November 16, 2017 It is sad to be saying it, but gone are the days when just a simple word or two and a solid handshake was a bond to be trusted. Also, the business environment has grown quite considerably that no fallible business owner can be expected to remember each and every gentlemanly agreement made. Somewhere down the line, disputes could arise and because issues ultimately always revolve around money, these could be quite unpleasant. For many years anyhow, the good business practice has always been to keep it in writing. But even so, documents continue to have a nasty habit of going missing. This is crucially critical. It need not be a case of losing money due to mis-filed or lost information, critical to your business’s survival. Software technologies continue to develop at a rapid pace and it is up to you to take full advantage of it. It is also up to you to investigate areas where software tech can be used to your business’s advantage. You need to use the technology to look after your important contracts and invoicing procedures. You can do this now with contract tracking software. The installation process and the future use thereof are not onerous or cumbersome. Take advantage of the service providers’ expertise to install and manage your software programs on your behalf. Let them be allowed to provide your company systems with further upgrades whenever these become available. You, of course, will still be in a position to handle your own affairs. Operating from your desktop, your software administrator will pave the way for you and your staff to work from a user-friendly operating system. As a business owner, you will of course, always have privileged access.