Running a business can be bloody hard.
There are jobs to schedule, quotes to send, admin to keep track of, and don’t even get us started on the whole invoicing and chasing payments lark!
All those manual jobs take time.
Time you don’t have.
Time you’d rather be out on the tools or serving your clients (p.s. that’s code for making money!)
But, if you don’t do all those boring tasks, your business will soon fall over.
Luckily, there is a solution. One that will save you time and stress, AND make sure all the boring jobs get done almost instantly and with virtually any input from you.
No, it isn’t voodoo magic. Such a solution does exist.
It’s called App Advisory. And it can help you hugely. Read on to find out more.
What Is App Advisory?
App Advisory is all about recommending app or Cloud solutions that will make your business run smoother and more effectively.
There are plenty of manual business jobs that can be automated to save time, stress, and energy. But, in order to do it efficiently, you need to use the right tools. With many Cloud-based solutions on the market, you not only need to make sure the tool you choose is right for the job but that it integrates with the other tools your business uses.
An App Advisor is someone that understands how automation can streamline a business and the best way to make it happen. They will establish which challenges you are facing in your business and make recommendations on the technology solutions that will help.
They can also help you with technology recommendations for amplifying the opportunities in your business.
Why Use App Advisory?
Everybody wants their business to be successful, right? And in order to do that, we know that we need to have the right tools available to us.
There are heaps of great advancements that can revolutionise the way you do business. But, with literally thousands of tools and resources to choose from, it is hard to know which solution will be most effective for your business.
An App Advisor takes the mystery out of the process with extensive knowledge of the options available.
The beauty of using an App Advisor is that they also know the intricacies of your business. Rather than trying to navigate a generic app website to see if it will work for your business, an advisor can pinpoint exactly what you need and the best Cloud solution to make it happen.
How App Advisory Can Help Your Business
There are plenty of ways an App Advisory service can benefit your business. Here are some of our favourite ways:
Often, Cloud-based solutions are more cost effective than physical software products. Also, by automating tasks it can reduce the cost of admin wages. You can stop focusing on those laborious manual tasks, and turn your attention to revenue generating tasks instead!
Win Back Time
How long do you spend entering timesheet data, manually tracking jobs, and reconciling bank transactions? Probably far longer than you want to. By using the right software integrations you can speed up these processes substantially. You also remove the risk of manual error, freeing up your time to focus on the more important aspects of business.
Grow Your Business
With more time and greater capacity, you will be able to grab business opportunities with two hands, rather than worrying about how you might manage them. And, with the systems already in place, growth is easy, sustainable and manageable.
Prepare To Scale
Your business will only ever be able to progress to a certain level if you are trying to do everything manually. Technology solutions can cover your needs today and grow with your business, allowing you to scale your operations sustainably.
Do Business Your Way
The right software solutions can help you run your business your way. They will give you complete control of your operations and confidence that you are tackling things effectively and efficiently. You won’t have to fit your operations into a system, you will be able to have a system that integrates into your business, supporting the way that you do things.
Work ON Your Business, Not Just IN It
Time-consuming, manual processes take you away from being able to build your business. But, if those processes were identified and automated, they would take a fraction of the time to complete. Meaning, you would have more time to work ON your business, rather than being stuck working IN it all the time.
Make Informed Decisions
There will be a lot of data available to you in your business. But, if you are completing all your processes manually, it will remain locked away. You could be missing opportunities to increase your profits or grow your client base. By having software solutions that seamlessly integrate, you will have all the data in front of you, enabling you to make informed business decisions.
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Which Apps Can Boost Your Business?
As we mentioned above, there are literally thousands of apps that you could use to run your business more effectively. But, we have a few favourites areas to focus on that we find are really effective for our clients.
- Automation: get rid of the manual tasks and have the right software do them for you instead.
- Software Integration: Not all systems are made to talk to each other, but we can advise you which ones will work seamlessly to create a cohesive business experience.
- Full-stack advisory: Want your business to run more efficiently? Then, let’s overhaul your systems so that every aspect is working optimally.
- Project Management Software: Say goodbye to scraps of paper, trying to keep everything in your head and a physical diary. Instead, say hello to integrated job management software that shows you everything in your business at a glance.