Why You Need to Move Away From Manually Managing your Business Processes
Systematise, by definition, is 'to arrange in or according to a system; make systematic'. When we explain to our clients what we do, the one word that comes up over and over again is systematising. Many businesses are built on processes - tasks that have been designed and developed (and refined over time) to provide customers with the best service possible in an efficient and a productive manner. Most of the time businesses will look to tools such as Excel or Access (or, dare we say it, paper) to manage workflows/processes. But there comes a time when replicating these processes becomes difficult using these methods and a better solution is to look to use custom software which allows for better replication of "best practice" in the business.
8 Signs Your Business Has Outgrown Excel
The year is 1985. The first phone call from a mobile has been made; Bob Hakwe is the Australian PM; Microsoft releases Windows 1.0 and Excel is born. Of all the Office suite of products, it's hard to argue that any of them have changed business more than Excel. Excel is the program that lets everyone play with the numbers to ask 'what if'. And while there was a time when excel revolutionised the way industries worked, we're no longer living in the Excel age. Even Doug Klunger, the lead developer of Excel, admits "Excel lets things look professional, and people assume there's substance behind it". Now just to be clear, we're not against Excel and in fact there is some tasks like static data organisation it's useful for, but for the most part it's not the best way to manage your business processes. If these 8 reasons apply to you, it's a sign you're stuck in the Excel Age.
Welcome to 2018
Welcome to 2018 and Happy New Year! The New Years festivities have come and gone, Hoddle Street is closed for a week and DCODE GROUP is back for 2018! We hope you all had a relaxing, safe holiday break and are ready for a bigger and better 2018. Here's a few things we're looking forward to for the year.
Looking back at 2017
The end of the year isn't near, it's here! So with that, we take a moment to look back over our 2017. Thank you to our clients, our partners and our staff for being part of our year at DCODE GROUP. We are lucky to be able to work in an industry that is ever evolving and look forward to continuing our developments in 2018. Here are some of the achievements we realised in 2017.
Why It Matters You Use and Update Your 'Google My Business'
Google My Business has cemented its position as the go-to for listing your business online. Having a Google My Business Profile allows you to ensure that your business is presented prominently when users search for you through Google - a standard process for many looking for a business online. As part of the listing, Google allows the business to list information about itself, but also allows consumers to post reviews. To get the most out of this free tool, it is important to keep the information up to date and manage the content on the site. Google is taking steps to help you manage this content and improve your listing using new features such as Q&A, Posts and Chat.