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CFP Quarterly Customer Newsletter - December 2010




Message from the Managing Director

The reshaping of the Sales team and the Support team,  the introduction of a Customer Liaison team, the launch of CFP Solutions, the push towards key account management and third party developments -  all important steps.    The single and most important focus has been towards our products, so I would urge you all to read the newsletters carefully in 2011, as we start to release news of major product enhancements across our portfolio.

Despite all the negative UK media commentary on the property market, we at CFP see the market as being both incredibly resilient and also extremely buoyant, a view shared by the vast majority of our clients and the early signs are that there will be no change to this in 2011.

Finally, I would like to thank all our loyal clients and welcome again, all our new clients to CFP this year, and I wish you all both a happy Christmas and New Year and we look forward to working with you again in 2011.

 Mark Goddard, Group MD



Congratulations to CFP's latest Employee of the Quarter

Congratulations to Dan Roach for winning the CFP Employee of the Quarter Award (July to September).

Dan has spent much of his time over the last three months, juggling his normal training and development job, with the day to day handling of our single largest new install to date, Carter Jonas, and also helping out on the support desks for the last four weeks.  All of which he has done to an exceptionally high standard.

Well done to Dan and all those who were nominated.



CFP launches 'Pay-As-You-Go' for software solutions


Key Benefits:

  • The monthly rental payments are treated as an operating expense and are 100% allowable against taxable profits, making this one of the most efficient forms of funding available,
  • Cash is retained within the business, to give you an almost immediate return on your low monthly investment,
  • Payments will be fixed for the entire term to protect against adverse movements in the UK interest rates and against the effects of inflation,
  • This is a highly flexible product. Reality Finance offers an in-built upgrade path to allow additional purchases to be added at any time, without penalty,
  • Agreements are for a fixed term with a defined end point (whereas most agreements run for the whole product use period) at the end of which, you own the software,
  • At the end of the agreement you have the option to renew the contract and replace your software with a newer version, if available.

Whilst all finance deals are subject to status, we can usually deliver a definitive answer within four hours. We can give you a detailed illustration of the benefits of Buy vs. Rental which, with tax relief, off-sets almost all you would pay in interest over the period.

Call us on 08446 622 047 today for details.



Outsource your client cash accounting to us and get your support for FREE!*

Key benefits:

  • All your accounting transactions taken care of,
  • Peace of mind that all HM Revenue and Customs' rules are adhered to,
  • Avoid annual accounts problems,
  • Problems of staff sickness and holidays become a thing of the past,
  • No National Insurance contributions,
  • No staff training required,
  • Cut down on your payroll costs,
  • Reduce management time,
  • Tax deductible!

* To be eligible for this offer, CFP customers have to have contacted us by 31st December 2010 and be signed up to the service by 31st January 2011. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or deal.

For multi-branch clients, free support only applies to those branches which are using the solutions service. All other branches will be charged at the normal CFP support rates, This offer is not available to current users of the CFP Solutions service.



Do you need a new property website?

What’s more, the Property Solution Suite gives you access to an ever growing ‘App library’, offering you additional feature rich functionality with the drag and drop of a mouse.

The property search is one of the most advanced solutions available today and includes seamless integration with your software – add properties and within minutes they are on your website.

If you are working to a tighter budget we also offer a wide range of template websites, which not only promote your brand, but also utilize the most up to date search functionality - making your properties easy for home movers to find and view.

Contact Paul Adams on 07791 184479 or email Paul.Adams@gmgpsg.com for further information on either template or bespoke websites.



Tell us what you think with the chance to win £100 worth of High Street shopping vouchers

By taking part in our Annual Survey you qualify for the chance to win £100 worth of High Street vouchers.

Complete our short survey here! 



Don't be the last to snap up an app!

For a one-off set-up fee of £750 and then a small monthly fee, you can have your own branded app, listed on the iPhone App Store that will be constantly updated as you receive new instructions; either for sale or to let.

One of our customers - Oceanhome, has had its app downloaded over 300 times in just a few weeks - imagine all your properties and your brand on 300+ iPhones!

  • Increase your reach by exploiting the increase in iPhone users and their adoption of mobile property searches,
  • An additional instruction winning tool,
  • Drive increased traffic to your website resulting in better lead generation,
  • Provide your staff with the latest cutting edge sales tool to convert leads on the move,
  • GPS feature to allow users to pin-point all available property in the area they are in,
  • Once created, the App is available as a free download via the Apple App Store.

To download and try a live version of the App, just visit the iTunes App Store and search for 'Halls Property'.

Find out more by contacting Paul Boggeln on 0844 573 6093, email apps@gmgpsg.com or click here to download the PDF brochure.



Get texting!

The Apple iPhone has, without a doubt, reinvigorated the smart phone market, and along with this comes a boost to an already effective communication medium - that of SMS texting.

The ability to text your clients direct from your software is not new - in fact it has been around for years, however, with the huge demand and expectation being placed on hand-held devices - agents are reporting a new lease of life for this very cheap, but highly effective way of communicating with tenants, landlords, vendors and purchasers.

CFP ‘S software all has fully integrated SMS text messaging solutions and competitive rates.

For more details please call us on 0844 626 459



We're Keen on Green!

The Power of 10 initiative is a formula, which has been generated to demonstrate the ten main areas we aim to focus on in order to make a real difference.

We are always creating new and exciting ways of becoming carbon neutral and will continue to do so to build a more sustainable future.  We are now launching a new project, whereby we will be offsetting the impact of every software sale we do by planting a tree and each client will receive a certificate certifying when this has taken place.

In addition to this project, we are offering £1,000 to support community projects chosen by you! If there’s a particular GREEN project that catches your eye, we want to hear from you.

Send us your chosen project today and if selected, we will support the GREEN project with up to £1000! Click here for more details.

 To find out more details about the activities we have undertaken so far click here!



Christmas Opening Hours

Season’s greetings to all our clients.

On Christmas Eve, our offices will be open from 9am to 2pm.

During the Christmas period, our offices will be closed on Monday 27th December, Tuesday 28th December and Monday 3rd January 2011.




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