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Hello UKSB, from Gateshead.

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Stuart Morris

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Post Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:06 am

Hello UKSB, from Gateshead.

Alright everyone. Cheers for the re-add Rob and for sorting out my sign in problems.

I Used to be on here a while back.
I have a company based in Gateshead and we specialise in wrapping and motorsport graphics.

I have been using excel spread sheets for estimating for years now and could really do with a sign software that integrates costing, etc all in one.

What's out there peeps?
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Post Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:30 am

Re: Hello UKSB, from Gateshead.

Welcome back on the boards Stuart. Good to have you here mate.

Please also consider loading your profile picture as it makes all the difference to the responces to your posts and the site on the whole.
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Stuart Morris

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Post Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:58 am

Re: Hello UKSB, from Gateshead.

Robert Lambie wrote:Welcome back on the boards Stuart. Good to have you here mate.

Please also consider loading your profile picture as it makes all the difference to the responces to your posts and the site on the whole.
Will do buddy.
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Post Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:00 pm

Re: Hello UKSB, from Gateshead.

Isn't that weird! You were just talking to me on the phone today about the lasercut letters.... :lol:
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Post Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:40 pm

Re: Hello UKSB, from Gateshead.

Welcome!

I hope you have your popcorn ready now you've asked about CRM/MIS systems :lol: :lol: :lol:

We run Clarity, another option is ShopVox.

Whichever option you choose, you'll need to take some time setting it up, calculating costs, entering costs, and configuring it to work, and calculate the prices to where you want them to be.

Non will be a perfect solution, example is you want to quote an A4 sign, it will spit out some ridiculous price, you'll get laughed at if you quoted it.

But if you are accurate with setting it up, working your costs, it can give you very accurate costs for a job, you can then decide how much £££'s or % you want to make. It also helps us decide whether to outsource some work or not.

Where it really excels is keeping everything organised. We've run it for 5 years, it links with our file server, I can locate the artwork in a few clicks, can see what it cost, what we billed it out at, and what materials or colours were used.

We do small format print also, those orders are more frequent than Van's, but when body shops bring asking for panels it's a breeze.

Or use a spreadsheet if it works, or pen & paper :lol:
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Stuart Morris

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Post Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:22 pm

Re: Hello UKSB, from Gateshead.

Phil P Davies wrote:Isn't that weird! You were just talking to me on the phone today about the lasercut letters....
Haha that's right Phil. Looking forward to getting them done mate. Hope all is well.
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Post Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:26 pm

Re: Hello UKSB, from Gateshead.

David Hammond wrote:Welcome!

I hope you have your popcorn ready now you've asked about CRM/MIS systems

We run Clarity, another option is ShopVox.

Whichever option you choose, you'll need to take some time setting it up, calculating costs, entering costs, and configuring it to work, and calculate the prices to where you want them to be.

Non will be a perfect solution, example is you want to quote an A4 sign, it will spit out some ridiculous price, you'll get laughed at if you quoted it.

But if you are accurate with setting it up, working your costs, it can give you very accurate costs for a job, you can then decide how much £££'s or % you want to make. It also helps us decide whether to outsource some work or not.

Where it really excels is keeping everything organised. We've run it for 5 years, it links with our file server, I can locate the artwork in a few clicks, can see what it cost, what we billed it out at, and what materials or colours were used.

We do small format print also, those orders are more frequent than Van's, but when body shops bring asking for panels it's a breeze.

Or use a spreadsheet if it works, or pen & paper
Thanks for that David. Apologies for my delayed reply, I hadn't set up my notifications. That sounds like a really intricate setup you have there. Tbh I would like to have something a big more simple than that but more than what I have with excel.
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Post Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:36 am

Re: Hello UKSB, from Gateshead.

Hi Stuart.

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