Unearned income — not counting your chickens, or your moneyPost by Paul Hemmings - September 2nd, 2019
“People put that money in the bank and consider it to be theirs. But it's not really. That's what unearned income, and our August update, is all about.” Paul Hemmings explains how to avoid counting your business chickens.
The importance of upskilling with your software’s updatesPost by Synergy - August 8th, 2019
“Damn I wish I’d known that earlier” — Total Synergy’s master of design, Ross King, explains why conference attendance and continued software training are so vital.
On-boarding — always learning from our new hiresPost by Katie Yates - August 8th, 2019
How do you grow to 30 staff from 10 countries, with 11 new team members this year alone? Katie Yates tells you how we manage, maintain, and continually improve our high on-boarding standards.
What ‘collaboration’ means to 12d SynergyPost by Synergy - August 1st, 2019
The word ‘collaboration’ gets thrown around so much it’s almost nauseating. Find out what it actually means to 12d Synergy, and how they’re enabling it to free their AEC customers from the shackles of the office desk.
Best practice — Focusing your marketing effortsPost by Lucy Mori - July 26th, 2019
Architect and business consultant Lucy Mori continues her best practice series with the scoop on how to focus your architectural, engineering, or construction design marketing efforts. It’s a better business gold mine with practical guidelines for getting going.
I’m on-board(ed)! — Scott Donnelly joins Team Total SynergyPost by Synergy - July 23rd, 2019
Peek inside our bright, clever, cool, super skilled, extra excellent team. Let our new senior customer success specialist, Scott Donnelly (ScoDo, as we call him), tell you what it’s like to come on board Team Total Synergy.
#SynergyTips — Multi-currency invoicingPost by Constantine Carluen - July 12th, 2019
How can Synergy’s multi-currency invoicing update make your international AEC design project invoicing easy breezy? Technical content developer, Constantine Carluen shows you how in this SynergyTips post about our April 2019 update.
How to captain change in your AEC business — eight savvy stepsPost by Synergy - July 9th, 2019
New initiatives, tech updates, project-centred work, evolving competition. It all piles up to push us and our AEC design businesses to continually change. We look at Kotter’s eight-step change management model so we can all make that fact a strength.
What ‘collaboration’ means to Drawboard/BullclipPost by Synergy - July 4th, 2019
What does ‘collaboration’ actually mean in the architectural, engineering, and construction design (AEC) industry? Drawboard’s Rowan Matz tells you not only that, but also how to do it well.
What the bleep is EVM? And why do I care? — Managing AEC project performancePost by Paul Hemmings - June 27th, 2019
Synergy’s June release gave you project performance management, which uses EVM to star-rate the health of your projects at a glance…. So what the bleep is EVM? Why should you care? And what’s with seeing these stars?
How Salt³ shook up their engineering firm with industry-specific management softwarePost by Synergy - June 24th, 2019
Shakin’ it up — Salt³ director Jo Garretty tells us how she shepherded the engineering consultancy’s expansion with AEC-specific software solutions.
Design, deliver and perform in your business with Total SynergyPost by Synergy - June 20th, 2019
Built environment design business and project management software specialist Total Synergy is heading to CIBSE Build2Perform to exhibit for its second year in November 2019.
Three most common challenges when implementing a new project management systemPost by Synergy - June 19th, 2019
Pass the paracetamol? Changing your project management system can bring on a migraine. We’re here to cure what ails you by looking at the top three things that bring the burn when implementing new software — and the cures.
Best practice — Building a multi-sector/multi-client pipeline of workPost by Lucy Mori - June 5th, 2019
In this series of guest posts by architect and business consultant Lucy Mori, she shares her valuable insights into the top things architects need to get right when setting up for success — Find out what’s second on the list...
Working better together — clarity in the cloudPost by Synergy - June 3rd, 2019
Ever looked at your over-stuffed email inbox and thought, “372 unread emails? Yessssss!”… Nope, neither have we. That’s why we’re reminding ourselves why cloud collaboration means working better together, clearer communication, improved bottom line, and less eye-rolling at emails.
Using your project portal to put out for tender — so easy you don’t even need to stretch up!Post by Paul Hemmings - May 27th, 2019
Don’t emails annoy you? Seriously, don’t they? Emails are a terrible way to work together. Portals are the way forward, folks. Collaboration without collusion. Paul Hemmings shows you how much time, money, and sanity can be saved with Synergy’s update.
The cost of opportunity — working out how much you actually pay for softwarePost by Synergy - May 22nd, 2019
In a dizzying new day of licences and hardware-free software, what do you actually get for your software fees? And how much is it, really? Synergy’s founder and CEO Scott Osborne walks us through working out what we’re spending.
Best practice — Allocate time to manage your business as well as your projectsPost by Lucy Mori - May 13th, 2019
In this series of guest posts by architect and business consultant Lucy Mori, she shares her valuable insights into the top things architects need to get right when setting up for success — Get the scoop on the first of them...
Hard benefits of software for AEC project managementPost by Synergy - May 8th, 2019
What are the advantages of a project management software solution for architects, engineers and built environment design businesses? If that question makes you shudder, it’s alright. We’ve got you.
Invoices without borders — the benefit of Synergy’s multi-currency invoicing updatePost by Paul Hemmings - May 6th, 2019
As an architecture, engineering, or construction design practice with an office that works in a particular currency, what happens when you have to invoice in other countries, where the invoicing is in a different currency? Paul Hemmings explains the benefit of Synergy’s multi-currency invoicing update.
Punching the clock: the cost of time in an AEC design business
More time to grow — how HBL Associates use Synergy to stay nimble
How Salt³ shook up their engineering firm with industry-specific management software
Best practice — Allocate time to manage your business as well as your projects
The value of cross discipline collaboration for structural engineers and the tools to do it
The cost of opportunity — working out how much you actually pay for software
Best practice — Building a multi-sector/multi-client pipeline of work
Constructing a technology strategy
Transmittals simplified — your future of project information management
Interview — Brett Lucchesi – Cenit Structural Engineers
How to captain change in your AEC business — eight savvy steps
Best practice — Focusing your marketing efforts
Gettin’ digi with it — the unforeseen advantages of MTD for your business
Margins — architecture and profit
Hitting the right note — recording time expenditure in Synergy just got easier
Pure cloud vs fake cloud
Head in the clouds, feet on the ground — Microsoft Office embraces the future
Synergy2019 — our national conference returns
Technology solves architecture practice challenges for Bespoke Architects
Why is Wingman a man?
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