CompanyCam’s own Michael Gogan had the chance to sit and chat with the folks over at JobDox about automating your business and building better processes. Michael and Mark discuss everything organization, documentation, and automation as it pertains to your contracting business and provide tons of insight into why those three things are so crucial to your company’s success and growth.
What is JobDox: A restoration company realized they were spending more time documenting projects and constantly keeping up with information. Spending more time tracking down paper folders and email, less time actually managing and growing their business. They knew there had to be a way to improve communication and increase efficiency. Out of this realization Job-Dox was created, to serve as a solution to their own problem. Over time and after years of development, they decided to offer this awesome tool to other companies.
What is CompanyCam: Founded in 2014, CompanyCam is a photo-based solution created for contractors, by contractors. Users can take unlimited photos — which are location and time stamped, sent to the cloud, and stored securely. Every photo is organized by project and instantly available to your team, allowing you to see what’s going on anytime, anywhere. With CompanyCam you can work smarter, avoid costly mistakes and get paid faster.
Words like ‘automation’ can be daunting. Sorta sounds like you’re handing your business over to a robot, rather than building processes and streamlining communication. But trust us, it’s not quite as scary as it sounds.
Automation doesn’t mean you’re suddenly hands-off at your business, instead, it means you’re thoughtfully putting the pieces into place that will shrink the room for error, miscommunication, and mishaps.
The folks at JobDox broke down what automating your business with JobDox can do for you in the webinar with Michael, but we wanted to expand on that a little bit more here.
One of the first things you should do when starting to automate your business is to put together a flow chart of your organization. Now, this helps software like JobDox understand your business better, but it also helps you understand your business better.
When you’re forced to put pen to paper and think through exactly how information flows through your company, how people are communicating, how projects move from one stage to the next — it’s super easy to find the cracks.
If you’re not thoroughly documenting you jobs and diligently organizing your communication and documentation, there are bound to be a lot of cracks. That’s how things get screwed up, miscommunicated, and how customers end up unhappy — and we don’t want that.
By implementing JobDox at your company, and pairing it with CompanyCam, you’re taking virtually all of the nitty-gritty, grunt work out of the equation. JobDox and CompanyCam automatically store, organize, and archive all the documents, photos, and communication from each job in a neat-and-tidy way, making it super easy for you to find exactly what you’re looking for — whether it’s a photo you need or a receipt down the line, it’ll be there.
See? Automation doesn’t have to mean putting your business in the hands of The Terminator, it can be as simple as letting the old pros like JobDox and CompanyCam do that crap work for you.
Check out the full webinar here and Special thanks to JobDox for collaborating with us on this webinar.
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