Is this the “New Normal”?
Covid-19 has brilliantly exposed operational weaknesses in just about every business and has forced purse strings to tighten. This much is true. However, there is a silver lining in all of this!
There is now more pressure to improve efficiency of a leaner workforce through both outsourcing, and the adoption of smart technologies such as Microsoft 365 Teams, Zoom, eCommerce-enabled websites.
Remote Working continues to be the running theme with technology enabling a vastly different way of doing things to achieve greater business agility and resilience.
Collaboration Tools have enabled those who have adopted them, to leapfrog ahead in streamlining their operations. As a result, these businesses are now fast-tracked towards continued bottom-line growth.
Outsourcing is another trend with almost a third (28%) of UK companies are looking to outsource at least one business area following the Covid-19 crisis, and according to research from LiveArea, the areas of business most likely to be outsourced are IT (37%) and marketing (32%).
Outsource your IT department
Your IT system needs to support your business at it grows and develops. First things first we will provide you with a service level agreement (SLA), giving you peace of mind you have IT specialists in your corner.
We know it’s a big decision to outsource your IT, let’s look at the perks.
- Cost efficiency – For a set fee we will make sure things work as they should, keeping you in the loop with system upgrades and security software updates whilst reducing your overhead costs
- Reliability – We are here when you need us, no excuses of sickness and vacations
- Expertise – Whatever the issue we have seen it before, it would be near impossible to recreate the breadth of knowledge we can offer without massive staffing and equipment overheads. To name but a few – IT help desk, IT projects, cloud support, IT security, Microsoft 365, IT compliance, network design, and many other skills
- Security – There is no such thing as being too safe, IT security is costly and time-consuming. If you store confidential data or take payments online, you’ll want to ensure you’re protected. We stay on top of threats and best practices
A Dedicated Team Without the Overheads
Business consultants have long advocated outsourcing non-core functions. Another key area that can be outsourced to A P Systems is payroll. It’s a necessity for any business that employs staff. Not only is it time-consuming calculating everyone’s pay accurately, but it can also present a huge administrative burden and there is specific legislation that you need to adhere to.
Outsourcing is a savvy choice for business owners
Getting paid it’s the bread and butter. But, manual invoicing is tedious, time heavy, messy and leaves room for human error. If you make an error that’s money directly out of your pocket. Our pals over at Pegasus have newly rolled out an auto invoicing add on for Pegasus Opera 3 and SQL SE that we are excited to offer.
Here’s how it works: You drag and drop or forward emails to auto invoicing. Data is automatically extracted and posted directly to your Pegasus or Opera system. Voila. Its accurate, can easily manage high volume invoices and it’s easy to use.
Outsourcing is far from a new concept – and that’s because it works. With a global pandemic, serious technology advances, and an ambiguous 2021 the landscape of work has forever changed. We are here to assist you through this. No matter your business size we have smart solutions and offer both onsite and offsite support. Get in touch today for a friendly chat.