It felt like just yesterday I was writing my last Product Spotlight, where I started off by saying that we were halfway through 2013. As I look at the calendar today, we’re at the end of September and the year is almost over. It always seems that when summer ends, time really starts flying. Before you know it Halloween will be here, then Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years are right around the corner. It doesn’t help that you wake up in darkness and its dark when you get home from work. Wouldn’t it be helpful if there were more hours in the day to help you get through everything you needed to get done? I know I would be more productive if I had more time.
Without adding hours to a normal day, what else could we do to save some time? How about automating some of those mundane tasks that require you to just sit around a click a button? What if I told you that I could post all your Rental, Sales, and Service invoices, and then e-mail them to your customers while you were home in bed? When your customers get in the next morning, they’ll have your invoice in their inbox and think you stayed up late in order to get it done. But we’ll know the truth – that you were home catching up on your beauty sleep. “How does this help me” you ask? Rather than sit there and wait for these processes to finish, you can free up time for more important tasks; the ones that add real value to your business.
The Job Queue, the tool used to schedule one time and recurring tasks, becomes your own personal assistant. You say when and how often these jobs should run, and ADVANTAGE takes care of the rest. There’s plenty of other tasks you can automate too, like calculating availability, electronic part orders and returns, just to name a few. By simply automating a few of these processes, I have no doubt you’ll find more time in your day to complete your work. What’s more, because it’s setup to automatically run, you won’t have to remember to do it, which comes in handy when you’ve got a lot on your mind!