Many small and midsize businesses rely on off-the-shelf software for a large portion of their daily operations. The relatively low cost and easy set-up for such software makes it very attractive for businesses that may not have a dedicated IT department. However, these standardized applications typically serve a single function or related set of functions. Getting these applications to talk to one
Cloud services like Office 365 can reduce software investment while giving you the professional technology tools to keep your small business profitable. You’ll get a lot more than just hosted Outlook: you’ll get the entire Office suite.
A productive conference call is equal parts art and science. The art of a good phone meeting includes organization, a clear agenda and purpose, and scheduling. The science requires having a clear line, lining people up with the right technology, and getting everyone to participate.
Business has changed in a multitude of ways over the last 20 years. Unfortunately, a lot of offices haven’t changed their workflows in that same span of time. If you describe your business processes as “a ton of paperwork,” then you are working too hard. Our custom software development services help municipalities, schools, factories, and more by reducing the time it takes for repetitive processes. Here are a few solutions you should consider if you are looking for more time in your year.
Successful custom software development is the result of collaboration between a developer and client. It can help your business become more profitable, but you must be well-prepared before beginning the process. Maintaining focus on the outcome as you move through the process will help you to keep on track.
Your business phone system comes packed with features designed for productivity, which can help you to impress co-workers and customers alike. Time is money, and you can add time to your day just by using your phone more efficiently. Because Lieberman Technologies sells Allworx phones, this list focuses on the features offered by an Allworx system, but many phone systems have similar elements.
Off-the-shelf software is very general in nature. It performs a limited task or set of tasks for a business, regardless of the type of business using it. It often doesn’t have the capabilities to handle the special needs of a specific business or industry. Fine-tuning a business to eliminate inefficiency is a constant goal. For some businesses, this can mean ditching off-the-shelf software in favor of custom software.
Now, with the Allworx Verge 9000 phone, even more happens in the background to help you run your business better. When you get back to the office, your contacts on your iPhone or Android phone sync via Bluetooth with your desk phone. From there it goes into your Verge system. When Dave goes to his desk to call Mary, her contact information is already on his desk phone. He can sit down, scroll to her name, press call, and be talking through specs in the time it would take to open his email.
Consider for a moment the phone on your desk. More than likely, your phone is identical to the phone on the desk of your cube neighbor, which is also identical to the phone that the company president uses. The same model of phone for each employee in an organization makes good business sense, both from a budgetary and usability perspective. Standardization is
Need Your Own Help Desk? What do you do when you can’t print? What about when your computer is running slow? Or when you can’t get your smartphone to sync to your office Outlook? In many offices, there is one person to whom everyone turns for these types of problems – someone who understands how to fix issues as they arise, and
Imagine being able to access your programs and files, regardless of where you’re working and regardless of device. This is the new reality of many offices today, and it’s known as desktop virtualization.
Email was supposed to make our lives easier. Instead of trying to track someone down via phone for a conversation or waiting days for a letter to reach its destination, email provided a means of faster communication between parties. Sending an email meant that we (theoretically) reduced the amount of paper in our offices and saved a few virgin forests in the