Do’s and don’ts of adding an elevator in your office


Commercial buildings / offices need to have an elevator for both convenience and accessibility for its users and visitors. In case your office is located across several floors in a building you must consider installing an elevator. Grant Residential Elevators has over half a century of experience in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of lifts.

While choosing an elevator for your office you must keep the following things in mind:

  • The type of elevator you choose must be appropriate for your office building: There are basically three types of elevators for commercial buildings. The first category is a hydraulic lift which is easy to install but takes up a lot of space as it requires a separate machine room for the equipment that runs the elevator. So it may not be a great option if you have space constraints. The second category are the traction elevator or the Machine Room Less (MRL) elevators which don’t need a separate machine room and the elevator works by sliding up and down a track with counter weights. The installation, however, is tedious and you should consider this as an option only if you have some renovation / retrofitting plans for your office. The third category are the pneumatic elevators which are the most advanced. These elevators consist of a large polycarbonate tube which has a tube inside within which the cab works with air pressure. This tube can be installed without the need to build a shaft or a machine room and can be fitted without any retrofitting required. So if you aren’t planning any renovation in your office this option may be the most appropriate.
  • Cost of the elevator: The cost of the elevator depends upon the type of elevator you choose (out of the three listed above) and whether the elevator is being installed while constructing a new office or while retrofitting an old one. One must remember to include the cost of the elevator, installation costs, cost of constructing a machine room and for the electrical wiring work which may be required.
  • Adherence to the safety guidelines: It is important to ensure that the service provider adheres to the local safety guidelines while installing the elevator to avoid any risk in the future.
  • Choosing a service provider: You must remember to choose a service provider who is known for making commercial elevators and has a proven track record of installing the same in your local area.

When does a growing business need an enterprise software


Rapidly growing business enterprises are confronted with ever changing business conditions. While ensuring that their current operations are managed effectively, businesses also need to ensure that they are creating a foundation sound enough to be able to support future growth and expansion. UXC Microsoft Dynamics AX  empowers businesses to operate effectively, be adaptable to changing business conditions and provide a foundation for growth.

Enterprise Application Software (EAS) which is essentially a collection of computer programs that allow access and analysis of complex data is crucial for every rapidly growing business. An enterprise software allows a business to have a 360 degree view of the entire operations including financials, supply chain, manufacturing, asset management, projects and customer relationship management. Enterprise software allows businesses to run their operations effectively by allowing for constant uninterrupted interflow and interchange of information between various business processes and related databases. The software enables businesses to retrieve and disseminate information throughout the organization and makes real time operating information available. It also enables real time reporting and mainstreams transparency within the organisation.

As a business grows it starts employing a large number of staff who may be working from offices located in different geographical areas. Many of them, however, may need to access a single functionality at any given point of time. In such situations an enterprise software solution becomes crucial as it allows multiple users distributed in different geographical locations to access the same functionality at any given time.

Enterprise software provides tools for managing the entire organization not just any unit or sub division. An enterprise application software system allows for information to be shared across all staff within a given organization from the leaders to the frontline staff. It serves as an important tool for the management in the strategy development process. The frontline staff, on the other hand, benefit from the detailed information that are available on specific processes.

Businesses today need to have a strong customer focus. An enterprise software allows a business to interact and engage with the customer using technology through a variety of means across the web, social networks, apps and mobile. An enterprise software also allows a business to develop and distribute apps for specific scenarios and mobile devices.

How to use signage to promote your business


Any business that wants to have a strong visual brand must have signage as a crucial component of its overall marketing strategy. A signage helps a business communicate with potential consumers, telling them what the business does and where it is located. A well designed signage can help a business gain visibility and build brand recognition in the minds of its consumers. It can also help highlight the businesses’ unique attributes and differentiate it from other players in the market. FM LED Digital Group have worked with a large number of high profile brands providing effective project management ensuring brand consistency nationwide.

Signage can also be used to share information on their sales and other promotions. This marketing tool can help businesses strengthen their online marketing and sales by providing website details.

In order to effectively leverage the intrinsic benefits of signage to promote your business you must ensure that the signage integrates the following features:

  • High Visibility: A signage must have high visibility – its size, height, fonts, colours, colour contrast must be such that the content is clearly visible from a distance. The quality of the graphics and photographs used must also be of high resolution and clarity. Without getting attention, a sign is worthless to a business.
  • Proper Location: A signage must have high effective visibility, that is, it must be physically viewable by a large number of people. Proper location of the signage goes a long way in ensuring that maximum people see it.
  • Informative: A signage must communicate the business name, what the business does, where it is located and how it is differentiated from other players. It also must incorporate the brand logo to strengthen brand visibility. Contact numbers, website and physical address must also be incorporated in a signage.
  • Proximity: How close an outdoor signage is to the business also determines its effectiveness. A signage that is too far away could result in a potential customer forgetting about it.
  • Adhere to local signage regulations: The signage must adhere to the local signage regulations. One can hire the services of professionals who are aware of the local codes and can guide the process of developing a signage which meets the city ordinances along with being attractive to the consumers.