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NEWS FEBRUARY 2017 45 HSF health plan – a benefit to save you money, every day! CONTENTS Cover Story Business Travel Pages 46–57 Meeting & Event Venues Pages 58–59 Apprenticeships Business Crime & Security Pages 70–71 Member Profiles Pages 72–73 Pages 60–68 i For any queries on features or advertising in Capital Matters, contact: Gina Forshaw – 0161 661 4150 E: gina.forshaw@excelpublishing.co.uk Published by: Excel Media Solutions Ltd 6th Floor, Manchester One, 53 Portland Street, Manchester M1 3LD. Tel: 0161 236 2782 www.excelmediasolutions.co.uk Three tips to maximise your collaboration software Monicac Visconti-Patel, Senior Director, EMEA and Marketing WHEN it comes to business support software, collaboration is very much the flavour of the month. Many workers use instant messaging or file-sharing tools to boost productivity and cut down on email to complete projects and tasks quicker and easier. Something we’ve noticed is that many companies aren’t getting the most out of their collaboration tools. From buying the right software to understanding how to navigate the interface or menus, here are three tips to make the most out of collaboration software. Learn the menus and shortcuts With most collaboration tools, there is a whole host of shortcuts so you don’t have to navigate menus. From sharing files to starting a new group chat, the click of a couple of buttons is often quicker than trying to work your way through a complex menu. And when it comes to menus, learning your way around is absolutely vital to getting all the efficiency benefits from the software. Choosing a tool that allows you to customise or favourite your group chats can help you to find the conversation you want quickly and easily. Make sure it is compatible with your other software Whether you have Google Drive or Dropbox, if your other collaboration tools can interact and extract data and files from each other, then you’re going to save so much time. Do your homework to find the right piece of kit that helps you create a smart, unified communications solution will give you the most benefit from your investment. Make calls directly from your collaboration software Unified communications solutions that use the internet for video and audio calls are often compatible with CRM tools to allow staff to call customers directly from the software. If you want to make a call directly from your CRM software then you need to make sure the product you choose is compatible with your unified communications solution. i Please contact us for more information Tel: 800 8203676 www.ringcentral.com LCCI Member company employees can now benefit from a new health cash plan. At HSF health plan we provide schemes that help people with their everyday healthcare and now the ‘everyday’ is more important now than ever. With HSF health plan you get an extensive range of benefits to help with everyday health care costs, access to a real Doctor 24 hours a day and exclusive discounts and offers on everyday shopping, fitness and days out plus much more. Getting money back for visits to the dentist, optician, physiotherapist, chiropodist and many more helps with the household budget, but HSF health plan’s saving ethos doesn’t stop there. There are other ways to save! HSF health plan now includes HSF Perkbox, which provides a vast selection of discounts and special offers. For example, our health cash plans start at £52 a year. With every plan, you get HSF Perkbox, which gives you 5% discount at Sainsbury’s. With an average weekly grocery bill at £100 you would get £5 off a week, giving a saving of £260 a year. Minus the £52 for the plan, you would still save £208 a year! When it comes to things like accessing a GP, there can be a long wait: we hear every day that GPs are under huge pressure to provide services against an impossible budget. Worryingly, the average projected time to see a GP is going to lengthen over the next 12 months. Within a HSF health plan, you can also access elements of healthcare such as a GP advice line, giving you an immediate point of contact to get medical advice. And this is available 24 hours a day, all your round. i For more details, contact HSF health plan on 0800 917 2208


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