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The iPEGS app – Essential for sales professionals out in the field

October 14th, 2016 Posted by News No Comment yet

Field sales execs rely on a structured appointment diary where time management and organisation is required to succeed. Each day presents an opportunity to meet with potential clients with the ability to close that deal on the day.

Using a paper based system can lead to the following issues:

    • Time and money taken to print out multiple forms.
    • Not having the correct document for the client to complete on that day.
    • Missing information required to process the order including unsigned paperwork or even lost paperwork.
    • A delay in the sales process for both the sales professional and client, due to paperwork having to be sent via post or hand delivered.

iPEGS eliminates these frustrations enabling the sales agent to:

    • Complete multiple custom and company branded forms through the iPEGS innovative app using an iPAD or tablet. All forms are stored on this app ready to complete with the customer.
    • Improves the customer experience and demonstrates a professional and forward thinking vision to the business.
    • Forms can be completed and saved without an internet connection.
    • Contracts, Order Forms, Terms & Conditions can be signed electronically using the iPEGS unique signature feature including face stamp, time stamp, date stamp and location verifier.
    • Import forms to electronically sign using the app.
    • The ability to immediately send the completed and signed document back to the correct person to process without delay.

There are many other features which can be utilised by a sales exec including:

Notepad feature – to record client requirements and other detail.

Register – to record sales appointments, time spent or allocation with the client

Feedback Forms – get your clients feedback and analyse this feedback on your product or survey by custom

Boost your performance and productivity of your sales force today – Get in touch with us today 01244 955350 or email us at info@ipegs.co.uk

Electronic signatures….. the lowdown

October 13th, 2016 Posted by Electronic signatures, News, Security No Comment yet

Electronic signatures are constantly being utilised and respected by users across the globe including businesses, academic and government institutes. Gone are the days of hesitation regarding the security of signatures where now electronic signatures are already legally preferred worldwide.

Below are some interesting stats positively enforcing the use of electronic signatures:

  • From the 1st July 2016 – New laws governing electronic signatures came into force across the European Union. The Electronic Identification and Signature (eIDAS) Regulation is intended to standardise the way e-signatures work.
  • In July 2016, the law society released a practise note to assist parties and their legal advisors who wish to enter into, or execute commercial contracts with one or more of the parties intending to do so by way of an electronic signature
  • A leading global electronic signature company claims more than 85 million users in 188 countries within 225,000 companies globally. Research shows that the following improvements have been recorded as a result of using electronic signatures: 25% turnaround on agreements, 127% average increase in customer satisfaction scores, 80% completed in a day.
  • Signature platform helped State of Vermont solve anticipated $154 million fiscal gap.
  • The global digital signature market is expected to increase from $501.7 million in 2015, and reach $3,318.6 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 31.5%
  • United healthcare reported: Paper Saved using electronic signatures in 1 Year Exceeds the height of Empire State Building, $1 million saved in admin staffing costs

So…… do you want to benefit from using electronic signatures within your organisation? Use the iPEGS innovative app for unique electronic signature features including:

  • Face Stamp – Take a picture of the person electronically signing
  • Time Stamp – Records the exact time of signature
  • Date Stamp – Records the date of signature
  • Location Stamp – Records the location of signature – using GPS

Then please enquire how iPEGS can help, email polly@ipegs.co.uk or call 01244 955350

Benefits of a paperless system for training providers

October 6th, 2016 Posted by News No Comment yet

The need to go paperless for many training companies is increasing. However, converting from a paper based system to paperless can be a little daunting. At iPEGS we believe that change is positive and the benefits of using the iPEGS app provides training providers a long term cost saving solution. The innovative iPEGS app enables you to adopt a paper free environment to capture data, saving time and money for your business, increasing productivity for the assessor and improving the learner experience.

Connect your assessor back to the office

Below are examples of paper based forms that can be completed using the iPEGS app:

Student Enrolment forms
Learning logs
Individual learning plans

Health & safety checks
Apprenticeship learning agreements
Learning style questionnaires
Learning application forms
Initial assessments 
Apprentice consent forms
Contact sheets
Feedback forms
Employer responsive programmes 
Student registers 
Progress reviews
Apprenticeship temporary withdrawal requests

Once these have been completed and signed by the learner and assessor, they can then be transferred to a pdf, excel, word, csv or an xml document and exported via email, One Drive or Dropbox and automatically saved on the secure iPEGS portal.

