Changing the workflow for the new year with database software

Posted by Justin Hesser on December 23, 2011

As 2011 winds down and 2012 inches closer, more business owners may benefit from taking an internal look at their own processes and determining ways to simplify workflow in the new year. Database software can provide answers for many companies' task and management-related concerns.

Mark Strippy, an executive with a payroll services company, told Smart Business Online that payroll matters should be at the top of the list for many businesses at the start of the new year. That's because, while a majority of companies outsource this management for simplicity, relying on subpar servicers may do more to hurt productivity than help it.

The new year presents an opportune time to start a relationship with a new payroll provider, Strippy adds, because it allows businesses to start fresh and measure results as the year progresses.

However, payroll services are not the only thing worth revisiting entering the new year. For example, by researching software developing companies and turning to custom application development, companies may be able to acquire the software solutions they need to patch up other financial shortcomings.

Custom applications can allow business owners to keep track of their staff's time management responsibilities, which in turn lets managers easily track how many hours are spent on certain projects or clients. By seeing a visual representation of this data in an accessible program, owners can make better decisions to ensure that they are allocating workers in the most productive manner.

When paired with stronger payroll services, time management software can create a more holistic approach to employee relations. Vendors such as FileMaker provide the platform companies need to create this database software, but only a certified and experienced FileMaker developer can help customers maximize this resource.