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rocketbook
March 10th, 2020

Note Taking & Writing Ideas Just Got Better with Rocketbook

We’re scribblers here at Neorise. Especially the marketing team, who still go to meetings with at least pen and paper. Because they love taking notes.

What we don’t love is then transferring those notes into an online version to be shared, edited, updated.

As you can tell, double handling is not something we believe in here at Neorise. 

The good thing is, technology is on our side with clever inventions like the Rocketbook

 

What is Rocketbook?

Rocketbook is essentially a cloud notebook. 

You write it on normally and then, using a scanning app provided by Rocketbook, you can then save your notes to the cloud or email it directly from the page. 

This of course saves you time to not double handle your notes or ideas on paper to online format. More time for us is always a win-win so that we can focus on doing what we love best. 

Starting from $29.95, the Rocketbook can be purchased online. 

 

How does it actually work?

Rocketbook explains in 4 easy steps how it works to save you time. 

Essentially, all you need to do is:

    1. Put pen to paper – do whatever you normally do in your notebook – take notes, solve an equation, scribble an idea, solve an equation, draw a solution.
    2. Choose a destination – at the bottom of your Rocketbook are symbols to map to your favourite online location – Google Drive, One Note, Outlook, Dropbox, Slack. Mark a symbol to ensure that your page will reach your desired destination. 
    3. Scan your pages – grab your phone, open the Rocketbook App and scan the pages you want to capture. 
    4. Blast your notes to the cloud – once your notes have reached its destination, you can print it, edit it, share it, save it and more!

Try out Rocketbook

To try our Rocketbook, simply head to their online store today. 

 

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custom_software
March 4th, 2020

5 clear signs you need custom software in your business

With so much software on offer to help you run your business, sometimes just choosing one can feel overwhelming. And just because a software package comes highly recommended for businesses like yours, doesn’t mean it’s a good fit for your business. 

Here are 5 sure signs that it’s time to invest in some custom software

1. You’re starting to really hate the software you are using

I mean really hate. It’s the things that it can’t do, or won’t do that are driving you up the wall and keeping you awake at night. Or if you have a list in your head of things you wish it would and could do. Well with custom software that is exactly what you get. Problems eliminated and your wishlist complete. 

2. You’re running your business out of spreadsheets

And you are terrified something will happen to them. One wrong formula, or a deleted cell and they all come crashing down. Not to mention the hours wasted spent fixing it. With custom software all that disappears. Custom software can turn that spreadsheet into anything you want it to be. A visual dashboard, an automated upload, a sales results newsletter distributed to your team at 2.59 am on a Thursday. Literally anything is possible. 

3. You’re drowning in paperwork

Are you or your staff wasting precious time entering data into computers from pieces of paper or from emails? Are you performing repetitive tasks over and over again? Custom software can automate pretty much anything in your business. Without any errors. 

4. You’re worried competitors are more efficient

How many times have you said to yourself “there HAS to be a better way of doing this”. Well that’s because there is. And your competitors might already be doing it. Custom software can help you grow your business in a way that is scalable to help you streamline your business processes and workflows, rather than them getting in the way of your growth.

5. You’re losing visibility of your customers

Maybe you used to know all your customers by name, and now all those names are sitting in a piece of accounting software, that won’t let you send anything other than an invoice.  Sure, you could buy an off the shelf CRM system, but it won’t be able to combine all sources of information into one central place to give you a complete customer view. Like who are your most profitable or valuable customers, or which customers have you made a loss on averaged over the last 5 years. Custom software can give you the ability to see all of the information you have about your customers all in one place, in the way that you need it. 

So while investing in custom software might be more expensive than an off the shelf solution, it really is the best investment you can make in your business to ensure your business runs as efficiently and profitably as possible. 

To see how we have helped businesses with custom software solutions, take a look at our case studies.

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filemail
February 17th, 2020

Save time by sending your files securely in one click with Filemail

Technology has changed the way we work. 

With the right technology we can do things better, faster and more securely. What that means for our business is time and money savings, giving us the opportunity to do other, more important things. 

One such technology is File Mail. 

 

What is Filemail?

File Mail is a file transfer online platform that allows you to send big files (unlimited file size) securely. If you’ve heard or or used WeTransfer and Dropbox,  File Mail works similarly.

