Skip Manager :: Features
Manage Your Skips BetterAre you losing business because all your skips are hired out? Now you can manage your skips much more efficiently and increase your business income. A simple press of a button, shows the number of days skips have been hired out and help identify skips that may be ready for collection where customers simply have not phoned to arrange collection.
Environment Agency Waste ReturnsCreate your statutory Environment Agenct Waste Returns reports with simple few clicks of a mouse button. The system will even fill in your returns spreadsheet for you.
Cut Your Fuel BillsWith the prices of petrol & diesel continually going up these days, fuel is becoming a bigger than ever business expense. When you drop a skip at a customer, the system highlights skips nearest to the drop off point that are or may be ready for collection and thus help reduce your lorry trips, mileage & fuel consumption.
Cut Down Wasted Staff TimeDrivers get to their destination quickly because the map page and grid reference of destinations are automatically printed on delivery notes and collection tickets. Now, with Skip Manager they no longer have to waste time looking up the address in the tiny print A-Z index in the back!
Better InformationWhen taking bookings, staff know exactly how many skips (all sizes) are in the yard, out on the road, out off the road at any one time.
Easy Skip ExchangeExchanging skips has never been easier. What is more, a single press of a button prints both the delivery note for the skip going out and the collection note for the one coming back.
Get More from Your StaffNo other Program helps you to get more out of your staff, improve your business turnover AND reduce your costs at the same time. When staff take bookings, system shows them skips hired out that are closest to the drop off point and the number of days they have been out. For the first time they now have the opportunity to identify customers who may not have phoned in collections. A quick simple phone call by staff means reduced separate lorry journeys for collections AND more skips in the yard for new customers!
Manage Account and Non-account Domestic CustomersClick of a button shows all orders that have not yet been paid for. Know exactly how much a credit account customer owes at any one time.
InvoicingGenerate and print a single Invoice per client for all skips hired out over a period (say a week or a month) for all credit account customers.
Credit ControlAccount customer credit limits help minimise your financial risk and improve your company finance with better credit control and management.
Link to Sage AccountsTransfer all billing information to Sage Accounts electronically - no need for painstaking re-entry of every detail. Saves time VAT returns - majority if not all sales are recorded automatically.
Multiple UsersIdeal for the larger operation where multiple computer workstations are required to handle the larger workload.
Multiple CompaniesDo you operate more than one skip hire business either within your main business or as separate entities then you can manage them better with Skip Hire Manager.
Multiple PrintersDelivery notes, collection tickets and credit account customer invoices can all be assigned different printers to take advantage of dedicated stationary for each job.
Miscellaneous Items PricesFacility for adding charges for special items dumped in skips, like tyres, etc.
Prevent Your Skips from Going MissingWould you know if any of your skips went missing? Number your skips and you can keep track of each and every one. Know exactly where it is at any one time.
Delivery & Collection LorriesFor bigger yards with many lorries, you can assign lorries and drivers to each delivery and collection for tracking and better information and for situations where salary is calculated on productivity.
Helps you Avoid Under PricingDon't loose out by pricing far away jobs at the same rate as ones close to the yard. Use the system to find out how far the drop off point is before you quote a price to your customers.
Regular ContractsEnter details of an order and how often it is to be repeated. The system will then automatically generate delivery notes at the designated date. You can specify this to be any number of days in advance of delivery date to help you plan your deliveries and to help manage skip availability. These orders can also be exchanges where one skip is swapped for another and like the delivery notes, collection notes are also generated automatically.
Billing & Delivery AddressesSeparate billing and delivery address details catered for.
Professional, Enhanced PrintoutsStaff typing not quite what you would like it to be? Do printed addresses look unprofessional e.g. 3 the crescent, doncaster road, rotherham, s65 1nl. These can be transformed automatically into 3 THE CRESCENT, DONCASTER ROAD, ROTHERHAM, S65 1NL or better still into 3 The Crescent, Doncaster Road, ROTHERHAM, S65 1NL.
Be the ProfessionalImprove your company image with computer printed, professional looking delivery notes and collection tickets.
Improved Money CollectionSkip not yet paid for? Delivery ticket automatically tells the driver that the skip has not been paid for and money is due on delivery.
Shine in Customer Eyes with Better Customer ServiceYou know how customers are impressed when they are remembered and you are able to recall their details quickly. When customers who have previously ordered a skip and don't know what size it was but want the same? Well, you can find them quickly & easily and duplicate their last order with a click of the button. Locate existing customers & their orders very quickly from name, address, phone number, post code etc.
Secure Facility to Cancel Skip OrdersIf a customer cancels an order after its been entered into the system, then a password protected option allows only authorised staff to cancel and remove the order from the system.
Bookings DiaryView all deliveries and pending collections including repeat / recurring orders on a diary system with full booking details and extensive search facility.
Revised Diary - Skips Out / Awaiting CollectionYet another feature designed to help you get those skips back into the yard to further help earn their keep.
Easier & Much Friendlier OperationYou can enter as much or as little information for the bookings. But remember, the more you enter the more you get out in the way of a more efficient, productive and profitable business.
Speedier OperationAs skips are delivered continually to similar locations, system help you to enter town, villages and areas with fewer key presses.
Less TypingPacked full of features to minimise the number of key presses to enter and print orders.
Easy Customer ManagementWhen existing customers order skips and inform you of their new contact details, a simple tick in the order screen automatically updates the customer details - no need for duplicate data entry!
Faster Date EntryEntering dates like 12/07/2006 requires 10 key presses. Skip Manager allows you to enter dates using a single key press; backed up with a full calendar lookup.
Batch Data ProcessingSpeed up data entry for tickets from returning drivers with batch processing. Process multiple tickets with the same efforts as a single ticket.
Unlimited SkipsThere is no practical limit on the number of different sizes or number of skips of a given size.
Skips OverviewA quick overview of all skips hired out, with the ones out the longest at the very top, spurs the staff to get those skips back in to the yard for re-hiring and improved business.
Data BackupIntegrated backup system for your valuable business data means that your data is secure in an off-site server. The data is backed up using the Internet connection to a remote server. Remember if anything happens to your system (e.g. computer system failure, fire or theft etc..), it can be replaced but not your data - unless you have a good recent backup!
Blank StationaryCompatible blank stationary available for printing your delivery tickets & collection notes. You can either customise your own printouts or ask our reports section to produce them to your design.
Company DetailsSimply enter your full company details and the system will print delivery notes and collection tickets ready customised to your business.
Computer HardwareOld or no computer system? We can provide a complete packaged bundle to suite your needs. No big upfront outlay - read more.
Technical SupportFull technical backup provided to suit your needs: post, e-mail, telephone and remote access where one of our technical staff can log onto your computer and help solve any problems online or to show you how to perform particular tasks.
TrainingBoth on site and remote on-line training available where one of our consultants can log on to your computer system and talk you through various tasks.
PriceClick here to view pricing information.
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