Why iPEGS?

iPEGS has the ability to:

    • Analyse data through the advanced reporting feature
    • Custom company branding
    • SFA Compliant
    • Attach multiple signatures to each form
    • Import to existing software systems
    • Create, edit and build custom forms tailored for your business
    • Export to CSV
    • Completed forms can be sent immediately back to the office
    • No need for a wifi connection to complete the form
    • Unique electronic signature feature including face stamp, time stamp, date stamp
    • GPS Location can be recorded onto forms
    • Field types can be set to optional, warning or mandatory (never receive an incomplete form again!)

Expertise in the sector

We work with a large number of colleges and training providers who are benefitting from using the iPEGS app within their business.

I want to go paperless….

If you pride your company on being open minded and forward thinking, then compliment your brand today and benefit from going paperless.

Contact us today on 01244 955350 or email us at info@ipegs.co.uk

iPEGS Note pad feature

September 9th, 2016 Posted by News No Comment yet

Taking notes using the traditional method of pen and paper is not a productive way of note keeping. With iPEGS notepad you can create numerous notes which can be typed or entered using the dictation function.

iPEGS unique electronic signature feature using face stamp, date stamp and time stamp can be added to this note and signed by multiple parties. The note can then be exported as a Word, PDF or Excel Document via Email, Dropbox or OneDrive.

The notepad feature is perfect for recording the following:

  • Minutes of Meeting
  • Employee performance reviews
  • Customer requirements
  • Client agreements
  • Quotations
  • Reminders
  • Task lists
  • Revision notes

Benefits of going paperless

September 8th, 2016 Posted by News No Comment yet

Take the paperless office challenge today………

The need to go paperless for many businesses is increasing. However, converting from paper based to paperless can be a little daunting. At iPEGS we believe that change is positive and through actively using the iPEGS System, can help businesses increase office productivity and efficiency and improve the customer experience.

Here are our main reasons to convince you to switch:

A healthly ROI

Many businesses consider that converting to a paperless office will come with a cost, which generally will be the case. However in the long term, the return on investment will be much greater when adopting this strategy.

Saving on Printing and photocopier costs

Businesses spend on average £10,000 per year printing hard copies of documents. The average office worker will also use in excess of 10,000 sheets of paper each year too! In most organisations, going paperless can save more than £400 per person per year in these supplies.

By using the iPEGS system businesses can create or import any kind of form or document, sign electronically and then send to multiple parties in real time via email or upload to Dropbox, OneDrive or to the iPEGS secure portal.

Quick access to information and save on admin time and cost

Admin teams spend large amounts of time manually inputting data into internal systems from paper-based forms. With iPEGS, once you have captured the data electronically you then have the ability to import that data directly into your databases and systems.

No more Incorrect Data 

Completing paper-based forms can cause numerous issues such as unreadable handwriting, spelling mistakes, missing information and incomplete fields. With iPEGS you can predefine your field data with pick lists and drop down boxes, make field mandatory so they are not missed and no more bad handwriting or spelling mistakes.

Lost Documents, a thing of the past

A staggering amount of paper and documents are lost every year, which can mean lost business and opportunities. By using iPEGS and capturing your data electronically you can avoid such losses.

Improved Customer communication and experience

Sending out paper based forms to customers to complete and then return is a costly and lengthy process and can delay the end result or purchase which can be frustrating for both parties. Your customers have the option to complete forms on a face-to-face basis via the iPEGS App or remotely via Web Forms or the MiPEGS App.

Secure Electronic document Signing

Paper document signing is not as secure as you might think, signatures can be forged, damaged or unidentifiable. With iPEGS you can securely sign a document electronically, which will automatically add the date and time the signature was added. A unique feature of iPEGS is our patent pending Face Stamp which enables you to add a photo of the person signing to the electronic signature adding a whole new level of authenticity.

Eco Friendly

The environmental impact of paper is significant, leading to a high level of consumption and waste not to mention the clearing of beautiful forestry and wildlife losing their natural habitats. Now it is time for change, to protect our world and environment for the generations to come. We have partnered with One Tree Planted and for every new customer who makes the positive change towards impacting positively on the environment we will plant a tree. 

If you pride your company on being open minded and forward thinking, then compliment your brand today and benefit from going paperless.

