From taking the first steps of having a web page and social media to running your core business applications online
Web and Social Media are important to your business
The Internet and Social Media have been two areas of significant development for businesses in recent years. Both of them introduce new ways of doing business and finding new customers.
The internet is now starting to deliver three significant benefits to businesses;
- Making is easier for customers to find you and connect with you via the web
- Access to your business systems and information from any device and any location
- No longer having to maintain your own servers, applications, and backups in house
Web pages that have been optimised for search engines (SEO) can improve your chances of being found by prospective customers. When they find you, providing them with a well-presented website and information will give you credibility and influence their decision to do business with you. By then linking your website to social media allows you to keep your content and message in front of current and prospective clients. Have a look at our website design services page for more information. Or if you are ready to go, fill in our website project form to tells us what you want and we will come back to you with what we can do for you.
Web Applications, Software as a Service (SaaS)
You no longer need to maintain your business systems in-house, as they are all available as a service on the internet. This means you can access core business systems from anywhere, not just when you are in the office. This can include finance systems, documents, customer databases (CRM), email and office applications. Almost regardless of what systems you want they are available as a paid service on the internet. Gone are the days of loading an application onto your PC or business server. Other applications include Databases, Reporting System, Human Resources (HR), Payroll, Service Desk and more.
Social media is quickly becoming the most effective way to attract new customers. Social media is beginning to take over from traditional marketing for generating inbound opportunities. Research has shown that 64% of people have used social media to influence their buying decision and 81% have used the internet to research their purchase.
Creating a good social media presence will drive new business and improves your chances of being found by the search engines or even while people are taking time out on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. But it can be a lot of work to maintain your social media presence.