Should I be using software in my business and if so which software?
Software for business is now an essential business tool that EVERY business must have in order to be truly successful as software very simply enables a business to save time, hassle, stress and it also saves and makes them money.
The key to software is choosing the right software that suits YOUR specific business’s needs at the current stage your business is at as well as choosing software that is also capable to excellently manage your business’s future growth plans.
Business management software will automate; speed up and it will also ensure that the processes within your business are carried out correctly every time and at the right time.
Software can manage a whole array of tasks within your business ranging from managing your business’s time, to marketing your communications and marketing your products and or services on to supplying your business with a very important online presence, through to managing your financials and gathering business intelligence you will be able to rely on to make excellent fact based decisions upon that will improve your business.
Over the last years; software has all but gone completely cloud based due to the improvement of the internet so that now; it’s far more effective for the software companies to supply their software’s cloud based, which in turn has reduced the pricing for software so that their prices are tiny in comparison to the old in house desktop software solutions of the past. Cloud software is also far more flexible for the user’s needs and it can be accessed from any location in the world 24/7, 365 days per year, and with many of these software companies enabling you do it from most any device.
It is now a reality that over 40% of bookings are being made online and that number is growing fast every day so if you currently don’t have software that enables you to sell your time online, whether that be for you and your staff or your business facilities to be booked out and bought directly from the client online device, then you are missing out on huge amount of business. It is also now a reality that over 50% of online searches are being carried out online on smart phones so if your online presence is not mobile friendly, then again you will be missing out terribly on a lot of business and to add to this; Google is now penalising business’s online search presence if your business website is not mobile friendly so if you haven’t already sorted this out, then do it now, otherwise no one will be able to find your business online.
Your online presence is now another essential business tool that EVERY business must have and it must be mobile friendly but there is also little point to a website, mobile friendly or not, if firstly you cannot manage updating it yourself very quickly and very easily and secondly; you must be able to directly tie it in your marketing machine that must bring you in and allow you to manage the new business it brings.
Marketing your communications is also managed excellently through business software so whether you want to inform your clients of what’s new or what’s happening within your business or you want to promote an offer or tell them about the new products and or services you sell, then email and SMS messaging software can manage this in great numbers and with tremendous ease, precision and also with added great business intelligence, again which you will be able to solidly rely upon for making great business decisions.
Using software for your business financials is just good business sense as using software will ensure that you keep your business bookkeeping and accounts up to date, which should in turn save you costs with your accountants and it will also give you a real insight, at the click of a button, as to how your business is currently really performing with projected performance figures on your current plans and thus again; giving you further great business intelligence to make those great business decisions upon.
Depending upon your business type, there may of course be other business industry specific software’s that your business may need, if you are an Architect or an Accountant for example but EVERY business must have the software’s noted above in place in order to automate and manage all of the fundamental processes with a business.
Business management software should not only automate and allow you to manage the processes within your business, it should also supply you instantly, at the click of a button, who or what is working or not working within your business so that you can address it immediately and factually before it does you damage to your business and it’s too late.
Software solutions now offer amazing functionality with everything from reminding you if a client has not returned / re-booked your services for their normal absent intervals, which would enable you to be proactive and call the client to see if there was anything wrong with the last appointment or purchase before it is too late and you lose the client to your competitors. Other functionalities like notifications when a sale, payment or booking has been made or direct communications where the business and the client can communicate directly to each other’s device, without the need for any 3rd party software like outlook or similar or for enabling you to make instant promotional offers with only 1 click across all of your marketing platforms.
The list of amazing functionalities go on but the real key is in finding the right solution that you CAN MANAGE as it’s of no use at all, if you choose software that can do all of this and more but it’s either too complex to learn and use or too expensive for your current finances.
Pro Software UK have designed an amazing group of small bite size chunk pay as you go software packages that all instantly and seamlessly merge together to create one perfect software interface that will suit your business like a glove, therewith creating a unique solution for you to meet the challenges of your business.