Digitise Your Retail Business’ Financial PlanningInk Well Mag April 28, 2017 0 COMMENTS
Retail is one of Singapore’s biggest business sectors. From fashion to electronics, the country has proven itself a global competitor.
Financial planning is crucial to keeping your business afloat and profitable in a highly competitive market. In the past, financial management was done manually, using a lot of paperwork. This was time-consuming and increased the chances of human error.
While some small businesses still use paper, or in some cases, spreadsheets, it is best to digitise the processes using a dedicated financial management software. It is highly beneficial to your retail business.
Singapore consumers highly value good service. Even if you have good products for sale, good service is sought after. In fact, Singaporean clients are amongst some of the most demanding consumers in the world — 2 out of 3 potential buyers will not make a purchase if the service is poor.
This means that retail companies will have to allocate more time and manpower to providing good service to close a sale. This means eliminating time-consuming and costly operations in all aspects of your business.
One area that benefits from streamlining is financial planning. Digitising these processes can help free up more resources to use elsewhere.
Good financial planning software will allow you to automate financial processes, such as keeping a general ledger, tracking accounts, budgeting and more. This way, you can improve business agility and have more freedom to work on something else, like customer service.
Why Digital is Better
Did you know that the finance service industry is doing better than other sectors when it comes to going digital?
Software and computers are much better at keeping track of all of the numbers and calculations needed to ensure that business’ ledgers are up to date and accurate. Going digital makes it easier to update information and to minimise errors.
It also eliminates the more tedious aspects of recording and calculating finances. Retail businesses can greatly streamline their business operations simply by switching to digital financial planning.