“Before Synergist, we used several different systems. None of their elements talked to each other. We needed far greater capture of everything that is going on. We needed to focus on key performance indicators, which relies on everything being connected, everything in one place.”
Simon Butler, co-founder of digital agency Purestone (now LEWIS Purestone) told us:
“We planned from the outset that ours should be a Growth business, not a Lifestyle business.
“Synergist helps us know what sort of projects we can take on."
“Continual improvement should be baked into what we do. It’s all about making aggregated small gains in many areas to improve overall performance, sometimes with massive results. Our system (Synergist) makes it easy for us to do precisely this now.”
Continuous improvement requires continuous visibility of all the essential elements of your business. Gary Winder, Managing Director of successful environmental consultancy REC told us:
“With growth being such a driver for us, Synergist’s ability to provide detailed visibility of our operations, enable project managers to make sound decisions, and of course its scalability, are a big plus. It is therefore part of our ongoing growth plans.”
No investor into a business is going to be comfortable if the entire business continually pivots around one person. The MD of thriving Birmingham-based digital agency CleverCherry told us:
“Our people are more empowered now. Decisions that used to drop relentlessly into my lap every day are now taking place with no fuss. That's a payoff that keeps on paying. Synergist has helped us be more scalable.”
"Synergist tells us our current capacity as a business.”
Finance Director Steven Clark of Edinburgh-based branding and design agency Tayburn says:
“Synergist gives us scalability. It’s all about growth. It makes growth more manageable.”
“Synergist has the scalability we need for growth. We are growing quite rapidly. Synergist’s scalability is a reassurance.”
No less than two of the above businesses have since been acquired after a sustained period of profitable growth. Certainly Synergist not only helps you grow profitability but it also delivers the order, control and visibility that investors and potential partners and acquirers crave. It makes you think, doesn't it?