Monthly Archives: May 2016

DH Systems Welcomes David

 

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This week we welcome our new member of staff to the team, David Nicolson. David will be taking over from Duncan’s role as our Support Analyst. David is responsible for supporting DH Systems customers with our Frontier Salvage and Frontier Dismantling software and he will also be supporting DH Systems IT infrastructure. Before David joined our team, he was a full time student and worked part time as a Sales Advisor. He is now looking forward to learning new technologies as well as learning more about DH Systems and the software we provide.

In David’s spare time he enjoys spending time with his family on days out or going for meals. He also enjoys going to watch Hibs when he gets the chance and occasionally does some fly fishing at the weekends. We have caught up with David and asked him a few questions…

What is your favourite food?

It has to be pizza (he will fit in well here) or homemade stew in the slow cooker.

What is your favourite colour?

My favourite colour has to be green for the Hibees. Did I mention we just won the Scottish Cup?

Achievements:  My greatest achievement in life would be my 2-year-old daughter Isla.

We are looking forward to having David as part of our team.

May Newsletter 2016

May Newsletter

The 2016 CARS EXPO will be held at Donnington Park Circuit, Derby on 13-14th July. Come along and visit us to see demonstrations of our products and to chat about our latest features. While you are there you can also visit the indoor exhibition, the skills lab, off-site tours and the conference sessions. Don’t forget to get your ticket for Europe’s premier event for auto recyclers and material processors!

 Get your free ticket now by visiting CARS websitewww.cars-expo.com , call 020 7633 4500 or email info@cars-expo.com

DH Systems welcomes our newest member of the team, Kelly Sinclair. Kelly will be taking care of our Accounts and Administration, her role includes dealing with incoming and outgoing payments, payroll administration, booking staff travel and she will also be assisting customers with general queries. During her time at DH Systems, Kelly is most looking forward to getting to know the team better.

Kelly has previously worked a few summers in Ibiza and has sat next to Howard Donald (of Take That fame) on a plane once!

A few questions for Kelly…

What do you like to do in your spare time? Drink gin, travel, talk myself out of going to the gym.

Pets:  No pets, although my daughter asks for this to change DAILY.

Favourite film: Hairspray (Ricky Lake version only).

We are looking forward to getting to know Kelly and having her as part of the DH team.

 

Digital marketing is rapidly growing and is set to be the future of marketing, it can help grow your business and allows you to easily connect with existing customers as well as reaching out to potential customers. We understand that keeping your social media accounts up to date or creating marketing campaigns can be difficult in your busy schedule which is why we are offering our Digital marketing services to you.

With our Digital marketing apprentice Laura on board, we can maintain your social media accounts including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+ which are all essential in a business to connect and build trust with your customers. We will post regularly with news and updates in your business. If you don’t already have social media accounts, we can set these up for you so it is completely hassle free. We can create news and email campaigns such as newsletters, which will make your customers feel more involved with your business and keep them up to date. Our Digital marketing services also include writing engaging content for your website as well as posting news stories on your behalf to interact and encourage engagement with customers.

We can measure your online marketing with Analytics to establish how effective a campaign has been or to obtain information on how customers use your website or respond to your advertising. Laura will also manage your conversions and adwords which allows you to see how effective your ads have been. Once we have gathered the information on your analytics, conversions and adwords, a report will be prepared and produced so you can see for yourself the difference Digital marketing has on your business.  Having a Digital Marketing strategy will help you get ahead of your competitors and improve your business overall, so don’t miss out, contactmarketing@dhsystems.co.uk for more information.  Some examples of our own marketing material can be found on our website in ‘Latest news’ or visit our social media pages.

At DH Systems our ebay module is an essential package that allows quick and easy export of parts straight onto ebay and when parts are sold your stock is reduced and invoices generated automatically in Frontier Dismantling. We have added some fantastic new features to our ebay module giving you a faster and easier way of creating Buy It Now or auction listings from within frontier. Our ebay module allows items to be categorized as “Shop item” &/or “Auction Item” before posting to ebay for easy understanding of what each item is.

We have included a feature which notifies you with a warning message, if necessary, prior to posting the item on ebay, for example “Title too long (>80 chars)”, this reduces the room for error when posting items. Our ebay module automatically downloads orders into the Frontier Dismantling for easy processing and can also automatically update tracking information on ebay, saving you time and effort from doing this manually.

Our ebay module has options for suggested store categories (primary and secondary) which can be manually set or suggested. It automatically suggests Titles and Descriptions for your listings as well as allowing the creation on Templates in Frontier for more refined details, vastly reducing the amount of work required to create a listing.

