There’s Work, Then There’s Busy Work – There Is A Difference

You may be surprised to learn that according to a recent survey, employees indicate that they only spend about 45% of their work day on primary job tasks. Consider that you’ve hired specific people to perform tasks that captures their expertise and talents and puts them to good use toward satisfying customers and driving growth. The ‘busy work’ that might include paperwork, spreadsheets, and other administrative tasks can put a dent in productivity. Get employees back to work by implementing better technology.

That rather shocking statistic was revealed in “How Much Time Do Your Employees Spend Doing Real Work? The Answer May Surprise You. (Infographic),” posted by Catherine Clifford on and suggests that your employees may be accomplishing less than you think. It was a survey of 2,000 office workers that revealed employees spend less than half of their day on primary job duties. What could be wasting their time? Popular time-draining tasks can include a seemingly endless email inbox, various administrative tasks, meetings, and interruptions. While you may not be able to stop the influx of email or the occasional interruption, you can streamline other common time-wasters with better technology.

An integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution offers a centralized location for all of your business data, including financials, supply chain and inventory, manufacturing and distribution data, as well as human resources and payroll data. Your people can enter and access critical data quicker and easier when it’s conveniently located within a single, more powerful ERP solution. In addition, powerful business intelligence and robust reporting features make it easier to visualize your data and share it with your team. Quick access to the data you need, when you need it, can save you from unnecessary meetings, reduce email requests for information, and cut back on other avoidable interruptions.

You have hired talented people to support your business, now you need a business management solution that can support your team. Contact RAM Software Systems to learn more about using ERP to reduce the amount of busy work your employees have, so they can stay focused on the work that really makes a difference.

By RAM Software Systems, Epicor ERP partner out of Texas

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