Give Your Trades Business One Extra Day with Business Process Optimisation
25 November 2021
With activity heating up in the trades and construction industry, it’s more important than ever for trade businesses to save time wherever they can. So, how does getting back up to one day a week sound to you?
Integrated digital systems and solutions can help tradies get admin work completed faster and help efficiently delegate more tasks to the team. From our experience working with trade businesses, we have seen streamlined processes enabled by digital systems help increase profits and save some business owners up to one day a week of administration work.
If you’re faced with increasing pressure to meet deadlines, manage teams and maintain business cashflow, read on to see how automating your business processes, and implementing business process optimisation can help you run a streamlined and compliant business. Also, you’ll learn what you need to consider when selecting digital systems for your trades business.
Benefits of digitising your trade business
Business process optimisation begins with digitisation. Digitised systems require your business data to be stored in the cloud. This gives business owners access to their information at any time and on any device and means the data is secure from any physical damage and able to be integrated with other systems.
Other benefits of implementing a digital system in your trade business are:
Profitability reports by job to help you track against budget.
Mobile time tracking of staff so paper job cards are no longer required.
Digital scheduling of staff so no job gets missed.
Quoting through to invoicing all in one place.
All systems talk to each other which helps avoid double entry of information.
Health & Safety compliance to reduce the risk of non-compliance.
Choosing digital solutions for your trade business
With a huge array of digital solutions available, one of the biggest blockers for a business owner is knowing where to start with their business process optimisation.
It’s important to base your purchase decision on more than price and consider:
Your business requirements.
The functionality of the software.
How much time that piece of software can save you.
How easy it is for you to use.
What support is in place for you and your team
Integration with other systems is another key factor to consider. Whether it’s accounting, payroll, scheduling, timesheets, job management, payment collection or business reporting, your digital systems need to talk to each other. A lot of key suppliers make this easier now and integrate with cloud-based solutions with the click of a finger.
Download The tradies guide to automating your business for better productivity and profitability
With activity heating up in the trades and construction industry, it’s more important than ever for tradies to save time and maximise efficiencies wherever you can. Streamlined processes enabled by digital systems can help tradies make some real dollar gains.
If you’re ready to get admin work completed faster and efficiently delegate more tasks to your team, download The tradies guide to automating your business for better productivity and profitability to learn how automation can benefit your trade business and what you need to consider when selecting digital systems.