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It’s Time to Make Your New Year’s Tech Resolutions

Posted by Neil L
Dec 14, 2017

New Year's Tech ResolutionsAs things slow down over the summer break, it’s time to ensure your business is ready to tackle 2018. Why not try a few New Year’s tech resolutions?

Make the most of mobile devices

You’re probably already using notebooks, smartphones and tablets across your business. However, it’s important to develop a holistic mobile strategy to ensure these devices deliver on their full potential.

A fragmented mobile ecosystem can hamper productivity. Consider settling on specific apps, services and devices across your organisation. Look for ways your people can share data and collaborate, to ensure everyone is on the same page.

Rather than simply replicating your old paperwork and workflows, look for ways to make the most of new technology to boost productivity. This allows your people to work more efficiently and effectively, especially when they’re out of the office and working on the road.

Embrace the cloud

One of the best ways to make the most of your mobile devices is to embrace cloud-based apps and services. They ensure important business data and processes aren’t locked away on a single device. Instead, they’re always at your fingertips when you need them.

Cloud-based office suites make it easier to collaborate with staff, suppliers and customers. Meanwhile, you can avoid the perils of version control when shuffling around documents via email or USB sticks. They also make it easier for your people to jump between desktop and mobile devices during the day and quickly pick up working where they left off.

Cloud-based Customer Relationship Management ensures important client data is always at hand. This remains true whether you’re chasing up sales leads or dealing with support requests.

Get your finances in order

If you’re still stuck in the age of shoebox accounting, or you’re relying on convoluted spreadsheets to manage your business, then 2018 is the year to embrace a cloud-based finance package.

Procrastinating over paperwork can hurt your business. However, with a cloud-based finance package, it’s easier to deal with things on the spot rather than waiting until the end of the month. You can easily generate purchase orders, fire off invoices, issue receipts and reconcile payments.

Getting on top of your finances can improve your cash flow and make it easier to chase up slow payers. It also makes it much easier to do the books come tax time. Additionally, accessing your finances from smartphones and tablets makes it easier to place orders and process payments on the spot, rather than waiting until you get back to your desk.

If you’re hoping for a prosperous 2018, think about how New Year’s tech resolutions can give your business a shot in the arm.

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