A Kilkenny software business, MindaClient, today, has launched ‘Rebuild’, a CRM-Plus (Customer Relationship Management) platform for the post-Covid business environment. ‘Rebuild’ enables tailored management of sales, customer service, and most significantly, staff-time-management, all on one convenient digital platform.

 Covid-19 has changed the needs of businesses, with remote working now the norm. Brian Kelly, Founder and Managing Director of MindaClient, was quick to identify that the CRM needs of clients will substantially change in the post Covid remote working world.  Coupled with his personal experience of the new challenges of running a business remotely during the lockdown, he developed ‘Rebuild’ to provide the solution.

 Brian Kelly Founder and Managing Director of MindaClient explains, 

 “Clients were asking for a tool to effectively manage their staff who were now working remotely. Businesses needed to allocate work and check the progress of their teams and also continue to focus on sales, even though their sales teams and sales management could not meet face to face as frequently.” 

 The ability to  manage staff, allocate work and check progress in real-time is a distinguishing feature of the ‘Rebuild’ platform in addition to the unique aspects of ‘MindaClient’ which offers over 100 customisable elements to its users. This ensures that each business gets its own tailored system that perfectly addresses its requirements. Training and support is included upfront. ‘Rebuild’ facilitates excellent customer care as everyone in the company can see the latest client information, as it happens. 

 Brian observed,

“While I was working from home I saw my needs, and the needs of clients change substantially, so we set to work on ‘Rebuild’. There will be much less face-to-face time between management and staff. Work will be assigned remotely. This will have implications for the sales pipeline and new methods are necessary to ensure the needs of clients are met….’Rebuild’ makes this possible all from one secure platform. You could think of it as a CRM system PLUS, with a substantial new focus on staff management.”

 Rebuild is an easy to use package that will let businesses allocate tasks and monitor work. The ‘Rebuild’ platform will help businesses rebuild by focussing on staff, clients and sales. 

 For more information see: https://www.mindaclient.com/rebuild


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Family Carers Ireland are David Brophy’s new ‘Unsung Heroes’ for RTÉ Documentary

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Media Release: Covid-19 Causes Car-Search Crash

Media Release 12.05.2020

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Petmania launch food appeal and fundraiser for rescue partners

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Irish Charity podcast on Russian TV Tuesday 28 April

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Petmania launch ‘Dog of Honour’ pamper packages and bridalwear

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Especially created for our four-legged friends, Petmania Grooming Studio has launched its range of gorgeous luxury handmade bridal wearables plus a special ‘Dog-of-Honour’ Pamper Package to ensure pets are looking their best on your big day. Read more


Joanna Fortune hosts Family Carers Ireland online ‘Carers’ Coffee Club’

Guidance and support for family carers during COVID-19

Psychotherapist and parenting expertJoanna Fortune is set to hosts Family Carers Ireland’s online ‘Carers’ Coffee Club’, an online resource for family carers to get together via Facebook Live. The next ‘Club’ will take place on Thursday, April 23rd at 11am with guest Joanna Fortune, Psychotherapist who will answer question on how to approach parenting during a Pandemic when you have additional care needs to consider. Read more