Productivity

Telstra business apps: Process redefined

Adam Turner
Technology Journalist

Adam Turner is a Sydney Morning Herald senior technology columnist who has been writing about the challenges facing Australian business for more than a decade

Adam Turner
Technology Journalist

Adam Turner is a Sydney Morning Herald senior technology columnist who has been writing about the challenges facing Australian business for more than a decade

The workplace is evolving, from the traditional offices we grew up with to a more distributed network of productivity. For finance operations, keeping this flow under wraps doesn’t need to be a chore.

Paperwork can be a double-edged sword. Not many business owners in finance enjoy keeping tabs on piles of documents, contracts, invoices, tax receipts, claims, deductions and expenses. But by the same token, having the right processes in place can limit headaches if you ever get into trouble with your business.

The Sensis e-Business Report 2014 discusses the changes to the workforce of businesses in Australia, showing that the biggest technology growth for businesses over the last year has been in tablets.

It’s a trend that’s growing in more broadly, with businesses adopting technology to realise the potential of the connected business and a mobile workforce. Businesses are branching out from the idea of an ‘office’, and allowing workers to work remotely, operate independently, and collaborate across distances.

This shifting ideology has led to the development of applications that embrace the mobile workforce – from planners to mobile lenders – and allow business owners to encourage their workers to think outside the box without process falling through the cracks.

So what can make the difference to finance operations?

Having the right processes in place can limit headaches if you ever get into trouble with your business

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The dotted line

DocuSign® has one simple mission: to streamline your paper trail and help make processes faster and more efficient. Digital transaction management services like DocuSign let you securely manage, send, and sign contracts and other important documents.

For finance operations, where personal information abounds, this security is integral in providing a service experience that customers have come to expect, while helping prevent financial or brand damage.

And the process is simple: Upload your documents, add the names and email addresses of the people who need to sign, and send it to your recipients.

The boxes

Box is ideal for a mobile workforce, allowing staff to work on the go while staying in contact. As well as helping to keep your documents backed up in case something happened to your local systems. The cloud based systems can sync with your compatible devices and desktop and automatically back up and store documents, you can also set up real time updates to stay on top of changes.

Complementing this, Shoeboxed is all about streamlining your paperwork, letting you photograph, scan and store receipts, invoices and expenses. Gone are the days of boxes labeled ‘Tax 2014’ in a marker, filed away in a dusty back room. Shoeboxed lets you store all of these important documents in the cloud, with secure backups that help keep them safe and human-authentication for all your important documents.

Telstra Business Apps are all about making your business better.

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