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Introducing iEsign: An Integrated Electronic Signature Product

Posted by Include Software on Nov 19, 2020 10:00:00 AM

It has always been a goal of Include Software to offer a comprehensive product that fully meets our clients’ needs. That commitment has even included building new capabilities into the software in order to eliminate the need for outside platforms. Most recently, that effort has resulted in the introduction of iEsign, an in-house e-signature platform that will mean Asset users no longer have to connect with an outside e-signature provider to get documents like proposals or timecards signed.

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Going Virtual: The Advent of Virtual Events

Posted by Include Software on Oct 15, 2020 2:25:48 PM

With the rise of the Covid-19 pandemic creating a need to social distance and forcing a limit on large gatherings, many planned conferences and events were left scrambling to figure out what to do next. Rather than cancel altogether, many chose to shift to a virtual model. This has created the unique opportunity to reach more people in a new way.

Include Software was amongst those that had to make a shift. With the iCollaborate User Conference already announced and planned, we had to decide whether we were going to pivot or cancel. We chose to pivot to a virtual model—and frankly, are so glad that we did. Just like so many lawn and landscape businesses have found ways to survive and thrive in this new climate, we were excited by the success of this virtual event.

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Ready to Go Paperless?

Posted by Include Software on Jul 16, 2020 11:33:35 AM

Have you been thinking about going paperless? Besides being an eco-friendly option that will support your efforts of being a good steward of the environment, going paperless can also boost your efficiency tremendously. A lot of landscape businesses get bogged down by paperwork—whether it be sorting and filing incoming paperwork, sending outgoing paperwork like invoices, or even manually entering data from paper into a computer system. All of these take up time and labor.

Going paperless can help you eliminate wasted paper, cut costs, and ultimately streamline your operations. Plus, it is something that your team members and customers will appreciate.

If you’ve been pondering going paperless, here are a few considerations for you to keep in mind.

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4 Metrics a Sales Manager Should Review Weekly to Crush Landscaping Company Growth Goals

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Dec 17, 2019 7:49:00 AM

Successful sales are driven by metrics. As a salesperson, you recognize that numbers are everything. Whether sales are up or down is the heart of what it is that you do as a landscaping sales manager. The fact is, you could have an amazing sales team but if you aren’t staying on top of how your jobs are performing, as well as what’s coming into the pipeline, then things can quickly start to go awry.

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QuickBooks for Landscaping Companies: 5 Signs You've Outgrown Your Software

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Oct 1, 2019 6:57:00 AM

Chances are you've used QuickBooks for landscaping, at least at some point in your business. Most landscape contractors have. Actually, most small business owners in general, have—after all, it is not industry-specific software. QuickBooks can work just fine for many businesses in their early stages. But as your business grows, your software needs are most likely going to grow, too.

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Age and New Landscape Business Management Software Adoption: Some Surprising Revelations

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Jul 11, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Technology is part of our everyday lives—and becomes more so every day. From online shopping to using devices to remain informed or connect with others, technology is used daily and that’s no different for those age 50 and older. Over 90 percent of adults over 50 own a computer or laptop, 70 percent have a smartphone, and more than 40 percent own a tablet, according to a national study.

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6 Time-Saving Tips for Scheduling Landscaping Projects & Routes

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Jun 24, 2019 8:22:41 AM

Scheduling landscaping work can be one of the most tedious and time-consuming aspects of running a business. It can also be an area where efficiency can be lost if smart decisions aren’t made.

Losing 10 minutes here or there might not sound like a big deal but it can really start to add up over the course of a week. And as you know, when it comes to the landscaping industry, time is money.

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