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Preferred has been serving the Tinley Park area since 1991, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

3 Ways Modern Software Can Make Running a Business Easier

3 Ways Modern Software Can Make Running a Business Easier

The entire point of modern technology is to make things easier. Businesses don’t invest in computers and software simply to throw away money—technology exists to streamline operations and help you get more done in less time.

Let’s look at some of the standard technologies your business should consider to gain more value out of your technology.

Customer Relationship Management

A high-quality CRM solution can help you establish better connections with your customers. You can automate marketing and sales tasks associated with specific departments or segments of your audience. This also integrates with your productivity and administrative tools that you already utilize so frequently. In this way, CRMs provide a considerable value compared to their deployment costs.

Collaborative Productivity Tools

Many solutions out there enhance productivity, and they almost always have tools built into them that allow for real-time collaboration. These tools include word processors, spreadsheet programs, presentation software, file sharing, and more. The right productivity solutions should be able to integrate with the other tools your business regularly uses to conduct business.

Task Management Software

A business is only successful if it can effectively manage many tasks contributing to the end goal. It stands to reason that your business should have a way to manage them all in one place. Task management platforms are great for this, as they allow teams to collaborate on projects, schedule or request services, and manage time or resources appropriately. Task management tools are often built right into project management platforms, and they should also integrate well with your collaboration apps and CRM. Additionally, these platforms allow admins to track tasks as they move from start to finish.

At the end of the day, the goal of any business is to make money. You can improve your chances of success by being organized; Preferred can help you work toward that goal. To learn more, call us at 708-781-7110.

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