Signtraker Business & Software Resources

27 Jun 2020

Sign Installation Experts

How does “Eligible for mileage surcharge” for Services work?

Q: How does “Eligible for mileage surcharge” work? I noticed tonight that it isn’t working the way I expected. Here is my “Order Other Service” screen, where you can see there is no charge for delivery. I want to automatically charge for trips to properties we are re-visiting to add an additional service:   A:… Continue reading How does “Eligible for mileage surcharge” for Services work?

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23 Jun 2020

Sign Installation Experts

Customize Your New Order Message

Do you find that your customers are unclear on your service terms, that their installation price included removal, their basic rental period, or other things?   You can alleviate some of these questions by including some of these details as part of the information provided to the Agent when they are placing their order: To… Continue reading Customize Your New Order Message

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22 Jun 2020

Sign Installation Experts

Error Message:”Stale Object Error:..Your work was not saved”

Q: Could you please take a look at my QuickBooks export if you have a moment? It is giving me an error message that I don’t quite understand. The error message says:   “Error updating customers – batch failed with specifics: [{“AgentId”:100512, “AgentQboId”:”11705″, “FirstName”:”Kim”, “LastName”:”D”, “Operation”:”update”, “CustomerId”:”11705″, “Error”:”Validation Exception was thrown. Details:Stale Object Error :… Continue reading Error Message:”Stale Object Error:..Your work was not saved”

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05 May 2020

Sign Installation Experts

What’s the best way to drill holes in real estate panels?

Q: We have a lot of panels that were originally intended to be used with metal stick-in-the-ground “H” style real estate sign frames. We’re converting to using the new wood textured PVC posts you supply, but now we have to drill holes in the panels in order to hang them. The problem is that when… Continue reading What’s the best way to drill holes in real estate panels?

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04 May 2020

Sign Installation Experts

Can we edit or replace installation photos after an order has been installed?

Q: Can I upload pictures to an installation order after the order has been completed? Is this possible? This came up because an installer forgot to take a picture but I wanted to complete the order same-day in the system. -Tyler   A: Tyler, yes, you can. This issue does comes up from time to… Continue reading Can we edit or replace installation photos after an order has been installed?

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11 Apr 2020

Sign Installation Experts

An agent left an office. Can I just rename the account to give the listings to someone else?

Q: Hey Guys, we have an agent with the “Jones” office named Jocelyn. She is no longer with the office but has several listings under her account. Another agent with Jones, David, wants to take over her account. Is it OK if I just change the name, email and username and cell phone number FROM… Continue reading An agent left an office. Can I just rename the account to give the listings to someone else?

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10 Apr 2020

Sign Installation Experts

I want to pay my Installers a portion of the Mileage Surcharge we collect. How do I set this up?

Q: We charge our customers a surcharge for some of the distant areas that we service. Our installers use their own vehicles. How do set up our installers to be paid a portion (75%) of what we charge?   A: This can be done easily in SignTraker, and is one of the areas where having… Continue reading I want to pay my Installers a portion of the Mileage Surcharge we collect. How do I set this up?

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01 Mar 2020

Sign Installation Experts

Calculating and Reporting Compensation for Your Installers

One of the most important aspects of operating a sign installation business is creating compensation plans that enable you to pay your installers in a manner that recognizes their experience, other non-sign installation contributions to your company (such as having management responsibilities), personal vehicles use, or the territory that they serve for your company.  … Continue reading Calculating and Reporting Compensation for Your Installers

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21 Jan 2020

Sign Installation Experts

Auto-Assignment Methods for Installers

One of the more flexible and important capabilities of SignTraker is auto-assignment of the various work tasks to your available staff– either Installers, or other general service persons. This article describes the two primary methods for automatically assigning work within your SignTraker.   First, what does each person do? Each person in your company (“Team… Continue reading Auto-Assignment Methods for Installers

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