R Hendy & Co. Website Goes Live

We’ve been working with R Hendy & Co. Accountants over the last few months on refreshing their website. Their old website had served them well for years but they were looking for a fresher design and an online booking system for consultations in their Arklow and Enniscorthy offices.

Today we’re delighted to launch their new website which is a sleek and professional design that helps advertise their many services in a clear and concise way.

Some of the features include

  • Online bookings for 2 separate locations
  • Customer receives reminder email 24 hours before appointment
  • Customer can manage their booking (e.g. cancel, reschedule etc.)
  • System automatically manages conflicts and prevents double bookings
  • Admin can view schedule of bookings from the backend
  • Various reports and dashboards are available on the backend

See the result here

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Approved PIP Website Goes Live

Approved PIP is a website from R Hendy & Co. Accountants (Based In Arklow & Enniscorthy) focusing on the Personal Insolvency side of their business. The website is a fresh, modern & functional with an insolvency calculator incorporated on the homepage.

The website also incorporates a full booking system that handles online bookings for consultations in their Arklow & Enniscorthy offices.

Some of the features include

  • Online bookings for 2 separate locations
  • Customer receives reminder email 24 hours before appointment
  • Customer can manage their booking (e.g. cancel, reschedule etc.)
  • System automatically manages conflicts and prevents double bookings
  • Admin can view schedule of bookings from the backend
  • Various reports and dashboards are available on the backend

See the result here

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Premium Promotions Website Goes Live

Premium Promotions is a Galway based competitions website that specialises in agricultural and livestock competitions. The business existed for years on Shopify and eventually it outgrew the platform. Shopify did not allow for effective running of competitions and so the team at Premium Promotions had to do much manual work to run competitions on the platform.

They communicated their requirements to us and we created a lean mean competition running machine for them :). Some of the features include

  • Create ‘competition’ type products within WordPress
  • Competitions can have a start date, end date, max entries, min entries
  • Competitions are skill based – the entrant must answer a question correctly to partake. The system ensures this is the case
  • Each entrant is assigned a ticket number – and all entrants can be exported to excel to allow for a Facebook Live random draw
  • Payments are handled online with an online checkout
  • Various reports and dashboards are available on the backend

Essentially a lot of the manual tasks that the guys had to run on the old platform – are now automated and competitions will run a lot smoother. This is a classic example of ClearSoft making the web work for our customers.

See the result here

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Second Lockdown On The Way : Threat Or Opportunity?

Last night the Irish government announced that the country would be moving to level 5 of the ‘Plan For Living with COVID-19’ framework. This is effectively another nationwide lockdown and will come as devastating news to some people and businesses.

This is a very serious time for many Irish businesses and we understand that some will not recover and live to see a brighter day. For other businesses however, there is an opportunity to turn a perceived negative into a positive. This article will explore this.

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LEO Grant – Some Advice

Earlier this year, the Local Enterprise Office announced changes to the Online Trading Voucher Scheme that many businesses have availed of. The closing date for these applications was the end of September – it may well open again in the future so with that in mind – below is some advice to those that may look to avail of it should it be re-opened.

Understand the rules

Lets start off with the ground rules of this scheme. The Trading Online Voucher Scheme is aimed at small business with up to 10 employees to trade more online. Grants of up to €2,500 are available with 10% co-funding from the business. So essentially for €250 input from your business, you can get work completed to a value of €2750.

The grant can be used to develop a new or upgrade an existing e-commerce website, add online payments or booking systems or develop an app. You must be trading for at least 6 months prior to application to avail of this scheme and you must attend an online trading seminar with your Local Enterprise Office. Your yearly turnover must be less that €2 million.

Note: you may only draw down the grant after the work has been completed and the provider has been paid in full. This is very important to understand before applying.

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Halloween Train Experience Website Goes Live

This week saw the launch of the new Halloween Train Experience website at the Amber Springs Hotel in Gorey. This was a fun project to work on and we’re delighted to get it over the line. It’s a good example of mixing style with functionality as it is a very eye-catching design that allows the hotel manage their online bookings for this very popular Halloween kids event. Check it out below:-

See the result here

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Case Study – ToolCheck

Technologies Used

  • MVC .NET
  • MS SQL Server
  • AJAX
  • CSS3
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • Image Manipulation
  • PayPal Payments
  • Online Eventing & Alerting

Description

Toolcheck.ie is the brainchild of a Wicklow carpenter who has been the victim of tool theft in the past. He had a very simple but powerful idea for how best to combat this. The site is aimed at tradespeople who own valuable tools that are at risk of being stolen.

The central concept behind ToolCheck is to build up a comprehensive database of tools that people in the second hand market can query before purchasing. For example, let’s say Joe Soap is a carpenter and has a toolbox full of valuable tools – he can register on the site, sign up to a monthly subscription plan and then create his online toolbox by uploading serial numbers and images of his tools. Let’s say Joe’s tools are stolen after this point.

Meanwhile John Doe is in the market for a second hand drill and comes across a bargain at a local market. He can query the ToolCheck database (for free) before he buys and if the tool is found on the database – this will raise a flag. In our example, if John finds a match on Joe’s tool – Joe will be alerted and if John chooses to – he can initiate an email conversation with him. Police can also use the database to identify suspicious tools.

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ToolCheck.ie Goes Live

Today we’re delighted to launch a brand new platform to help prevent tool theft in Ireland & the UK. Toolcheck.ie is the brainchild of a Wicklow based carpenter who himself was the victim of tool theft years ago and had the idea to help combat this problem.

This is a bespoke web application that we designed and built from the ground up on behalf of the client and is a classic example of how our skills can bring your ideas to life.

Check out the website here and the case study here.

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