There’s an art to collaboration. A certain sense of beauty is found in the ability to find patterns and coordinate the common denominators. Many small businesses get stuck in a whirlwind here because collaboration takes time and technical know-how to enact. Both of those commodities are hard to come by for the average business owner.
The Right Collaboration Tools
Just like any great art, you need the right tools for the job. Luckily, in the modern workplace, there is software that allows you to collaborate efficiently and effectively, from anywhere.
As experts created collaborative workspaces, we at AdRem are big proponents of Microsoft Office 365.
Bill Gates said, “Software innovation, like almost every other kind of innovation, requires the ability to collaborate and share ideas with other people, and to sit down and talk with customers and get their feedback and understand their needs.”
This is evident in the collaborative capabilities of Office 365.
When we set up our clients with Office 365, they quickly see an increase in productivity, improved product-to-market times, and a reduction in operating costs. Much of this is thanks to the advancement in collaboration and the automation of workflows.
You should be automating certain tasks like order fulfillment, inventory management, shipping, purchasing, billing. The way we do this for our clients is by mapping current processes and streamlining them through the proper workflow.
By correctly configuring software, you can make your workflow trigger with just a few clicks. For example, say someone on your sales staff closes a deal. Entering the sale can effectively activate a daisy chain of events across your workflow dashboard: reports, reminder emails, follow up campaigns, approval requests. Whatever your workflow requires, the integrated software can take you there.
Management, legal, finance: When your business relies on interdepartmental communication, the proper software can create those chains of communication. Lost dialog shouldn’t stand in the way of your revenue goals.
You can even create automated voting mechanisms to help your decision makers weigh in on aspects of your business without waiting for company meetings.
The AdRem Solution
To maximize collaboration and productivity, you need an expert team to help you map your business’s workflow. The reason is that your technology needs to be built to your needs, not the other way round. Possibilities for improvement could be unknown until you’ve properly analyzed your workflow with a team knowledgeable in the latest technologies.
Call us today to start mapping your road to success.