From time-to-time we lump in-the-news articles/announcements from some of our favorite vendors into a single article. We have two great features for you in this article:
Intuit Field Service Management
by Cheryl McElrath
Scaling New Heights was a smashing success! Great job Joe Woodard and the Woodard team!! My favorite part of the conference is working in the Expo Center at the Intuit Field Service Management (IFSM) booth and hearing all about you and your business. Dave (GetCru) and I enjoyed seeing those of you we have met in the past, and meeting those of you we had not met previously. I am frequently in awe of the businesses that have been created around the Intuit ecosystem. It’s truly amazing what many of you have accomplished, and let’s face it, whether we own our own company, or we work for a corporation, when all is said and done what we all want is to grow our business and be successful.
You all shared some great insight with us on what’s important to you and your business, so let’s talk about IFSM and some of the things I learned at SNH. Sometimes IFSM is just not a good fit for you and your customers. I totally get that! But, other times it’s just what you have been looking for to help your Service Provider customers improve their workflow, go paperless, and run a much more productive and efficient company. And the really funny thing is, IFSM has been around since 2009 and many of you have never even heard of it! The other fun tidbit is that in speaking with you I very often hear “but IFSM only integrates with QuickBooks Enterprise.” What??? Noooooo! Let’s put that rumor to bed. IFSM synchronizes with all versions of QuickBooks – Pro, Premier, Enterprise, and Online. Wahoo!!!!
In fact, unlike many other third party applications, IFSM was not affected whatsoever when Intuit discontinued their Sync Manager. Some third party apps no longer sync with QB Desktop and can now only sync with QB Online. Corrigo uses the QB SDK to integrate with QB Desktop Pro, Premier, and Enterprise and the QBO API to integrate with QuickBooks Online. Neither of these integration tools are referred to as the “Sync Manager” so customers using Intuit Field Service Management have not been impacted.
Which brings me to my next topic. What I can do to help you, whether you are a ProAdvisor, Bookkeeper, or Reseller to sell and promote IFSM where it makes sense? You all are wizards when it comes to QuickBooks. The majority of you hold the highest QB certifications available or are working on achieving them. When it comes to QBs add-on applications, like IFSM, many of you just don’t have the time or resources within your own company to learn everything you need to know about the product, how to sell it, how to order it, and how to onboard the customer.
Great news!!! You don’t have to be an expert IFSM guru to make a sale, set up the system, or train your customers. We’ll do it for you!!
I am announcing today, for those of you who don’t plan to gain the skill needed to demo, sell, and implement IFSM that “I’m your Huckleberry!” Did you see the movie Tombstone where Val Kilmer, who plays Doc Holliday, was in a standoff with Johnny Ringo and Doc says, “I’m your Huckleberry!” That’s one of my all-time favorites, but I digress. So here’s the scoop. We are announcing my ‘new additional role’ as your personal Corrigo Executive Pro Manager for IFSM. I am your go-to person to help you manage IFSM leads, close sales, and deliver onboarding, setup, and training for your customers. If you find a lead all you need to do is contact me, fill me in on a few details about your customer, and I will take it from there. I’ll do as much of the sales and on-boarding process as you want me to. Easy peasy! Don’t misunderstand, you also still have the option to work with IFSM Local Expert Partners to fulfill and deliver consulting services to your customers. That is also a great option for you and your customers.
So what’s in it for you?
- Corrigo will pay you one month of monthly recurring revenue for every new customer sale closed during the months of June and July 2016.
- For Authorized and Premier Resellers this payment will be on top of your normal Intuit commission paid for IFSM.
- Payment will be made by Corrigo 60 days after the IFSM subscription is activated and if the account is still active.
- Assistance with identifying prospects
- Free customer demonstrations
- Customer onboarding and training
So bring it on! I’m counting on all of you to get the word out about IFSM to your customers and prospects. All you need to do is ask them a very simple question, “What are you doing today to streamline your business process, eliminate the need for duplicate data entry, get rid of paperwork, and move to a mobile solution?” It’s just that easy.
Many of you also asked about IFSM training. I offer a 6 week, free, live, online training class that meets every Tuesday morning. The last two classes of the session are preparation for the Level 1 and Level 2 IFSM certification tests. The next series of classes is scheduled to begin on July 19th. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-838-3668 if you are interested in registering for the class., or need help with a prospect or client.
Newest "Snagit" has Arrived.
TechSmith has announced the release of Snagit 13 (Windows) and Snagit 4 (Mac). These releases are jam-packed with new and updated features to help ‘computer busy’ users be even more efficient. If you need the ability to capture screens, images, or more, Snagit is your best friend. These newest versions of Snagit also received major performance upgrades making them not only faster but also giving them the feeling of being more fluid than ever before. The newest Snagit products produce crisp, clear video and image results even on large, 4K monitors. Plus, there’s a new magnify tool, outlined text that stands out on busy backgrounds, a complete redesign of Snagit stamps, and the addition of brand new, modern callout shapes—all of which will help your content cut through the noise and get people asking, “How did you do that?”
With these new release versions, you can customize your Snagit workflow via something they are calling ‘personalized productivity.’ Automate your most frequent captures with presets. Personalize and re-arrange your tools, effects, and share destinations within Snagit to optimize your workflow and get more done. You’ll be able to work faster, communicate more effectively, and complete more projects in less time. So say goodbye to long-winded meetings and inefficient, redundant emails.
You can also capture in a whole new way with panoramic capture, create animated GIFs right within Snagit, put yourself in your videos with webcam, and more. Panoramic Capture is an innovative, powerful new scrolling capture method. You can now capture any of those tall, wide, or infinitely scrolling screens. The first time you use it, you’ll swear its magic!
Animated GIFs are a great way to create visual instructions, make your images pop with motion, give a quick product or application demo, file a convincing bug report, or just show your personality. Now you can create your animated GIF in Snagit and easily share it. When a picture just isn’t enough and a full video is too much, a GIF is the perfect solution to communicate quickly and clearly. And because GIFs loop continuously and have no sound, they’re also easy for viewers to consume.
And these are just a few of the enhancements. Snagit has so many uses you will be overwhelmed, but amazingly, it is simple enough for even me to use. Not a day goes by that I don’t find myself using Snagit for something like capturing a scrolling web page that doesn’t have a print feature, or the layout I want. Or gleaming a graphic for use in a PowerPoint, or even capturing an entire Powerpoint image so I can resize it and fit it into a new PowerPoint with entirely different white space requirements. How about the ability to sharpen, enhance, and clarify or enlarge portions of a graphic, or even redact some portion, yes Snagit fits the bill.
If you already own Snagit, and what self-respecting ProAdvisor doesn’t, there is special upgrade pricing of just $24.95 available at this website. You better hurry up and ‘Snagit’ before this opportunity is gone.