Subscriptions and contracts can be annoying. Especially those that are automatically prolonged. Haven’t we all had that one contract that seemed like it was a good idea at the time, but forgot to cancel it at the right moment? And now we’re stuck with it for another year? Whether it is a phone subscription, car insurance or maintenance contract, you just forgot about it. But no more!

Contract hassles

As a business owner, you have many different contracts to handle. It is practically impossible to have all this information at hand, at all times. Each contract has a different duration and cancellation policy, which require constant vigilance. Acting too late can cost you a lot of money and can mean a lot of extra work.

You could use a purchasing service, but for most business owners this solution is way too expensive. And existing software solutions focus on the software itself, instead of the service that you are looking for.

An automated solution

NoticeMe offers a simple and effective solution for real-time contract management. It shows all of your contracts in an orderly way, and offers easy-to-use functionality to keep the related documents up-to-date at all time.

Furthermore, by rating the suppliers of your contracts, you not only help yourself, but also the other NoticeMe users. NoticeMe monitors the quality of suppliers in your area, which means it can offer you high-rated alternatives when your contract ends or you are unhappy with a certain supplier.

About NoticeMe

NoticeMe was conceived and developed by Joanneke van Veen. She has years of professional experience in process optimization and restructuring companies, was runner-up for the Best Female CEO and has won the national award for Best Small Business. Getting started is easy, just visit notice-me.com!

Joining forces with a third party to create software can be frightening. After all, you’re no longer in control, and someone else is constantly looking over your shoulders, telling you what to do. Triggre, however, believes in empowering customers, allowing them to create their own software hassle-free while guiding them in the process. In this blog, we’d like to focus on one of our many successful collaborations – namely, with NCR, a company that ships goods to virtually every corner of the world.

Outbound Routing Guide

In cooperation with Triggre, NCR developed the Outbound Routing Guide, a system that specifies the dimensions, weight, and cost of each box, as well as the day on which it will be shipped. The system takes elements such as priority, cost, and destination into account to determine what transportation route is most efficient and which carrier will be used.

Towards an up-to-date, viable application

One of NCR’s bottlenecks was their Access application that no longer complied with current standards – mainly due to updating issues. Furthermore, the company stored information in different places, which made it difficult to quickly retrieve data.

NCR is now dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s on an extension of the application. It will soon enter the testing phase, allowing NCR to experience the benefits of automation, such as data being stored in one place as well as making information that is currently only stored in people’s minds, generally available.

Combining two fields of expertise: the key to success

An expert in logistics processes, NCR would normally have to spend days explaining their expertise to a third party. With Triggre, they can create in-depth software components independently, saving both time and money. This hands-on approach also triggers a more innovative way of thinking. For example, NCR recently created a tool for their asset management activities. Before they got started, they only consulted with a Triggre Guide on its feasibility! And an idea for yet another application was recently pitched to the management.

In NCR’s words…

Triggre gives us the ability to experiment with new insights so we can continuously improve our supply chain processes.

Bringing IT closer to people, eliminating the programmer from the equation: it’s the main task of Triggre’s guides. Today, our guide Eddie Heijblom explains how he helps customers create and realize their own ideas. “It’s not just about creating an application; it’s about the ways in which you implement it, use it, and make it work for your business processes,” Eddie says. “My role is to assist people in making the best decisions in this regard. And I’m very passionate about helping them succeed!”

A contagious can-do attitude

Triggre is a young, dynamic company, and its can-do attitude often affects customers in a positive way. “The pleasant and fun atmosphere is contagious,” says Eddie. “We are all passionate about what we do, and we don’t like the word ‘no.’”

Triggre’s can-do attitude does not reflect the traditional IT approach that is marked by hurdles, issues, and lengthy projects. “We believe it’s important to handle things in a more creative manner. In our experience, customers start seeing all kinds of opportunities once you adopt an innovative attitude, focusing on getting things done. Being able to create software is a big part of that equation. Your creativity isn’t killed by consultants who tell you it’s not possible. From now on, you can try it yourself and discover more possibilities than you had initially imagined. Once people realize that they actually can create what they have in mind without too much hassle, they are pleasantly surprised.”

