Time is money. Hence, businesses are required to ensure that they value time as much as they value money. One of the primary objectives of most enterprises is to maximize profits, signifying that they must save crucial business hours that would otherwise be wasted with higher profit goals. The Japanese concept of Lean Production calls for eliminating waste or ‘muda.’ This waste can take various forms, one of which is unnecessary time to execute a specific task. Lean principles dictate that lead time can be reduced by avoiding re-works. The task performed must be done to perfection in the first attempt so that no re-work is necessary. The more re-work a task demands, the higher the waste, the lower the efficiency. Therefore, businesses need to save crucial business hours and implement lean production within their organization to inseminate an efficient work environment.
Rather than manual tasking, businesses can salvage time by implementing accounting software – ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning). Using accounting software enables various benefits that can effectively save crucial business hours that would otherwise be wasted.
With accounting software aid, such as QuickBooks, most of the account creation process can now be automated using the inbuilt analysis tools and templates. Rather than the manual creation of ledgers and financial statements in Excel, it is easier and time-saving to use accounting software that includes the relevant templates. Bookkeeping was initially automated to avoid human error, but automation such as this brings other laudable benefits along with it. Now, you eliminate errors and save time and costs involved.
Invoicing and Payments
Accounting software allows for automated invoice creation and updating. Moreover, payments can be processed in time for both the vendors and customers from within, systematically. Creating invoices can be a tedious task owing to its repetitive nature. This repetition may effectively be reduced through automatic invoice generation for the various vendors. Payment runs will highlight the accounts that require payment. The system will automatically make changes to these respective accounts without manually posting debit and credit entry within the numerous accounts of the General Ledger. Automated invoicing and payments are yet another way to cut down on crucial business hours that may now be allocated elsewhere.
Report Generation and Distribution
Accounting software may be configured such that daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly reports can be processed and prepared at preset time intervals. Moreover, the accounts can be integrated to feed relevant data into the reports. For instance, each employee’s daily time-in procedure will transfer data into their weekly attendance report. This report will save time in preparing the weekly and monthly attendance sheet of each employee. In addition to real-time reporting, these reports can also be distributed by integrating the email system with the accounting software. This distribution allows for timely reports to all authorized recipients. If this had to be managed manually, imagine the time it would consume.
Inventory Management – Restocking
Stock-outs can be a nightmare for many businesses, especially ones with a well-established reputation in the market. For other, lesser-known ones, turning down customers for ‘out-of-stock’ products can be detrimental and eventually lead to a diminishing customer base. Automated refurbishment can be actualized through accounting software to avoid stock falling below the safety margin or the Economic Order Point (EOC.). In addition to preventing stock-outs, crucial business hours can be redeemed and used by the business to set itself apart from its competitors. Stock-outs give a terrible first impression to all potential customers.
Accounting software such as Xero or QuickBooks can be used to save crucial business hours. Every second that you save may be utilized in performing other more productive duties, thereby reducing wastage and fostering efficiency. Moreover, resource allocation can be largely improved upon using accounting software. The redundant resource is an expense in itself.About Complete Controller® – America’s Bookkeeping Experts Complete Controller is the Nation’s Leader in virtual bookkeeping, providing service to businesses and households alike. Utilizing Complete Controller’s technology, clients gain access to a cloud-hosted desktop where their entire team and tax accountant may access the QuickBooks™️ file, critical financial documents, and back-office tools in an efficient and secure environment. Complete Controller’s team of certified US-based accounting professionals provide bookkeeping, record storage, performance reporting, and controller services including training, cash-flow management, budgeting and forecasting, process and controls advisement, and bill-pay. With flat-rate service plans, Complete Controller is the most cost-effective expert accounting solution for business, family-office, trusts, and households of any size or complexity.