14 Apps to Help Improve Your Business’ Productivity

14 Apps to Help Improve Your Business’ Productivity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We seem busier than ever without necessarily achieving much more. It’s time you made technology work for you, to save time and streamline processes. We have rounded up some of the best apps to maximise your productivity by addressing your communication, organisation, password management, performance and focus.

COMMUNICATION – the heart of modern business

Slack is a communication hub – calls, instant messages, files and notifications all indexed, archived and easily searchable. Create dedicated channels for groups or individual projects and private lines for sensitive information.

Skype is a leader in video conferencing. Send instant messages and make calls. With Skype you have your own number and you can share your screen for presentations etc.

WhatsApp is just like SMS (text) but using the internet not a cellular account. Instant messaging, sharing media files, free app-to-app calls and easy to download – all good reasons to use it.

ORGANISATION – simplify your workload

Evernote keeps a variety of notes on one subject all together. From audio or web pages to scanned business cards it can even search text in images. Keep project research/information together and share if required.

Trello is a project management tool. Keep track of progress, due dates etc – it’s easy and visual for the whole team.

Google Drive is an easily integrated and shared document storage on the cloud will centrally hold files that you and others can edit in real time from any on-line device.

Genius Scan turns your phone pics into a pdf. File documents and receipts easiy on the cloud.

PASSWORD MANAGEMENT – no more password resets

LastPass is a virtual vault that holds all your passwords and is encrypted for maximum security and works on all your devices, generating super secure passwords and making online shopping easier.

1Password has recently introduced a ‘travel mode’ – all traces of your ‘vault’ of sensitive information are removed from your device while in travel mode so your data is untraceable.

PERFORMANCE – shine with little effort

Detective is an assistant who briefs you before every meeting on who’s who and what makes them tick.

Accompany will give you an executive pre-meeting briefing – background on the people you meet and financials on companies.

IMPROVE FOCUS – tune in to turn off

Pocket is where you keep things for later. Videos, articles etc can be stored to view at leisure, even without an internet connection.

Freedom releases you from the tyranny of distracting sites so your devices become work tools again.

Simple Habit offers guided meditation in sessions as snackable as 5 minutes to improve stress or sleeping through mindfulness.

If you would like to chat further about how your business processes could be running more efficiently, send us a message or call us on 0800 463 488.

GoFi8ure announced one of three Finalists for Xero Bookkeeping Partner of the Year NZ Award

GoFi8ure announced one of three Finalists for Xero Bookkeeping Partner of the Year NZ Award

Wow! How amazing is that. GoFi8ure have been chosen as Finalists for Xero’s NZ Bookkeeping Partner of the Year Award. We are so excited and cannot wait to see what happens at Xerocon in September.

At GoFi8ure we live and breathe Xero and best practice bookkeeping. We take pride in supporting our clients achieve nice tidy accounts and financials, along with supporting them through business growth and changes.

Cross your fingers for us! You can read more about it here.

 

 

Media Release – Local business wins industry award for business community efforts

The GoFi8ure team had lots of fun at the Wellington Region Business Excellence Awards 2016 on Friday. Great venue and event. It was an honour to be named a finalist in the “Professional Services” category. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists on the night.The GoFi8ure team had lots of fun at the Wellington Region Business Excellence Awards 2016 on Friday. Great venue and event. It was an honour to be named a finalist in the “Professional Services” category. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists on the night.
Local bookkeeping and accounting specialist, GoFi8ure, has scooped the 2015 Bookkeeping Community Contributor of the Year award at the recent New Zealand Bookkeepers Association Inc (NZBAI) conference in Auckland.

The award, presented to Lisa Martin – GoFi8ure’s Executive Director, recognises the company’s strong association with its business locale. In particular, its membership and support of the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce & Industry and its involvement through them in shaping the annual Wellington Region Business Expo into one of New Zealand’s stand out local business events.

Mark Futter, Chief Executive of the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce & Industry says: “Lisa and the team at GoFi8ure are extremely active members of the Hutt Valley and Wellington business community. They regularly put their time, ideas, energy, creativity and sponsorship into business initiatives. It is with their help that we have created the thriving business hub that we have here today not only in the Hutt Valley but also across the wider Wellington Region.”

The award also commended GoFi8ure’s instrumental leadership role in creating and developing the bookkeeping association – the NZBAI – which provides accreditation, professional development and a national network for bookkeepers.

Lisa Martin comments: “We are absolutely delighted to win this award. When you are passionate about where you work and what you do, you just can’t help being involved in everything that is going on. We see the local and regional business communities as an extension of our own company. We all want to succeed, we all want to grow, we all want to be the best at what we do – and in our world it makes sense to join forces and work together for the greater good of the area as well as the industry you are in.”

GoFi8ure was also presented with the 2015 Bookkeeping Marketing Innovation award at the NZBAI conference. This recognised the company’s bold, superhero branding and its creative approach to changing the perception of bookkeeping as an old-fashioned compliance task to a thoroughly modern, integral part of the success of any business.

GoFi8ure holds the Education in Business Award from the 2014 Hutt Valley Business Excellence Awards; Lisa holds the 2014 Leadership Award.

GoFi8ure’s Hutt Valley office is along Upper Hutt’s Gibbons Street. The company also has an office in Wellington’s CBD, a mobile team to reach the Greater Wellington suburbs and a branch in Auckland.