Go paperless today – contact us on 01244 955350 or email us at info@ipegs.co.uk 

iPEGS Remote – The customer communication app

August 18th, 2016 Posted by App reviews, News No Comment yet
iPEGS Remote enables you to Communicate & Capture Data from your customers in a completely new way. iPEGS Remote was designed to make connecting with your customers more effective. Life is getting increasingly busy which is why mobile technology can help us in our every day tasks (such as filling out forms).

BUSINESSES:

Communicate More Effectively with your Customers:
– Order Forms
– Promotions / Discounts
– Announcements / News
– Surveys / Questionnaires
SCHOOLS:
Communicate More Effectively with your Parents:
– Consent Forms
– School Trips
– Announcements/News
– Surveys / Questionnaires
EMPLOYERS:
Communicate More Effectively with your Employees:
– Holiday Request Forms
– HR Policies/Contracts
– Announcements/News
– Surveys / Questionnaires
MEMBER ORGANISATIONS
Communicate More Effectively with your Members:
– Membership Forms
– Event Forms
– Announcements / News
– Surveys / Questionnaires
Are you a health club, sports club or spa where your members matter? iPEGS Remote can be used to send membership terms and conditions, membership forms, online spa bookings, personal training programmes, spa client analysis forms, member event forms, fitness timetables
Benefits of iPEGS Remote for you:
– Electronic signature including face stamp & date stamp
– Schedule forms and surveys to be sent on set dates/times
– Set Form/Survey Due Dates
– Branded and customised electronic forms
– Unlimited Forms
You only pay for forms that are actually submitted and this is done by way of form credits. Each form/survey is classed as 1 Form Credit and you only use that credit when you view/download the form/survey itself.
£0.25-£0.50 Per Form Credit
View our price list here
For more information or to get started please call us on 01244 955350 or email us on info@ipegs.co.uk

Connecting your field workers to the office

August 11th, 2016 Posted by News No Comment yet

It is time to ditch the note or quote pad! The truth is that paper can and does get lost. This is a regular occurrence that happens within many industries. Although once lost – so, potentially is the customer. With iPEGS your forms will never be lost even if you manage to lose or damage your tablet that you record the information on. The need to change to a paperless way of thinking is increasingly growing and we have a solution.  You also don’t need to rely on a wireless connection to complete your work.

iPEGS has a range of uses and can be applied to any industry.

    • Client quotations
    • Order forms
    • Detailed client needs analysis
    • Customer feedback surveys
    • Application forms – employment or educational
    • Event registration
    • Capturing data at trade shows or events
    • Event invitations / RSVP’s
    • Employee reviews
    • Time sheets
    • Self Assessment questionnaires
  • & Much more

Whether you are a sales professional out in the field, construction worker, engineer, surveyor, insurance claim handler or trainee assessor, iPEGS can help you to take control of your business, improve performance, be more productive, cut costs and most importantly keep all your important data in one place. Forms can be submitted in real time and can be viewed by the people who matter within your business.

A unique feature of iPEGS is that any form that you customise for your business can be securely signed by a staff member, customer or student using our electronic signature and face stamp which ensures 100% authenticity of the signature, including the exact date and time of signature and a picture to identify.

Go Paperless today – Contact us on 01244 955350

Turn your customers into raving fans

August 4th, 2016 Posted by News No Comment yet

Successful business owners and managers realise that keeping customers is just as important as getting new ones. Therefore, It is important that we understand what our customers like and dislike about our business, product or facilities.

Whether feedback is positive or negative, this has an impact on how we move our brand forward giving us the opportunity to improve. Think of the use of iPEGS as a secret salesman within your business, one that will seek out further opportunities within your brand, focus on keeping customers happy and generate referrals.

With iPEGS we can easily create customer feedback forms which can either be emailed to the customer via a web form, completed within a business on a tablet or sent directly to the customer through our MiPEGS app.

You can use this innovative paperless app to analyse your data and export to either a csv or pdf file. Our easy to use form builder allows you to customise questions to suit your business needs and get the feedback you require. Please find below an example of a customer survey form used within an electrical retail business.

The team at iPEGS are on hand to understand your business giving you support to create a form, survey or questionnaire which will turn your customers into raving fans.