Our Ebay module enables “Buy It Now” and “Best Offer” prices and allows “Duration” items to be displayed. It also enables “Auto Re-List” if the item is not sold within a specific Duration. You can Auto-populate “Price” field, Auto Reject and Auto Accept values pre-populated and also upload vehicle or part images and videos directly from Frontier making the process of uploading items as fast and as easy as possible.

Contact us on 0131 334 7515 or email us info@dhsystems.co.uk to find out how our Ebay Module software can help your business.

 

Our new EZ-Route software allows you to plan and track your local deliveries. The system collects the days’ deliveries and suggest the easiest route for your deliveries. With EZ-Route, you can see how long it will take your driver to run a route and with real-time GPS tracking you can see exactly where the driver is, where his next stop is and if he is behind schedule or not.  EZ-Route pre-checks addresses to ensure your driver is going to the correct place and also allows you to alter the delivery route on the map as you wish. You can see how long the driver was at each stop and if they followed the correct route you planned. The mobile app in EZ-Route enables an electronic signature from the customer to be collected and recorded. Overall EZ-Route saves you time, money and leaves you with happier customers!

Using EZ-Route is fast and simple.

  • Link to EZ-Route is created at “Create Invoice” stage
  • Items sent to EZ-Route
  • Driver’s route auto-calculated by EZ-Route, including estimated delivery time
  • Delivery address sent to driver’s mobile phone/tablet

Here are some screenshots of EZ-Route in action

Delivery Planning

Tracking and Stats

Mobile App

For further information on why you need EZ-Route, contact us now on 0131 334 7515 or email info@dhsystems.co.uk

 

New features – coming soon! 

MyDataShark is a status screen that shows you real time information about your business, such as vehicle uplifts & movements, parts sold, invoices raised and parcels shipped. The system connects directly to your desktop system giving you up to date statistics and data. MyDataShark has been updated, allowing you to record historical data on the systems so you can measure your performance over weeks and months to compare previous data with your current data, allowing you to have simple access to all of the information you need.

With our new and improved MyDataShark you can alter the way you view the statistics depending on what you want to see, you can choose to view the information in days, weeks, months or quarters. Below are screenshots showing the step by step process on how the stats work.

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You can view the stats in day, weeks, months or quarters.

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HelloShark has been created to keep your customers informed and up to date, it is designed to update your customers on the latest information on your database such as vehicles, parts, auctions, breakers or ebay items. HelloShark collects contact details from people who have visited your website, it will then automatically generate the information from your desktop database and email it to your customers on a weekly basis. HelloShark will only need to be set up  by you once and then you don’t have to worry about a thing as we will manage all of the subscriptions, un-subscriptions and all aspects of managing the email list on your behalf from then on.

Some examples of HelloShark are below…

 Follow our HelloShark twitter for product updates @HelloShark_ or find us on Facebook

Fancy a beer?

Stewart Brewing is Edinburgh’s local, independent brewery and is one of Scotland’s most successful and reputable breweries. Whether you’re looking for bottles, casks or kegs – they have them all! If you’re looking for high quality beers and exceptional customer service then head over to their website to view their wide range of award winning products.

 www.stewartbrewing.co.uk
 @StewartBrewing

Relax and take a break.

The Makar’s Rest is a restaurant situated in Edinburgh, serving the finest Scottish food and drink. Come along for some great food or to simply try out their selection of hand picked beers and wines. Visit their website to view their delicious menu or to book a table.
  www.makars-rest.com or search for The Makars Rest on Facebook

MyDataShark – New Features!

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MyDataShark is a status screen that shows you real time information about your business, such as vehicle uplifts & movements, parts sold, invoices raised and parcels shipped. The system connects directly to your desktop system giving you up to date statistics and data. MyDataShark has been updated, allowing you to record historical data on the systems so you can measure your performance over weeks and months to compare previous data with your current data, allowing you to have simple access to all of the information you need.

With our new and improved MyDataShark you can alter the way you view the statistics depending on what you want to see, you can choose to view the information in days, weeks, months or quarters. Below are screenshots showing the step by step process on how the stats work.

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You can view the stats in day, weeks, months or quarters.

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Get to know our newest employee Kelly

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DH Systems welcomes our newest member of the team, Kelly Sinclair. Kelly will be taking care of our Accounts and Administration, her role includes dealing with incoming and outgoing payments, payroll administration, booking staff travel and she will also be assisting customers with general queries. During her time at DH Systems, Kelly is most looking forward to getting to know the team better.

Kelly has previously worked a few summers in Ibiza and has sat next to Howard Donald (of Take That fame) on a plane once!

A few questions for Kelly…

What do you like to do in your spare time? Drink gin, travel, talk myself out of going to the gym.

Pets:  No pets, although my daughter asks for this to change DAILY.

Favourite film: Hairspray (Ricky Lake version only).

We are looking forward to getting to know Kelly and having her as part of the DH team.