Automation can ease your business workload
According to recent research small and medium-sized businesses are spending on average 120 hours a year on admin tasks. Technology and
software automation can go a long way towards automating the low-level admin tasks.
Better productivity through automation
Automation is an important way to ease your business workload, with a host of different business apps and cloud solutions offering ways to
automate your admin.
With ‘smart business tools’ increasing in number and choice, software is utilising automation algorithms, artificial intelligence (AI),
machine learning and cognitive solutions to help remove the mundane admin tasks from your workflows.
Core processes that will benefit from automation include:
Automated bookkeeping – Just take a photo of your receipts, expenses and invoices and ‘optical character recognition’ (OCR) technology will
digitise the output and pull it through into your accounts software. No data entry, no human error and no lost receipts! We can do the rest
to ensure your records are accurate.
Automated credit control – chasing up debts and late-paying customers takes time. Automated credit control apps track your debtor numbers
and automatically sends out customised chaser emails as soon as an invoice is late. This reduces your credit control time, speeds up cash
collection and cuts your aged debtor figure.
Automated payment collection – the easier it is to pay you, the faster your customers will pay. Automated card payments and cloud-based
Direct Debit solutions allow you to automatically take payment from a customer as soon as an invoice is due. Some solutions will even
automate the invoice matching and bank reconciliation process.
Automated reporting and forecasting – the better your reporting and business intelligence, the easier it is to make informed decisions about
your company strategy. Accounting platforms and fintech tools now offer automatic, real-time reporting and forecasting, giving you access to
the important numbers and metrics, fast.
Automated digital marketing – digital marketing is key to raising your brand’s profile. Marketing platforms offer important time-saving ways
to schedule and post social media content, or email automation that sends a pre-programmed cadence of emails to specific target audiences
within your wider customer base.
At WDF Professional, we are passionate about helping our clients find software solutions and have some great insights into options
of apps and solutions that can save time, improve accuracy and access to data. This could help you spend more time on your
business and less time on administration.
Contact your WDF Professional team member if you would like to discuss further how we can help you with your business. Phone 02 6921 5444 or