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How working Smart is the new Black in the world of small businesses.


Posted on September 18, 2016



I am going to call it – in today’s day and age the failure to engage with software as a service (SAAS) products such as Xero and Happy HR is business suicide.
The reason for this is that the majority of your competitors would be taking advantage of them and this is because it is well known that these types of products can make your business more operationally efficient giving you more time and everyone knows that time = increased productivity which = more money. The more time and money your competitor has the more time and money they have to put towards blowing you out of the water.
SAAS products are available for a whole range of services. To help you out today I have highlighted the main services with SAAS products that you should at least be invested in.

Accounting
One of the most challenging aspects of modern business is keeping track of all the money coming in and leaving a business. Thanks to advances in Cloud based technology, business owners are now able to automate and digitise a range of old bookkeeping and account practices to help them streamline these processes. In addition to this, businesses are getting real time analytics and reporting in order to help ensure that they are staying on track towards probability and meeting other financial and business benchmarks. So say goodbye to the shoebox filled with receipts and say hello to your smart phone for helping you maintain your record keeping requirements.

One of the most challenging aspects of modern business is keeping track of all the money coming in and leaving a business. Thanks to advances in Cloud based technology, business owners are now able to automate and digitise a range of old bookkeeping and account practices to help them streamline these processes. In addition to this, businesses are getting real time analytics and reporting in order to help ensure that they are staying on track towards probability and meeting other financial and business benchmarks. So say goodbye to the shoebox filled with receipts and say hello to your smart phone for helping you maintain your record keeping requirements.

Sales
While access to software in the sales function has been around for some time advances in this space have led to an enhanced user experience allowing businesses to tie in marketing and other business technologies together reducing the administration required to maintain a CRM and automating key functions already set within the business. The options are endless and the sky is the limit so jot down what you want out of your CRM and start shopping.

Marketing
As marketing is increasingly driven through Social Media, a range of new platforms have come along that easily integrate into these mediums in order to seamlessly push out content on a pre-determined schedule making it easy for those social media novices out there to take advantage of everything social media has to offer.

Point of Sale
As with many of the software mentioned above, the Point of Sale technology has gone from clunky barcode scanners and MS DOS platforms to streamlined and mobile Point of Sale options. Business owners are finding that the integration of these different platforms are driving further time savings and analytics for their business. Now when an item is sold, it automatically generates an entry into the Sales CRM, creates an account in the Accounting software, and any other inventory software that may be coupled in with it. This has many businesses crying out “Where have you been all my life!”

Human Resources
One of the areas of advancement in the SAAS product space is in the area of Human Resources. The HR function is one of the most complex and sensitive areas of a business and lots of businesses are doing this wrong. How do I l know this? Well this is not only my area of expertise and I see this on a day to day basis but it is also evidenced by the increase in Fair Work cases over the last 12 months and the prediction by Fair Work that this will continue to increase in the coming 12 months. Access to a simple to use software that can ensure businesses can be legally compliant with HR is now an option for business owners and this is definitely a SAAS product they should jump on now!


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Our partner Happy HR is the world's most efficient and easy to use human resource and performance management platform. Their mission is to ensure that their subscribers are able to efficiently and easily performance manage staff and business departments, drive continuous improvement and maintain legally compliant human resource policies. From induction Happy HR takes care of the whole employee life cycle. It's HR made happy!
Why Happy HR?
  • Performance Management
  • Eliminate HR Anxiety
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