No more sending multiple emails to send all your files, or saving it onto a USB and posting it in the mail. 

Now you can send all the files you want at the click of a button. 

Here’s what you can do with Filemail:

Securely transfer files 

Filemail gives you the most secure file sending service with data encryption, 2-factor authentication and virus scanning. 

Keep a track on your files 

Easily keep track of sent and received files so you know who, when and where your files get downloaded. 

Send it faster

Filemail has its own transfer protocol which means the platform offers fast transfer speeds. 

Download files in any way you like

You can download sent files through any web browser, FTP, torrent, Filemail Desktop or an app on your phone. 

Add Filemail to your website 

Make it easier for customers and clients to receive large files directly on your website. You can add one line of HTML (that Filemail provides) on your website and it’s all set up.

Make it your own
To make sure your customer gets the same brand experience, you can upload your own logo, background images and change the colour scheme of buttons and other visual elements when you add Filemail to your website. 

 

The business benefits of Filemail

At Neorise, we use Filemail for our business. The benefits we see include:

  • Time savings
    With Filemail we don’t have to fiddle around with sending a few emails to the same person to make sure we don’t max our file sending limits.
  • Increased customer experience
    Filemail’s high security levels means that we know our files are getting to our clients and customers safely, giving them peace of mind as well. Plus the fact you can add it on your website makes it a more seamless experience for customers.
  • Saves money
    Filemail has a FREE account that allows you to send up to 50GB of file size with antivirus protection. That’s a money saving we’re enjoying.
  • Business productivity
    Filemail integrates well with a lot of popular business apps including Outlook, Android, Apple products and more. This means we can access it easily using our existing chosen apps, reducing admin time to switch between applications. 

 

Get Filemail today 

As mentioned, Filemail has a FREE account option that allows you to send up to 50GB size file at any one time, complete with antivirus protection and 7 days of file availability for the other person to download. 

Check it out today and enjoy the time, money and productivity benefits it can bring to your business. 

 

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otterai
February 11th, 2020

Up your business productivity with Otter.ai

How often have you gone to business meetings with a customer or potential new client, taken heaps of notes and follow up actions to find, after the meeting, your writing or typed up notes is pretty ineligible or you missed some key points?

Or when you’re asked to fill out interview questions for marketing purposes but you’re better at talking things through than writing it all down? 

So then you spend time trawling through your notes to create a report or respond to hand over to the sales team or other team members for follow up. 

Does this sound like double handling?

Would you just like to concentrate on conversations you are having and have it recorded accurately so you can easily access it later on? 

Well here’s where technology comes in to help up your business productivity by saving time and being more accurate. 

Let us introduce you to Otter.ai.

 

What is Otter.ai?

Otter.ai is a software that allows you to record and review your conversations in real time. It will then send you the “recording” in written text (PDF, Doc versions) or as an audio file that you can search, play, edit, organise and share from any device. 

Here are some of the functionalities of Otter.ai that we love using:

  • Record: record conversations using Otter on your phone or web browser.
  • Live transcribe: get real-time streaming transcripts and, within minutes, rich, searchable notes with text, audio, images, speaker ID and key phrases.
  • Share: share or export voice notes to inform others and get on the same page. You can also create groups to invite collaborators and keep organised. 

You can also check Otter’s other advanced features, easily explained and laid out in their Quick Start Guide. 

 

Benefits of using Otter for businesses

Since using Otter at Neorise, our marketing and sales team certainly have been more productive and focused. 

Here are some of the real benefits we have experienced:

  • Money and time savings
    Because Otter transcribe audio instantly, we now just record our meetings and business conversations. The transcript we receive is accurate and you can capture and find what you need, fast!


    You can also jump from a summary keyword to see all instances in a note, or search across everything. Speed up the playback or skip silence to skim through a long recording.

    As you can imagine, this saves us time and time savings = money savings.

  • Syncs well with your other devices
    There’s so much great technology out there but we’re also in danger of using them all and getting lost in it. The good thing about Otter is that it “plays well” with so many other software we already use. We can share and view the recording on our Apple or Android devices. We can sync it with Zoom. We can download the transcript in Word Doc or PDF for easy copy and paste.

    You can also save files directly to Dropbox and connect Otter with your Google calendars, emails and files.

