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2015 July

3 Bull Out

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3 bull outIf you follow Volano, you know we try to play a daily game of darts.  Monday through Thursday is a quick game of 301, and Cricket on Friday’s.

Today was special. John Stuifbergen finished the game by hitting the bullseye…three times. That’s right, a 3 bull out!

We mark up the most notable achievements next to the board.  Here you see that John make the list…again.

Great business software provides transparency

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I bet your clients demand transparency. In fact, every level of your business likely demands transparency. What kind of transparency can software create? Communication and collaboration.

Custom software provides transparency.TimeFly
For example: At Volano our deliverable is most often the billable hour. This is our “unit of work.” It is very important that Volano’s consultants have the ability to track their time appropriately. It is also important that we be able to give our clients a snapshot of their project on a regular basis. So, we track our time in a time system that is custom built for us – we call it TimeFly and our very own Don Stavneak wrote it for us! TimeFly is perfectly tailored to suit our needs, but we’d sell you a copy 🙂

The bottom line is that TimeFly allows us to transparently and accurately share project status and budget with our clients weekly, monthly, and on-demand. This is how custom software helps us to communicate both internally, and with our clients.

Action Card
Another example is Action Card. Volano created Action Card to allow multi-location businesses to communicate and collaborate throughout the corporate hierarchy. A district manager can check-in at an outlying location and conduct a review…complete with pictures and scoring. The review is instantly shared with the location’s corporate hierarchy. This includes the location’s owner, as well as corporate. All outcomes are tracked as ‘action items’ through a closed-loop communication system. What has been completed and more importantly – what hasn’t, is transparent to all parties involved.

A business owner summed up Action Card this way:

“No more paper notes or email. No more wondering. By using Action Card, I KNOW what happened!”

Now that’s what we call transparency.