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1 Drastic economic or environmental changes like recessions, natural disasters, or the coronavirus pandemic of- ten force businesses to take a hard look at their processes with an eye to streamline efficiency and save money. These events can lead to layoffs, and the employees that remain often need to take on additional duties, mak- ing their time even more valuable. Adapting to market changes and developing processes to consolidate your team can help weather any storm and better prepare you for the future. Investing in new technology is a cost-effective and scalable way to get the most value from your staff and drive efficiency throughout your organization. There are many ways that a fully integrated business software system can help you accomplish more with your current workforce, taking low-value or redundant tasks off their plates. Or, if you are riding out an economic downturn with a full staff, it can give those people time to focus on activities that help your business grow, rather than getting bogged down in busywork. Eliminate inefficiency to find gains Every dollar counts. Mistakes, like putting the wrong amount into a cash register, can certainly add up over time, but what about every dollar you spend paying employees for manual tasks? With resources stretched, eliminating tedious and redundant tasks can help you extract more value from your employees. Here are four areas where you can reduce your labor expense or free up employee time to focus on high-ROI objectives like improving sales and customer service: 1. Manual pricing: A time killer that erodes the bottom line One of the areas of the business that can be significantly improved with technology is point of sale. Scanning items will make your checkout line move a lot faster and reduce errors that can frustrate customers or impact the bottom line. Another real benefit is the time saved by eliminating individual price stickers. If you are still affixing price stickers to each item, consider the time that unnecessary task requires, and how long it takes to do it all over again with each price change. Switching to barcode scanning and bin label pricing offers the flexibility to change prices based on market conditions. You can do it as often as you deem necessary, with a single keystroke. This also reduces pricing errors that often occur with individual price stickers. A point of sale with integrated accounting makes it easy to edit the price of an item in the software and quickly update the bin label. Even very minor price adjustments based on market price or demand changes can significantly impact on your bottom line. Without an ERP Stop Wasting Your Employees' Valuable Time Modern technology can automate routine tasks

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