MeasureSquare wouldn't be what it
is without our users. All the little enhancements we
make and all the ways we push ourselves to stay ahead of
the industry curve would be moot if we were directing it
at a vacuum. From a family business passed down through
the generations to a new venture started by a flooring
newcomer, our user community is so varied and we want to
showcase some of their stories with our
Spotlight on MeasureSquare series.
This month we're thrilled to introduce Robert Tipping, founder of Checkmeasures. We speak to him about how the software fits into his day-to-day business operations and he offers advice on anyone who might be getting cold feet about committing their resources and traditional approaches to flooring takeoff programs.
Stop, collaborate, and listen. Out of context, it's an excellent mantra for the latest addition to our community-building efforts.
For most of our company history we've dedicated our time to honing the technology behind the software you know today. Our focus moving forward is to bolster something we have plenty of, but haven't tapped into in a big way: our user community!
"Tips and tricks"? "Industry insights"? "Community-building"?
We know--that's a lot of ground to cover when we're one post deep on this latest endeavor, but luckily we're looking at more than one post to get to where we're hoping to go.
Regardless of whether you've been familiar with us since our "Floor Covering Soft" days or are still considering implementing technology into your existing business, the fact remains that--outside of select trade magazines and websites--there's a wealth of untapped knowledge in the flooring industry. Formal trainings with technical staff, consulting with colleagues, honing your craft through practice: it's valuable time spent, but so much of that learning goes undocumented. What does measure estimating software have to do with closing sales? Where do you even begin with implementing a software when all you've ever known is a tape measure and pen? Sure, you can make a call and get your answers and for many that's the easiest way, but we want to put it all on record.
We're bridging that gap and we want you to join us. As we grow our blog, we want it to be an informational hub for not only all things MeasureSquare, but also the industry at large:
- Educational series: from utilizing a CRM system to choosing the right estimating software, we'll dissect the important questions so you won't have to, and showcase the information you need in easily-digestible articles.
- Tips & tricks: we know software learning curves can be daunting--to ease that transition (and even if you're an experienced user), we'll be demonstrating how to navigate the more advanced aspects of our software so you know that you're using it to its full potential.
- Question Tuesdays, interviews, etc.: what's the point in maintaining a blog without an audience? We're looking forward to a future of weekly Q&A sessions, feature interviews with members of our team and other professionals in the field, and engaging your expertise.
Bookmark this page, scribble it down on a Post-it, tell your friends. Welcome to the MeasureSquare blog; we're glad to have you with us.