    One click and it’s all saved within some integral systems you’re using. Easy, and of course saves time so you can concentrate on the bigger tasks.

 

How do you get Otter.ai?

Like many great tech we have discussed – Zoom, File Mail, Exploding Topics – Otter offers a tiered subscription package. 

And, like many tech we’ve talked about that saves us time, money and increase our work productivity, Otter offers a FREE starter pack (transcribes up to 600 minutes per month) that’s enough to get you started. 

 

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Receipt & invoice scanning just got easier with time saving technology

Bookkeeping and accounting takes a considerable chunk of our business time. 

And yet it is a super important aspect of maintaining a financially viable business. 

Accurate receipt recording is also a good way to not get into a panic when tax time comes and your accountant asks you all the paperwork required to lodge your business tax. We’ve been there, done that and a whole day can be wasted to get all this important information across. 

If you are a bookkeeper or own a finance business, we can also see how this can be a stressful time managing your clients’ receipts. 

The good news is that accurate receipt recording and keeping has never been easier with good technology solutions. 

There are two today that we ourselves use and can recommend to save you valuable time, money, resources, and more importantly, sanity! 

Let’s find out more about Receipt Bank and High Speed Scanner. 

 

Receipt Bank

Receipt Bank is an app that helps clients stay up to date with one tap. All you need to do is snap the receipt and Receipt Bank will extract all the data. 

Then you just need to review and publish to your accounting software. 

Receipt Bank integrates with popular accounting systems such as Xero, MYOB, Quickbooks and Workflow Max. 

Some of the best features of Receipt Bank that we love, include:

  • Accurate data extraction – Receipt Bank automated receipt scanning recognises data with the highest accuracy of any cloud bookkeeping app;
  • No more lost receiptsenjoy instant data capture with the app’s receipt scanner, email or invoice fetch.
  • GST supportReceipt Bank reads the exact GST off receipts and invoices, saving you more time.
  • Bookkeeping reminders – you can set regular reminders to your phone or email to stay on top of your expenses.
  • Easy integration – with some of the world’s best accounting software (as mentioned above) 

As you can imagine, these features of Receipt Bank helps us to save time to focus on what matters most. 

If you are an accounting business, you will love the efficiency and productivity that Receipt Bank brings – from offering more competitive services, having a more well defined process to encourage confidence in your brand and of course, getting more clients.

Get Receipt Bank!

 

High speed scanner

If you are scanning large amounts of paper and receipts, then we can recommend getting a high speed scanner. Starting at about $400, you can process 50 pages at a time, quickly and automatically. 

If that is not time and resource saving, we won’t know what is!

 

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dashboard
January 23rd, 2020

Top 5 Benefits Your Business Can Gain From Having a Dashboard

You might realise now that we at Neorise are big fans of dashboards for businesses. 

We’ve talked about how dashboards can help your business get important data in one place and analyse it to make informed decisions, stay competitive, improve communications and customer service and more.

We’ve also looked at the real benefits of a dashboard for an everyday, local business – Wembley Autocare. 

If you haven’t had a chance to read through our case study, we’ve summarised the top 5 benefits of having a business dashboard right here. 

 

  • You know how your business is doing at all times

 

How many business owners will be able to answer questions such as “how many sales did your last marketing campaign brings in?” or “which product or service brings in the most profit and you should spend more money on advertising/marketing?”  A dashboard with the right settings and data can tell you all of this information and more. Imagine the power of being able to know how and what is the best way to grow and benefit your business. 

 

  • You can identify areas of improvement and be motivated to get better results 

 

Imagine your business sales are doing really well, however, at the same time there is a decline in customer satisfaction that requires attention as it will affect sales in the future. A good business dashboard will have indicators and when you see “red” arrows or flags that things are not doing as well, you’d intuitively want to fix it right. Bob Parsons, the founder of GoDaddy, said it best when he said, “Measure everything of significance. Anything that is measured and watched, improves.” 

 

  • Get more time to do the things you love & stress less

 

We’ve all been there at one point: entering data from different areas into spreadsheets, creating pivot tables and then discovering you’ve entered the wrong data and having to re-check it again and again. Imagine how much time you can save with a dashboard that can “talk” to all your systems, collects accurate data automatically and then present it to you in an easy to read report? Imagine too how an extra three or five hours can benefit your business and your personal life. More time to spend time with family, train staff or get back to customer queries to make sales. Precious. 

