Signals creates enterprise level b2b sales enablement tools for global organisations with complex product sets or multi-tiered sales and distribution channels.
Our sales tools enable our clients to increase efficiencies, protect brand, control costs, ensure sustainability, and allow management the visibility to analyse their business in real-time.
All of our tools sit within larger technological ecosystems, bridging the ‘gaps’ between the functionality of ERP systems such as SAP and JDE, and the reality of customer expectations.
WE WORK WITH EVERY PART OF A BUSINESS
Tools to get the correct sales assets, prices, or documentation directly to sales teams, wherever or whenever required
Centralise control of documentation, assets, brand, and communications whilst tracking and reporting on trends and usage
Ensure that the correct pricing is used on a per country, region, team, or even individual basis, and cut costs in the process
Monitor usage and uptake via interactive dashboards for up-to-date reports to give vital insight into your business
We have created bleeding edge technological solutions to answer core business issues for some of the world’s best known brands:
Our solutions are used in every phase of the sales cycle; from product/solution comparison, selection, configuration and customisation, through to pricing, presentation, quotation, and proposal generation.
Xerox – Secure your worldeLearning
AT&T – Adding sparkle for the UC ExpoAnimation & Presentation
Xerox – Product ConfiguratorSales Enablement Tools
Xerox – How to have better sales training AND more selling timeeLearning
Xerox – Help your customers to decideSales Enablement Tools
Gazing – How to make training pay offeLearning
Stuart Turner – Easier ways to do businessWebsite Design
Xerox – A more efficient sales forceSales Enablement Tools
Zebra – How to see the ‘big picture’, up closeAnimation & Presentation
Epson – Help customers calculate print running costsMobile App
Xerox – iPhones: success in your pocketMobile App
EPSRC – Helping industry to be more sustainableWebsite Design
Xerox – Getting the cloud message across loud and clearAnimation & Presentation
Quantel – How to publish securely to iPadsMobile App
Snagmanager – Taking the hassle out of defect managementMobile App
ADT – Evolving Business ProtectionMobile App
Shell – Keep your customers informedSales Enablement Tools
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February! Home to Groundhog day, and an outstanding bit of scheduling from Sky as reported by The Independent. We will be writing some techy Valentines later this month, so check in to see what got our hearts pumping on the 14th.
Spreadsheets. Reliable old spreadsheets. But could they be putting your business at risk? Many would say they are gloriously functional. Some might say they are just boring. Others would advocate for their diverse applications and uses. The geeks among us might sing the praises of their pivot tables and efficient functionality across many disciplines; when[…]
Wishing a HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 2016 to all of our clients and contacts. From all at Signals Ltd.
Signals has a long history of memorable staff parties (for all the right reasons) and so we feel well placed to offer some of our Christmas party tips for success. Whilst our own night out on Wednesday is fresh in our memory, we would like to present our top three tips for a Christmas party[…]
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The Signals studio is busy, busy, busy and it seems like a good time on the blog to catch our breath and have a little look at all the projects we are working on for some fantastic clients before the festive season really takes hold. Signals has a very longstanding client in Xerox, and we are[…]
Congratulations to New Zealand who won the Rugby World Cup on Saturday! Congratulations also to Jacci who came out on top of our sweepstake and donated her winnings to Tackle Hunger Together, a partnership campaign between World Rugby and its official humanitarian partner, the UN World Food Programme. Now onwards, to the fireworks and bonfires of November.
