5 must-have mobile apps for glaziers [updated]

Posted by Colette Graimes on 18 Feb 2019 in Smart glazing technology

There are so many excellent apps on the market, both free and paid, for business and personal use. It's hard to keep up! We've collated a list of five of our must-haves and we'd love to hear yours.

 

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Top 3 tech trends for glaziers in 2019

Posted by Colette Graimes on 30 Dec 2018 in Smart glazing technology

It's the start of a new year — the perfect time to assess where your business is at and think about what your hopes are for the upcoming year, including the kind of technology you're using in your business. We've done the digging on small business tech trends for 2019 for you to consider implementing in your glazing business.

Our top three tech trends for glaziers are...

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Why should I use glass design software to draw up glass orders?

Posted by Colette Graimes on 28 Nov 2018 in Smart glazing technology

Or perhaps our title should have been ‘Why shouldn’t I be using software to draw up glass orders’ because the list of pros is so long and comprehensive and the list of cons is practically non-existent! Using software to draw up glass orders will reduce errors, save time and streamline ordering, keep you organized and calculate costs for you. Read on to find out how...

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BIG changes are coming to Smart-Toolbox – our all-in-one job management software for glaziers

Smart-Toolbox has a new look and a whole lot more happening under the hood with the latest update.

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Is your data natural disaster-proof? A guide for glaziers

Posted by Colette Graimes on 29 Aug 2018 in Smart glazing technology

A natural disaster can have a huge impact on your glazing business. It could affect your employees as well as their homes and families, damage your premises, bring business to a halt... To name a few! While there are lots of ways in which you probably disaster-proof your business already, such as having an insurance policy, your business' data may not be stored as safely as you think.

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Why every glazier needs a quality glass program in 2018

Posted by Colette Graimes on 25 Jul 2018 in Smart glazing technology

As we inch closer to the day when self-driving cars and scheduled flights to Mars are the norm, now is the time to set yourself up with a quality glass program to make sure you don't lose your competitive edge.

If implementing a glass program in your business has always been on the backburner or seemed too difficult, read on to find out why you need to move it up your priority list!

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Oh glass design software, how I adore thee

Posted by Colette Graimes on 14 Feb 2018 in Smart glazing technology

Oh glass design software,
how I adore thee.
From simple to complex,
drawing glass is stress-free.

If you're not using software
that's first in its class.
With 30 days free,
you must try Smart-Glass!

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If your glazing business isn't taking online payments yet, you should consider it

Posted by Colette Graimes on 24 Jan 2018 in Smart glazing technology

If there’s one thing all businesses can appreciate, it’s customers who pay their invoices on time! If you find collecting payments from your customers to be a drawn-out or frustrating process, consider taking payments online to make it easier for your customers to pay you on the spot. We’ve listed a couple of options in this blog post with their pros and cons for your consideration.

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What are your tech resolutions for 2018?

Posted by Colette Graimes on 13 Dec 2017 in Smart glazing technology

2017 is almost at an end and now is a great time to start reflecting on what your glazing business's goals are for the upcoming year.

The technology focus in the glass industry in 2017 has very much been on increased automation and Industry 4.0 and we don't see these trends slowing down any time soon. If you haven't thought about how to incorporate these ideas into your glazing business for 2018, it's time to start doing your research and figuring out where these new developments fit within your company.

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Investment in software is on the rise in the glass industry

Posted by Colette Graimes on 18 Oct 2017 in Smart glazing technology

Glass Magazine recently published an article called Rise in Productivity, Capital Investment for Glass Manufacturers, detailing trends in both productivity and investment since 1990. While there was naturally a noticeable drop during the recession, recovery has been strong and investment is increasingly on the rise — particularly for glass software.

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