Could Trello work for you?

It is a while now since I discovered Trello but it is only recently that I have been using it properly and discovering what a great tool it is both for project management but also as a platform for creating a Staff Knowledge Base.

In this 5 minute video I give you a whistle-stop tour, showing you a few of the boards I have set up so that you can get an idea of what Trello is like and how you might use it in your business. 

 

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Should you be claiming mileage from your business but you can't bear hours in front of Google maps?

I'd like to introduce you to the latest time-saving software I've come across - www.TripCatcherApp.com.

I've been using Trip Catcher for a couple of months now and if you do a lot of traveling around it saves you a whole bunch of time at the end of the month. If you start using it today, it'll be creating your mileage claim form as you travel and when you get to the end of the month it's simply a click of a button to export it into www.Xero.com or www.Receipt-Bank.com.

No more sitting in front of Google Maps trying to work out your mileage. Just press the button when you start your journey and again when you get to your destination and it's all worked out for you.

Automation and time-saving is what I'm all about so I hope you find this app useful!

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Zap - not just a lolly from your youth

My 'thing' is saving time through process and, possibly more importantly, automation.

Once you decide on a particular way to do something that will be the same each time, you can record that process so that everyone knows what to do and how to do it. This will in itself save time because you don't need to think about how to do a task each time you come to it and also because you can delegate more easily when you have a set process.

However, the real time saving comes if you can automate things.

It's often the case that you will be using a number of different systems in your business so you'll argue that things can't be automated because a person has to manage the integration of the systems - but that is not necessarily the case any longer.

Zappier is a cool piece of software that will talk to lots of different software and "zap" information from one to the other on an "if X then Y" basis.

This makes process automation between different systems that you're probably already using in your business a real possibility and you'll be amazed how much time you'll save when things just happen "by magic".

To have a look at some popular "zaps" click here.  

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