Enjoy your summer vacation AND keep an eye on your business

Cloud Computing, Productivity
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You’ve built your company from the ground up and turned your idea into a full-fledged business. You have staff in place managing the day-to-day operations, but you must always stay connected to company actions and decisions.

For many owners, this means long hours in the office. Long hours affect your personal and family time. What if this could change?

Get away without leaving your business behind

What if you could easily manage your supply chain and inventory, approve invoices, and expedite customer orders on the go? With productivity tools and business data at your fingertips, you and your team can work more efficiently in and out of the office. Your time is valuable, we can show you how.

The truth is that sometimes you can’t always unplug, but that doesn’t mean you should stay chained to your desk. What if you could be productive without having to be stuck in the office? Imagine being seamlessly connected to your team and your business data from any device, virtually anywhere you need to be.

Business has changed

 During the past decade, mobility has changed the way small and midsize businesses connect with customers. More than a third of the total global workforce has switched over to mobile since 2015 (IDC Infographic, Rise of Mobility, 2014), mobility is here to stay. It is an essential part of staying competitive and keeping your employees happy.

The data from your accounting software and your customer relationship management solution will now be securely accessible on any device. Your sales team will be fully mobilized and ready to answer customer questions in real time, collaborate and share customer insights on the go, and manage your finances and operations. The best part is, you can do this without having to spend your vacation at the office.

A trusted platform for mobility

 Microsoft business solutions and the Microsoft Cloud can help you not just do more, but achieve more. Many small and midsize companies are now using Microsoft business solutions to change not only their IT operations, but also their day-to-day customer interaction.

North South Wines, a rapidly growing wine importer, utilized a cloud-based business system to help manage cash flow and inventory. This gave their largely remote and traveling sales team access to the data they needed to deliver excellent customer service.   They now make real-time decisions based on sales and inventory data, which recognizes trends and delivers them in a timely manner.

Another company reinventing mobile productivity is Bounce Foods. They are using a Microsoft business solution that enables team members to access real-time projections. This allows them to collaborate on location with customers from a shareable device for a more interactive experience. Not only does this make it easier for them, but the team is more efficient and focused no matter where they are.

Something to do before you take your vacation. A business solution from Microsoft can help you stay connected and productive by bringing your office with you everywhere you go. Explore Microsoft Dynamics for small and midsize businesses and download the Cloud Productivity and Mobility e-book to learn how to extend productivity and mobility to employees on the go.

Marco D'Ercole
Marco D'Ercole
An Alumni of St Michael’s College School, York University and co-founder of 360 Visibility Inc., Marco is an industry recognized expert at building and aligning an organization’s technology with their business strategy in a cost-effective and often innovative way.
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