Courtesy of Hugh Here at Signals we’ve been having some fun animating our logo and interacting with physical objects by combining Vuforia with the gaming engine Unity. By combining the two, it’s easy to add a 3D element to your environment. Using the Vuforia platform, both target images and objects (the latter scanned using Vuforia’s[…]
This month we can look forward to more Vuforia/Unity explorations from Hugh. Another thought for the month is that one year since we posted about women in technology it is a subject gaining traction, along with growing concern in general about a potential digital skills shortage on the horizon. There is hope, of course. National Coding[…]
Courtesy of Hugh When the last SpaceX launch failed at the end of July NASA’s Sidekick trial, in collaboration with Microsoft HoloLens, was unfortunately one of the casualties. The take-off (not just on a rocket) of Augmented Reality (AR) has seemed for years to be just around the corner, but realistic object rendering and lack of[…]
An Email Conversation Some of our best thinking is done through conversation – be it checking in with a colleague as we make a cup of tea or significant debates on a point of principal – and sometimes that conversation takes place by email. Here is an edited transcript of a digital conversation we have been having, on the subject of defining[…]
The Autumn term is upon us in the UK: family holiday time is replaced by some serious desk-time for adults and children alike. Timely, then, to be thinking about the English language; The Oxford English Dictionary has just announced its quarterly update, with technology continuing the strong influence it played in previous updates. Angus Stevenson,[…]
Well hello August! Movers and shakers from across the tech world are on their way home from RISE, the tech summit that has just been held in Hong Kong. Organised by the team behind Web Summit, it is always exciting to take a look at the start-ups pitching for investment; some great ideas and neat solutions[…]
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It’s a scorcher! If you can wait until the sun goes down though, you might see something really special tonight, as Venus and Jupiter align. Prime time for viewing this special sight was yesterday, June 30th, but you should still be able to catch a glimpse of these two planets in close proximity tonight. Read more here. Yesterday marked[…]
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Courtesy of Al Some food for thought on the subject of passwords this month from Edward Snowden. Love him or hate him, this former NSA contractor should know what he’s talking about! Snowden’s interviewer, the comedian John Oliver, has also done a very interesting piece about patents, and patent trolls, particularly in the software market. We were especially[…]
Continuing our Spring-like theme of all things youthful this month here is a post for those of us in the Signals studio who have recently become, or are soon to be, parents; we have a good number of noisy, needy babies between us! From time to time, therefore, the kitchen chatter turns to parenting talk, from those currently[…]
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April Fools Day! in celebration of topsy turvy tomfoolery we will all be homing from work for the day.
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Courtesy of Debbie
Creating an Ultra High Definition Touchscreen Experience
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Image: Google Glass press
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What a fresh start to the week, and to MONTH #2 OF 2015!
We’re rather wishing we had created a tropical Virtual Reality game alongside the Signals Snowball Fight…!
This is our final 2015 prediction, so it naturally falls with Bob to share his thoughts on what 2015 will bring:
At the end of 2015 Signals will be celebrating a quarter century in business.
There has been an evolution of output through those year…
Our penultimate prediction comes from Jo, who would like to put in a request for a nice high security purse, if any manufacturers are reading!
The recent high profile attack by hackers on Sony Pictures serves to highlight the question of security f…
A week-endy prediction to cheer up your blustery Friday afternoon, thanks to Jamie!
My prediction (well…hope really) for 2015 is that England will win the Rugby World Cup!
Perhaps Chris Robshaw’s return to the game from tomorrow will …
Augmented Reality (AR) technology will become more mainstream. With the ubiquity of smartphones and tablets, and faster mobile processing power, we already have the hardware in our hands. There are many areas where AR technology can brin…
I was tempted to predict that by the end of 2015 we’d be turning on our lights and setting our thermostats from the comfort of our driverless cars as we commute home but it looks like previous predictions from the studio have that covered, so i…
Anastasia’s prediction relates to THIS article in the BBC’s technology section.
I predict that driverless car trials, due to begin in the UK in January, will have as much success as they have in the US where as of April 2014 the Google self-driving…
Wishing all our clients, colleagues and collaborators a most happy and prosperous 2015!
It’s a cold one in Henley today – blasting away the Christmas fug with the help of today’s prediction from Gary: The Internet of Things will continue to grow in the public conscious and spawn many more amusing innovations in need of a problem to solve. The best of 2014 was the Hive Home product[…]
Over to Gianna for the last Signals prediction before Christmas day – it’s so close! Gary will buy an iPhone 6 (just an internal joke). Actually, I have just been freaked out by the present. I have a Nexus Android phone which means that I get version updates more quickly than owners of alternative Android[…]
VR will finally come into its own! With technology such as Oculus Rift, now owned by Facebook, and many other head mounted displays (Google Glass, Cardboard) the world foretold by Hollywood in films including The Lawnmower Man (from 1992!!) may finally become reality. This will be helped along by the many amazing games that will also[…]
For the past decade or so Signals has sent its valued customer’s a Christmas message to convey a little of our personalities and creativity. Some customers may remember our themed desk calendars featuring movie posters (starring the Signals team!) and funny cartoons depicting the “Office Olympics”. For Christmas 2014, we’ve gone the extra mile and[…]
Showing that the studio is alive with healthy debate, here is Richard’s counter to Nathan’s prediction for 2015: Wearable tech (smart watches) is a big deal. Outside of work, I’d love to be able to do all my GPS Cycling stuff on a smartwatch. Within work, what a great way to push content and[…]
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Crystal Ball Time! We have been pondering what 2015 might bring at Signals and in our industry, as well as for our home lives. There has been some consensus and some controversy, so we thought we’d share a few of our predictions here over the next few festive weeks. Perhaps we will look back at[…]
It is only in October that Autumn really start to settle in; only now does the chill and golden glow of this season make itself felt.
