When you are running a business, whether it be a brick and mortar store or e-commerce operation, you may find yourself working with many different software solutions. It can be tedious and time-consuming to keep all of your systems up-to-date. It can be frustrating working to ensure that they are all communicating accurately and efficiently with one another. But, these are all necessary pieces of the puzzle when you are running a business.
Or are they?
While all of the individual systems you have in place may be necessary individually, keeping them up to date and working in harmony might be easier than you think. With the integrations we offer, you can easily set up workflows for your back-office tools. Your tools are in place to help you. Let’s make sure they’re working with you and not against you.
Here are four top benefits of connecting your tools:
- Increased Productivity – This may seem like a no-brainer. However, it stands to reason that when your back-office solutions are functioning as one cohesive unit, you’ll free up more time to focus on your business. You started your business for a reason, and we bet it wasn’t just to enter and re-enter data into your back-office systems.
- Smoother Operations – We can’t help but start to hum the tune ‘Smooth Operator,’ when we talk about back-office integrations. When your business is operating efficiently, you’ll have happier employees who can do their jobs better. That increase in efficiency means an increase in the positive interactions they’ll have with your customers. It’s the circle of (integration) life. Everything can be so much easier and more manageable when you streamline back-office operations.
- Enhanced Visibility – When your back-office tools are synced up and connected, you’ll gain greater visibility into the data that keeps your business running. If your business is operating with disconnected software systems, it’s vulnerable to huge mistakes and human errors in data entry, or missing data entirely. Back-office integrations act like a translator, talking about and to data from one system to another, without you having to do all of the manual work.
- Happier Customers – Think about why you’re really in business. In part, it may because you want to share the love you have for creating and selling your product with your customers who wish to purchase your product. When your back-office tools are communicating and sending information to each other, your processes are more efficient. In turn, you can provide a better experience for your customers. A customer doesn’t necessarily need or want to know what goes into making your business work. But, if something with their experience goes off-course, they are sure to notice. Word of mouth, reviews, and the shared personal experiences of your customers can do your business a lot of harm or a lot of good.
At Flowlink, we’re committed to helping our customers find the right back-office integration solutions for their business–even if they don’t exist! We’ll help you streamline your workflow by seamlessly enabling you to share information across all platforms. We’re ready, willing, and able to connect almost any software to your e-commerce back office, and we can connect more than one software system!
Ready for a new, better, and more efficient way of doing business? Let’s talk. Give us a shout and let us know how we can solve your integration nightmare today!