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    7 Energy-Saving Apps for Business Owners

    Global competitive prices for energy have been increasing over the last few years. This has taken a huge bite out of the pockets of small businesses. According to an Energy Consumption poll conducted by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB):Energy costs constitute one of the top three expenses for 35% of small businesses.Operating vehicles consume the most energy in 38% of small companies.One-third of small firms consider heating and/ or cooling as major energy expenses.Operat...  Read More...

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    Business Owners: 10 Things To Check Off The List Before Year End

    A lot happens in a year for any business. Usually, most people begin with plans and a check-list of tasks that they should accomplish within the 12-month timeline. However, it is not always that a company will meet all these expectations within their deadlines.   Read More...

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    Using GoCodes to track equipment service tasks using Google Docs

    Lots of customers ask how they can use GoCodes to track common recurring tasks that require a checklist or some other task specific documentation. Sometimes the best way to accomplish this goal is to create a separate document that's linked to your asset in GoCodes. This article shows you how.  Read More...

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    Record Emergency Equipment Safety Checks Using Applications, Barcodes and Cloud Software

    Public health and safety are dependent on quick and efficient emergency response systems. Rescue, fire services, police and medical response teams need to have an organized system for emergency response. Emergency equipment are the key focus areas during emergencies that make all the difference between life and death.   Read More...

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    How To Prepare and Execute a Year End Inventory Check

    A year end inventory check is a hassle for some people but with a little knowledge and planning along with inventory management software, it is easier to get done faster and with more accurate results. Here are some helpful ideas on making it work out easier for everyone.Find Your Current StatusFigure out what you think is your current inventory status, such as what you believe to be in stock, so you can easily compare it to what the accurate count is after inventory is done.Get ReadyPreparing f...  Read More...

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    Using GoCodes to Calculate Fixed-Asset Deprecation

    This article discusses the most common ways that small and medium sized organizations use deprecation with fixed-assets such as computers, tools, equipment, furniture etc. Depreciation can become very complex and we refer readers to their government’s policy and guidelines. For the US IRS, this is covered in publication 946 here. What is deprecationDepreciation is an accounting convention that attempts to reflect the way the value of an asset declines over time through normal use.   Read More...

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    Why Use Barcodes to Track Assets and Inventory

    Small businesses grow, and that’s a bigger challenge for them in comparison with already established big firms. Big companies can handle growth with already in-place processes and systems that can handle the strain. Small companies, however, not only feel the challenge of growing profits and revenue growth, they get stuck with the problem of how to manage these changes in future.The answer is, of course, a devoted inventory management software system with a barcode tracking mechanism, and there ...  Read More...

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    How to complete an asset inventory check using an iPhone and QR codes

    This article will show you how you can use GoCodes to quickly complete a periodic inventory check of your assets using the iPhone mobile app and cloud-based software.The goal is to make it as easy and fast as possible to confirm the presence of a set of assets by scanning the GoCodes label with the iPhone app.Here’s a summary of the 5 steps required:Setup a custom field to track the inventory check informationScan assets with your iPhone in multi-mode to collect inventory audit informationUpdate...  Read More...

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    New Scanning Features Plus Intro to Barcode Standards and Applications

    We are delighted to unveil new features in both the iPhone and Android mobile apps. Now you can use GoCodes with existing bar code labels!Our latest release provides the following enhancements that will allow you to:Use the iPhone & Android apps to scan any common bar codeEnjoy performance improvements that allow you to quickly update multiple items at onceReceive enhanced warnings and notifications when working with multiple assetsView larger asset imagesBenefit from additional usability en...  Read More...

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    SOLD! Using QR Codes to Track Realtor For Sale Signs

    Real estate signs are important to the industry. They let people know a home is on the market, which can drive inquiries. However, they can also be used to provide alternate information in a few very clever ways.   Read More...

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    5 Benefits to Managing Your Fleet of Vehicles with GPS Tracking

    If you own a fleet of vehicles, whether for making deliveries or hauling goods cross-country, GPS tracking can save you time and money. Here are five of the biggest and best benefits associated with utilizing GPS tracking in your fleet management practices.#1 – You’ll Save Money on FuelThere are two things that lead to excessive fuel consumption – driving too fast and taking too many detours. GPS tracking can help you alleviate both.   Read More...

