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Extent Heritage manages multiple offices and distributed field teams with Synergy software

Post by Synergy - August 6th, 2020

“With all that fieldwork, you have a lot of detail to manage,” says Extent Heritage’s Joanne Craig, “A lot of documentation, across a lot of projects, and different disciplines… our staff just want to be in the field not tied down doing project management admin or timesheets.”

The most valuable thing you and your built environment design staff can do

Post by Paul Hemmings - July 27th, 2020

The July 2020 timesheet admin release may not seem huge, but its dollar value to your built environment design business actually is. Forget the size, as it were, and consider the weight.

Steering your starship — the power in business intelligence (BI) for built environment practices

Post by Paul Hemmings - June 29th, 2020

If you think of yourself as the captain of the ship that is your built environment business — in fact, if you’re anywhere near the helm — a business intelligence system gives you the dashboards you need to steer the craft.

Best practice — Understanding your clients and their needs

Post by Lucy Mori - June 10th, 2020

Architect and business consultant Lucy Mori explains how to gain an understanding of the concerns of your prospective built environment design clients, and demonstrate how your work can solve their specific problem.

Create a culture of togetherness from a distance — Synergy’s all new SharePoint integration

Post by Paul Hemmings - June 3rd, 2020

Our SharePoint integration makes it easier to collaborate when you’re not together. We don't want to replace SharePoint (SharePoint is great) — we want to make SharePoint easier to use in the way we think is AEC industry best practice.

Industry software vendors pull together to aid remote working for built environment designers

Post by Synergy - June 1st, 2020

Total Synergy has announced an integration between its cloud software, Synergy, and Microsoft SharePoint. Its aim is to improve remote and work-from-home conditions for architectural, engineering, and construction design (AEC) companies with a unique cloud-to-cloud document control solution.

Data dominance — the importance of integrated practice management

Post by Mark Hughes - May 15th, 2020

As ever, data is top of the docket for your business best. In this guest blog, S2RANALYTICS dishes up some tech advice for your architecture, engineering, or construction design (AEC) practice that is both timeless, and timely. No small feat.

Synergy’s bouncing baby bot — a helpful bundle of joy

Post by Scott Donnelly - May 11th, 2020

We've deployed a piece of artificial intelligence that helps customers resolve their queries without having to speak to us or await a response. Our bouncing baby help bot! Read how this beauty was born to get you back to work quicker.

Business as unusual — How A. J. Pericleous is coping mid-COVID

Post by Synergy - May 7th, 2020

Find out how a built environment consultancy, involved in most of the high-rise and commercial residential projects currently being carried out in Cyprus, is coping with COVID and keeping their cool.

Blue skies and green arrows on the resourcing map — the April 2020 Synergy update

Post by Paul Hemmings - April 27th, 2020

“Just when you thought the Synergy ‘resourcing journey’ couldn’t get any more picturesque, the April 2020 release has popped into view” — let Paul Hemmings show you how beautiful it is to get granular with resource planning.

WFH? WTF? — How Team TS is rolling, working from home — 3. Our customers during COVID-19

Post by Synergy - April 24th, 2020

What’s happening for you, our customers, now that we’re all in full-force, work-from-home (WFH), crisis-normal mode? We talk to customer success stars Carla Papadimatos and Scott Donnelly to hear what’s goin’ down.

Forecasting and capacity planning — What AEC businesses need to do right now

Post by Synergy - April 7th, 2020

We want to talk you through whatever we know, and give you whatever we have, to help you look after your AEC business right now (at a distance, of course). Because we’re using this advice too.

WFH? WTF? — How Team TS is rolling, working from home — 2. Preparation, planning and communication

Post by Jamie Millar - March 31st, 2020

We’re a small-to-medium software business with around 40 staff. They’re all now working from home. If this is a new way of working for your business, hopefully there’s something useful to learn from our story.

Meet our #TeamTotalSynergy WFH colleagues

Post by Synergy - March 27th, 2020

The dichotomy of these covid-colored times seems to be that, with social isolation, we need contact with each other more than ever. Come into the (non)hand-holding circle of Team Total Synergy and meet our WFH colleagues.

WFH? WTF? — How Team TS is rolling, working from home — 1. People and culture 

Post by Synergy - March 23rd, 2020

Right now, we need to enable work from home practices for the health of our communities and ourselves. We need to stay globally connected without being together. Socialized isolation. At Team Total Synergy we want to tell you the story of how our people are dealing with working from home (WFH) starting with a conversation with our head of people and culture, Clare Thompson.

How moving to the cloud kept Contour Consulting Engineers focused on their foundations

Post by Synergy - March 12th, 2020

Finance manager, Crystal, says the visibility on the performance of task, stage, and project levels of work is probably the area of most impressive improvement for Contour Consulting Engineers. Read how they used Synergy to achieve that improvement.

You can’t win ‘em all, but you can plan to be a (built environment) winner — the February 2020 Synergy update 

Post by Paul Hemmings - March 11th, 2020

There are two major updates in our February release that answer requests and wish-list items from our (always right-minded) customers. You won’t want to miss out on these winning scores for your AEC business.

The four keys to built environment business development — #1: Data

Post by Karen Willey - February 5th, 2020

What is ‘business development’ for a built environment practice? How do you do it? Karen Willey starts off Always Thinking’s guest blog series with the first part of the answer to both questions.

Your AEC business’s greatest resource and how to use it — the January 2020 Synergy update

Post by Paul Hemmings - January 30th, 2020

How do you know what the most valuable resource in your business is? Total Synergy’s Paul Hemmings tell you what it is here. How do you work out how to leverage it? Synergy’s January release answers that. Read on!

Best practice — Change management for cloud software adoption — Sustaining change

Post by Claudia Piscitelli - January 16th, 2020

“Getting to that ideal future ultimately relies on making change stick in the long term” — Claudia Piscitelli tells you how to do that with your business in the third and final part of our ‘Change management for cloud software adoption’ series.

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