Strengthen your cash flow by using these 3 digital tools and technologies
Dec 04, 2015
No matter the size of your business, modern technology can have a truly transformative effect on operations. With the right tools, tasks become easier, employees become more productive, and in turn, this will strengthen the cash flow of your business.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at three technological investments small businesses can make that will assuredly make their cash flow healthier:
- Cloud computing. Rather than spending money building in-house computing infrastructure—and absorbing the costs relating to storing it, running it and maintaining it—many businesses are taking advantage of the cost savings found in the cloud. By migrating to the cloud, small businesses also enjoy a slew of other benefits, including redundancy, scalability and availability. The cloud offers more functionality at a reduced price point, allowing small businesses to reduce their expenses and improve their cash flow without compromising their capabilities.
- Mobility. The cloud promises access to data, communications and apps from any connected device in any location. To truly extend cloud investments, businesses need to concurrently invest in mobility. In doing so, they enable their employees to get work done anywhere they happen to be. Clients’ calls and emails get answered immediately—from the office, from the cafe and from the airport. Mobility enhances productivity, thereby improving cash flow.
- Collaboration tools. After investing in the cloud and mobility, small businesses should shop around for the right unified communications solutions and collaboration tools that help employees stay on the same page even when they’re not in the same building, city or time zone. These platforms centralize all communications on one interface, giving employees the ability to respond to each other’s questions, ideas and updates in real time. Collaboration tools accelerate decision making. Fewer dollars are spent to get things done, which means businesses have more cash in the bank.