23 10, 2017
  • dashboard reports

Feature Spotlight: Dashboard Reports

Visual Approvals has introduced a standard suite of Dashboard Reports designed specifically for the building certification industry. These Dashboards use a combination of charts and graphs to present the most valuable and useful sets of information for your business. The reports have an interactive analysis and drill down capability, making the core data simple to

11 09, 2017
  • simply beautiful integration

Simply Beautiful Integration – Visual Approvals and Xero

Visual Approvals simplifies the complexity of building certification, and through our partnership with Xero, we can streamline your business process even more with our new simply beautiful integration. Visual Approvals’ seamlessly integrates with Xero offering building certification business owners a new level of flexibility, security, reliability and time-saving tools to further grow your business. Visual

21 08, 2017
  • simplify your upgrade

7 Steps to simplify your upgrade!

Visual Approvals is relentless in the pursuit of technology development. Our team strives to deliver unparalleled advantages with every new release.  A software upgrade can include new features, functional usability enhancements, and fixes. We release minor updates on a regular basis and are rolled out through the cloud. However, a major upgrade release takes a little more planning.

31 07, 2017
  • CPD solutions professional development services

August is a busy month for CPD Solutions

It's a busy month of seminars prepared by the team at CPD Solutions.  CPD Solutions delivers professional development services to the building industry. Their calendar features five diverse seminars, each with a different focus and a range of interesting speakers.  Are you needing to accumulate some extra CPD points? If so, August is the month

31 07, 2017
  • strata subdivisions

The Minimum Lot Size and Strata Subdivisions

Does the minimum lot size development standard apply to strata subdivision? Interesting question... In light of the latest decision handed down on 7 July 2017 in DM & Longbow Pty Ltd v Willoughby City Council, Lindsay Taylor Lawyers recently published the following blog article.  This may be of interest to NSW Certifiers that work with Strata Subdivisions. Read

3 07, 2017

Award Winner – 2017 Building Surveyor of the Year!

Ian Mills, Manager & Building Surveyor of Regional Certification Group was recently awarded the AIBS Queensland & Northern Territory Chapter 2017 'Building Surveyor of the Year' award. The Award is designed to recognise demonstrated excellence in professional standards, initiatives in building surveying, mentoring skills and the promotion of the building surveying profession. Award Criteria The

1 05, 2017

End Point Protection Solutions by Visual Approvals

Today, as more building surveyors embrace whole-of-office technology solutions, the greater their exposure to ransomware attacks or hardware failure.  Most businesses implement a backup regime of some description.  However, these routines are not always checked to ensure they run successfully and are current.  It is a common occurrence for backup drives to become full, only

3 04, 2017
  • looking in the cloud

Looking in the clouds for a Building Certification solution?

Have you ever questioned whether the cloud really is the best deployment method for your business?  Have you made your decision to purchase, purely on the basis that the vendor only sells a cloud solution? Before you sign that contract, take the time to read this article.  It discusses some of the advantages and disadvantages

13 03, 2017

12 Reasons why Visual Approvals equips you to excel

As a building certification company,  we know it can be difficult for you to stay on top of everything.  What with chasing up clients for information, obtaining permits and staying current with legislation, it's often hard to keep your head above water.  And that's all BEFORE you begin working on a job or managing the

6 03, 2017

Do your tools support the regulations of the building surveying industry?

What tools are building surveyors using to meet the strict regulations as defined by governing regulatory bodies in a dynamic industry like Construction?  What strategies are available for individual risk management? How do you maintain the quality and accuracy of relevant building documentation?  What would you do if you needed to demonstrate a distinct business