Australian company, simPRO has developed a cloud-based job management system that is responsible for the surge in business owners that are managing their companies remotely.
The simPRO Software Enterprise product automates the management of complicated scheduling, ordering and invoicing operations for trade contractors including electricians and plumbers that used to require an extensive back office, freeing owners to do it from any location.
Running your business while on holiday abroad
Paul Christie, owner of electrical contractor Casalite Electrics, is one trade contractor who has used the simPRO to its full potential by finally realising his dream of travelling the United States with his family – while continuing to run a 30-year-old business on Australia’s Sunshine Coast that has dozens of staff members.
Christie and his family packed up their bags last year and headed to the USA and Canada for an extended holiday. The family travelled over 30,000 kilometres in an RV.
“I’ve always been into RVs and buses and we decided to do it for three months. After three months, I thought, why can’t we do it for nine? And that’s what we did. We did 27 states.”
Christie explained how his business uses simPRO saying, “All of our workers go to each job with an iPad and are able to access everything they need. The software ensures no leads are lost, job progression is monitored and each job is invoiced on time.”
“People always say, ‘You can’t leave your business’. Well you can,” he remarked.
Paul Christie is just one of many business owners managing their businesses remotely using simPRO. The company’s business management software is used by more than 500 companies in Queensland and 1000 elsewhere in New Zealand, the UK and USA.