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Visitor Management systems explained

In the fast-paced world of modern business, the efficient management of visitors is crucial for a seamless and secure workplace. Visitor Management system helps companies not only efficiently manage and track visitors on their premises but also ensure a secure environment for your employees and guests in both regular and emergency situations. The right visitor…
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AI-powered VoIP: Unlocking the potential for modern workspace

In the ever-evolving landscape of communication technology, the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has become an area of interest for workspace providers. In response to our clients’ inquiries, we explore the transformative potential at the crossroads of AI and VoIP. VoIP has made a revolution by providing businesses with…
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Roll Call app

Fire Roll Call App to extend Clarity Visitor application

Our on-going development projects continue and we’re excited to be bringing new features to our Clarity Visitor award winning system. Along with existing abilities to offer accurate On-Site list and emergency Roll Call mode, Clarity Visitor now extends its capabilities and offers your residents/tenants the option to sign-in their employees and visitors on a separate…
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Introducing our new Clarity Parking App

We are excited to introduce our latest innovation, a user-friendly parking app to assist in identifying residents’ vehicles in your parking spaces. How it works: A unique QR code can be generated for each contact within the CLARITY CORE system. Place the printed QR code inside the resident’s vehicle, and through use of the app, staff members…
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Maximising tree planting success

In the lead-up to the planting season, having the right tools and support is essential for the success of your tree planting projects. Ezytreev provides a suite of functionalities designed to streamline and enhance every aspect of your tree planting projects. Let’s take a closer look at how Ezytreev can assist you: 1. Identifying suitable…
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Sport & Play ground management, overcoming challenges and beyond

Maintaining sports and play facilities presents a unique set of challenges that demand proactive strategies and diligent efforts. From chaotic to serene spaces, ensuring these facilities remain safe, functional, and enjoyable requires a holistic approach. In this article, we delve into the complexities of sports and play area maintenance routine, addressing pivotal challenges and presenting…
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Barnet Council unveils interactive tree portal

The London Borough of Barnet Council takes a groundbreaking leap towards a more sustainable and ecologically conscious future with the introduction of ezyPortal—our innovative platform that seamlessly harmonises technology, community engagement and environmental stewardship. This momentous launch of Barnet’s Community Tree Portal, stands as a significant milestone in the council’s dedicated journey toward achieving ambitious…
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Supporting land managers in BNG site monitoring & reporting

As you may have heard, the long-awaited Biodiversity Net Gain initiative, set forth by the Environment Act 2021, is on the verge of becoming a reality as November 2023 approaches. With this significant shift, nearly all planning permissions granted in England, except for small sites, will be required to demonstrate at least 10% Biodiversity Net…
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Responsible IT renewal: Sustainability through recycling

In the rapidly evolving world of technology, our client businesses are continuously upgrading their IT equipment to stay competitive. However, this constant cycle of technological advancements has led to a significant issue – IT waste. As a socially responsible company, we understand the importance of minimising our impact on the planet. Recently, we took a…
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CAVAT: Recent changes and new guidance

If you’ve been using CAVAT or have integrated it into your Ezytreev system, we’ve got some recent changes to share with you. The revisions include a new Full Method and adjustments to the figures used for calculating both the Full and Quick Methods. Read on to find out more, and also for some useful guidance…
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Access to Lichfield’s TPOs just got easier!

Working with the Ezytreev team, Lichfield District Council in the West Midlands has recently introduced a brand-new IT system, improving accessibility to protected tree data like never before! Individuals can now easily check the status of tree protection, review Tree Preservation Orders issued by the Council, and explore the boundaries of their beautiful Conservation Areas.…
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Visitor self-service & pass printing added to Clarity Visitor

Our on-going development projects continue and we’re excited to be bringing new features to our Clarity Visitor award winning system. Along with existing abilities to handle automatic check-in for pre-registered visits, Clarity Visitor now offers visitors the option to manually self-register their visit on arrival at site. Our Clarity Visitor screen will guide any unexpected…
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CLARITY CORE: Exciting Developments 2023

Here within the CLARITY CORE team at RA Information Systems, we are ever evolving our software’s offerings, adding new initiatives and efficiencies, modules and features, and are proud to keep enhancing our products and services to compliment the ever-changing world of technology in the workplace. Visitor self-registration & instant badge printing We are excited to…
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what3words now in Ezytreev

Our team of developers are constantly adding new features to Ezytreev, and what3words is one that’s garnered a lot of interest from users since it’s introduction in the last few weeks. We’ve added it to the web interface initially, and it will also be coming to Ezytreev Classic soon. Look out for the what3words address…
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Celebrating our 35th Anniversary

