Beating the summer holiday blues

So summer is finally here! Well, at least on a very temporary basis… It’s never clear how long the sun will peak out from behind the clouds, but what we do know is that during the summer months in the UK, we all love to book a week’s break to escape the hubbub and rush of working life.

When it comes to work life, businesses still need to carry on. Whether you are a one man band or a large blue chip company, before, during and after a holiday you need to make sure you have all bases covered, and magic5 have the solutions for you right here.

First of all, what bases need covering?

As a sole trader, chances are that the time you take away from work will incur double costs; the costs of your break as well as the deficit of not working for a week. Making sure your customers have received completed job sheets and invoices as early as possible is vital in ensuring faster, smoother payments.

If you’re an SME, you’ll need to ensure you can access your work anywhere in the world, on any device, and at any time. If you can’t check your emails and monitor job progress, how do you know whether things are going smoothly?

Within a large business, there may be a number of individuals who carry out similar job roles – if you know you have certain jobs that need completing, how are you going to make sure the jobs are going to get done on time and effectively?

Along with a shedload of other niggly drawbacks during the busiest holiday season such as paperwork that’s MIA, lower staffing levels, and fluctuating admin, it can end up that keeping track of everyone everywhere doing everything can become slightly overwhelming and complicated.

This is where magic5 can step in to save the day!

Automatic sending-off of job sheets and invoices means that your customers receive the necessary information before you’ve even left site, so you don’t need to worry about squeezing in those administration tasks before rush hour traffic the day you’re jetting off.

magic5 is accessible anywhere in the world, at any time – all you need is an internet connection. Whether you’ve popped in to an internet café in Bali for 15 minutes, or you’re escaping the midday sun in Brazil for an hour, all of your data is already up to date before you log in, meaning you don’t need to spend valuable tanning time waiting to receive updates. By setting a dashboard as your magic5 portal homepage, you don’t even need to go in to individual jobs to see whether the rest of your team are on target and doing well back at home.

And if, as with so many SMEs, you are part of that team, your out-of-office message doesn’t stop the work piling up as your customer awaits completion of their job.  With magic5, you can reassign your partially-completed job to another member of the team and receive email alerts to reassure you that all is going well.  And when they go on holiday, you can receive their job in return or allocate it to another member of the team.

To find out more about how magic5 can banish the holiday blues and help you really relax during your time off, email us via or give us a ring on 0117 971 2050.

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