If you think that your beloved microsoft office package is going to cut the mustard in troubled times like these, you need to think again. With businesses folding left, right and centre your precious time should be focused on trouble-shooting and creative thinking, not data entry and analysis. If you haven’t already, investing in business software that works well for your unique business will help you stay afloat and on track for success. Continue reading to find out what your options are when it comes to business software and why you should be integrating it into your internal processes.
What Are Your Options?
Where do I start? I hear you cry, well research is key. There’s a huge range of products and packages to choose from and you want to find the one that fits seamlessly with your workplace. Single touch payroll, accounting and invoicing programmes come in all shapes and sizes so you’ll need to work out which are fit for purpose. As a business owner, you’re the only one who knows the in and outs and complete history of the business journey so use this information when considering your options. How many staff you have and your internal avenues will also influence your decision making process when it comes to business software. Along with the software itself you can choose to access staff training sessions and 24/7 support from fellow Australian citizens so you don’t have to worry about implementing and maintaining your jazzy new tech. All that’s left to do is focus your energy on combating whatever the backlash of Covid 19 has to throw at you knowing your company will continue to tick over in the background.
While you may be wondering how much a tailored package will set you back, let me explain why it’s worth splashing the cash on this particular piece of technology. Business software packages usually come with an upfront fee and/or a monthly premium, but the amount of time they spare you makes them a cost effective investment for long term purposes. When it comes to payroll, for example, it takes a long time and a lot of manpower to input and cross reference data related to this. Not only is this time consuming but you run the risk of human errors, especially if you’re distracted by other more pressing issues such as a contagious and deadly human virus. Business software will eliminate the risk of a slip up and save you hours of manual processing.
Empowering your employees during a time of crisis will help them realise they are valued and make them feel more secure. Giving them access to all the information they need to do their work well. With so much uncertainty in the current economic climate, it’s easy to see why your staff may need a little “pick me up” and boost in self-esteem. Encouraging a data driven approach through business software will support their productivity and give them more autonomy over their workload. As well as stepping up morale for your team, this could have positive implications for you too. Allowing your employees to work more freely means you can ease the reins and move, slowly, towards a less micromanaged environment. This will save you time to manage more pressing issues such as loss in revenue or remote working plans.
You now have an idea about how to source business software and what a positive impact it can have on your company during these troubling times. So, what’s stopping you making the investment of a lifetime and taking a technological leap towards a more savvy business.