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Courtesy of Richard
Dotted around the Signals offices are a collection of amazing artworks from famous album covers. We have an amazing piece by Michael Trim, from Jeff Wayne’s “War of the Worlds”, and various alb…
Courtesy of Al
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The reason I mention this is because it’s often tough for…
If you are a Henley local it’s definitely time to book yourself some tickets for the Henley Literary Festival which returns to our town at the end of this month.
Image via www.coolplaces.co.uk
We’re especially looking forward to hearing fr…
Courtesy of Debbie
Stuart Turner recently re-branded their collateral and were looking to re-design their website to incorporate this new approach. Signals previously designed the website so naturally were first choice to create a new re-branded webs…
In 2013 I was lucky enough to start and finish the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on behalf of the Sue Ryder Foundation, and managed to raise over £600, thanks to my colleagues, clients, friends and family.
For 2014, my training took me …
We work in a funny digital world here at Signals. We need to be to be masters of current technology, and experts in old technology, whilst keeping one eye on the future at the same time. We find ourselves in situations that require us to integrate the latest modern gadget with ancient back end systems,[…]
Today marks the 180th birthday of John Venn, creator of the Venn diagram. The event has been marked in fantastic style by Google. You can see their commemorative Doodle and read all about the making of here.
We’ll be posting a bit more about Cross …
3d on the Web – Part 1
Courtesy of Richard
I’ve had a passion for anything 3D ever since my Art College days where I spent a disproportionate amount of time learning Autocad instead of doing actual coursework.
And if ever you wanted to put …
Last week we made some time for a bit of fun in the sun, by the river, Signals style.
A very, very hot day for a game of rounders so the delicious picnic and lemonade went down with gratitude. We went back with a 1-1 score so no sore losers, but a fe…
Germany won the Brazilian World Cup 2014 with a goal in extra-time but businesses have to deliver results without that built-in luxury.
We develop bespoke sales enablement and automation applications that help our clients to achieve their b…
There are times when we feel like we have a serious case of digital de ja vu. Let us explain! When Signals first opened its doors for business the World Wide Web was barely a twinkle in Tim Berners-Lee’s eyes.We produced presentations (physically delivered as slides in a carousel), printed materials, and the occasional animation.[…]
A very merry Christmas from all of us at Signals Ltd!
We spent our Christmas do at a local pub playing a White Elephant version of Secret Santa known as Yankee Swap before going on the Zizzi.
YANKEE SWAP? It’s a great alternative to the usual (often…
Courtesy of Richard
We were recently asked by a client to put together a set of icons for an iPad.
The icons could either come from the clients existing library and/or be made bespoke. From a total of 18 icons requested, we identified that would nee…
Nathan, our Sales Executive, has been busy embedding himself in Signals and looking some of the ways in which we have been helping businesses to improve their systems. Here he shares some thoughts on getting through winters, real and metaphorical! Courtesy of Nathan So winter has hit us at last, with noticeable drops in temperature.[…]
It’s December! A month of festive fun is upon us once again and for the half of us that are just mad about Christmas this month is full of all that glitters.
And for the other half? This month our Sales Executive, and latest addition to the team, N…
Courtesy of Jo
Last week a group of us braved the cold to attend an open night at the Rebellion Brewery in Marlow for our Signals autumn social.
On entering the Brewery yard we were given a souvenir pint glass and told to go forth and explore. Whi…
Courtesy of Mark
In my last post I showed an example of how to call a web service method from an ajax request in an asp.net page. I that post I said I mentioned that you could use a Restful service to do achieve the same ends, so here is that po…
WELCOME TO NOVEMBER!
Photo: Dominic Alves
Bonfire night is upon us. Over 400 years ago, Guy Fawkes and other members of the Gunpowder Plot nearly succeeded in their efforts to blow up the House of Lords. It takes something a little more subtl…
HEY! IT’S HALLOWEEN!
Let’s celebrate Halloween (come on, everyone’s doing it these days) with a chuckle at some web design horrors thanks to the Telegraph.