Many business sectors, like sales or IT, are so heavily automated that much of the management work is almost completed by simply conducting the day’s transactions. But many other fields are, by their nature, much less compatible with management operations and can benefit from outside software. Here are several types of businesses that could save money and time by adding management software to their firms:
Time is at a premium in health care. The faster a patient can be seen, treated, and referred elsewhere if needed, the better. Given the cumbersome nature of the post-Affordable Care Act record-keeping requirements, medical practices are doing more and more work and fighting through more and more changes. Software like Practice Suite won’t just handle these tasks on a daily basis, it keeps users current on updates and changes to items like ICD-10 codes, and preventing errors that can endanger payments from Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurers. In the hustle and bustle of dozens, even hundreds, of patients, these areas need to be covered without worry, and office managers know it.
Manufacturers and Crafters
Simplicity is important to these companies. When it’s a small operation–and we’ll look more at company size shortly–employers want to be able to manage inventory, payroll, sales, and so forth in the easiest way possible, maybe even via mobile device. They want to shorten the interruptions to their fabrication and assembly processes by using software to minimize their desk time and maximize their workbench time. This is especially true when managers or workers have a long process of cleanup or disconnection to leave assembly functions and go to administrative ones.
Mom ‘n Pop
Size matters. When a company is just a few people operating out of a small storefront or even somebody’s basement, space and work are at a premium. These operations have often just graduated from self-employment to having outside workers, which creates a thick stew of paperwork that they have to handle. Paying employees instead of just themselves is a real motivation to get some form of outside management to help keep the soup stirred, and the various thresholds they reach in space, expenses, inventory, and so forth that they are reaching just provide that much more inspiration to locate software for many of these tasks.
That sounds odd, doesn’t it? But thanks to internet marketing and sales, even very small companies can sell products worldwide. When dealing with international shipping, language translation, trade laws, and restrictions on products like food or plants, many small companies that would be otherwise very successful globally are bogging down in red tape that they can’t cut through. They then withdraw into their own borders and are forever stunted.
Utilizing software to navigate these hurdles gives them the opportunity to create nearly limitless borders for their markets, and with them, nearly limitless earning potential.
One hallmark of any employer, regardless of size, is their desire to focus on providing their good or service at a high level of quality, not on shuffling forms or filling out paperwork. Most are glad to do whatever is necessary on the management side, but they all prefer to keep that process as simple as possible. Using third-party management software gives them the chance to do exactly that.