Nourishing customers’ creativity

Initially, many of Triggre’s customers are frustrated about going through IT-related projects. “Seeing that software creation doesn’t have to be difficult is usually a weight off their shoulders,” explains Eddie. To him, opening their eyes to a world of possibilities is a wonderful challenge: “I nourish their creativity and help them realize their ideas. In doing so, I always emphasize that almost everything is possible. And once they see that the sky is the limit, the creative juices don’t stop flowing. I’ve helped them open a door they always believed was closed, and it encourages them to open other doors to innovation. That’s what I love about my job!”

Triggre is built on a strong belief in revolutionizing the status quo of software creation. And with outside-the-box ideas come one-of-a-kind people. Let us introduce you to the team that has played a big part in realizing our success. Or as we like to call them: Triggre Guides.

Goodbye consultants, hello guides

Consultants have a habit of telling you things you already know. Moreover, they cost you a lot of money, and in a bang-for-your-buck attempt, they write lengthy reports and organize time-consuming meetings.

We brainstormed. And we concluded that we didn’t want to burden our customers. Our goal has always been to unburden them. So we invented Triggre Guides: well-trained coaches that guide our customers through Triggre in a fun, playful, and informal way. They have the ability to empathize with the customer’s world quickly, and they’re very knowledgeable.

Furthermore, they’re a customer’s go-to person for everything. Improvement, inspiration and support: name it, and your Triggre Guide will assist you in every conceivable way.

What’s a typical Triggre Guide like?

Of course, every Triggre Guide is an individual with unique character traits. But all Triggre Guides have a few things in common. For example, each of them is:

  • Enthusiastic: they love what they do;
  • Committed: they are there for you when you need them;
  • Creative: they come up with much-needed creative solutions. As we wanted to make Triggre an easy-to-use, hassle-free solution that always works properly, we couldn’t allow for complete programming freedom. Consequently, our Triggre Guides need a creative mindset to help customers incorporate their ideas into Triggre. And they’ve been doing a great job at it; customers have been able to realize their desired functionalities under Triggre Guides’ guidance time and again.

In summary, our Triggre Guides are millennials in the truest sense of the word. They want to make a real contribution when fulfilling their jobs, and they need a certain degree of freedom to accomplish it. This millennial spirit perfectly matches our philosophy!

Empowering companies with great ideas: it has been Triggre’s purpose from the very start. Born out of a frustration about lengthy, expensive software development processes, Triggre helps organizations with a creative spirit realize their ideas. Let us tell you a bit more about our innovative journey!

Disruption is key

After working on major IT projects for several years, we concluded that there was a lot of room for improvement. Long-winded processes that required more patience than creativity were wearing us and our clients out. So we asked, ‘What if organizations could create their own software?’ If they’d have a tool for realizing their tech-savvy ideas – from client portals to platforms – they could start creating stuff barrier-free. No more worries about where to start or how to budget. Software creation should become just as easy as working with an Excel spreadsheet.

Our philosophy was at odds with industry standards, as we believed that changing the way you create software also means changing your business model. Simpler said, in our ideal software creation world, the IT consultant has become superfluous. That’s true innovation: disrupting the current way of working. And it has opened up a whole new world for our clients.

From software hassle to carefree creation

Traditionally, an initial version of new software is so heavily reviewed that after the first feedback collection, experts often claim it’s better to start all over again. Before you know it, you’re trapped in a seemingly endless cycle of meetings, steering groups, and project groups – without any tangible results. Or, the well-known software hassle.

We believed things could be different: carefree, creative, and even fun. What we wanted to do is change the experience at a fundamental level. And the only path towards carefree creation is that of empowerment: if clients are able to create software independently, the hassle will be taken out of software creation.

We composed a brand new team with a progressive vision and a different DNA. The result? Triggre.

What it’s all about: triggers

Triggre: where does that name come from? Well, a fundamental feature of our tool is that it can be used to support business processes. As the traditional business process modeling method is highly complicated, we cut back to the core: a number of triggers lead you seamlessly through the process. That’s the heart of our system. And that’s why we named it Triggre!