Paperwork can be a double-edged sword. Not many business owners in finance enjoy keeping tabs on piles of documents, contracts, invoices, tax receipts, claims, deductions and expenses. But by the same token, having the right processes in place can limit headaches if you ever get into trouble with your business.
The Sensis e-Business Report 2017 indicated that 98 per cent of small to medium businesses (SMBs) own some form of computing device, with ownership of desktops (95%), notebooks (55%) and tablets (37%) among SMBs all adding up to a highly mobile and connected workforce that enables greater team effectiveness across broad locations.
Generally speaking, businesses are adopting technology that continues to change our perception of the normal work environment. We are branching out from the traditional ‘office’ and allowing employees to work remotely, operate independently and collaborate across vast distances.
This shifting ideology has led to the development of applications that embrace the mobile workforce – from planners to mobile lenders – and allow business owners to encourage their workers to think outside the box without process falling through the cracks.
So what can make the difference to finance operations?
Telstra Business Apps are all about making your business better. They help you connect your business with the solutions you need to stay competitive in the modern market.
The dotted line
DocuSign® has one simple mission: to streamline your paper trail and help make processes faster and more efficient. Digital transaction management services like DocuSign let you securely manage, send and sign contracts and other important documents.
For finance operations, where personal information abounds, this security is integral in providing a service experience that customers have come to expect, while helping prevent financial or brand damage.
And the process is simple: Upload your documents, add the names and email addresses of the people who need to sign, and send it to your recipients.
Essential office tools
With Microsoft® Office 365 apps your business can boost team effectiveness and productivity with on-the-go access to business-class email, document sharing, online meetings and more. Microsoft Office includes all the apps you know and love: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and Publisher.
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Originally published 19th November 2016. Updated 1st August 2019.