Primary to moving to Commusoft it was a pretty laborious process to make an appointment, because we were duplicating information across about two or three possibly even four platforms now it’s just put in to one.
Everything that we do within the business, every job we go to are within the diary and everything that we need to know comes through or from the diary. And so without it we will be pretty stuck. It’s not just simply a diary, it’s a very feature rich and it’s intuitive to use, it’s very flexible, easy to move jobs around, changing jobs adding new diary events into existing jobs and it’s easy to find new slots when you need to find them.
One great feature about the diary is if you have a customer phone call and they want a boiler service for example, it immediately brings up the date of the service, it remembers it and the following year you can send a notification to your customer to tell them their boiler service is due again. Customers really like that.
I feel the diary feature has given us more time to focus on other things. We’re able to plan better because you can go and see a customer and you can go on the diary and see what’s been going on in the past. You can select that customer through the diary, find the history, and say ‘I think I’m going to take this part with me because that went wrong last time’, whatever it might be.
For those considering Commusoft, a couple of things I will say, firstly it’s a very intuitive program, secondly there is a lot of video help – video tutorials you can use. And another thing I really like about the company is that they are incredibly approachable. As a growing business, Commusoft gives us the confidence to grow, it works great for us and I am sure it will work for lots of other companies.