Text messaging is ever more used by companies to remind or alert people and organise activities quickly. It is more effective and faster than email.
The reason for this price reduction is the multi-million volumes now purchased by the AXLR8’s “buying club” of clients. Also, to a lesser extent, we reduced administration with small price rises for buyers of lower volumes that cause proportionately more admin. Prices now start at under 2p/unit for our very high volume clients. Very low volume clients buying 1000 occasionally for example pay more than four times the cost per unit but have a low entry point and “pay as you go” preference.
Most commonly, staffing agencies or businesses that need to alert clients or others to events buy, 10k units as “stock” for their AXLR8 Text Tank. The price for 10k texts if you are a buying club subscriber is £294 plus VAT from 1st December 2019 (instead of £323 plus VAT till end November 2019). Partly this is achieved by reducing admin costs. The minimum order quantity (MOQ) is 10k for these prices. This has a couple of implications. First, you are less likely to run out and secondly, we suggest you change your low units alert levels to 3000 and 1000 minimum reminder level so you have enough time to order a top up. You can log in to https://sms.axlr8.com to change these parameters and see the level of texts in your tank as well as many other facilities.
Hopefully , you will join other clients who are using AXLR8 apps for iPhones and Android devices so that AXLR8 Chat to reduce messaging conversation costs further.
Tactical instructions for mobile workers
Tracked assets moved to unexpected locations (usually outside geofence)
Security alerts for night guarding
Stock replenishment in FMCG, warehouses or medical supplies
Informing BSL translators of work opportuities
Power cut alert as UPS kicks in
Refrigerated goods below a pre-set temperature
Alerting staff to new work shifts you need to fill
Following up with several fast growing Film Sales Agents around the world who showed interest in the AXLR8 Film Rights system. Many will be able to replace their present disparate systems including CRM, mailing, Film Rights and many spreadsheets with one comprehensive AXLR8 Film Sales system.
Looking forward to speaking with you soon and hope everyone ‘s trip went well.
We recently launched a new set of functions for building dashboards.
The functionality is being provided to beta clients and some new clients now. It will soon become widespread.
AXLR8 Dashboards will address two key UI issues we have been working through in the last four years.
The CEO and Cx suite (board, VPs, etc.) will want different dashbards to the functional dashboards we have as standard in the project. A staff booker will log in to an overview of campaigns and a sales person may log in to their active deals. Howver, a CEO or COO may need a couple of graphs and two buttons to take them to some areas of P&L detail or other KPIs for the business such as client feedback scores. Previously, we have built these as custom developments and they have been expensive and mostly only applicable to one specific customer. Now AXLR8 can quickly model and deploy different dashboards for different directors/executive officers.
These are the dashboards that would be used by specific staff and managers to achieve their job objectives on a daily basis. For example a warehouse manager may need to know tools availability and testing schedules for the purposes of kitting out vans during each week with safe, servicable tools. A talent manager may wish to see how many applicants came in over night and how the talent pool stands including whose SIA licence paperwork or work visas are coming up for renewal.
We will follow up with an article with some Use Cases in different industries.
The AXLR8 Film Rights Distribution system is aimed at film sales agents world wide.
It will be soft launched at the European Film Festival 2019 in Berlin (Feb 6-12th, 2019). Then it will be officially launched in Cannes during the Film festival there in May 2019.
Revenue and sales forecasting
Creation of a DM (Deal Manifest) short form distribution agreement
Creates and archives this and the LFA (long form agreement) with standard IFTA agreements or your own documentation
Sales order processing and payments accounting
Collections emails automatically chase debts using AXLR8 Debt Chaser
Full reporting of “Avails”: Films available in different territories
Records film titles distributor agreements for specific territories and prints out fully bespoke agreements including MG (minimum guarantee), expiry of distribution, etc.)
Records when film titles distribution rights will end for your reseller and hence when a film distributorship is up for renewal.
Reminders of film distribution review dates and expiry
Allows interfaces with your website
Newsletter broadcasts to clients and others
Sales and marketing tools
many more features
The system requires no server or other systems investment. That is because it is hosted, managed and backed up on AXLR8Cloud. It is offered to clients as a subscription service (SaaS). So you just need a browser on your PC Mac, Tablet, iPad or smart phone.
Please contact AXLR8 if this is of interest and you would like a demonstration.
Those in staffing will find it useful as there are some pointers about adding the Opt Ins to your staff contracts. It seems reasonable to ask staff to read email in order to see what what work is coming up, confirming/ changing shifts and so on. More is available on our specialist staffing website at http://staffing.axlr8.com.
For example, we will be covering data retention periods and especially applicant data and data about terminated staff (with and without payment history.
AXLR8 are creating special new SAR 30/60/90 Information Request Types. More details are on the way to government users of our FOI systems.
AXLR8 Trigaware: which automates alerts and messages for end of funding period and other actions.
AXLR8 Exchange Vault: which automatically stores proposal and client email traffic in the correct places by using the client email address and, if relevant, to a quote or proposal, using the funding opportunity (also called “finance requirement” or “funding requirement”) reference in the email subject line. This is an invaluable tool for both client service and relationship building as well as compliance audit transparency. All the email correspondence for contacts from funders, suppliers, clients and others may be found in their file and likewise, all the correspondence for a quote or funding proposal may be found quickly with that funding requirement’s record.
AXLR8 Mailing Manager: this includes AXLR8 Newsletter Builder which is an effective tool for new business sales as well as keeping clients informed of news and developments at your company. It also has extensive mail merge capability so that it can produce contracts for clients or employees and many other forms of correspondence. In more advanced forms, the AXLR8 Mailmerge system can merge context specific information into one or more funding proposals documents including:
Equipment Supplier Details
client bank, accountant, and other details from KYC and profiling (e.g. length of time at residence and home ownership and unlimited other profiling information).
Background information and funding business case.
Financial parameters such as equipment costs, advances and all the other data required for any funder’s decision.
AXLR8 Report Builder: This allows the creation of reports on the fly and the creation of ad hoc operational data queries. These may be combined and the data can be exported to other systems & tools. Thus, the requirements for compliance reporting (e.g. Gabriel reporting) or funder reports, supplier reports, sales commission calculations are all avaialbe with a few clicks.
…..and many other AXLR8 modules. The system parameters, vocabulary, labels, statuses, profiles and menus can be updated by the your superuser without expensive programmer intervention.
AXLR8 have also been working with Cassiopae UK behind the scenes to integrate Cassiopae’s market leading Freehand quotation software in to our AXLR8 proposal management system for Commercial Asset Finance Intermediaries.
Is it compatible with my system and do I need to ugrade? It is based on the AXLR8 CRM (Dragon release and above. Those clients still using the previous version on Cobra releases have been contacted about options, dates and plans for upgrading.
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