Envisage Cloud Blog

Get jobs done faster by eliminating paper based systems

Posted by Brian Doherty on May 17, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Here are 6 reasons why Project Managers should get rid of paper based systems 

It's 2016, who uses paper systems anyway?

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Topics: productivity

5 easy ways to stop interruptions to your field service team

Posted by Sinead Hayes on May 13, 2016 10:00:00 AM

It's all about increasing field service productivity 

I read somewhere recently that 74% of businesses report taking at least one measure to minimise office distractions and optimise workflow. I am not surprised considering an average worker experiences an interruption every 3 minutes and it typically takes 23 minutes to return to the original task.

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Topics: productivity

Sage 200 Partner of the Year

Posted by Ray Ryan on May 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Envisage Cloud named Sage 200 Irish Partner of the Year 2015

Will we, won't we, maybe, ah definitely, not sure. The excitement in anticipation of the Sage Business Partner Awards on the 27th of April (the Sage equivalent of the Oscars!) was incredible. We never take anything for granted and just because we won the award in 2014, it didn't mean we would win again. If anything, it makes us more determined to keep winning. It keeps us on our toes. 

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Topics: Awards

5 ways to ensure efficient financial reporting

Posted by Sinead Hayes on May 11, 2016 11:20:00 AM

We'll help you beat those month end deadlines, every time!

No matter how organised you may be, producing financial reports at month end always seems to have a sense of urgency and a little panic. Will I get them done on time? Will I be able to take my holidays on the 5th of June? How confident am I of the accuracy of the figures? 

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Topics: reporting

5 of the most common budgeting pitfalls

Posted by Sinead Hayes on Apr 28, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Keeping tight control of your budgets...here are some of the pitfalls to avoid

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Topics: Budgeting

Gathering Project Time and Expenses quickly

Posted by Sinead Hayes on Mar 30, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Project Time and Expenses 

Let's say you're the Project Manager in a company and you have a team of people working away on projects. It's now the end of the month and the Financial Director is jumping down your throat looking for your teams' time & expenses. It's the same story month after month. Late entries, missing entries, illegible entries. 

What can you do to motivate your team to get moving and get their time & expenses in on time??


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Topics: Projects

Flexible Financial Reporting - 10 things to look out for

Posted by Sinead Hayes on Mar 23, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Flexible Financial Reporting 

Financial Reporting doesn't need to be static, one dimensional and unattractive. If you have the right tools, your reports can be intuitive, graphical and dynamic so that you can keep a close eye on your business performance in real time. 

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Topics: reporting

Controlling Purchasing Costs - top tips

Posted by Sinead Hayes on Mar 23, 2016 10:30:00 AM

How can we control our purchasing costs?

This is a common query that we get asked over and over again. This problem is probably more particular to medium or larger organisations, although smaller businesses can find themselves with purchasing over-spends without realising it. Many Public Sector organisations would also benefit from having purchasing controls in place.

It all comes down to that key word "control" - let's look at some of the ways that you could better control your costs.

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Topics: Purchasing

Credit Control Automation

Posted by Sinead Hayes on Mar 4, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Successful credit control automation - top secrets 
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Topics: Credit Control

Sage software compatability - check with us first

Posted by Sinead Hayes on Feb 29, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Before you buy or upgrade hardware or software, check with us first!

Productive Financial Controller in a very busy job....


ok so, in early..booting up and will get cracking on my work and try to be out of here at 5pm. Lots to do. Busy busy. Dum-de-dum. Finally, okay log in, click on my Sage icon and off we go..... hold on, it's not letting me in. What the.....?>!?!>!!> 

Slightly concerned Financial Controller....Ring Ring...hey did anybody do anything on the network yesterday evening - I can't access my Sage software? (Heart racing, panic setting in).


IT Guru...Oh yeah we upgraded PC's and laptops to the latest operating systems. We also upgraded the server.


Unhappy Financial Controller...Fantastic??!?>!?!?! did anybody check with Envisage Cloud to see if our Sage software would work after the upgrades?


Slightly concerned IT Guru... Eh no, I didn't think of it. Is there a problem??


Very angry Financial Controller...AHHHHHHHHHHH! Very Loud Scream....


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Topics: Hardware and Software Compatibility