Xero's Small Business Insights Team regularly benchmark data in Xero to provide useful tips and insights into performance of businesses on the platform. And in a recent post, the identified that "Xero customers that use integrated apps tend to have faster revenue growth and hire more staff". Find out more in this week's blog post below.
When looking to host your website, or custom software solution, it's important that you pay attention to where the software will be hosted. Where you host your website will have significant impact on how your website operates, the laws which it operates under, how it is "found" and how your users engage with it. In today's article, we look at whether or not you need to host your website in Australia if you're an Australian business.
We've been talking a lot about why you need to make your website secure, and for good reason. But today we're going to look at it a little differently. Rather than discuss how it improves your website, we're going to look at why you need it in the first place and how not being secure compromises you.
It doesn't matter whether you are a sole operate or a business of 500, there's good reason to be tracking your time spent. Whether it be to log billable hours; or even simply to track costs (staffing more often than not being aligned to time and is one of the biggest expenses for business), time is an important measurement. Some companies log every minute of work, where others log nothing at all. Depending on how you work, you might only log work that will be billed, or work that is client work. At DCODE GROUP, for example, we track all time spent on client work so we can continue to improve our processes.
SAAS is an acronym for Software as a Service and whilst certainly not a new area, it has experienced a rapid growth in popularity over recent times. You may not have heard of the term SAAS - but you are bound to have used a SAAS product before. Perhaps the most well known SAAS products are music (Spotify, Apple Music), streaming (Netflix, Stan) and business (Xero, Adobe, Office 365). SAAS allows users to subscribe/purchase software on a time basis. In other words, you rent the software.
If you've built a new site, chances are you've heard "CDN" mentioned, and if not, you can be certain that your developer is using one for your site. But what is a CDN? CDN stands for Content Delivery Network. Put simply, it's a network of servers that deliver content to users closer to their location - ensuring your website works faster for users across the globe. And that's important in today's "now" world.
Automatic invoicing and billing systems, personnel management software, digital marketing tools (just to name a few) are all useful enterprise apps (off the shelf software) that mean businesses can carry out their daily operations, but that's not to say they are without their flaws or inefficiencies. Although having these multiple apps is useful, the answer to their inefficiencies may seem like 'custom software'. Some will say yes, others will say no, but sometimes the answer may lie in the middle - create a custom workflow.
Did you know if you purchase any business-related item before June 30 2018, you can get up to $20,000 back as a tax write off. This includes website development and renewal of existing services.
It might seem obvious, but PDF's are not mobile friendly - they often open in a new application and can be difficult to decipher on smaller screens. While PDF's are not obsolete, there are better ways to display them on your site. In the following post, we'll look at why PDFs can be troublesome for your site users and what you can do to increase user engagement with PDFs on your website.