Why a database is far better…

10 tasks done at a single click • reduces time spent on admin • saves hassle and headaches • pays for itself…

A database automates your business. It saves time, eliminates errors, and organises your admin for maximum efficiency. No more struggling with spreadsheets and awkward off-the-shelf software – you’re in complete control. One user said she was ‘Chuffed as nuts!’.

Frustrated with the limitations of your spread sheets and off-the-shelf software?

If you cut and paste more than once; use Word to do estimates, invoices etc; spreadsheets to compile stats and reports; or have off-the-shelf software that frustrates you – read on… A relational database (office software, information system, CRM, CMS, ERPS… call it what you will) will save you time, money, hassles and headaches.

Why? Because it avoids mistakes, errors, multiple copies, out of date info… and does exactly what you want.

How? If you do anything twice – by automating it. If you store information – by entering it once, storing it in one place, and using it many times – automatically. And finally, by making you in control of what your computer does for you.

So why not use off-the-shelf software? Really? When it takes you months to find the ‘right’(!) one, and takes you months to learn, and months to adapt it to your way of working (or your way of working to it) and then still frustrates you and your staff, who still invent their own work arounds. Again introducing errors, duplication and outdated info – resulting in more hassles and headaches? Isn’t this why you came to this site in the first place?

Custom developed databases save you time (and money)!

Finding info from various spreadsheets and sources might only take you 5 mins. But with your relational database doing it automatically – it will take only 5 seconds. Doing that only once a day saves 21 hours a year. So if you’re spending 1/2 your day doing those type of tasks you could save 24 weeks’ work a year. Sounds silly numbers? I know, but it is true.

We started using a database when it took 1/2 an hour to compile and produce an invoice from data already on the computer. One invoice a week wasn’t too bad. When we got to 5+ a day, something had to change. Automating the task saved not only 90% of the time but also allowed us to (automatically) see how much we were owed, when they paid, who was late paying, how much we earned, profit, cash flow, trends… and that was just for starters.

So along with being far more efficient in looking up information, it evolved over time to produce all… invoicing, ordering, stock control, time sheets, scheduling, planning, reporting, price lists, POS labels… It easily saved us the cost of a custom made database in the first year alone. A bespoke bit of software designed around you, the way you work, will do exactly what you need, when you want it, and grows and adapt with you as your business grows and develops. So how much is your time worth?

Phone Martin, our database designer, now on 01934 782651 or 07940 514351 to start reducing those headaches.

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