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Right Software Can Help Businesses In Downturn

Date: 28th April, 2008


Leading NZ IT Developer Says That The Right Software Can Help Businesses Survive An Economic Downturn

Software Associates, one of New Zealand’s fastest growing information technology specialists says that investing in job tracking and invoicing software is one way of minimising the effects of an economic downturn.

The Auckland-based IT development company recommends businesses use job management software solutions to help them make strategic, cost-saving decisions.

‘As it becomes increasingly likely that New Zealand will experience an economic dip, business owners are, naturally, looking to reduce overheads’, said Keith Mackenzie, managing director of Software Associates. ‘Choosing the right job management software can help business owners pinpoint exactly which areas of their business are bringing in a profit and which areas are proving less successful. For example, by tracking employee time, business owners may learn that certain jobs are consuming more billable time than others.’

Keith also pointed out that many businesses, especially in the service sector, are not as profitable as they could be due to lost dockets and a lack of standardised billing.

‘Lost dockets and a tendency to undercharge can easily shave 1-5% off a small business’s profits,’ explained Keith. ‘When faced with economic uncertainty, this is not money that New Zealand businesses can afford to be losing. Job tracking and invoicing software that is specifically configured to suit each individual business can help put an end to this profit drain.’

Job tracking and invoicing software starts at an affordable $1250 (or just $49 per month) plus GST and implementation costs.

For more information on job management solutions visit


About Software Associates:

Since 1988 Software Associates has provided hardware solutions and software development services to the business community. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Solution Provider, Software Associates has a highly qualified team of developers with a wide range of skills including Software Analysis and Design, Development, Implementation and Support.

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