Talk to us today about how we can help to benefit your business – 01244 955350

Business apps for increased productivity

July 29th, 2016 Posted by App reviews, News No Comment yet

We have outlined our top 10 essential business applications that have been designed to make your empire run more cost effectively, efficiently and with a priority of productivity.

iPEGS

iPEGS is an innovative and low-cost paperless mobile application that enables businesses across all industries to build customised digital forms, surveys and questionnaires, registers, timesheets and more. Unique features include FaceStamp, TimeStamp and DateStamp allowing users to electronically sign digital documents securely. This app makes connecting your employees from the field to the office a breeze.

Book your free demonstration today and find out how Ipegs can benefit your business.

iPEGS is available to download on the app store & google play

Timetastic

An app designed to make requesting and managing employee leave quick and simple. For employers and supervisors, it makes approving time off and keeping track of holiday hours easy for you and your company. Time tastic are now offering a free 3 month signup – start yours today here 

Evernote

This incredible app designed to put organisation as a priority. It goes far beyond what you’d typically think of as a notebook. You can add text, images, audio, scanned documents, files, and more to your notebook and synchronise everything across all of your devices. Download evernote here

Slack

Makes communication within teams much more effective. Drag, drop and share your files with your team. Organise your team conversations by creating channels specific to topics, business departments e.g marketing,  events, corporate client and presentation content. Improve your team communication here

Wunderlist

This app makes assigning business tasks rewarding. Schedule projects via a simple or detailed list. Manage the productivity of your team by setting tasks to schedule by priority and set reminders using the calendar function. Download Wunderlist here

Zoho – Crm 

Zoho is an easy to use crm system built to maximise business opportunities. Key functions are marketing for your business by easy to use mail campaigns, manage your social media and export important marketing return data. Manage and control your leads making sure that an opportunity is never missed. Enhance communication with your customers and focus on the service that you provide. Zoho are currently offering a 30 day free trial 

Linkedin

Grow your business and connect with like minded professionals in your industry. Use this tool for sharing content, join relevant groups and forums and learn new skills. Get access to the perfect candidate for your recruitment needs and use as a sales tool for promoting your business. Download now

Keynote

Bring your business presentations to life with this creative app. Choose from an impressive 30 animated themes to make your presentation win business. Download today

Google maps for business

This app improves customer experience by displaying data on google maps, designed to increase visitor traffic. Make fast and informed decisions, and improve the performance efficiency of your vehicles or other mobile assets. Use google maps to plan your diaries and effectively time manage between appointments Enquire here

Google analytics

Analytics on the go – understand where your business leads and traffic through your website is coming from. This is the app to track and monitor your business performance through various channels. Get started today

Diary of An Apprentice – To Code Or Not To Code?

January 27th, 2016 Posted by News No Comment yet

Blog Profile pictureRecently I came to a crossroads in relation to my career path, this critical juncture will decide whether I continue to follow the route I am currently on, which is social media and digital marketing, or take an alternative route and start a course in software development, something I have only tinkered with in the past.

The safe option would be stick to the path I know, but then again, the potential adventure has its allure.

The software path would mean undertaking a software development apprenticeship and eventually becoming the in-house software developer for iPEGS. My first reaction was, “stay safe and continue what you’re doing”. But after consideration, I realised I needed to make an informed decision. I mean, I jumped straight to a conclusion because it was the safe route without the knowledge of what software development had in store.

I was never told about software development in school, it was almost an accepted consensus that girls would go into something health based and the boys would do the mathematical and technological jobs. I was never one for following gender role stereotypes so I chose engineering as one of my options. I was the only girl in the class.

After researching software development, I discovered a shocking fact… 92% of all software developers are male! The tech industry has a massive gender diversity problem, why shouldn’t women take these jobs? It requires an analytical mind, curiosity, patience, precision and a thirst for knowledge. There is no gender-based reason that should stop any girl from becoming a software developer.

My only obstacle is myself in this situation, there is no way I am going to turn down an amazing opportunity that has potential for new and exciting experiences because the other offer is ‘safer’. The characteristics that a software developer needs, I happen to have.

I never want to stop learning, software development and coding languages are evolving every day meaning continual development for me. I love a challenge and I want to push myself as far as possible and find what I am capable of.

So this is why I have decided to go down the adventurous route, there may be more bumps in the road, and hills to get over, but I love a challenge. Watch this space!