With January already gone –  let’s NOT do what we did last year. It’s easy to start the year in a positive frame of mind, and then fall into old bad habits you swore you would do something about.

Here are a few ways you can keep the new year promises you made to yourself.

Take stock of where you are at

The start of the year is a great time to optimise and streamline your internal processes. The best place to start is with a review of your systems and processes to identify what is working and what isn’t.

Look for those key ‘time wasters’ and find out where the holes in your time bucket are. These hidden costs can really add up, and if not addressed, they can cost you your time, money and sanity. Your time is precious so don’t let inefficiency drag you down.

How ITeM can help – we can facilitate a Discovery Workshop which helps draw out these challenges and assess the true hidden cost of your current inefficient processes. We then architect and implement a plan and actions to make your life easier.

 

Consolidate (but don’t change) your systems

Business need to keep on top of cash flow, sales growth, profit margin changes and administrative costs. Managing a business requires its leaders to be constantly monitoring the ‘vital signs.

 

This is difficult when this vital data exists in multiple systems which don’t talk to each other, which often requires data export and manipulation. These tasks often introduce mistakes and always leads to wasted time. Installing a brand new software system may seem like the silver bullet you have been looking for, but these implementations can be difficult, very time consuming and incredibly expensive.

 

How ITeM can help – instead of investing in new software systems, consolidate the systems you have and get a better result. We can bring all of your data into one place for reporting, analysis and validation. Even better, we automate the whole process so that you spend a fraction of the time on tasks which used to take you hours.

 

 

Let the machines do the work

Manual repetitive tasks are inefficient and expensive, and often introduce mistakes. If your software systems are setup to best advantage, they can unlock an incredible amount of power and automation which was previously hidden under poor implementation.

Letting the machines do the grunt work can remove some of these common business bottlenecks:

  • Forecasting
  • Budgeting
  • End of Month processing

 

How ITeM can help – you probably have most of the existing software you need in your business. We help unlock the potential of this software and make it work harder for you.

Speak to us today about how we can help you keep your New Year promises.