Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Right Software Can Help Businesses In Downturn

Date: 28th April, 2008

NEWS RELEASE

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 www.softwareassociates.co.nz.

ENDS

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.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Crown Accounts: Slightly Softer Growth Expected In PREFU

A slightly softer growth forecast is the main feature of largely unchanged Pre-election Fiscal Update compared to the Budget forecasts three months ago, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. More>>

ALSO:

Water: Farming Leaders Pledge To Help Make Rivers Swimmable

In a first for the country, farming leaders have pledged to work together to help make New Zealand’s rivers swimmable for future generations. More>>

ALSO:

Unintended Consequences: Liquor Change For Grocery Stores On Tobacco Tax

Changes in the law made to enable grocery stores to continue holding liquor licences to sell alcohol despite increases in tobacco taxes will take effect on 15 September 2017. More>>

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>

ALSO:

By May 2018: Wider, Earlier Microbead Ban

The sale and manufacture of wash-off products containing plastic microbeads will be banned in New Zealand earlier than previously expected, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. More>>

ALSO: