The old saying that “time is money” isn’t quite accurate. If you ask us, time is more valuable than money—because while you can sometimes get your money back, you can never get your time back.
That’s why saving time in every aspect of your business is so crucial to keeping your company on top of its game. But unless you know how to save time, you’re just spinning your wheels. So let’s roll up our sleeves and get into the nitty-gritty of how you can save more time:
#1: Unifying processes into one software system.
As a company, you have to deal with what seems like a thousand things: Warranty claims. Parts ordering. Products ordering and management. Networking with your dealers. Adding contacts. Managing contacts. The list goes on and on.
Unifying all of these capabilities into one software system will save immeasurable amounts of time. With one system for it all, there is no cross-checking, no excessive data entry, no importing/exporting, no processing time. Just one system from which you can view it all.
#2: Automating your documentation.
DealersCircle offers product ordering and inventory management that comes with documenting built right in. This means that you don’t have to amass a paper trail for every single interaction and order you make, because the proper documents are assembled as part of your regular process.
If you’ve ever had to deal with documentation before, you know how much effort and time this can save you. This is especially true since you save time on each interaction every single time. It adds up to a lot of saved time—time that can be better utilized focusing on the company. (Check out more on our product ordering and inventory management software here).
#3: Track sales and customers in one place.
Your sales team should have a one-stop software option that allows them to offer quotes, make sales, and deliver products to their customers. Easily entering in a product order for customer delivery is one of the best ways to ensure that your sales team can spend time doing what they were hired to do—make sales. With this system in place, your company can quickly and easily respond to new sales, which in turn lets your customers see how seriously you take their orders.
Without this kind of system in place, your salespeople would be left to handle much of the work themselves rather than simply entering in new customer orders.
#4: Easy sorting, viewing, and product location.
Dealers who have the same manufacturer often need to contact each other about inventory. DealersCircle allows quick searching of inventory, allowing searches by year, model, dealer, state, manufacturer, etc. Each of these options makes every call between dealers go much more quickly, saving you time on what used to be a lengthy and cumbersome process.
Saving time at the company level isn’t just about finding the big chunks of time—it’s about saving little chunks of time but repeating the process over and over so that the time saved ultimately adds up to a far more efficient company.