Frequently Asked Questions
From our experience, these are some of the most frequently asked questions that client have regarding custom software development, management software and business automation.
As a customized system, we continually work with each of our clients to increase operational efficiency over the life of the system. Over the years, this unique relationship arrangement has saved our clients millions of dollars in administrative and operational costs.
The reason that businesses choose SaskSoftware is because we customize and custom develop each system based on each client`s business in terms of management, operation and workflow. This ensures maximum efficiency and minimizes training and disruption to the business.
Our management software systems are all cloud based and accessible over the internet from desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones without requiring additional equipment or hardware purchases. All data is stored on a secured cloud environment and is accessible anytime, anywhere.
As a fully customizable and configurable system, our systems can grow with your business to any size with any number of employees. Our current clients range from 30 to 3000 employees.
Our custom software systems are priced based the complexity of the system requirements and the time required for development and configuration.
A company wide management software system is an investment in terms of cost and time. We work closely with the client to maximize return-on-investment and to ensure the fastest and easiest implementation process possible.
We have 20 years of experience in small business automation, we specialize in providing a customize solution, hands-on service, training and support and a proprietary automation platform which allows us to lower the cost of automation by up to 90%. But the most important reasons is that we are truly dedicated to helping small businesses to remain competitive through automation.
The broad term of business automation is used to define the utilization of procedures, processes and technologies to replace manual labour input with robotics or software. Our focus is in the discipline of Business Process Automation (BPA) which utilizes procedures and software to automate the flow and management of information throughout an organization. This can include processes such as data entry, record keeping, reporting, forms, scheduling, cost tracking and more.
The primary benefit of business automation are lower costs of operations, management and administration. Other benefits are a more streamlined, productive and responsive business which can better compete in the marketplace.
Traditionally, the high cost of automation has limited its utilization in larger businesses and organizations. New methods, processes and technologies such as the ones utilized by SaskSoftware has decreased costs by up to 90% therefore making automation affordable and accessible to small businesses.
As with any specilized function, business automation requires a specific set of skills, knowledge, tools and experiences to successfully achieve the goals and objectives. With 20 years of experience, we can ensure a successful automation process.
The return on investment for business automation is very high and it's long term. Typically businesses will be able to gain an initial ROI within 3 to 9 months and realize a lifetime ROI of 20 to 40 times the initial investment.
The traditional automation process can take years to plan, develop, deploy and implement. Our method is much fast and is broken down into days and weeks per process or group.
While traditional business automation can be disruptive, we take a more organic and flexible approach to automation by automating one step at a time so as to minimize any disruption to the business and its daily operations.
Every business should automate to remain competitive in terms of market pricing, operating costs, profit margins, productivity, responsivness and overall efficiency of the business.
The first and most important part of the business to automate is the gathering, input, management and processing of information from customers, employees, vendors, contractors, departments etc. Paperwork is the single biggest cost waste in terms of labour, administrations and management. Information streamlining is the fastest and highest ROI of any automation process.
After that, select automation targets based on areas with high manual admin costs, high repetition and redundancy.
Absolutely and if you only choose to automate one part of the business, we would highly recommend information flow streamlining and automation as it provides the highest and fastest ROI. But depending on your situation and priorities, you can automate any part of the business.