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Business Automation with Software

Business automation software is the future of consumer-business and business-business interactions. It streamlines all your company efforts into one, seamless process and designated channel of communication. We believe in efficiency and we have the means to achieve it.

Have you ever had a complaint or question from a customer and realized you would have to spend the rest of the afternoon digging through piles of paper files to find their bill and respond to their inquiry? Or have you ever accidentally not billed-or even worse, double-billed-a customer for a service because you didn’t have an effective system to keep track of billing and receipts? Or what about losing the resume of a great prospective job applicant because you have no system in place to keep track of incoming applications? As some point, most small business owners have had to deal with one of these problems or something similar to it.

The problem is, that not only are these things annoying, they’re also a waste of your time and money. We know that as a business owner, you work harder than just about anybody else around and you don’t have time or money to waste-especially when it comes to running your company. The good news is that all of these problems can be easily avoided with simple, automated systems. Everything from sales, human resources and IT to supply chain logistics, management and billing can be simplified with business automation.

Business automation software is the future of consumer-business and business-business interactions. It streamlines all your company efforts into one, seamless process and designated channel of communication. It creates accountability in the office because every action has a responsible owner. Every action is tied to the individual who started that process, so if you or a customer has questions about any service or order, you can trace it back to the source. Business automation software also keeps you from making human errors that can cost your business money. Things like unpaid bills that might go unnoticed in a busy office will never be forgotten by an automated system. By removing the potential for human error, you protect against things like wasted time, wasted money, forgotten accounts and missed steps.

All the little details of running a business can really slow down your process and overwhelm you. We believe in efficiency and we have the means to achieve it. Implementing business automation software reduces the cost of doing business by taking out the labor intensive activities like filing, sorting through stacks of paperwork, copying and faxing and other similar activities. This allows you and your employees to focus on what’s really important-your business! No matter your industry, from the restaurant business to auto body repair to technology development, parts of it can be made easier and more efficient if everyone spends less time looking for paperwork or using the fax machine and gets to spend that time on doing their job to the best of their abilities.

There really isn’t any part of an office process that can’t be automated and made more efficient. Everything from accounts payable to most human resources hiring practices. Looking to hire? We can help you easily streamline your onboarding process for both applicants and your human resources staff with business automation software. Implementing this makes it easier for everyone. Even the best HR employee may lose track of an application or two if you are inundated. And if you have multiple postings at once, it gets even more difficult to track. You don’t want to lose out on a great candidate because you didn’t have a system in place to track them!

We have experience designing and creating software that makes the entire process smooth and streamlined. And if our existing software doesn’t do everything your business requires of it, we can customize software for your unique needs.

Our business automation software allows you as the business owner to focus your time and efforts less on the busy-work and more on the fun stuff. You started your business because you’re passionate about your industry and you know you can do it better than anyone else is doing it. However, when you spend two-thirds of your day bogged down in paperwork, logistics and human resources issues, it’s easy to forget why you actually started your business in the first place. We want to help change that with our business automation software. And rest assured, if none of our existing software works for your business, then we will do what we do best and create custom automation tools specifically for your business.

What is Business Automation and its Purpose?

Business automation starts when a customer makes a request and ends when the customer receives their completed request and pays for the good or service. Every step of the way through is cataloged and organized so that every step of the process is documented and can be referred back to later if necessary. This way, if a customer has a question or a compliant or you or an employee are trying to remember what stage of completion a certain task is at, all you have to do is check the system. No more relying on a he-said, she-said or someone’s distant memory. And goodbye to all those business nightmare scenarios we outlined earlier.

In short, business automation software replaces manual triggers with software. So, instead of you walking over to your coworker’s desk and telling them, “hey, I completed this task, please take over the next step and then send it back to me when you’re done,” the system automatically creates and alert and moves the task from your to-do list to your coworker’s to-do list. You can have set this up in whatever way seems most logical and convenient for you and your employees to use. You can have the system send an email alert or another type of alert when you receive a new task. You can ensure that each task comes with a timestamp and a chain of custody so you can always trace it back and see who sent what task to who when and who completed what step when.

