Microsoft has issued Windows Standard Server 2012 R2 and Windows Datacenter Server 2012 R2 to no longer be on their Mainstream Support after October 9th, 2018. We know this can be confusing, but Evosus is here to help you understand what this could mean for your business.
They say that New York City is the City That Never Sleeps, and if that’s true then Evosus Business Management Software is the New York City of software development companies. July through September was crazy busy at Evosus. Between preparing for and hosting our user conference, Evosus Engage, coding a new Evosus version with new industry integrations (watch out for v6.7 release announcement on support.evosus.com), going all out for Spirit Week, hosting our annual company party, and some office clean up at Evosus headquarters in Vancouver, WA, we’ve had our hands full. Here’s a recap of everything that went down:
Back in the early 2000s, the hearth industry was operating under legacy architecture – paper orders and manual inventory books. Operations were not running efficiently, sales and marketing were very difficult to track, and success was difficult to replicate.
Alex Soubliere, co-owner, Friendly Fires was dedicated to finding a new, innovative technology approach to growing his small hearth business in Canada. After extensive market research and trial and error, Alex realized that generic back-office, sales and marketing software solutions from major providers weren’t suited for the specialized needs of the hearth industry, were far from interoperable, weren’t user friendly, and actually caused more operational headaches for his company and its employees.
Evosus®, the leading business software solution for swimming pool, hot tub and hearth companies, today announced the launch of its new mobile service app. Evosus Mobile Service is an add-on to Evosus Enterprise, the all-in-one software for managing point of sale, inventory, marketing, service, construction and accounting for pool, spa and hearth businesses. Evosus Mobile Service answers the industry’s need for streamlined mobile app integration. Over 1,500 service technicians are actively using Mobile Service, and over 1,000 photos are uploaded per weekday on average via the app.
Chances are, once the holidays roll around and temperatures start to drop, your employees probably start to resemble the cat in this gif to the right. While space heaters are nice and staying warm is wonderful, that coziness might just cost you big time. As we at Evosus learned recently, space heaters eat up a huge amount of power and should not be plugged into an extension cord or power strip. Our always-cold-employee (isn't there one in every office?) had her space heater plugged into an extension cord, causing a short circuit that resulted in half the upstairs immediately losing power at the worst possible time. Fortunately, no one lost any vital data, but it raised an important question: what would we do if we didn't have a backup in place?
Brick and mortar retailers in the pool, spa, and hearth industries have many challenges. The rise of e-commerce and price-checking tools make it difficult for retail stores to keep prices competitive and stand out against competition without hurting the bottom line. Not only that, but finding, training, and retaining sales associates is difficult, time-consuming, and expensive. For many small retailers, keeping up with the constantly evolving retail industry can feel like a high stakes poker match or a shot in the dark.