Just the Facts: How WORK[etc] Saves Your Business Time and Money

Just how much time and money can WORK[etc] save your business? For one particular company, the answer is thousands of hours and dollars.

Saving time with WORKetc

WORK[etc] has always been about bringing real, tangible benefits to its users’ businesses. We don’t want to settle for ambiguous claims (“You’ll save time, but we’re not sure how much; it could be anywhere from a second to an hour!”). Instead, we look for cold, hard facts to back our statements up.

We’ve already covered a few of these tangible benefits in our success stories. Austrian digital agency e-dialog, for example, improved their workflows using WORK[etc] and managed to save up to 10 admin hours per week. The agency also quadrupled the amount of projects and data they could keep in one place.

One of our customers dug even deeper into the data and gave us a by-the-minute view of how they were able to simplify and shorten their processes using a small business CRM.

As you can see in the graphic below, their 7-step sales process used to take 37 minutes in total. Once they started using WORK[etc], they cut out three separate steps (which were actually resulting in duplicate documents) and pared down the process to a mere 11 minutes — less than a third of the original time it took to lock down one sale.

Time and Money Saved by WORK[etc]How WORK[etc] saves you time and money. Click for full image.

This is how the company’s old sales process went:

  1. Office manager assigns sales person and enters client information.
  2. Office manager creates paper packet for sales person.
  3. Sales person collects paper packet, sets appointment, and conducts interview with client.
  4. Sales person returns to office and enters client information into costing spreadsheet.
  5. Client signs up. Office manager retypes details in paper packet and creates another paper packet for production team.
  6. Production manager re-enters client information into personal 3-ring binder for projects.
  7. Office manager takes production pack and enters information into billing software.

With WORK[etc], the company’s sales process became:

  1. Office manager assigns sales person and enters client information. Sales person conducts interview with client.
  2. Sales person returns to office and enters client information into costing spreadsheet.
  3. Client signs up. Sales person enters client information into WORK[etc] using an existing project template. Production manager updates project calendar.
  4. WORK[etc] automatically generates invoice upon project completion.

By consolidating multiple steps in the process and getting rid of duplicate documents, the company was able to gain and extra 5,200 hours’ worth of man hours per year. All this time saved translated to $52,000 recovered per year. That’s the equivalent of the company selling an additional $520,000 worth of services per year.

We’d love to feature more of these in-depth examples here on the blog, so we’re currently running a new challenge on WORK[etc] Insiders asking for raw data from our users. If you aren’t one yet, sign up for our Insiders program now. Insiders members can click here to go straight to the challenge.

How has WORK[etc] helped you manage your business? Let us know in the comments!

See all

Featured Posts

This Firm Increased Revenue by up to $56K/Tech. Their Secret?

In the past ten years, Queensland-based telecom firm ECO Communications has grown from a handful of techs and sales personnel to a couple of dozen people. It’s now been a year and a half since they signed up for WORKetc Quickstart. In that time, they’ve seen first-hand how an integrated business management system can drastically […]

Exactly How Does A CRM Make Flying Safer?

WORKetc CRM helps ARA-I’s forensic engineers streamline their day-to-day processes. Growing up, Ivan Collins dreamed of working on cars as a race team engineer. That is, until he heard about a job where he could blow them up instead. “I was on a race team at NC State in the engineering department,” he recalls. “One […]

3 Quick Steps to Maximize Your Email Marketing Profits

I’m not the biggest sci-fi fan out there, but even I know at least one thing about Star Wars: Imperial Stormtroopers can’t aim. Their typical tactic seems to be spraying an area with laser fire and praying that maybe someone (hopefully someone from that pesky Rebel Alliance) gets hit. This Stormtrooper tactic is scattershot marketing […]

Could Your Business Manage 100+ Projects a Day 35% More Efficiently? This Company Did.

Forget the sharing economy — becoming a true blue homeowner is still a dream that a lot of people have. There’s precious little that can compare with the feeling of walking into a house that you own, that’s now rightly and truly yours after years of sweating and saving. Unfortunately, it’s not always rainbows and […]

4 Quick Hacks for Maximum Gmail Efficiency and Productivity

Every morning I stare out into a sea of emails. I know that if I’m not careful, those bits and bytes of text and images could end up overwhelming me. It’s a familiar sight for any modern small business owner, I’d imagine. Email, after all, has become an indispensable tool for running and growing a […]

Multitasking is Killing Your Productivity. Here’s How to Save It

Just like every other small business owner, I juggle a lot of tasks as the owner and founder of WORKetc. One minute I’m overseeing development on our web app, and the next I’m on a sales call with a potential customer. Sales, support, projects, finance—I’m basically both leader and member of these very different departments […]