As a business owner, the most precious item you have is your time, and more often than not, we find we do not have enough of it.
Thankfully, there exists a wide selection of time saving tools and apps you can use in your business to make work life simpler, more efficient and even more fun. So we've compiled a list of our top 5 apps and software and how they can have an immediate impact on your business.
If you haven’t heard about Xero yet you have probably been living under a rock! Xero has taken the accounting world by storm over the last 5 years and for good reason. This accounting program works in the cloud and gives business owners real time figures of their business.
Why is this important? Well business owners can now see exactly how their business is performing on a day by day basis. Not only that, it helps to give crucial statistics such as number of days it takes customers to pay, automatic invoicing and allows you to receive payments online.
If you are not on Xero already we suggest you give it a try on their 30 day free trial. See below
Slack is a cloud based instant messaging platform. It is perfect for internal chat between staff and eliminates the need for email chains which often get lost in the sea of spam emails.
The beauty of slack is it allows you to send files andcreate different groups, which is perfect for teams working on different accounts or projects. Best of all, being cloud software means that you can access Slack from any device whether its phone, tablet or PC.
Workflowmax is a project management software which can be handy for a wide variety of industries from professional firms to construction companies. You can run projects from beginning to end including quoting, scheduling, time tracking, invoicing and reporting. With Workflowmax you can also manage in house performance through the use of it’s powerful report builder, which allows you to track staff’s billable hours, create contact lists, track client history and more.
Founded in 2011, Hubdoc is an app which acts as your own personal assistant. Hubdoc extracts data from your bills, invoices, receipts and statements and places them into one secure hub, removing the need to log in to multiple different portals.
From Hubdoc you can then integrate it with accounting programs like Xero or Quickbooks which will then upload all receipts and code them automatically. More wasted time saved which means more time to focus on the important aspects of your business.
This one is for all out tradies out there. Tradify is a field service solution for energy, electrical, construction and plumbing companies. From job management to employee scheduling you will no longer need to ring the apprentice 5 times on a Saturday morning to have them sent to the right address! Hallelujah.
It also provides quoting, invoicing and time tracking, all which can be managed directly from Tradify, or integrated with your Accounting software.