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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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The Secrets to Making Catastrophic Loss Disaster Restoration Work for You

April 13, 2021

The sheer volume of disaster restoration work available after a catastrophic loss event is an enticing prospect, but it's not an easy undertaking—roughly half of the contractors who participated in CAT events say they wish they never had.

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How to Mitigate the 4 Biggest Challenges Facing Restoration Companies

Overcoming Four Big Challenges in the Restoration Industry

February 23, 2021

Let’s look at four common challenges that nearly every company in the restoration industry faces, and what business owners like you can do about them.

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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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KPI Compliance

Restoration KPIs for Quality Compliance

September 19, 2019

The key to successfully using restoration KPIs is developing a clear workflow and process that your team can easily follow, the same way, every time.

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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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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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Do you use DASH restoration software? You should. A storm is coming.

DASH Restoration Software: Trust the “Cloud” When the Storm Rolls In

January 28, 2019

Weather-Related Disasters are Increasing For years, scientists and politicians have warned of the effects of global warming on the environment. Specifically, America is starting to experience more storms and bad weather. Warm air holds more moisture, so as air temperatures rise from year to year, we will continue to see...

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Productivity Tips for Working Smarter, Not Harder

June 22, 2017

Every business owner is guilty of trying to do too much. You are under pressure for your business to succeed, and it’s your responsibility to make sure that happens. But there comes a point when you may be spending too much time and energy on tasks that can be...

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Get Your Job Tracking Software Ready for Hurricane Season

May 19, 2017

As a restoration project manager, the nature of your business is equal parts bitter and sweet. Your business thrives when disaster strikes. Your time to shine comes from other people’s lowest moments. At the end of the day, your job is to not only be there for people when...

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Data: Your Company’s Most Powerful Tool

April 27, 2017

  In this day and age, data is more abundant and more accessible than ever before. Computers and technology have made it easier than ever to collect, manipulate, and analyze just about every type of information available, but there is a significant difference between having data, and having actionable...

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Dehumidifiers and Dreams: Where Restoration Business Owners Need to Invest

April 5, 2017

Most restoration companies started off the same way– with a dehumidifier and a dream. Literally speaking, it may not have been an actual dehumidifier. It may have been a truck, an air mover, or a truck mount water extractor. But there came a point when you realized that in...

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How DASH restoration software Helps You Answer “The Call”: A Case Study

March 30, 2017

“The Call.” It’s a part of what helps you get out of the bed in the morning. It can come first thing in the morning, during your lunch break, or after you clock out. But what happens when it does? You take “The Call” and now you’re faced with...

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Restoration Management Software: The Hero’s Hero

March 9, 2017

You’re a restoration company. You’re a hero when people need it most. When fire engulfs a house, or when water destroys a basement, you provide the resources and expertise to get those people back on their feet. But what happens when the hero needs saving? Who will save them?...

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The 5 Advantages of Restoration Management Software

February 1, 2017

When accidents happen, it’s important for restoration companies to have the right tools at their disposal to serve their client. In the same way that restoration teams might use a flood extractor to remove water, companies are now turning digital and using restoration management software like DASH to manage...

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Fast is no longer fast enough in restoration

December 22, 2016

Expectations for restoration contractors have been changing for several years, and we are facing a tipping point where fast is no longer fast enough — real-time is all that matters. With most of the major brands implementing real-time technology across North America and beyond, the bar is continuing to...

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Adopting New Technology: Tips for a Smooth Transition

November 23, 2016

Adopting technology or introducing technological change into your restoration company presents a set of challenges that can’t be ignored. It’s easy to get excited about all of the ways innovations in technology can streamline productivity and organize information, not to mention save time and money. However, getting everybody on...

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Understanding the Cloud and How It Can Benefit Your Business

October 28, 2016

Cloud computing is quickly becoming the new normal, but many people still don’t quite understand what the term “cloud” means and how using cloud-based software can help your business grow and succeed. In reality, we all use cloud-based systems everyday – from email to Facebook and pretty much anytime...

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DryTrack Updated to New S500

October 21, 2016

Late last year the IICRC released the fourth edition of the ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration, and with that update came a few changes that affect the way water damage restoration jobs are handled. One major change included redefining the classes of water...

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Five Things to Consider When Choosing Job Management Software

October 11, 2016

When it comes to running your business more efficiently, having the right job management software in your back pocket can be the difference between higher profits and happier employees or headaches and lost documentation. There are several job management software options available today, ranging from generic project management software...

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Restoration companies need the best tools at hand to mitigate moisture damage.

Properly documenting the drying process

June 8, 2016

Fighting excessive moisture that can lead to mold is one of main responsibilities for just about every restoration company.

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With a mobile, cloud-based restoration management solution, you can monitor and track employee workflows from any location.

How technology enables scalability

May 13, 2016

By utilizing a mobile cloud-based restoration management system, you can keep your company agile and capable of scaling up to respond to changes in the market and client demand.

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Increase claims capacity with workflow management

February 25, 2016

By increasing capacity with workflow management, restoration companies have the ability to optimize efficiency, thereby trimming schedules and, ultimately, boosting profit margins.

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What Should A Restoration Company Look like in 2016

January 14, 2016

The Insurance Restoration Industry has been changing for years. So what will 2016 bring and how should you prepare for it? As we reflect back on 2015, which was relatively quiet from a weather perspective, but a big year for some large franchisors who made the commitment to embrace...

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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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Preparing for tomorrow: Why business growth plans are essential

September 15, 2015

Creating a business is no easy task.

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How restoration contractors can reduce their travel times

September 1, 2015

There's no way around it: Restoration contractors spend most of their time out of the office, without the right technology travel can quickly chew up most of your day and can leave you burning the midnight oil on administrative work.

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How the cloud streamlines restoration industry operations

July 23, 2015

The restoration industry constantly evolves, and contractors have to keep up to date on regulations, permits and technology while trying to increase profits in a highly competitive field.

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How to stay in the ‘know’

July 21, 2015

As the restoration industry continues to evolve and adapt to the changing business landscape, so does the need for heightened insurance compliance.

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Automated Restoration Workflow

Is your workflow automated?

July 8, 2015

To understand workflow automation, you need to re-evaluate your daily tasks to see what roadblocks are holding you back from greater productivity.

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Let the documents speak for themselves

June 30, 2015

Restoration contractors work in an industry where liability exposure is high.

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Efficient and Effective Restoration Job Management

October 23, 2013

In the world of Restoration, efficient and effective job management has been made easier with technology. However, if not set up right, what should be easy is just more work. Striking the right balance may not seem obvious to some owners and managers. This article aims to take years...

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Streamlined Restoration Job Management

October 9, 2013

Restoration contractors have a changing industry to deal with. Shrinking profit margins, new regulations, and new programs are popping up each day. Now more then ever, Restoration Contractors have to streamline their operations to keep up and stay in business. Getting streamlined is no longer an option—it is a...

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The Heroes at the End of this Post

October 8, 2013

I’d like to tell you a story. It’s about a people who give their all in oftentimes horrible situations. They help bring peace and reassurance to people who are in a crisis and comfort when people are concerned that their homes or businesses are ruined. These people are called...

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A Desk with a View – The Necessity of at Least Two Monitors

September 23, 2013

In a time where it is absolutely crucial to maximize the efficiency of anyone in your restoration business who is juggling various documenting and reviewing tasks, including in software such as DASH, as part of their job, it is critical to supply them with the tools necessary to increase...

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