Many business tasks can be sped up by using digital resources. Here are a few ways that you could be digitally enhancing your business.
Get on the cloud
If you’re saving data on your computer’s hard drive or even on a local server, it could be time to graduate to cloud storage. All data from all your software will be stored on a remote cloud server, freeing up data storage space on your PC. These cloud files can be accessed by more than one person at once, allowing more efficiency. Cloud stored files also have the advantage that you can access them from any location. Consequently, you don’t have to be in the office to access them and could continue work at home or even from a local coffee bar.
On the subject of working from any location, making use of apps can allow you to work from your smartphone. Many business software programs have apps that can be used in conjunction with them. This allows you to make a Skype call or check your emails or even do your bookkeeping on the go rather than waiting until you’re in the office.
Create your own software if the one you’re using is under performing
It is key that the software you use for your business suits the needs of your business. You may have a staffing software such as Tempworks that is functioning normally and is beneficial for your business. On the other hand, your company’s HR software may be well below standard. Many businesses are now creating their own software with the help of software building companies to better organize their business. Rather than using a HR application, an accountancy application and a diary application, you may be able to have all these tasks in one program containing only the functions that you need. There may be other reasons you would want to create your own software. It could be an app for marketing purposes such as a digital loyalty card or a restaurant menu app or digital catalog for a shop. Alternatively, you could create training software for your staff with quizzes and videos on it. You could even create a custom till interface for your staff.
Monitor software with analytics
Knowing when to use custom metrics can help your software perform at a much better rate. For example, it could be worth using custom software to uncover latencies that could be leading lagging behavior. Monitoring your software’s performance is particularly worthwhile if you’re sharing this software with clients such as a marketing app.
Protect your data
Business – particularly small start-up companies – are becoming a more popular target for hackers. You don’t want your data being compromised, especially if you’re storing the sensitive data of clients or employees. Having security software is a good first step, but you can further increase your protection by backing files up (whether it be on the cloud or on an external hard-drive) as well as using creative passwords. Regularly change these passwords and make sure that only your most trusted staff are given passwords that may lead to sensitive data. You should also check that your security software is always updated to prevent any weaknesses in your system.