Ways Automation Can Improve Your Business Processes

Continuously changing market conditions, high speed in decision-making, multitasking in asset management and the need to reduce risks require modern approaches to the work processes within any business. It allows you to free up precious resources for strategic planning and concentration of management in key areas of the company. Business automation is the partial or complete translation of repeatable, time-absorbing operations and business tasks under the control of a specialized system. As a result, you get to increase productivity and effectiveness of strategic management.

Automation is usually conducted in two ways:

– Automation of the basic business processes: for example, sales management or work with clients. In this case, it is carried out to directly increase the volume of sales, the number of products produced and increase the profitability of the entire business as a whole.
– Automation of supporting processes, such as accounting, reporting, records management. Such automation does not directly affect the increase in revenue, but helps reduce the time and costs of daily work execution.

The main tasks of business automation are the following:

– effective support of operational activities of the enterprise, control and organization of accounting
– preparation of any documents for partners/clients, including invoices, bills and business proposals
– quick receipt of reports on the state of affairs in the company for any period of time
– optimization of staff costs, increasing the efficiency of working hours by freeing employees from routine/habitual work
– minimizing the negative impact of the “human factor” on the most important business processes
– secure storage of information and data
– improving the quality of customer service

Automation of business processes can significantly improve the quality of management in the company and the quality of its product. For the enterprise as a whole, it gives a number of significant advantages like:

– Increase the speed of processing information and solve repetitive tasks
– Increase business transparency
– Increased coherence of staff and the quality of its work
– The ability to control large amounts of information
– Reducing the number of errors and improving management accuracy
– Simultaneous resolution of several tasks
– Rapid decision-making in repetitive situations

As a result of automation of the business processes – the management receives much more information for analyzing business processes in the form of detailed analytical reports and is able to direct the company qualitatively taking into account external and internal indicators.

Find out more about how an automation can help and grow your specific business, or if you have any other software development questions – just contact us at [email protected] or by filling out the Contact Form.

Moving Forward,
DAS Solutions Team.

Are Custom Software Solutions for You?

Last week we analyzed the challenges faced by small and medium-sized companies when using off-the-shelf software. This week we will look into 4 major reasons why you should consider getting a custom software solution for your business. Having your own software not only enhances the way you run your company, but can also have a tremendous impact on how your customers see you, and also on the way your competitors start seeing your brand. Let’s get right to it.

Reasons why you need to get a custom software solution

1. Competitiveness

You’ve started your own business, and goal should always be focused: to grow your company. In order for this to happen, you need to stay competitive in the next 2, 3, or 5 years, and custom software will help you do that. If you choose to get your own software that fits your business needs perfectly, then your way of doing business and dealing with information will be different from the way your competitors do it. If you purchase an off-the-shelf solution, you must realize that it has been marketed to everyone in your industry, so if your competitors did not purchase the solution this year they will most probably buy it next year, which forces you to lose that competitive advantage. Focus on the features that you want a potential software of your own to have, and start thinking about how to design its development with an IT partner. Your custom software is part of your identity, so why not consider giving it your own brand look and feel?

2. Cost

Off-the-shelf software can be costly, and it often comes bloated with features you will never use. Furthermore, vendors of such software generally operate on a monthly subscription fee model, which in itself can be quite expensive for a small company in the long run. Additionally, you never know when they decide to fix bugs and to release an upgraded version. Therefore it is easier to develop simplified custom software to meet the exact needs of your company. That’s why hiring a custom software development company can be a good option.

3. Convergence

Let’s say your website isn’t connected with your CRM and you need to put a lot of effort into keeping everything straight. Now, think about a piece of custom software that will do a lot more for you than a regular CRM or ERP. I am talking about a system that will replace 2 or 3 platforms that are generally used in any business. This would help you and your team mates work efficiently, and as a bonus you won’t need to remember all those credentials.

