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iCalibrate Peer Groups for Asset Users: Your Landscape Company's Key to Maximizing Success

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Aug 13, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Industry shows and events like GIE+EXPO are breeding grounds for great ideas. Not too long ago, a great idea materialized amongst our clients while chatting at a show.

The idea was peer groups.

While this is certainly not a brand-new concept, our users were saying that they could foresee some exciting possibilities from forming Asset-specific peer groups.  Although Asset users have always benefited from networking opportunities in which they could discuss ideas and troubleshoot problems with real-life users—this has previously been done in an informal way. 

Asset users have been requesting a more structured peer group program in which the focus could be built upon using Asset’s capabilities to the fullest.

From these ideas and discussions, iCalibrate Peer Groups was born—peer groups focused on “calibrating” landscape businesses with the assistance of data and key performance indicators from Asset.

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Up Close with Amy Foley:  From Asset User to Team Member

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Dec 13, 2018 10:28:51 AM

Amy Foley got her first experience with Include Software as a user. Having worked for a Chicago-based landscape company for 14 years, she was a leader in that company’s implementation of Asset, their landscape business software. Upon leaving that position and moving to South Florida with her husband, it was serendipitous—and exciting—to ultimately land a position with the software company she had loved so much as one of their clients.

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Up Close with Ashley Yount: Solving Problems & Loving Life

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Oct 25, 2018 7:03:00 AM

As an accounting major, Ashley Yount says that she got her start “diving into the books” and immersed with numbers. That’s what most people think of when they think of an accounting role—but Yount says she quickly learned that it wasn’t entirely fulfilling for her. She was always great at connecting with people and she also had some IT experience. A position working in the government sector, assisting with implementing, training, and consultation of accounting systems, was the perfect marriage of all her skills.

But she still felt something was missing.

When Yount came to work for Include Software, she says she felt she’d finally found her “place.” Serving clients of the landscaping industry has been a “refreshing change” from working within the government sector. Yount says that she’s inspired by the passion and the excitement of landscape industry business folks and she thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to work with them daily.

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Introducing iKPI, the Most Robust Analytics Dashboard for Your Landscaping Business

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Oct 8, 2018 9:40:17 AM

When it comes to collecting data, Asset landscaping business software is a class above. In fact, it collects so much data that you might not even know what to do with it all. If you were to take all of the raw data that Asset has collected for your business, it would seemingly go on forever. While this is incredibly helpful for your business, you likely also want a way to analyze that data more easily and turn it into something actionable.

So, how do you take all of that great data the software has collected and process it in a way that is both understandable and actionable? While it’s true that Asset can generate reports, we’ve found that our customers want something more. They’re looking for an analysis tool that will give them even more insight into what their data means.

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Snow & Ice Symposium 2018

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Jun 20, 2018 1:25:38 PM

For the 21st year, SIMA’s Snow and Ice Symposium & Trade Show will bring plethora of equipment manufacturers, technology, networking and education opportunities to Cleveland OH.   And you can do it all!

At Include Software, we’ve been attending this event for many years and have watched it grow, but it’s not so big that you can’t do it all.  Thanks to careful planning and a schedule that does not overlap Education, Networking & Food, Trade Show and Workshops, you can truly take in the entire event and make the most out of the three days in Cleveland. Whether this is your first year, or you’re a veteran, here are some of the things that we think should not be missed at the 2018 show.

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Up Close with Lisa Scrivener: Construction, Landscaping, and Delighting Clients

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Apr 25, 2018 1:12:38 PM

With a business and accounting background, after college and several years of working in corporate America, Lisa Scrivener fell into a role doing mostly job costing for a small family-owned construction business. Though she’d always been good with numbers and enjoyed the work, Scrivener says she felt she was missing out on an important piece of the puzzle—client interaction.

When a job became available at Include Software that would not only utilize her business and accounting skills, but also give her the opportunity to do more customer service work, Scrivener says she knew she’d found an ideal fit.

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