We have already completed 17 days of this 2018 recently released. In these days we have surely already proposed new objectives, new challenges, and even outlined a marketing strategy to get the most out of the coming months.
Undoubtedly, an essential task, if we want to meet objectives, and we want to grow.
To propose a good road map, we must use the right tools, and as entrepreneurs, we must count on new technologies as partners in our new projects.
Here we list the technological tools without which you should not pass in order to work in an organized manner and reach the objectives that we propose at the beginning of the year. For this, we have to attend to the different areas of the company.
1. Image of the company and communication
A good web portal of your company plays a fundamental role here, with dynamic content management that simplifies content updating. Also having a blog gives credibility and prestige to your company, and you can offer the best opinion and business vision from an expert point of view. Blogspot, WordPress, etc. are essential tools.
Of course, the RRSS are indispensable in projecting the image of your company on the network. You can communicate in a fast way and reach your target customer with a single click. The key: to respond effectively to the requests or possible claims of your clients in the network. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
2. Open your online store
If you also want to sell online, and expand your target audience to the global world, e-commerce is the most interesting option. There are solutions open source as Prestashop with which you can set up your ecommerce platform in a fast and convenient way with product management, shopping cart and payment gateway.
However, at this point it is more important to prepare everything related to logistics (stock, delivery, shipping and returns), so that you do not get a demand for which you are not prepared, since you open your business to the whole world.
3. Have your documentation organized
If you have a significant flow of documentation in your company, having all these documents in order is a fundamental task.
There are document storage management solutions in the cloud that allow you to simplify the organization and administration of your documents so you can quickly locate and classify them, as well as share them with other members of your company. You can save on paper and time. Google Drive, or Athento, can be two of your allies.
4. Organization of team work
Getting good communication and a good work flow among the members of your organization is the key to success. With this, you will get your team involved with the philosophy of the company and feel part of it.
Involving all the staff, who work inside and outside the office, facing a common goal, is the goal we all want.
Here, collaborative work tools that can be accessed from any device: laptop, tablet or mobile play a fundamental role. Cross-platform applications that allow work at any time and place. Calendars, task management, dynamic forms, instant messaging.
These applications allow access to information when it occurs, and the key lies in its agility and understanding by the entire team. They must be accessible solutions with real utility (www.workingdaysuite.com) They are the most optimal solutions that Internalia Group proposes within this point.
5. Business Intelligence
The processes, resources used, sales made, customer management, cash flows, forecasts, statistics, company forecasts, deviations in terms of the proposed objectives.
All this information can be managed, and automated with just a few parameters.
ERP tools and CRMs that will allow you to automate the processes, the projects, to have all the database of your clients, so that making decisions does not become a titanic effort.
Eliminates unproductive meetings, optimizes processes.
Have objective information, that offers you enough business intelligence to allow you to take charge of your company, and make the best decisions. Business Intelligence solutions that extract information from ERP, and CRM to analyze it and offer you real statistics about the deviations and forecasts of your company. To help you detect what is happening in your company, and if there is a problem, detect it and correct it in time.
ERP: SAP or Microsoft Dynamics, and numerous Open ERP solutions on the market.
Business Intelligence: SAP, Microsoft Dynamics
6. Review your communications and systems of meetings and conferences
Review the communication methods we have in our company can be a strong point that gives us added value against the competition and helps us save costs.
Betting on VoIP Telephony solutions helps us to simplify the entire communication structure of our business, with customers, suppliers and workers. IP PBXs even help us to offer a more professional image of our company in the market, and the costs are much lower.
As for the meetings, we can choose Videoconferences that are much more effective, saving in costs, and unnecessary displacements. It is a super valid option that helps to support teleworking and keeps your team more cohesive. In addition, training days can be programmed in a more dynamic way. (Skype, Webex, etc)
All these systems must be protected with a good Security policy. The biggest threat to an organization is the hacking and theft of key information and data.
For this reason, the protection of communications, systems and data becomes indispensable. Firewalls, encrypted communications, antivirus, backup copies, and secure access controls are the key points in any organization.
Make sure you have a good IT department that keeps your company safe, and if not, hire the best security company, be your technological ally, and allow your company to work safely, and be responsible for reviewing periodically the security systems of your company.