The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2013-09-23T01:40:50Z NT App ‘ServiceM8’ FINALISTS in Australian Mobile Awards! 2013-09-23T01:40:50Z nt-app-servicem8-finalists-in-australian-mobile-awards Darwin based small business software provider ServiceM8 has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Australian Mobile Awards. The Mobie's as they are affectionately known,  celebrate creativity and innovation in the mobile industry.This is a fantastic acknowledgement of the Territory’s growing capacity to create innovative technology. Especially since ServiceM8 is up against multinational companies like Zendesk and Xero.ServiceM8 CEO Kim Ford said “We believe small business requires assistance and recognition, so it is wonderful to see small business Apps recognised.  We are very excited to have been shortlisted in these prestigious awards.   It validates our belief that software for small business is crucial and recognises the potential ServiceM8 has to assist small business."ServiceM8 is a powerful iPhone and iPad app used by businesses globally to control work from first call through to invoicing.“I would like to pay tribute to the ServiceM8 team. Their unwavering commitment to quality and innovative solutions within the ServiceM8 platform delights our small business clients on a daily basis.” he said.ServiceM8 is a finalist in two separate categories: In Field Services and Line of Business. The In Field Services category relates to applications developed in order to aid and facilitate organisations requiring mobility whilst out of the office, and Line of Business relates to applications that aid productivity.Winners of the 2013 Australian Mobile Awards will be announced at the Awards night to be held on 17 October in Sydney.For more information regarding the Mobi Awards please visithttp://mobileawards.com.au/MA2013/entry_details.asp?ID=11811&Category_ID=5428To find out more about how ServiceM8 can help make your job easier visit http://www.servicem8.com/  ServiceM8 launches iPad app for small business 2012-06-06T02:55:33Z servicem8-launches-ipad-app-for-small-business ServiceM8 is a feature-rich package of innovative technology and business framework, specifically designed to provide micro and small businesses with corporate style tools that simplify the connection between staff, customers and the processes of winning and completing work.“ServiceM8 is dedicated to helping small and micro businesses increase productivity and maximise cashflow” said Kim Ford CEO of ServiceM8. “In my 40 years of business I have never seen it harder for small business to operate than it is today. ServiceM8 combines technology, tools and process so small business can leverage their strengths in what is a competitive and regulated business environment.” ServiceM8 is an iPad™ app that also works on iphone and the web. The app helps manage the myriad of tasks, communications and documents associated with operating today's small business. The app includes innovative features designed to help cashflow like the ability to post an invoice to a street address direct from an iPad. The app makes communication and information transfer between staff and customers easy, passing relevant details about jobs and tasks in a few finger taps. These communication features reduce time and missed communications within the business. That saved time can then be deployed to productive use.The app makes extensive use of Amazon's cloud technology to relieve operators of backup and recovery tasks and uses integrated voice, camera and scanner technologies to streamline and enhance productivity.Our pricing model is tied to the number of jobs created by the business in a month, linking our success to that of our customer. We couldn't think of a better way to show our commitment to improving small business and to help further the first 20 jobs every month are free.With ServiceM8, it's in our interest not only for our customers to succeed, but to grow - and with no ongoing contracts we re-win our customers loyalty on a monthly basis.The ServiceM8 App brings simple, powerful communication and collaboration tools to all small and micro businesses — all hosted by Amazon to streamline setup, minimize maintenance, and reduce IT costs. With integrated photos, documents and messaging, staff can stay connected, work together with ease and complete the majority of tasks at the job. ServiceM8 named in ‘SMART 100’ Index 2011-06-02T03:44:52Z servicem8-named-in-smart-100-index About ServiceM8ServiceM8 (Service Mate) is a hosted application that allows you to manage all facets of a field service delivery business. It will guide you from job quoting (or job estimates) right through to invoicing and payment. You will have real-time information on what jobs are currently active, what quotes have been issued to clients, and where and when staff are at clients sites.ServiceM8 is designed to be used by everyone in your business, from each individual field staff member, to back office staff, through all levels of management. It is simple and effective, and best of all, it’s available anywhere, anytime.About the Smart 100The SMART 100 Index was created by leading business media channel Anthill Magazine in 2008 to identify and rank Australia’s 100 most innovative products, proving to be one of the largest surveys of its kind in Australia.