29 01, 2018
  • application checklists

Feature Spotlight: Application Checklists

Visual Approvals is constantly evolving and our new Application Checklists is another way our software increases the productivity of your team. Your Administration team now have the ability to create & launch their own application checklist at the commencement of each application. Streamline your process and improve efficiency with a sophisticated list of tasks, follow-ups, checks

27 11, 2017
  • risk management

Risk Management Strategies for Building Surveyors

CPD Solutions ‘Cruising for Points’ seminar, held earlier this month, featured a diverse program of topics and speakers such as Darren Ho, Director of BCCS Law. Darren facilitated one of the leading topics for discussion ‘Closing old files and Managing any Associated Risk’. He stressed that a key factor in any risk management strategy is

21 11, 2017
  • cpd solutions cruise

Cruising for Points with CPD Solutions

CPD Solutions set sail on Friday 10th November 2017 aboard P&O's Pacific Aria for their 'Cruising for Points' seminar.  Onboard were the team from Visual Approvals, as the major sponsor, looking forward to a long weekend of interactive sessions, networking and some fun! To launch the weekend, Michelle Meek, Manager of CPD Solutions organised a

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