 

  • Empower everyone in the business 

 

The benefit of having a dashboard is getting a report that tells you what is doing super well and what needs improvement or attention. This way everyone in your business can be empowered with the knowledge of how their work contributes to the overall success of the business. For example, if the records show that it is taking too long for queries to be answered, the customer service department can work to improve their processes or get more resources. Empowering your team members with such information can also motivate them to get better results. 

 

  • Increased productivity & profit 

 

Knowing areas for improvements, which services or products are selling better, what tasks are too much time and can be outsourced, and what is the best way to communicate with customers are powerful information that will allow you to make informed business decisions. When you make decisions based on facts and accurate data, you can see increased productivity which in turn gives you increased profit. 

We know that starting, operating, developing and growing a business is hard work. 

Let’s make it that little bit easier with the right dashboard that can empower your business with the right information to achieve goals, from more sales through to reducing costs without sacrificing productivity. 

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5 ways to save time, money & promote flexible work with Zoom

Have you heard of Zoom?

It is an easy to use communications software that allows you to conduct video conferencing, engaging online meeting, chats and mobile collaboration. 

We at Neorise love using Zoom, because it helps us to support a flexible working culture for our team members.

Zoom also connects us with clients anywhere just like you’re meeting them face to face, saving you travel time, parking fees and office costs. 

Plus it’s free version offer is amazing enough to just stay on if you’re tight on budget.

So, if your business is looking for some ways to save time, money and make your team happy, let’s check out how Zoom can do that.

 

Features of Zoom

There are many features of Zoom that you can use and the list keeps growing. Here are some of the functionalities that help our business be more productive and efficient:

  • Meetings: The “Meetings” service is designed for collaboration, training, and technical support. It features whiteboarding, screen sharing, HD video and audio, and remote screen control features
  • Video Webinar: For those who want to host a webinar online, the Zoom video webinar feature provides access for up to 100 interactive participants, with packages that allow for up to 100,000 view-only attendees. Sharing is simple with a single click, and there’s even dual-screen support
  • Zoom Rooms: Zoom Rooms are Zoom’s collaboration offering, intended for everything from huddle rooms, to executive offices, and conference rooms. You can include remote participants, use one-touch meeting start features, and enjoy interoperability with a host of legacy endpoints, including Cisco, Lifesize, and Polycom
  • Business IM: Companies can stay connected with text, image, and audio file delivery over instant messaging communications. You can build groups, set presence status, and search through content for the files you need

Now let’s see check out the top 5 ways that Zoom can actually improve your business. 

Reduce travel time and improve efficiency

Meetings can take up a big chunk of your available work time. Leaving on time, parking, then driving back to your office can take up 20 – 45minutes extra of your precious time. Imagine being able to click a link and have your meeting, seeing each other’s faces, talking and taking notes at the same time. Just like the real thing but without the added travel time or parking fees. 

 

Cost savings and convenience

Not only do you save time by using something like Zoom video conferencing but you also make money savings by not having to pay for parking fees, petrol or a taxi to get to your face to face meetings. The fact that Zoom’s free version gives you unlimited number of meetings and up to 100 participants at a time… now that’s more cost savings. 

 

Enhanced learning opportunities at lower costs

Sometimes training is done in bigger cities and you and your staff miss out on going because of the extra added travel and accommodation costs. Imagine being able to conduct training online via videoconferencing. Time, cost and resources savings for you, your team and the presenter. Win-win-win. 

 

Opens up your business to new markets

Want to expand your business across the nation or globally? One way to make contact or communications to establish that new market sale or work that’s cost and time effective is by using Zoom to conduct engaging videoconferencing. Remove the distance and location barrier to connect with more opportunities. 

 

Create a flexible workplace 

Flexible workplaces are on the rise. The ability to work from home to avoid long time travels or be on time for school drop offs and pick-ups are some of the things that employees are looking for in today’s workplace. Using Zoom to conduct planned meetings or impromptu chats via videoconferencing when needed helps promote flexible workplace. 

Try out Zoom today for FREE see the time, money savings, the workplace improvements and new business it can bring.

 

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