“In true Anthillian style, the SMART 100 is an ever-evolving, ever-improving experiment,” said Anthill founder and Editor-In-Chief James Tuckerman.“It identifies and ranks new Australian innovations by applying a combination of crowdsourcing, collaboration and common-sense. We employ the judgement of ‘mavens’ and readers.“Unlike your average awards program, we don’t lock a panel of expert adjudicators in a small room. Neither do we demand a thorough analysis of each applicant’s P&L statement. We don’t even request an historical snapshot of ‘runs on the board’ or commercial achievements.“This is because innovation is future focussed. It is about identifying and solving problems in ways that will change the way we live, do business and think.”What is a ‘maven’?Academics have known about the existence of Mavens for many years, claiming they have a particular psychotype. However, it was Malcom Gladwell’s book ‘The Tipping Point’ that really brought attention to this underutilised group in society.Gladwell described Mavens as “those who are intense gatherers of information and impressions, and so are often the first to pick up on new or nascent trends”. ‘Maven’ is a Yiddish word that means, literally, “one who understands”.According to Tuckerman, “The maven’s unique talent is his or her ability to unearth and identify, from all the new products and services available in the marketplace, the innovations that are worth propagating. A maven also generally has the ability to communicate the potential of the innovation to the broader public and, therefore, plays an integral role in the mass take-up of any innovation.“These people have the ability to identify innovations that will meet an important need for the population. The hypothesis is that Mavens will provide a more predictive measure of innovation than mass consumers or, indeed, experts in the field – because they have a unique ability to identify the importance and relevance of an innovation.”What is Anthill Magazine?Anthill wasinitiallylaunched as a print magazine, in September 2003, by its current editor-in-chief James Tuckerman, who at the age of 26 quit his day job, departing a promising career in corporate PR, to pursue his own entrepreneurial journey.Since then, it has evolved into one of Australia’s leading online communities for Australian business owners, ranked among the Top 50 Business & Finance websites in Australia by Nielsen Online Ratings. It is dedicated to innovation, entrepreneurship and the commercial development of Australian ideas. Tradies app provides paperwork relief for small business 2011-05-17T23:02:05Z tradies-app-provides-paperwork-relief-for-small-business “ServiceM8 is a new approach to managing clients, staff and jobs in real-time. It [ServiceM8] is to job management what Facebook is to email” ServiceM8 CEO Kim Ford said today. “While friends on Facebook post messages about their social lives - staff using ServiceM8 post messages, photos, quotes and invoices to keep everyone in the business informed.” “ServiceM8 is cloud based and makes extensive use of the latest HTML5 web technology to deliver a rich and meaningful user experience. The solution uses Apples iPhone and iPad for remote activity and is specifically targeted at trade businesses like plumbers, electricians, locksmiths and security firms. In fact, ServiceM8 suits any small or micro business that operates “do and charge” field services.” Mr Ford said. Small business is under a lot of pressure today and needs effective solutions to improve their productivity and profitability without spending enormous amounts of time and money. Easy and quick to install, ServiceM8 offers small business a very low risk opportunity to improve their productivity, professionalism and job management practices through a feature rich job management system specifically built to assist their business. ServiceM8's pricing is structured as a simple per job fee. There are no startup fees, no monthly fees, no per user fee's - ensuring no small business is left behind - and the first 20 jobs per month are completely free. Simply go to www.servicem8.com to sign up. ServiceM8 is an Australian private company, based in Darwin, Northern Territory. ServiceM8 was founded in 2009 on a vision to develop a web 2.0 solution to streamline the internal systems and processes that small business are reinventing every day.