There are too many businesses struggling to grow because they find it hard to juggle and keep up with daily tasks. The most mundane things—like checking emails, managing accounts, and putting out small fires here and there—oftentimes take precedence over mission-critical and progress-oriented things that should be done.
When business energy is focused on the mundane instead of more important matters like business strategy, networking, and marketing, companies experience stunted growth and dig themselves an even deeper rut of stagnation and immobility.
Fortunately, many of the things that prevent business growth can be addressed through automation and custom software development.
When you invest in custom software application development, you tap into the great power of innovative automation. Different tasks—especially tedious, repetitive, daily tasks—are streamlined and automated so that your staff’s energy, time, and core competencies can be used elsewhere. Below are only some of the best examples of business areas that custom software development can help improve and boost efficiency:
Automating order processing
Order processing is one area of business that requires absolute precision and efficient management. Managing payables and receivables is one of the most critical business functions, especially when it comes to cash flow and overall profitability.
As integral as the tasks surrounding order processing are, things can easily go haywire if you are not on top of every detail—especially when it comes to paperwork. Outdated systems that rely much on manual documentation is prone to human error and puts the business at risk of missing out on profit or mishandling income. Custom applications help ensure that no payment and invoice fall through the cracks.
Programming systems that accept orders online and push them automatically to bookkeeping or ERP systems can remove errors and make the entire process seamless for customers.
Custom software development can address real-time inventory and order integration with legacy accounting or ERP systems. Managing and invoicing orders can be an absolute time drain for businesses. Custom applications can be designed to streamline inventory integration so all orders can be placed like clockwork based on current inventories.
Automated warehousing solutions we design can enable quicker and more efficient goods dispatching, goods in, and inventory count too. In addition to this, we also help to update accounts payable & receivable entries to your accounting platforms like Xero, Quickbooks, MYOB, and many more.
Communication and collaboration
Custom software systems are also useful in terms of enhancing internal and external communication, automating different tasks ranging from sending out daily reminders to staff, or distributing monthly newsletters to stakeholders and customers. Collaboration is also easier as these tools give users the opportunity to share data and reports with each other in a streamlined manner.
Often employees need to dig deep into the software to find errors or specific pertinent information about their roles. Automation can bring the data upfront on their mobile devices, email inboxes, or even as text messages.
Reporting and data analysis are also crucial areas of business where custom software application development shines the most. With a specially designed system, organizations can schedule reports and alerts on various business-critical activities like customer overdue, estimated delivery delays, out of stock items, etc. Custom software systems can likewise help facilitate more accurate order forecasting through proper reporting and analysis of customer behavior data and sales reports. Custom software systems can be designed to generate most any type of data and report your business needs to thrive.
A good portion of reporting time is connecting data using spreadsheets, vlookups, manual matches and just matching on printed paper is common. We connect disconnected systems and create combined reports with graphs and charts that get right to the point without all the pain in collating the data.
Syncing of on-premise app data with cloud services
By making these data available on the cloud, users can ensure business flow and continuity without being chained to their desks—which translates to enhanced productivity and flexibility in the workforce.
As more systems move to the cloud it gets even more difficult to keep the data flowing accurately as some systems invariably remain on-premise, we create powerful data connectors that can pull or push information from cloud services.
Connecting legacy systems
Legacy systems are a fact of life, sometimes you can’t live with them but you can’t live without them either. Connecting legacy systems to newer cloud-based systems is a specialized skill that needs years of experience in many technologies.
Our experience spans 20 years and 100+ technologies, we often work with systems that have been left untouched for decades and pull information from theme into cloud-based software. The process includes pulling, sanitizing, modifying information before it can be consumed.
A simple text message or an automated phone call can save hours of work for employees. We work on many systems that proactively reach out to employees based on conditions programmed without waiting for employees to come in looking for problems. This inspires confidence in the organization, improves efficiency, improved customer satisfaction, and helps employees get a better work-life balance.
For your custom software development needs, you can count on Pulse Tech Solutions—a leading custom business automation software company that’s working hard to free organizations from the shackles of commercial software systems that often hamper and limit their ability to grow. From developing new systems to connecting and integrating legacy systems, Pulse Tech Solutions can provide you the best custom software apps that are specifically designed to address your daily requirements and future goals. Pulse Tech Solutions’ custom software application development services include mobile app solutions, responsive systems for B2B and B2C applications, and commercial SaaS software.