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3 Helpful Tips to Develop a Great Collections Process

Posted by Kirstin Sprenger de Rover

11-Jan-2018 09:00:00

A collections process is essentially designed to make sure your customers pay you (on time). A great collections process does this and more; giving you an auditable, reportable view on exactly who owes you what, and how long that payment has been outstanding for.

You shouldn’t count your chickens before they hatch, but you can (hopefully) rely on your payment system to foresee your company’s future metaphorical eggs, or payments.

We have “boiled’ it down for you and created a list of 3 helpful tips to develop a great collections process:

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Topics: Business Automation, Financials, Collections

6 Things That’ll Make a Big Difference With Your Time to Market

Posted by Kirstin Sprenger de Rover

21-Nov-2017 10:00:00

In today’s society, where customers expect near-instant gratification, it can seem just about impossible to reach the market with your brand new product before your market has gotten bored and moved on to the next ‘big thing’.

Time to market (TTM) can either make or break the success of your company’s new product; it’s the length of time a company takes to conceive, process and deliver a product to their customers. Think of it as a piece of the foundation towards the success of your new product.

As shortening TTM can be no easy feat, here are 6 things you can do to make it as realistically short as possible:

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Topics: Efficiency, Tips, Time to Market

Benefits of Automation: 7 Things I Wish I’d Known Earlier

Posted by Kirstin Sprenger de Rover

05-Sep-2017 10:00:00

You use automation every day; recording your favourite TV shows and being thankful for Facebook birthday reminders, even the sprinklers in your garden are automated. The benefits of automation don’t only make our daily lives easier, they make it possible for businesses to thrive. Instead of focusing on repetitive admin tasks, they can focus on figuring out how to get us to Mars.

Automation is used to simplify and speed up operational processes, making mundane and time-consuming tasks a thing of the past. I kinda wish I’d known about the benefits of automation a bit earlier on in my career. I wouldn’t have wasted as much time copying and pasting, that’s for sure.

So, to make sure you don’t waste as much time as I have, I’ve created a list of the top 7 benefits of automation that lay it all out for you.

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Topics: Business Automation, Process Automation, Benefits, Automation Feature

How to Build a Promotion-Worthy Data Presentation: A 10-Step Checklist

Posted by Kirstin Sprenger de Rover

13-Jul-2017 09:00:00

When you’re standing in front of what feels like a stadium full of people with your data presentation ready to go, sometimes picturing everyone in their underwear is not enough. Business news daily claims that the number one soft skill in the work environment is good communication, so there is little you can do to avoid having to speak to a group of people at some point in your career.

Even worse, according to Huffpost we lose up to 75% of information thrown at us on a daily basis. So you could go to all that effort, only to have 75% of what you say immediately forgotten. Not good. Especially when you’re trying to nail that next promotion.

Ace your next presentation (and make sure you stay memorable) by following our handy checklist below; you can even download an interactive version here. We’ve run through the process from beginning to end and included a bunch of tips to help you prepare for the big moment.

“Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.” - Robert H. Schuller.

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Topics: Data Presentation Skills