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7 Tech Tools That Can Help you Reach Maximum Efficiency

Running a business in this day and age comes with lots of challenges but one awesome upside is that there is so much tech out there to help you build a successful, booming empire. But, with the sheer number of platforms and software around at the moment it can be hard to know where to start, so we've put together a list of some of the best tools that will help you increase your business efficiency dramatically. 

1. MOBILE APPS

Mobile technology can be a big help if you feel like you've got an overwhelming work-load. There are so many smartphone Apps that can help you take more control of your day-to-day tasks - you can create to do lists, set reminders, schedule meetings, and much more. The best part, is that you can access them and share important information from anywhere. Technically, you could run your business from any where you want, just be sure that the apps you’re using can sync with the Cloud. Some of the apps that can boost your efficiency are Cisco Spark, Google Keep, and Basecamp.

2. PRODUCTIVITY TRACKING

Tools like RescueTime and Timely help you better manage your time and your working habits so you can accomplish more in a day. RescueTime, particularly, can track the time you spend on websites and applications so you can get a really clear picture of your output (and how much time you spend on Facebook!). It can also provide you with reports so you can monitor your productivity week to week and month to month. 

3. ORDERING SYSTEMS

Ordering systems bring your entire ordering process online and automate the steps that require manual work. This frees up your time, which you can then spend on other business critical things such as expanding your product range and growing your business. What's more if you invest in a dedicated food and beverage ordering system such as Ordermentum, you can automate every single process from ordering to payment to delivery and it can also link to your existing accounting and inventory management software. 

4. PAYROLL SOFTWARE

Similarly, payroll software can also save you an enormous amount of time. Cumbersome admin tasks, like calculating staff’s salaries and filing the necessary government taxes, are all taken care of. In fact, top payroll systems like Smart Payroll and MYOB can even remind you when to do your payroll and allow you to process it from anywhere.

5. ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS

This tool streamlines your finances and automates your invoice sending so you don’t have to worry about doing it manually. We think Xero is one of the best accounting systems around. With Xero you can create recurring invoices and also track your inventory. What's more you can also calculate your payroll and manage your payroll taxes - it really is a one-stop solution.

6. INVENTORY SOFTWARE

Inventory management can be one of the trickiest parts of running a food and beverage business but with software like Unleashed and Ostendo you have the ability to track your stock levels so you can avoid overstocking and running out of products. They also enable you to monitor all your supplies across multiple warehouse locations, segregate your stock by batch numbers, and manage your orders and sales quotations.

7. FILE-SHARING TOOLS

Having transparency and easy access to business critical information are important building blocks of any successful business. It means that all stakeholders are working from the same page. Some of the best file-sharing tools today are Google Docs, Slack, and Dropbox. These tools even have mobile versions, letting you share and access your most important documents even when you don't have your laptop in front of you. 

Embracing technology and making it work for you can make a big difference to the day-to-day running of your business. By investing in some of the tech tools we’ve listed above you will be able to run your business more effectively and you'll get more things done in less time.

If you've had some success with other tech tools that we haven't listed here feel free to share them in the comments section below. In the meantime, for more business advice like this, visit our blog.

Avlya Jacob

Avlya Jacob is a content writer at Ordermentum. When not working, she enjoys writing online novels and spending time with her husband.

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