Our Company

Our Company

Has a fascination with data, and how it reflects, shapes and creates the real world.

  • We believe that Information opens opportunities,
    guides choices, illuminates dreams.
  • We also love working with people who want to find
    better ways of doing business.
  • Do you run your business with passion, drive, vision and
    commitment?  Then we share your ideals.

·         We also love working with people who want to find
better ways of doing business.

What we do

 

  • Liaise with clients, stacks of research, lots of thinking,
    some creative dreaming, modelling and testing.
  • Put it all together - the final result is software tools
    that work.
  • No gimmicks. No ‘eye-candy' features.
    We’re serious about what we do, and we love working
    for and with people who are equally serious about
    building their business.


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BMS - Business Management

A full featured application for managing customers, suppliers,
inventory,sales and quotations. More...

Happiness Is ...

Keeping Your Customers

Not so many years ago, most parking bays used to have unsightly oil spots.  From the early days of the motor industry it was tacitly accepted that engines would leak. Not much – just enough to be irritating. Customers didn’t like it – but that’s the way it was. Salesmen even suggested that customers buy small drip trays to solve the problem! 

Then the Japanese started building motorbike engines that didn’t leak – and the world sat up and took notice. Goodbye drip-trays, goodbye unsightly stains, goodbye dirty engines. And before long Japanese built engines were dominating sales, and the traditional European and American manufacturers were scrambling to save the situation. But it was too late – their customers were flocking away in droves. All because of those little drips of oil.

The same thing is usually true with your customers. The things that chase them away are not major, but are rather an accumulation of little irritants – like little drips of oil on their driveways.

In essence – business relationships are just like personal ones – people stick around when they are happy.  Sadly, most of the time companies are not even aware of the little things that are causing unhappiness. Or they try to compensate by giving customers “specials” to defuse the situation. Banks seem to be infamous for this. How long did it take for them to extend business hours, to be open when it suited YOU?  Even now, not all have got on the bandwagon.

I chatted with my bank about this 15 years ago, on return from a trip overseas. Why, I asked, do you open late, close early, and let your staff go on lunch during our lunch hour – the only time we have to do business with you? And why do you let dozens of clients - even old people, and mothers with babies - stand for hours in queues?  Why is there no seating? No public conveniences? On a couple of occasions I actually created a fuss over these irritations – and put it in writing. I’m not claiming credit – but my bank now has extended trading hours, comfortable seating, and tries very hard to ensure waiting time is minimal. And I’m sure they are reaping the benefits. The only thing that concerns me – it took them so long to get “with it”.  My new beef is about online security concerns. Will it take to get a solution? Time will tell.  Having a monopoly has advantages that the ordinary business can only dream of.

Be that as it may – how is your business shaping up? If you disguised yourself, and did business with your own company incognito – would you enjoy the experience?  Or, would you notice little irritants?

As a business owner, should it concern you if your products / services have little “drips” – minor things that peeve your customers? It should. Regaining a customer, or finding a new one, costs up to ten times more than keeping the existing ones happy.  And – what chance do you realistically have of regaining a customer if the drips – the irritations – are still there?

The European and American bike manufacturers woke up – too late. You don’t want to follow their example. Look around, see things from your customer’s viewpoint. Or – ask. Far too often sales people are trying to sell more – when they should listen more. And, once you know what’s causing unhappiness or irritation – it is normally not difficult or expensive to fix it.  The rewards are huge: your public image improves, you have happy customers singing your praises, and your staff morale improves. There are fewer complaints to deal with, so staff can focus on productive (and profitable) activities.

Questions to ask yourself:

  1. Is there a system in place to record, track and monitor customer complaints?
  2. Are sales staff listening, and providing honest feedback back to management?
  3. Are customers invited and encouraged to tell you where you can improve?
  4. Are your business processes simple, easy-to-use and friendly?

                      And - have a great business day!

 PS: are you still managing your customers the old, manual, labour intensive way?  There are lots of good CRM packages available, letting you accomplish much more with less effort. If you’d like to look at CRM and its benefits, download a package from our CRM download page today.   Read more / download link:   CRM - Customer Management

                                    ~ by HF Hudson, for Bridge Business Solutions, 2006 – 2013

 
Q&S Product Page.
Questionnaire and Surveys  ( )
It’s said that to get the answers,
you have to ask the right questions
Q & S comes pre-loaded with hundreds of key questions ready for use.
Simply start a Survey, choose a category, and check the answers
from the multiple choice.
When you’re finished, review the score.

Download the PDF Install Guide (910kb)

Download Product Datasheet (341kb)

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Questions and Surveys (Q&S ) -Freeware

The Art and Science of Business Self-Discovery

“To get answers, you have to ask the right questions”

And, in an increasingly complex, connected, changing world, the number of questions one needs to ask never stops growing.

A business owner today has a hugely increased “need to know” - often about things that maybe were not even invented ten years ago.

To cope with the flood of information, and demands on their time, it appears that an increasing number of managers are resorting to Crisis Management - maybe why so many businesses are in crisis.

To find solutions, to plan ahead, to avoid pitfalls, we need answers.

And that’s what Q&S is all about getting answers by asking the right questions - the science (and art) of “getting answers by asking the right questions”.

But, it also goes further. Using Q&S you can look into the future, asking “what if”

You can also break free from the dangers of tunnel vision.

Surveys used to be time-consuming, and expensive.
Something only large corporations could afford.

Q&S lets you build on an existing pool of questions, and offers simple, but sophisticated ways of ensuring that answers are meaningful.

Surveys can either target specific areas (like marketing or staff morale), or can get the global view.

There’s no filling in of forms, no typing, no marking of responses, no maths needed to get answers.

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3

“if you don’t ask, you will never know”


Compelling Reasons For using Q&S:

  • Every year, thousands of companies fail - in most cases
  • because lack of information leads to poor decision-making
  • Many thousands more struggle on . . . from crisis-to-crisis
  • An increasing number of  managers feel that they aren’t
  • coping, often because they can’t keep up with developments

Typical applications:

  • Staff morale evaluation
  • New employee interview
  • Customer satisfaction response
  • Determining market knowledge
  • Future strategy planning
  • Personal performance rating
  • SWOT analysis

Quick Features Overview:

  • Multiple-choice format - simply click the answer
  • Sophisticated features to prevent “blind” clicking
  • Draw from a pool of ready-to-use questions
  • Add new questions
  • Modify existing questions
  • Target key areas
  • Quantify the results
  • Get answers fast
  • Uncover hidden agendas

 

 

Contact Us

If you are experiencing a problem with either our products or services, then feel free to contact our responsive support team

Office Hours : 8am to 4pm | Monday to Friday

Setup a Software Demo

Standard setup packages are available under downloads. These are fully functioning, so you can evaluate suitability for your purposes.

Alternatively, contact us with your specific needs, and how we can tailor a custom solution for your business.

Mission Statement

Our goal is to provide our customers with the software, tools and services best suited to their needs.

Our motto is: "Make it simple, and functional"