4. Compatibility

Let’s say you are already using a piece of software that you are relatively happy with. You’ve been thinking about integrating it with something else available on the market to boost its productivity. But then you realize that the program you would like to purchase does not integrate well with the platform that has worked fine for you. Do you toss what works out the window and start spending resources to learn a brand new system? That can be costly. Instead, consider getting a custom software solution that will integrate with what you already have, and add those extra features that would make your system irreplaceable.

The list of reasons mentioned above is not exclusive. Increased security and flexibility are also among the reasons for getting a unique solution. Just think about it: custom software solutions are not a luxury, in fact you’d be pleasantly surprised by the costs of creating them. They are a necessity when there is a clear, growth-oriented business development strategy.

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below, we’d like to hear more about the challenges you’ve faced by using off-the-shelf software and your experience with custom software.

A Mobile CRM for Real Estate Will Keep You on the Go

Office based CRM tools are offering a lot of useful information about your prospects and clients, but once you are out of the office you lose access to it.

A mobile CRM system for real estate agents boosts flexibility and increases sales. By using it you will always be on top of the game.

Increase deal closing rate

According to research conducted by Innopl Technologies, companies that use mobile CRM systems have better sales rates versus those companies that use only desktop CRM.

The sales cycle becomes shorter because a CRM can be customized in many useful ways. For example, an agent can show high-quality pictures and the layout of the building he discusses with the client during the meeting. Having access to all the information makes the agent more confident, which ensures that the he closes the deal.

Improve planning

Manage your leads, appointments, and documents effectively with a mobile CRM designed for real estate and get access to crucial information at any time from any place. After a fruitful meeting a mobile CRM platform lets you send contracts and other documents even before you get to the office.

Higher management can also benefit from a mobile CRM system because they can create reports to track the team’s performance even when they are on business trips. Any problems can be identified and eliminated at an early stage.

Keep in touch with your past clients

A mobile CRM will help you keep in touch with your past clients. You can send them warm birthday or Christmas wishes. Convenient reminders on your mobile device will be useful in your everyday work. Next time your clients decide to sell their house, they will contact you, because you managed to keep the relationship alive.

A mobile CRM for people who work in real estate is not an option, it is a necessity. It allows to keep up with the market and stay in touch with clients and prospects. Contact us if you are interested in custom mobile CRM for your business.

Moving Forward,
DAS Solutions Team.

You Need Customer Relationship Management Software

Customer relationship management software (CRM) is used by businesses in different industries. No matter in which area you work, a CRM solution will improve the way you communicate with customers. Surprisingly, only 1% of firms have implemented customer relationship management solutions. Some companies use out-of-the-box software that can be limited or hard to integrate with other systems you use, which is why a custom solution is often the best choice. Here are some of the benefits of acquiring a tailor-made customer relationship management software.

  • A bespoke CRM system puts you in control, because it is created with your business processes and workflow in mind. It gives you a competitive advantage, especially in comparison with those companies that use off-the-shelf solutions.
  • Automation tools in your CRM make your work effective. For example, you can use email notifications that will help you keep tasks on track. Also automation decreases the levels of human error. At the same time, automation tools must be manageable so that you can be agile.
  • A custom CRM system will develop as your business expands. Additional tools, capabilities and reports can be added  when you need them. You will not need to buy a completely new system when the old one no longer meets your needs.
  • The system is flexible, you can install it on as many computers as you need, so that employees from different departments can be efficient at work.
  • Custom-made CRM software helps you understand your clients’ needs and requirements.This will inevitably lead to increased customer satisfaction and additional profit.
  • The customer relationship management system is secure and works on different devices which is handy in case of emergency or if some employees work from home.
  • A good software development team will create a highly-usable customer relationship management software. You won’t need to waste weeks on training your team on how to use the system.

Learn more about bespoke customer relationship management software, email us or give us a call. DAS Solutions will create a system that is right for you and will help you stay competitive.

Moving forward,
DAS Solutions Team.