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3 Steps To System Development

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Blog

3 Steps To System Development

One of the foundation stones of successful business is the systemisation of its regular functions.  When everyone knows and follows the correct systems, your business can function at optimum level. If you don’t systemise your business processes it’s quite likely you are missing out on sales and opportunities. Here are the three key steps you need to take when developing your systems. 1.  Identify your system needs Are you a manufacturing business?  Do you have a lot of contact with clients?  Do you have paperwork and record keeping to attend to?  Each business is different and while we have systems in common, such as sales, record keeping and customer service, there will be needs which are specific to your industry.  Look for the key components of your business. 2. Document your processes Start with one section of your business and map out the current system you are using.  In a step-by-step way, list the processes used between start and finish.  This might take a while particularly if your staff have no clear idea about what they should be doing and why.  It’s important not to rush this step because if you have a system that is working well, you...

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