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    What Is the Internet of Things (IoT) and Why Should I Care?

    The “Internet of Things”, which is commonly abbreviated to IoT, is a notion or concept that all everyday objects are connected via a network so they can send and receive data. You should care about the IoT because it has the potential to change not only how you work, but also how you live your life on a day-to-day basis.The Concept Those who are responsible for helping to develop the Internet of Things often have a vision that they can simply put a button on nearly anything that will allow it to...  Read More...

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    The Best Marketing Hacks for Business Growth in 2017

    The growth of your company relies quite a bit on two very important things – technology and marketing. Oftentimes, the two go hand in hand. Here, you can learn about some of the best marketing hacks to help you grow your business through 2017 and beyond.#1 – Marketing Automation Marketing takes up a huge chunk of just about every company’s time and money, but in 2017, you’ll find plenty of automation tools to make things simpler.   Read More...

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    7 Most Boring Business Gift Ideas to Avoid This Season

    Whether you’re an employee who is considering a gift idea for your boss, or you’re the boss trying to decide what to give your employees, there are some ideas that are very, very good – and others that are just plain boring. Here are seven of the absolute worst, most boring gifts to give in either case.#1 – CandlesCandles seem like the one gift that people give when they absolutely can’t think of anything else. Although there is certainly a time and a place for a scented candle, the office isn’t...  Read More...

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    Hotels and Resorts Roll Out Great Customer Service Using QR Codes and Smartphones

    A hotel or resort should feel like a luxurious home away from home, and part of providing visitors with that experience involves giving them the best possible customer service. There are many tips for hospitality, but some of them involve the technology you use. Here are some ways that hotels and resorts have used QR codes to improve their customer service.#1 – Lists of Attractions and Amenities One of the best ways in which hotels and resorts are making use of QR codes to provide the best ...  Read More...

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    Get Ready for Year-End Inventory Audits

    No matter which industry or niche in which you work, year-end inventory audits are never fun. Nonetheless, they’re necessary for several reasons. If you want to make your audit simpler, make sure you do some planning in advance.   Read More...

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    QR Codes for Businesses – Hype Gives Way to Reality

    QR codes first surfaced some time ago as a way for companies to market to their target demographics. While marketing doesn’t always provide the best results, there are other uses for QR codes that businesses are finding much, much more feasible.The QR Codes of OldThe QR code itself was originally developed by a subsidiary of Toyota after the automobile manufacturer discovered that their traditional barcode system was simply running out of capacity. Since then, QR codes have been in use by compan...  Read More...

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    Year-End Inventory Checks Reduce Lost and Stolen Equipment

    When it comes to running a business, keeping up with inventory is very important. After all, replacing equipment that has been lost, stolen, or even improperly maintained can reduce your revenue significantly. Year-end inventory checks are a great way to reduce these costs as long as you follow a few simple steps.Things You Should Count As the end of the year starts drawing near, it’s time to think about what you need to count when you start your year-end inventory process.   Read More...

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    Tips & Tricks: Customizing the Asset View Screen

    No two companies or organizations are the same and while we initially setup your GoCodes’ service to work in the most common configuration, sometimes you need to customize the software to meet your exact requirements to increase efficiency.One of the simplest and most effective ways to do this, is to change the Asset Data Fields which are shown on the Asset Summary screen.Did you know that you can choose to see any of your asset data on this screen, customize the order, filter the list and chang...  Read More...

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    Eliminating Ghost Assets – Who You Gonna Call?

    A “ghost asset” is essentially an asset that appears in your general ledger, but it cannot be accounted for because it is missing or unusable. There are many ways in which something can become a ghost asset, but the good news is that you can prevent this from happening in a few simple ways.Why Ghost Assets are Bad for Business Ghost assets can make running a business difficult – and more expensive – for many different reasons.Higher insurance premiums – If...  Read More...