Business software applications are designed specifically to help your business run more smoothly, easily, and with less resources (especially man-hours) expended. They take up the space where people and paper used to perform arduous and repetitive tasks. Business applications help us to organize data and resources in a relevant, contextual, simple way, so that we can concentrate on our core business functions.
If you’ve ever wondered what the vast majority of businesses have in their software toolbox, then this list should help you understand.
The backbone of most office’s business applications are their office suites. This will include things like word processing, slideshow software, email facilities, and spreadsheets. For the majority of businesses, they will use a product like Microsoft Office 365, or Google’s G Suite.
Tracking inventory within a business is essential for any business that is a product based offering. Inventory management can track from suppliers, to in transit, to warehousing, to customer delivery, and it means that products are easily tracked and cannot go missing without being accounted for.
Automated customer invoicing makes businesses run smoothly without a person overseeing and following up each and every invoice individually and manually.
Keeping on top of employee hours, payments owed, payments received, and each employee’s tax details are all covered under a payroll system application.
The reason that projects go over time and over budget generally comes down to a case of poor resource management. Complex business resource management applications exist so that the chances of timelines and budgets going out is more tightly constrained.
Regular reporting is a part of any business, be it weekly team reports, end of year financial reports, customer reports, or reliability reports, there is a lot of reporting to be done. Reporting software allows each report to be constructed simply and in a repeatable manner, often drawing in information from systems automatically to populate reporting fields, charts, and more.
Employee performance management
It can be tough to judge the effectiveness of employees if it isn’t adequately tracked. A KPI-focused reporting application will allow management to perform checks on employees over the course of their employment to ensure that they are meeting goals, and seek to identify when certain staff may need extra help or performance intervention.
A relatively new application type, often with a web based interface, is software business dashboards. A dashboard brings together different business applications into one single launch point, for easy access, and can provide staff other items such as enterprise search, daily news, and company media releases.
PRG offers businesses application development, to create solutions that are an exact fit for your business needs. Whether you’re looking for a dashboard to help your employees find the information and applications that they need faster, inventory management to ensure that all your stock is where it should be, or any other business function you feel could benefit from bespoke software, then make sure to contact us to find out how we can help.