Manual data entry is one of the most mind-numbing, boring, tedious jobs on the face of the earth! The results are high error rates, slow turnaround times, and employees who are bored out of their minds. It is a poor use of talented employees and a waste of good resources. But we have to get the data entered somehow, right?
There is a plethora of technological options available to automate your data entry processes and eliminate the need for manual data entry. Here are a few of my recommendations:
This cloud-based accounting software was made for automating and simplifying bookkeeping processes. Here are a few of the built-in options that will quickly eliminate much of your manual data entry:
Bank Feeds. Automatically imports your bank and credit card transactions, eliminating the need to enter each and every debit card and credit card transactions individually. Keeps data up-to-date and accurate.
Recurring Transactions. Can be used in a variety of ways to automate processes. Monthly invoices can be automatically generated and emailed. Sales receipts can be set up to automatically process payments. Auto bank account debits can be automatically recorded. These are just a few examples.
QuickBooks Payments. Provides automatic recording of customer payments and deposits. All you do is generate and email the invoice and the rest is automatically tracked and recorded for you, even the merchant fees!
Thousands of apps are available at apps.intuit.com and more are being developed every day. Here are a few that, by using OCR technology, can eliminate data entry altogether:
Explore for yourself and see what you can find to automate your business processes and eliminate manual data entry.
By utilizing technology to automate your processes, you can eliminate manual data entry which will give you:
Smiling and productive employees
Now go automate those processes!Collage