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Why your business needs job management software

Posted by Sharnee on 27/07/2019

We all know time is money, so what if I told you your business could be missing out on over 30% of possible revenue every year without any increase in your business costs?* That's one heck of a pile of cash you're missing out on. And it would go straight to the bottom line.

But more importantly, what can you do about it?
The answer – unleash the benefits of a quality job management software package.

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Topics: In the workplace

Fighting Middle-Aged Spread

Posted by Edward - CEO on 22/07/2019

Some people get to a certain age and one day they look in the mirror, or maybe they try on their favourite shirt, and they wonder, “What happened?”. What happened to that well ripped body.

 

The six pack is morphing into one squidgy ab. And the pecs are slowly reaching down for our belly button. The problem is, some people ‘let things go a little’. This doesn’t happen to everyone. But it does happen.

 

Like middle aged spread in some of us, at a certain age, some businesses go the same way. The founding directors, even though it’s still their business, ‘let things go a little’. I see it all the time. Businesses get busy. Founding directors get busy. And things slip passed them that wouldn’t have got through a few years earlier.

 

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Topics: In the workplace, All

The most important things in business management

Posted by Edward - CEO on 07/06/2019

Everybody knows where you’re most likely to be told “Say ahhhhh”. For a routine medical check-up you go to the doctor. They’ll use tools to measure your temperature, check blood pressure, listen to your heart and check your lungs. The big ice-cream stick comes out and you’ll be told “Say ahhhhh”. Doctors always start by properly checking out our body’s vital signs. Everything else depends on them working properly.


They actively go through a standard series of measurements and observations. Only then can they give feedback and advise on any actions that need to be taken.

Businesses are in need of routine check-ups just as people are. It’s part of business management. And whatever the scale of your business, getting the right stuff, the stuff your business needs to have working properly, comes down to one thing, understanding the current condition.

This means business information systems to help you measure, and thus manage, the business. So what to measure.

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Topics: In the workplace, All, Money Management, Staff Management

Employee time clock - don't miss another billable minute!

Posted by Sharnee on 23/05/2019

Managing billable time is one of the core elements of any professional services business.

So how do you and your staff keep track of the hours spent against what you've estimated or quoted on?

The answer, employee time clock within Abtrac's job management software.

 

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Time Management  -  Is Your Business Losing Time?

Posted by Edward - CEO on 20/05/2019

Talking with a prospective client, a director’s big concern was they were writing off too much each month. Their initial email said “Our business is leaking time”. After some discussion I suggested they meet routinely and have staff agree on expectations of how long each piece of work should take. Things will then more likely be done within agreed times and thus agreed client budgets. This could plug the leaks and reduce their write offs.

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Topics: Insider, In the workplace, Money Management

Maybe The Best Management Advice You’ll Ever Receive

Posted by Edward - CEO on 16/04/2019

Managing Your Business

Running a business can be hard. You always have to remember it’s your business. If you’re taking advice from anyone else, take it with a healthy bit of scepticism even if they’re a ‘Trusted Advisor’.

 

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Topics: In the workplace, Money Management