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Relieving Pain Points through Automation and Software Integration

Posted by Brian Terrell on Tue, Nov 19, 2013

An earlier blog post describes BTerrell Group's early success at relieving a pain point through automation and software integration. Our passion is helping clients do more work with less effort. On this basis, we built a business.

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So, what is a "pain point"? In the post above, the pain point included the entry of 500 Accounts Receivable invoices every month! The relentless effort required by data entry never let up. Not only did the process require persistence, it also included a high degree of potential inaccuracy, as the point of original data entry into Sage 300 ERP provided a chance to "fat finger" a number or two. So, automating and integrating two applications secured not only time savings but also eliminated the possibility of data entry error. A double win, for sure!

Often, our firm sees integration and automation opportunities before our clients do. I think we all get used to the status quo and fail to look for opportunities from our positions of comfortable familiarity. If it ain't broke, then don't fix it. Moreover, some folks even have a vested interest in keeping things the same. Finally, memories of an automation opportunity not resulting in the promised return discourages consideration of another project. Reward always involves some possibility of risk, and our staff of CPAs, MBAs, business analysts, project managers, experienced developers and certified consultants apply proven methodologies to manage those risks.

Most businesses include some opportunities to eliminate duplicate data entry. Look around for anyone manually entering data into a computer from a source document that was itself printed by another computer application. That data must reside somewhere in digital format. Because most employees cost their companies at least $20 per hour, and repetitive tasks requiring two hours per week should be investigated as automation possibilities. Certainly, that number decreases for tasks requiring a higher degree of precision.

BTerrell Group, and our sister company CodePartners, specialize in helping Intacct and Sage clients do more work with less effort. If you experience pain points, have identified integration opportunities, or would like for us to help look for ways to save you money, contact us today. We want to help you, and with 22 years of successful integration history and experience from which to draw, we CAN!

Tags: Intacct, Sage, Cloud Financial Software