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How technology can increase efficiency in a business!

One of the most cost-effective ways businesses can operate is to make their processes more efficient. When a company operates in an efficient manner, organization members have more time to dedicate to growing the business and finding ways to become more profitable.

ImageTechnology can play a large role in increasing efficiency in a business. Most areas of any type of industry or company in the modern business environment likely already employ some form of information system or automation. Harnessing that power and using it to improve upon business processes is a great way to maximize efficiency.

The idea of technology increasing efficiency comes as no surprise. After all computers are fast, have capability of getting up to date information, data can be stored in one convenient place, and some types of automation can actually replace manpower.

Here's how technology can increase efficiency in a business

Increases Speed

Doing tasks by hand can be pretty time consuming, and decades ago employees had to do things pretty much completely by hand.

Staff had to do things such as manually create documents and reports, use correction tape to fix errors, carbon paper to make copies and then take on the painfully time consuming tasks of preparing typed up documents to either be mailed or filed. The only spellcheck available was the naked eye.

Today that's all changed. While it's true that staff members must still key in data or type up important correspondences, many of the associated processes can be done through computer wizards, stored in databases, run through spell and grammar checks, and no manual corrections need to be made. Copies can be simply run off for duplicates.

Customer transactions are much faster. Credit cards can be processed with a simple swipe and digital signature. No longer do employees have to manually take impressions of cards, sort through receipts and process the purchase today computers can do all the work in a fraction of a time. As a result customer lines move more quickly and a better customer service experience can be had.

The level of speed technology offers is an incredible asset when doing business.

Up-to-date Information

Employees working in today's organizations have much information right at their fingertips. This significantly increases efficiency and helps free up time for other tasks.

Whether a manager, colleague or customer needs information, through a few clicks of a mouse and some keyed words, staff can easily retrieve the most current information. This is valuable for both the customer experience and for managerial decision making.

Frees up Valuable Time

Efficiency also comes through the reduction of man-hours on tedious tasks. Through the use of technology employees can focus on other more important tasks.

ImageThe efficiency that technology creates allows both managers and employees the time to focus on more strategic and other growth initiatives instead of having to take the time to perform the mundane everyday tasks which technology can easily handle.

These are only a handful of the many ways that technology increases efficiency in business. The key to improving efficiency through use of technology is to thoroughly understand business processes and then make a strategic plan. Once this is done, any business can achieve the benefits and increased efficiency to improve productivity and ultimately, profitability.

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Company Profile


    Pfirestorm is an affordable internet based service that organisations are able to offer their clients that will result in the cementing of existing relationships and/or the establishment of new relationships between the clients and the organisation.

    This service is CLIENT-CENTRED and simultaneously provides the organisation with a platform that addresses fundamental business matters such as strategy and wealth creation, operations and practice management, compliance issues, day to day matters, vast Marketing opportunities, leveraging IT in a unique way, staff incentives and measurements and impact directly and indirectly on your income flows from day one.

    The purpose for this service is to enable organisations and clients to be able to reach out to one another in an environment that is transparent, promotes shared responsibility and facilitates relationships providing mutual benefit for the client and the organisation.

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Pfirestorm’s unique collaborative technology will enable our clients to deliver a branded and unified sustainable experience to their customers at all levels of their organisation, through programmed alignment of internal procedures and processes with their Customer Value Proposition.

Our clients will experience the power of a programmed behavioral system designed to sustain, facilitate and deliver to their clients, a distinctive Customer Value Proposition resulting in increased new and retained customers that can be measured in terms of higher production outcomes, reduced operating costs, focused employee and customer activities, customer services that exceed expectations, business continuity, and ultimately good corporate governance aligned to a dynamic regulatory environment.