I hate office time. Visiting the office from time-to-time is important, as it affords me some quality time with the co-workers who support me in my efforts to land new business. Given the choice, however, I’d be out with customers at their places 99% of the time.?
Technology improvements over the last few years have made my 99% goal far easier to achieve.?Online business processing software?gives me access to our company’s business process software while I am on the go, through my phone, tablet or laptop.
Things that used to Keep me in the office:
- Meetings?I enjoy attending meetings when they are filled with pertinent information and focused like a laser on decision-making! But, I do appreciate how much of a time sink they can be, and I really appreciate our new ability to attend meetings via online conferencing. The moment I am done with the conference, I can be steps from a client call!
- Doing Paperwork In order for a deal to be closed, paperwork must be completed and contracts signed. Since installing online e-signature software ?(full disclosure: It is?SutiSign), I now create and process a contract, along with any associated forms, from anywhere. All I need is internet access. And a lot of the follow-up is automated, too
- Travel Expense Reports?Paper-based system of expense reporting make us tape our travel expense receipts to paper, scan the the sheets and attach them to an e-mail along with our spreadsheet file of the expense report. It can take an hour or more to complete the report. Since implementing SutiExpense, I can create and?complete a report from my mobile phone?in my customer’s parking lot, on a train or sitting at home while watching “Foyle’s War” reruns (a real favorite of mine.)
A sales professional makes more money if he or she is out with clients, attending networking events or otherwise raising their profile in their marketplace. And thanks to technology, I get to be “out there” much more often than in the past.
What about you? Have SaaS-based online software’s like SutiSign made the handling of your important documents faster and more accurate? What kind of software has made your life easier?