During the busiest months of the year, it’s important to be as productive as possible.
Cloud Wi-Fi tools help busy solopreneurs get more done during the holiday season. The advanced technology eliminates the need for cords or having to be in a specific location to address essential business processes.
Here’s a closer look at how enabling your company’s own cloud and Wi-Fi tools can help you stay afloat during the holiday season and beyond:
Streamline Printing Operations
Whether you’re printing marketing materials or customer receipts, a Wi-Fi printer saves you time.
During the holiday season, you’re often busy — and not always near a printer. With Wi-Fi technology and a wireless printer, you can print documents, receipts and other materials directly from your smartphone, tablet or computer, wherever you happen to be. You can also take advantage of the convenient printing options offered by Staples, where you can send files for printing and pick up your documents whenever your schedule permits.
Keep Up With Your Finances in Real-Time
A lot of money changes hands during the holidays. Every day, you’re taking in cash from sales, paying vendors and making sure you have the inventory to meet orders. Cloud-based financial tools allow you to securely check bank balances, make transfers, pay bills online and connect with your bank’s customer support right from your device—wherever you are.
Whether you need to connect directly to your financial services provider or you’re planning to use an accounting system to balance your books, cloud-based technologies let you do so when and where you’re ready. Now you can make the most of the time you have during your commute or between meetings to handle essential admin.
Enable Self-Service Capabilities Among Staff
Managing a team is time-consuming. However, today’s cloud-based human resources technologies allow you to handle key tasks without adding to your workload. Your team can use cloud-based apps to sign up for benefits, submit their scheduling requests, log their hours and check their payroll status.
This will help you limit the amount of administrative questions directed your way, and ensure you have access to updated information when it’s time to schedule holiday hours and process payroll.
Increase Productivity Through Mobile Devices
Chances are you already own a smartphone and tablet. But the question is: are you using that technology to its full potential?
For example, a checkout application can make it easier to process payments for shoppers in a store without making them wait in long lines, or accept a credit card payment during a visit to a customer’s home. In other cases, a cloud-based inventory system shows you when it’s time to order new stock or lets you check your products’ availability — all without having to be on-site.
During the holidays, every minute counts. Cloud Wi-Fi tools help you get more done, from managing finances and overseeing your team to eliminating unnecessary steps from your work flow. Plan ahead by looking at which processes are creating unnecessary challenges in your business and take steps to eliminate barriers with cloud-based technology and Wi-Fi tools.
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