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Tip of the Week: 5 Critical Software Varieties for Your Business
Meaningful business productivity requires a lot of elements to line up, particularly when remote operations and mobility enter the picture. This week, we wanted to offer a few tips pertaining to the kinds of applications that could prove beneficial to your operations.
What Software Will My Business Need?
There are a variety of software types that will certainly prove beneficial to a business of any size and shape. Let’s review some of the tools you’ll likely need as a part of your standard business procedures, and why it would be invaluable to seek out a solution that offered a mobile option.
Whether you’re trying to manage your payroll, balance your budget, or pay your taxes, a good software solution is going to make it far easier to do so while taking up less of your time. For your business to run smoothly, it is essential that your finances are all accounted for and as up to date as possible. Money does make the world go round as some would say, so ensuring your business’ capital is properly organized needs to be a priority for you.
Project Management Software
Most projects that a business of any kind takes on will commonly have multiple steps to them, involving different people and requiring different resources throughout. This can potentially make it difficult to keep your business’ endeavors organized. A good project management solution can account for this by helping break down the entire process into smaller, more accomplishable parts without taking away the perspective gained by displaying the process in its entirety. As a result, the project can proceed without interruptions or delays.
Time Tracking Software
For billing purposes and productivity monitoring alike, a solid time tracking solution will prove to be an invaluable resource for a business and its employees. After all, time is one resource that is truly finite to a business, so it is critical that an organization carefully tracks how it is being used.
Furthermore, to accurately bill their clientele for time spent on individual tasks, this utility will play a key role in any business’ billing processes.
Communications are crucial to any business—particularly nowadays, as we will get into them in a moment—so the solutions that allow an organization to fully embrace the advantages of communications done properly will be a valuable resource to them. Keeping in touch with your contacts, clients, and coworkers requires you to be able to reach them reliably, so ensuring you have various means of doing so is also important.
Customer Relationship Management Software
Finally, it is important that you can properly keep track of all your clients and customers and their needs, both pressing and projected. That way, you can proactively prepare to serve their needs and make your services seem even more impressive to them. Customer relationship management software (commonly referred to as CRM software) can provide businesses with an excellent resource to accomplish this. By collecting insights into their audience’s behaviors, a business can identify trends to better capitalize on their opportunities.
We Suggest Seeking Apps that Offer Mobile Functionality
With more of today’s businesses having their eyes opened to the viability of effective remote work, the ability to take these solutions out of the office without sacrificing their utility is more important than ever. This is precisely why it is so fortunate that many of your available options are delivered via a cloud-based subscription, or have an associated mobile application.
In addition to making your investment into your tools more predictable—and therefore budgeted much more easily—software hosted in the cloud can be accessed from any approved device. As a result, it effectively doesn’t matter if your team is working from the office or from their homes. Either way, productivity can continue without a hitch.
To learn more about implementing cloud-hosted solutions and the best software available for your operations, give SRS Networks a call at (831) 758-3636 today.