We are excited to let you know that we are celebrating our 35th Anniversary this year. You are welcome to visit our special Anniversary page, where you’ll find interesting information on our history, on what we have accomplished and how we have changed while building our company, lots of celebration photos, as well team member…
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Finalists for the IT Europa Channel Awards

We are delighted to be shortlisted as finalists for the 15th annual IT Europa Channel Awards in the category of “Enterprise Solution of the Year“ with our CLARITY CORE solution. We would like to thank the judging panel for recognising our focus on innovative product development supporting the flexible workspace, science and innovation lead industries…
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CLARITY CORE Focus Group

We were proud hosts of our CLARITY CORE Focus Group on the 19th January 2023 and loved welcoming our guests. Focused on the latest developments and building on best practices, our Focus Group was a great opportunity for anyone keen to learn more in an intimate setting. High-energy face-to-face format allowed attendees to explore and…
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Essential features to look for in a Workspace Management Software

The UK government, in partnership with public and private sector bodies, are investing to support the renovation and expansion of High Streets across the UK. With numerous flexible workspaces currently being repurposed from existing high street buildings, vacant high street assets are being regenerated to introduce premises with mixed facilities, allowing professionals to share space,…
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Key points of all-in-one video conferencing tools

All-in-one video conferencing solutions: the technology that adds value to your hybrid collaboration. Companies all over the world are increasingly using a variety of up-to-the-minute solutions to communicate. Meetings, events, interviews and training or simply general catch-up sessions can now easily be arranged between remote locations and in-person participants. Video conferencing, with its numerous benefits,…
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New Tree Eco Data options

Have you ever wanted to be able to quantify the wider benefits and value provided by your trees? Perhaps when writing a tree strategy, presenting to stakeholders or seeking additional funding. Well now you can within Ezytreev, using your existing data! We’re constantly developing new features to aid your management of the Urban Forest, and…
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Get Ready for the Upcoming Switch-Off

Openreach will be switching off both the traditional PSTN and ISDN networks and withdrawing all traditional products that rely on it by 2025.  This will affect everyone in the country who is currently using traditional voice and PSTN-based broadband services (ADSL & VDSL). Whilst working with our customers, we’ve noticed some businesses haven’t thought about…
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Keeping our customers happy

Taking pride can mean different things to different companies. For some, it’s based on definitive results, for others it’s an ongoing commitment to high professional standards. We take great pride in our day-to-day work, and we sincerely hope that we are able to help each one of our customers accomplish their goals, even if it…
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Full release of Onsite app for Android

We are excited to announce that we are about to start making the new Ezytreev Onsite app available to all remaining users of the older Ezytreev data collection app for Android. This fantastic cross-platform app sets the new standard for efficient data collection and ease of use, with its fresh and intuitive user interface, combined with familiar…
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We are finalists, we need your help to win!

We are delighted and thrilled to have been shortlisted as one of the finalists in the 2022 SDC Awards program for our CLARITY VISITOR solution.  This is awarded on a public vote and to receive this wonderful recognition we need as many people as possible to vote for us. We would love to win but…
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RA information systems appointed as a G-Cloud 13 framework supplier! 

We are delighted to announce that we have been confirmed as a Crown Commercial Supplier on the G-Cloud 13 framework for our Cloud Software solutions EZYTREEV and CLARITY CORE. The G-Cloud 13 framework is a UK Government initiative that provides organisations within the public sector with an efficient route to purchase cloud computing services. It eliminates the need for…
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CLARITY CORE: Exciting Developments

Here within the CLARITY CORE team at RA Information Systems, we are ever evolving our software’s offerings, adding new initiatives and efficiencies, modules and features, and are proud to keep enhancing our products and services to compliment the ever-changing world of technology in the workplace. New e-sign capabilities for client on-boarding and room bookings (Compliant…
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The latest asset management practices for safer streets and green spaces

When going out everyone should be able to walk without the risk of injury. Unfortunately, accidents in places that permits access to the public in urban and rural settings are common and still occur. There is a common misconception that the only spaces considered to be public are those owned by the local council; this…
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digital signage opportunities for co-working

Enterprise-level digital signage opportunities for co-working, shared office and lab space

Many event facilities, shared office and lab space providers, have welcomed the opportunities associated with the increasing availability of digital signage. As businesses introduce new ways to operate, digital signage will allow facilities to create a smart and engaging environment and bring products and services closer to their customers. When it comes to implementing an…
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Digital inbound parcel management for staff and occupants in managed buildings

Incoming parcel management: landscape, trends and challenges

In the last few years, the inbound parcel management landscape has changed dramatically. Companies have seen a large increase in the volume of shipments, in part due to growing e-commerce. The change has also been driven by an increasing number of employee’s having personal deliveries sent to the workplace. These coupled with business-critical shipments, mean…
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Contributing to the development of Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park Community Stadium

