2015: The Year of Business Productivity Software

The demand for business intelligence has never been greater. Companies want business intelligence solutions that drive major productivity gains. One path to a more streamlined and efficient business environment can be found in an emerging business software landscape that take full advantage of cloud technology – Business Productivity Software.

Business Productivity Software, or BPS, is a game changing new approach for integrating systems, people, and business processes. Its primary focus is to allow people to work better – both individually and collaboratively. It supports and integrates both data and processes for nearly every aspect of business – sales, marketing, human resources, customer service, executive management and more. BPS is business at its finest – and most efficient.

A productive man multi-tasking with the help of BPS
photo credit: Thomas Hawk

What are 6 reasons 2015 will be the year of BPS?

1. Your Business Can Make Better Decisions

BPS can house information about customers, vendors, subcontractors, employees, job applicants and more. Multiple integrations can also connect sales, financial and payroll information – allowing you to have pertinent business information at your fingertips to make more informed business decisions.

2. Your Business Can Be Mobile Workforce Friendly

With a cloud-based BPS solution in place, a business can operate all critical functions 24/7. That means a CEO can be at home on a Wednesday night and still quickly login to view employee status, new projects and accounts receivable updates. The CEO can even access all functionality from a tablet or smart phone, so running a business efficiently 24/7 is a reality. For services that rely on field workers, a mobile field service software gives mobile workers access to important client information.

Any member of a team, with access to the BPS system, can get business done, from anywhere – anytime – on any mobile device.

3. Your Business Doesn’t Need 21 Diverse Software Products

Companies today operate with disparate software solutions – products that are discordant, divergent and often times completely incompatible. This creates a discordant environment for businesses. Colleagues in different departments may work on completely different systems and not be able to collaborate or share information easily. Executives may not have access to critical analytics allowing them to make informed decisions, because pieces of data are scattered across conflicting, even antagonistic, systems. As businesses move into the opportunities afforded by BPS systems, the need for numerous, even redundant, software products will evaporate.

4. Your Business Can Access Information – Faster

Juggling multiple systems to run daily business operations is a disorganized process. Your team is entering the same data in multiple places and spending unnecessary time researching everything from customer service issues to billing issues – even responding to routine client questions. Finding the data your employees need – quickly – is the way to boost daily operations and long-term business planning. BPS enables organizations to access companywide data instantaneously, creating a more effective data stream for informed, yet rapid, operations.

5. Your Business Can Be More Flexible

With BPS in place, a business can add users and features as a business grows. BPS delivers a flexibility that is customizable to run the way a business runs – and change with employee additions, task implementations and other operational revisions or improvements. Being more scalable allows a business to keep organized and react to internal changes rapidly, enabling for projects to get approved faster, team members to stay on top of projects with customizable project templates and managers to consistently have full access to any team or client changes or requests.

6. Your Business Can Achieve Better Project Management

Get projects approved faster with online contract approvals. Stay on top of projects with customizable project templates, deadline tracking and document management. Manage resources with responsibility assignments and shared calendars. With BPS on board, businesses can achieve higher levels of project management performance – allowing a business to manage all company information in one place through integrations with software products including QuickBooks, Microsoft Outlook, Google Places and more. BPS creates an environment for comprehensive project management, connecting all elements of a business for easy review of project status and client satisfaction.

Optimizing a BPS system that includes a customer portal can significantly decrease the amount of time and businesses currently spend handling customer service inquiries and issues. With BPS, everything from recruiting tasks to human resource processes are streamlined – with information easily viewable by all team members at any time. BPS creates a new horizon for business productivity and efficiency – one with limitless opportunities.