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Technology Streamlines Business Processes

Business technology has become an integral part of the digital era that we live in. A 21st-century business that does not have the technology to drive its operations is likely to not be able to sustain itself. Investing in the right technology for business process management can significantly increase the efficiency of a business, getting the most out of your organisation’s resources and driving changes that keep pace with a more dynamic business environment is essential.

Technology can help you streamline production, reduce costs, and increase your customer base

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This is where Enterprise Resource Planning systems come in. Implementing them can streamline operations as they can be tailored to meet the requirements of your business. Businesses of all sizes in all industry sectors rely on Enterprise Resource Planning solutions to streamline their core business processes – finance and accounting, inventory and supply chain, manufacturing and human resource management (HRM), customer relationship management (CRM) and other important activities. Every business should have the ability to use technology at their disposal to get a clear and comprehensive view of their key resources – people, processes, workflow and quality.  Aligning the business strategy of an organisation with technology has enormous benefits, this alignment will help you save time, accelerate response time, plan ahead and reduce the redundancy in your business process management.

“Every business should have the ability to use technology at their disposal to get a clear and comprehensive view of their key resources”

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How Enterprise Resource Planning Systems streamline business process management and drive efficiency:

 

  • Process Automation: Based on how the ERP solution is implemented, the systems comprise of various modules for various aspects of a business, it allows a seamless flow of information across the various divisions that may exist in an organisation. The workflow redundancy is reduced along with human error via process automation.
  • Business Integration: ERP systems use a central database for all operations of the business, this helps significantly reduce cost and improves efficiency as the manual process work is automated. This also helps in achieving business intelligence as all the information for the business can be easily accessed at one integrated location.
  • Business Intelligence: Enterprise Resource Planning systems ensure consistency in business process management, once the data is stored, different users can easily access, collaborate, and manipulate data as needed. The use of real-time data significantly improves decision making and quality assurance as members of the organisation can easily monitor and analyse the data available.

 

The emergence of cloud computing integrated with ERP systems has helped increase the adaptation of these systems by all types of organisations, a cloud-based solution can be implemented quickly and offer the flexibility to be customised based on the requirements of the business. In order to stay competitive and expand in today’s competitive climate, it is imperative for organisations of all sizes to integrate software solutions that would help them monitor and streamline processes which would lead to improved business intelligence.  

 

It’s time to embrace the future!

 

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Asset Management Ensures Your Assets Do Not Become Liabilities

Asset management is a systematic process of developing, operating, maintaining, upgrading, and disposing of assets cost-effectively (The Institute of Asset Management, 2018).

Your business, like any business, has a set of assets and resources essential to your ability to deliver value to your clients. If an asset misses a maintenance check, gets lost, damaged, or is not repaired in time, costs will snowball into a significant dent in your profit margin.

Costs of Asset Mismanagement

• The cost of asset repair or replacement on short notice.
• The cost of time lost while your operations are completely or partially disrupted.
• The cost of idle staff.
• Most importantly, the cost of a dissatisfied client.

A bigger business means more assets to manage and a greater chance for things to go wrong. Not a big business yet? Then your growth relies on establishing and implementing an asset management process tailored to your business’s operations. How do you do that exactly? You don’t.

The best way to avoid human error, increase speed and efficiency of your operations and reduce cost would be to use Asset Management Software that automates the process of developing, operating, maintaining, upgrading, and disposing of all assets while tracking where your assets are being used and by whom. They work via the placement of asset information in a centralised database, putting the big picture into perspective.

What can Asset Management Software do?

Asset Lifecycle Tracking

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Tracking assets throughout their complete lifecycle allow you to point out inefficient practices and replace them with strategies that enhance acquisition and operation, increasing your return on investment. Through analysis of their asset lifecycle CISCO, IT was able to cut a $100 million in costs by 50% (CISCO).

Enhance Reliability of Assets

Patterns recognised through tracking assets enables you to create strategies that balance asset availability with costs and accordingly schedule maintenance runs. Having a system in place also enables you to respond to problems before they cause damage and determine critical components of larger systems that require extra care or ready to install spares.

