The main purpose of business accounts software is to make our lives easier, right? Which is precisely the reason that Sage 200 includes a variety of tools enabling users to automate key processes.
These tools are designed to improve efficiency and reduce the administrative burden on your staff. So, by implementing them, you will be helping to save your colleagues from hours spent on manual tasks, such as data entry.
Naturally, staff who spend less time on laborious duties will have more capacity to focus on business development, undertake training or devote time to other jobs that are more likely to have a positive impact on your business.
So, let’s waste no more time discovering the automation that can be achieved within your business with some help from Sage 200 software.
Invoicing is one of the primary accounts functions that lends itself to automation. Sage 200 allows you to easily create and edit invoice templates and schedule recurring invoicing for services you bill on a regular basis (monthly, quarterly etc.)
The software also monitors whether or not your invoices have been paid and issues reminders on your behalf. Third party Sage add-ons can further automate the laborious task of credit control.
What is more time consuming than the manual processing of your expense receipts? But tools that scan receipts to capture relevant information have been available for some time now.
Our experts can help streamline workflows, enabling your people to upload business receipts directly into your accounting software package in a user-friendly format. This automation paves the way for simpler reconciliation, the automatic assignment of nominal codes and real-time expense reports.
3. Payroll services
Running the wages can be a time-consuming task. But an automated process can remove the pain from your payroll by automatically calculating staff salaries and managing deductions such as pensions, student loans and government schemes like Cycle to Work.
What’s more, an automated payroll package can allow staff to access their payslips online, whilst helping your accounts team to pay employees via electronic banking systems.
4. Financial forecasting
Automated tools and reporting within Sage 200 can help your accounts department achieve greater insight into the financial performance of your business with less room for human error.
Management reporting and financial analysis functions will help assess profitability, cash flow and growth, whilst an array of other key performance indicators enable your management team to make better informed decisions.
Ask for a Sage 200 demonstration to discover the user-friendly reports and dashboards that are available to your users.
Ensuring your organisation gets paid on time can also be achieved through automation.
Online payment services can be used to collect recurring direct debit payment from clients, reducing the amount of time spent by staff on credit control and improving the cash flow of your business.
Automated batch supplier payments will also simplify the lives of your accounts payable team.
The next step to greater automation
Whilst automation will deliver many advantages to your business, you may feel overwhelmed by the prospect of learning and implementing new tools. That is where M2M comes in.
Our Sage experts can help smooth the process of automating your accounts tasks thereby relieving your colleagues of the headache of manual duties. Naturally, you will need to put in some effort to affect these changes within your business, but that effort will be far outweighed by the benefits you realise.
Call 01245 494 847 to speak to a member of our Sage support team, which works with automated systems all day, every day. Why not start by requesting a demonstration?