Businesses rely on the resources they have to produce great work. Whether it’s great supplier relationships, a dedicated team, or the tools in their workshops, the quality of the inputs into your projects make a huge impact.
One increasingly important tool for your arsenal is business management software that can grow with your business. With a plethora of options out there to help you manage your business, from spreadsheets to full custom-built ERP systems it can be hard to know what the right fit is for your business, your budget, and your future goals.
Cloud-based solutions are seeing a rise in popularity and there are lots of reasons why. Here are the top four ways cloud-based solutions like WorkGuru are supporting Aussie manufacturers to grow.
Cloud-based job management solutions that are readily available have been developed with a lot of thought about best practices and the most streamlined way to get from A to B. They make it easier to do what you’re already doing and help you do more with the same amount of time.
All-on-one solutions like WorkGuru help you cut down on paperwork and admin time by keeping all your records in one place. It means that the sales team, production team, admin and management all get access to the same information and only have to update the records once.
Sometimes the tools you’ve relied on up to this point can’t start to slow down your growth. While many small businesses can be managed effectively with spreadsheets, slow and inefficient methods can be detrimental to growth.
Cloud-based solutions are often able to grow naturally with your business and adapt as your business grows. You can start to use more features as your business needs them or add more users as your team grow. Equally, by making sure your processes are efficient, you waste less money on unused time and stock as your business grows.
Cloud-based solutions focus on project management best practise and can help you stay effortlessly up-to-date with the latest tools. Rather than having to spend hours, days or even weeks research, building and implementing the best new tools to help you achieve your goals.
If you invest in cloud-based solutions, your supplier can do the heavy lifting to build new important tools. For example, in the past six months, WorkGuru has introduced production jobs, scheduling tools, and forms to help customers manage their projects how they need.
Works where you are
Cloud-based tech really comes into its own when you’re on the go. If you like to check the numbers at home, but also want them available on site, or if your team goes off-site to install, fix or maintain assets, then cloud-based solutions can keep you all up-to-date.
Because all you need is a log-in, your data is available to you and your team on your phones, tablets, laptops and desktops effortlessly. Unlike spreadsheets, you don’t need to worry about two people editing at once or someone saving over your version.
Want to give cloud-based project management a go?
Give WorkGuru a shout and we’ll set you up with a free demo to see what we can do for your business.