I have been involved in the development of property for the last 30 years, both in Australia and New Zealand. For the last 16 years I have focused my work in the greater Auckland Region, specialising in Franklin. The main focus of my projects is small to medium residential subdivisions up to 32 Lots, rural lifestyle subdivision up to 26 lots. Residential refurbishments, single builds to multi lot unit complexes.
The changes within the industry in this time have been monumental, and have added significantly to the amount of time spent on administrative tasks. Consequently I have finally decided that I needed a comprehensive, end-to-end project management solution that would enable me to free up some of this unproductive time.
I have recently had Colin from Wo2Go carry out a full setup of WorkflowMax for me in order to track the progress of my next development – a seven unit site in Waiuku.
I was initially introduced to Workflowmax by Colin a year or two ago, so I was aware of the system and had been given a fairly comprehensive rundown on it. After procrastinating for a long time I finally decided that I couldn’t put things off any longer.
I was looking for a system that could manage the process from the very beginning, to the very end, and from what I have seen and learnt during this setup process, is that WorkflowMax seems to have everything I need – and more.
Colins lifetime of involvement with various aspects of the building industry has made the transition straightforward and painless. It is all very well knowing what the software can do – understanding the industry in depth is also critical if the functionality of the software is to be fully exploited.
It made it easier that Colin was able to carry out the bulk of the set up with minimum interruption to my current workload – and the automation of my processes has already started to show benefits. The fully featured, end-to-end, and fully integrated nature of WorkflowMax means that my administration time has been slashed by up to 25% or more.
And the customized nature of the report templates he has provided me means that I can now get answers to any questions I have within seconds, rather than hours – or longer!
Time is the most precious thing in life – and they make any more of it. After years of using spreadsheets and manually carrying out most processes, I am looking forward to carrying out many future projects using Workflowmax and having Wo2Go on hand to make sure all is working as it should be.
We have been using WFM for some time…but not the way we should be!! When we initially looked at WFM we felt that it could do everything we needed…from lead/quote management through to job completion (including QA)
Our initial set-up was fine, but the “actual ongoing development/implementation” of WFM has fallen well short of where we should be with the “it”
We used two “entities” to assist with the implementation of WFM – one with an IT background (a user of WFM) and the other and Accountant (with Advisor Status) recommended to us by another WFM user company .
They were/are adequate to a point. However to implement WFM effectively with businesses that are “change/progressive focussed” the Advisor needs to have (or be trained accordingly) operational experience in using WFM and have the interpersonal capabilities or relating to all employees in all roles within that business.
WFM is an Operational System that should be run/managed by Operators, not “IT/Financial Gurus”
We have now split our business into (a) Full Supply & Install and (b) Maintenance and now run two WFM packages.
We still believe that WFM provides all the required Operational Framework/Processes…although there has been an “internal reluctance” to move forward with WFM.
Out of pure desperation (after emailing your team, asking our accountant and giving our Advisor another go…with no success) we asked a business colleague whether they knew anyone. They recommended Colin.
Since Colin has been working with us (4 weeks plus) he has identified most of the areas (moving target as the internal user skills are enhanced) we need to improve, held training sessions and has developed an excellent rapport with our key operational people.
His knowledge of the “building/construction process and project management” plus his WFM experience are a powerful combination. Put his “interpersonal skills ” and “flexible thinking capability” in the mix and you have just we were looking for!!
We strongly support moving Colin to WFM Advisor Status.
Colin has run QS, installation, and project management for our signage installation requirements for a few years now. He has been very professional and easy to deal with on each project, and is not afraid of putting in the hours, or the tool belt, to ensure jobs get completed to a high standard and on time.
It’s always good when you turn up to site and see you project manager with tools in hand ensuring that everything goes well and the job gets done right in the time allowed. His attention to detail and transparency on the paperwork side gave us confidence to leave the jobs with him allowing us more time to chase the next one.
Both our staff and client feedback have always been very positive about their interactions with Colin which is integral to our business model. He is a fantastic communicator and an all-round good guy.