your Hair And Data With The Cloud

September 16, 2016

How can a restoration management platform help you deal with the stress of your job?

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Keep it all together with a solid restoration management system.

5 features you need in a restoration management platform

June 30, 2016

What should you be looking for in a restoration management platform?

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Optimizing your business with mobile job management software

May 6, 2016

What can you be doing to improve efficiency?

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How the cloud keeps you grounded

April 27, 2016

The cloud has all kinds of benefits for the modern restoration contractor.

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Turn your restoration company into a truly mobile enterprise

April 21, 2016

Remaining mobile is a top priority for many organizations, unfortunately not enough restoration companies are optimizing their mobile opportunities.

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How software management can overcome hurdles in the restoration industry

April 8, 2016

With so many distinct issues impacting the restoration industry, it's important that everyone, from the executives to the project managers to the field team members, has the tools needed to overcome these obstacles and ultimately succeed.

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3 ways mobile can transform restoration operations

March 2, 2016

One of the ways that restoration companies are gaining the competitive edge to stay abreast of their industry peers is by implementing mobile solutions.

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Avoid creating a claims catastrophe

February 12, 2016

When customers do not have a realistic timeline, an accurate cost estimate or updated information about what is covered, it can lead to a claims catastrophe. Unfortunately, restoration companies that utilize outdated or unhelpful technology are only contributing to this problem and making matters worse.

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The High Cost of Inefficiency

January 8, 2016

The restoration industry is constantly evolving, and contractors have the responsibility to stay on par with the latest industry standards all while trying to remain profitable in a highly competitive field. Forward thinking restoration contractors understand the need to streamline their operations with technology in order stay relevant. Without...

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Improving workflow can help an entire restoration business.

Improving restoration workflow

December 30, 2015

In any line of business, creating and developing an efficient workflow chart is vital.

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Finances can be complicated for a restoration company, but there are approaches to take.

Managing a restoration company’s finances

December 17, 2015

A business owner must have a firm grasp of his or her company's finances to make decisions in the future.

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The advantages of being easy to reach

December 11, 2015

The holidays are busy times for everyone, and especially so for those people having their house restored.

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The value of business consulting

December 1, 2015

It can be complicated for the leaders of a business to complete all of the tasks asked of them.

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Growth Made Simple With DASH

November 24, 2015

One of the toughest and most important tasks a business will face is determining how much to charge customers.

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DASH Makes Documenting Easy & Cost Efficient

November 10, 2015

Having proper documentation will help a restoration business save money, and there is no better software on the market for collecting and maintaining documents than DASH.

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Leveraging DASH in your marketing strategy

November 3, 2015

For business owners, clients of a restoration company and important stakeholders, keeping track of progress on a work project is important.

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Measuring Customer Satisfaction with NPS

October 29, 2015

For a restoration business, it can be difficult to determine a clear growth indicator.

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The Scalability of Cloud Based Software

October 27, 2015

For owners of a restoration business, figuring out the correct time to expand the company and increase operations can be complicated.

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The advantage of a mobile office

October 20, 2015

As the owner of a restoration business, odds are you don't spend a lot of hours in the office.

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Addressing restoration contractors’ productivity issues with cloud-based software

October 15, 2015

While technology has completely changed how business is run, there are still many project managers who don't completely understand all the ins and outs of cloud computing software.

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Rebuild trust and accountability with technology

October 13, 2015

Restoration contractors spend a lot of their day mitigating losses and managing.

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What Story is Your Data Telling Your Customers

October 8, 2015

There’s no denying the overall rise of data flooding our networks on a daily basis. In some ways we can call it a “Data Deluge.” With all this data comes a great responsibility to understand it’s full potential. Nowadays, sound business decisions are based on having access to better...

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How to find balance between workmanship and efficiency

October 6, 2015

Being able to work fast and efficient is always the goal for restoration contractors.

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Improve your restoration business with a new strategy

September 23, 2015

The property and casualty industry can throw your restoration business some curve balls every now and then.

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Reclaim Your Time: How DASH Gives You ROI on Life

September 22, 2015

“Most of us spend more time on what is urgent, not enough on what is important.” – Stephen Covey Time cannot be stretched or recycled; it is finite, precious and in great demand. The truth is, we all have the same amount of hours in a day to work...

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Why it pays to work smarter and not harder

September 15, 2015

Most everyone has heard the phrase "work smarter, not harder," but what does that truly mean?

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How to improve compliance with your restoration project

July 28, 2015

Technology, accessibility and improved communication strategies are all changing the property and casualty industry.

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DASH is Redefining Productivity

February 17, 2015

In the property and casualty industry, time is of the essence. The clock starts ticking the moment a claims assignment is received. Service providers’ response time will not only dictate customer satisfaction but also can mean the difference between a $2,000 claim and a $10,000 one. While most score...

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Keeping Communication During CAT Situations

October 18, 2013

There are some clichés that will always ring true in the restoration industry. One of them is that the best offense is a great defense. In the restoration industry, things can change at the drop of a hat especially when it comes to natural disasters. It is always a...

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Restoration is a Business that Never Sleeps

September 20, 2013

Restoration Contractors have to be able to pick up and go at the drop of a hat to get out to a loss. In today’s world, being able to get the most information in the shortest amount of time is crucial to restoration contactors. Recent technology has allowed contractors...

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