We are very proud to contribute to an ambitious development at the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park Community Stadium for Scarborough Group International. This is a long-running project for us that requires resources from all areas of our Infrastructure team to provide each of the installations, ranging from Network Infrastructure, Shared Internet, Wi-Fi to Business VoIP…
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wi-fi 6

What Wi-Fi 6 brings to wireless networking and why it matters

Businesses who operate large facilities where thousands of devices connect daily will be keen to offer their customers, employees and partners the best in-building wireless coverage. You may have heard that the latest wireless standard known as Wi-Fi certified 6 was on the horizon and the improvements it would bring, however, it can cause confusion…
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RA Information Systems engaged Mimecast for cybersecurity improvement and protection against email-based threats

Email is a great way to communicate, but it can be used by hackers to steal data, credentials or money from business. An email-borne attack with significant business impact is seen as likely by many technology companies as a result of the raising number of incoming email threats in the past 12 months. The tech…
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E-Sign capabilities have been added to our Clarity Core system

We have exciting news to share from our development team: secure E-Sign capabilities have been added to our Clarity Core system, making it easier to sign documents, saving both time and money. All Clarity Core users can now configure their licence agreements to include e-signature fields for specified client/partner signatories. A generated PDF document will be emailed from the…
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5 Hard-to-ignore benefits of business VoIP phone systems

VoIP refers to the technology used in communicating calls via an Internet connection. Since its introduction to the UK market, and BT’s announcement on phasing out ISDN and PSTN (currently planned for 2025), the use of regular phone lines and networks has been replaced by VoIP for its better and more affordable technology, and allowing…
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Ezytreev: Streamlining tree preservation procedures

Ezytreev is well-known for the management of trees and woodlands, but not everyone knows that it is also used for streamlining tree preservation procedures, allowing local planning and national park authorities to more pro-actively manage their TPOs. Ezytreev offers various methods of identifying trees for a new TPO, whether you are carrying out a survey, plotting…
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A whole different IT environment: adapting customers for a new way of working

Richard Fowler, Technical Sales & Account Manager of RA Information systems provides an overview of the main tech areas that have changed and advanced over the last two years and offers some insight in to how businesses have had to revise their long-term plans and strategies to accommodate new ways of working. Having worked besides our…
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Chesterfield: A review of the year 2021

Destination Chesterfield’s Champions were asked to reflect on 2021, what were their successes, challenges and progress made during this year, and also to look ahead to what they believe next year holds in store for them and the town. Find out what local businesses and organisations had to say as we head into 2022.

FlexSA Award Winners in Technology Innovation

We are delighted and proud to announce that we have been chosen as winners of the Flexible Space Association award in “Technology Innovation“ category 2021. We would like to thank the judging panel for recognising our focus on innovative product development over the past 12 months. A huge thank you to our wonderful team; without them…
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We’re finalists

We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Flexible Space Association Awards 2021 in the category of “Technology Innovation“. We would like to thank the judging panel for recognising our focus on innovative product development over the past 12 months. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on November 18 in Manchester. For more…
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e-Signature functionality coming soon

We have exciting news to share from our amazing development team, who continuously work to further enhance our Clarity Core system. New secure e-Signature enhancements will make it easier to get your important documents signed, digitally! From the Clarity Core desktop straight to your clients’ inbox and back, our electronic signature solution will streamline your…
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Celebrating our 33rd anniversary

We recently celebrated our 33rd anniversary of being in the IT business and pursuing our mission of integrating technology into our customer’s every day operations.  We have come a long way since starting with a business idea of developing software for tree management. We have expanded our offerings into IT network and infrastructure, data security,…
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Visitor management and touchless access control

We are excited to announce a significant update to our CLARITY CORE suite with new and exciting functionalities made to our CLARITY VISITOR module. The newly enhanced module simplifies your visitor management and provides a touch-free access solution, with visit recording, greeting and tracking of not just visitors but also staff, vendors and contractors within multi-use…
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Why not boost your broadband speed?

With the pandemic outbreak forcing normal office teams to work more remotely and more goods now being sold online, business has become much more reliant upon a reliable internet service. In order to support your increase in internet demand – why not boost your broadband speed! • Instant access to the fibre-rich connectivity,• Reliable high-speed…
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Hybrid working: Security and threat protection

Today’s digital world is incredibly exciting with technology opening up numerous opportunities for business. With more remote working, security monitoring and threat protection has become much more complex for an organization’s own IT department to manage. Could it be the right time to take reasonable measures to minimise all the risks? We are here to…
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