Empower with data

Beyond maintaining and monitoring assets, a significant feature of an Asset Management Software is the amount of data it provides about your business’s operation. That data could be used to reduce operational cost and time spend on multiple tasks like financial reporting and risk mitigation

In terms of financial reporting, accounts for all asset costs, acquisitions, depreciation rates, and other key numbers are kept. Enabling your business to almost instantly develop accurate financial statements.

Looking at your assets from a big picture perspective also shows where the risks lie within your operations, so you could proactively find solutions to avoid identified risks.

To sum it all up, getting your assets in order is a sure-fire way to increase your business’s efficiency, reduce costs, mitigate risks, and gain insight about your business that would empower you to grow and improve.

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All business owners and managers essentially want the same thing: bigger profits, an efficient workplace, and happy customers. When you’re running a cleaning company, this means having your back room sorted with good systems in place, keeping up to speed with the latest industry developments, and delivering quality work and service to your clients consistently.

The most successful cleaning companies have nailed these key areas, and you can too. Here we’ll share four tips to help you boost your profits, work smarter and impress your clients every time.

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How to use Technology to Grow Your Cleaning Business

Today, technology is everywhere, and it has changed the way we work forever. For those of us in the cleaning industry, innovations and new technology are transforming the way we deliver our services, manage our resources and promote our business.

Technology that reduces your labour costs and increases your efficiency, both on the ground and in the office, will bring value to your organisation. Whether it’s a new cleaning product, software solution or piece of equipment, keeping up with the latest developments is a must if you want to get ahead. Here are four simple and effective ways leading cleaning companies are using technology to grow their business – and you can too.

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All in a day’s work for Direct8

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Direct8 has been in the cleaning industry for over 25 years.  For Direct8, all clients are equally important and the company continually strives to perform as market leader in the industry.  Their reputation as a quality service provider in the hospitality and commercial cleaning industry is one to be envied.

With this in mind, the management team of Direct8 sought to find an activity management system like no other.

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Clientskey expands to New Zealand

The team at Clientskey are proud to welcome our first New Zealand based client.  The newest addition to the Clientskey family is “Your Cleaners” based in Auckland New Zealand.

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Your Cleaners, “a professional company willing to go the extra mile for all clients” have offices in Auckland and Christchurch and have been operating for over ten years.  Customers include “ProMed Doctors”, “The Cat’s Pyjamas Preschools” and “Carters Construction” across multiple sites throughout New Zealand.   Work orders vary from fortnightly to seven day a week cleaning.  Specifications range from general domestic and commercial cleaning to specialty services such as floor maintenance, carpet cleaning, window cleaning and stock maintenance.  All of this activity will now be streamlined and managed with Clientskey.

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ISSA prepares for New Zealand Cleaning & Hygiene Expo with Clientskey as key technology partner.

The Australian ISSA expo allowed us to showcase a product we believe will help you work better. We loved talking to many new and prospective clients about “innovation in delivering improved performance, productivity, safety, and sustainability”.

As we prepare for the next leg of the Cleaning and Hygiene Expo in New Zealand, our team is not resting on their accomplishments. The Clientskey web platform and mobile application is in continual development; testing and improving. We listen to what you need to get the job done, not just manage the paper on your desk. The Clientskey team want you to take charge of your day.

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Clientskey emerges as the industry leading activity-based monitoring system for all service industries.

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These are exciting times here at ClientsKey as we welcome you to our new website. Our development team has worked tirelessly to bring customers a monitoring application like no other.

Invest in a way forward.
Simpler, faster, consolidated team-work.

With many industries adopting new technologies to improve team productivity and share workload, a new era of business management has emerged.

With Clientskey, you can run your business with smarter, faster tools.
Your team members, supervisors, clients and customers are always on the same page with our web-based and mobile applications.

An application to effectively collaborate, manage and access activities on the go.

The ClientsKey mobile application ensures instant collaboration and users can perform work in a fast-paced environment. Cloud technology that empowers your team to work proficiently. Anytime, anywhere.

Stay tuned for further developments from your ClientsKey team.