In the world of business, the leader with the most technology is king. Sitting on a throne of Alexas and ageing iPods, the tech king can control the internet with the power of their mind and prioritise their daily chores with the flick of a finger on their iPhone.
And that’s because understanding the most luxurious tech opens up entirely new avenues of communication between you, your customers and your staff.
Not only this, but a renewed investment in technology could save you money in the long run.
Whether you’re a technophobe creeping from the luddite shadows or a net-know-it-all with a Vive headset in one hand and an Amazon Fire stick in the other, these tech choices could help you run your business that little bit better.
On the payroll
Back in the days of black and white television and the steam engine, payroll systems were about as hi-tech as a horse and cart.
Like a character from a Dickens novel, your HR team would have to manually fill out payslips and head to their local bank to ensure cheques are cleared.
Even now, with technology so impressively advanced, some companies insist on tackling the payroll themselves. But streamlined and more efficient processes exist.
Take your global payroll to an online provider and your entire month’s pay will be processed through the Cloud, saving you the cost of a team of HR professionals. Well worth the investment.
An AR plan
Augmented Reality (AR) has been taking the world by storm, with apps like Pokemon Go using it to transport the famous pocket monsters into the real world.
And advertisers are getting interested in its myriad uses. Could it be the next step in branding?
It’s too early to tell, but one thing’s for certain – your business should be prepared if AR takes off big time.
As with any technological marvel, staying ahead of the curve is vital to success and continued relevance. So whether it’s a major investment or a minor dabbling, keep your business in the loop with AR.
Know your CRM
If you’re a business with clients in far flung destinations, an effective Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool is as important an investment as your actual product.
The kind of CRM you choose will partly depend on budget, but bear this in mind – a visibly shonky piece of software will be off-putting to clients, especially ones that aren’t particularly tech-savvy.
An effective CRM tool should be user-friendly, accessible at any time of the day (that means minimal downtime for maintenance) and preferably be customisable to match your company’s brand.
Consider these tech tips and you’ll have a business that’s exponentially more accessible. Can you think of any other pieces of tech we’ve missed? Then let us know in the comments below!