For every project you work on for a customer, no matter how large or small, you can create a task. That way there is always a record that you can reference to see how long it has been since you started a project and what stage of completion it is in. That way, if you or a customer ever has a question about something, all you have to do is check the task so see when and where a problem occurred. No more searching through your email trash folder or wondering where you put that Post-it you had taken notes on at the last client meeting. This creates an end to end process and eliminates the potential for human error and which increases efficiency.

Still not Convinced? Check Out These Statistics.

91% Percent of companies with more than 11 people use a CRM system, compared to 50 percent of companies with 10 or fewer employees

81% Percent of CRM users now accessing their software via mobile devices, leading to greatly increased productivity

79% Percent of top-performing companies using marketing automation for more than two years

  • Sales reps saw productivity increased by 15 percent when they had mobile access to CRM applications
  • Research has shown that 65 percent of sales reps who have mobile access to CRM meet their sales quotes, compared to only 22 percent of those who don’t have mobile access to company CRM
  • Companies considered best-in-class are 67 percent more likely to use a marketing automation platform of some kind
  • 75 percent of customers say they’ll spend more money with a company as a direct result of a past positive customer relationship experience
  • 70 percent of businesses already using CRM software intend to increase spending on it because they’re so happy with it
  • 78 percent of successful marketers say their marketing automation system is most responsible for bringing in more revenue
  • 61 percent of CRM users said security and privacy were not challenges when adopting or using their CRM system
    However, 56 percent said they faced challenges when trying to customize their CRM without professional help
  • 74 percent said their CRM offered improved access to customer data
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Checkout Styling for WooCommerce and Elementor

As eCommerce experts, the team at Skynet Solutions is always working with small businesses to determine what needs they have they can’t be addressed by the current plugins available for WordPress. One of the most common issues we experienced is that eCommerce stores will often become frustrated with the inability to customize their cart and checkout pages with WooCommerce to make them reflect the rest of the website theme. Checkout Styling for WooCommerce and Elementor adds two new widgets to Elementor PRO to allow you to style your WooCommerce Cart and Checkout with the Elementor page builder.

Following the installation of the plugin, the standard WooCommerce Cart and Checkout pages are extremely limited by design. This creates a cohesive look for businesses that use the plugin but doesn’t allow for the individuality needed to shine against other eCommerce competitors. Historically, the only way to change this was through the use of custom coding or leveraging a plugin that may not be compatible with your existing template or page builder of choice. To combine the best of both worlds, Checkout Styling for WooCommerce and Elementor unites the power and popularity of Elementor PRO with WooCommerce to provide expanded functionality and extra styling options for WooCommerce Cart and Checkout pages.

Unlike other plugins that may completely override your existing theme or template options to provide customization, Checkout Styling for WooCommerce and Elementor adds two new widget options to further improve your store design options. After installing the WordPress plugin, just remove the WooCommerce short code that is currently in use and add the designated CSWE widget through Elementor Pro to match the page you are editing. Once done, you will have new and extensive options to easily customize your WooCommerce Cart and Checkout page.

| ELEMENTOR PRO IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PLUGIN

What Features do the CSWE Widgets Add?

CSWE Cart

CSWE Cart is a custom-designed widget for Elementor Pro that allows an eCommerce store to customize their WooCommerce Cart page using existing Elementor functionality. The goal of this widget is to ensure anyone can personalize their WooCommerce cart page with Elementor PRO as long as they have a basic understanding of the existing functionality the page builder provides. Some of the features you can expect when using CSWE Cart include:

  • Custom Button Text for Coupons and Checkout Buttons
  • Header Text Modifications for Font, Color, Border and More
  • Comprehensive Button Styling Options
  • Responsive Options To Hide Forms Based on Device
  • Custom Background Options and Motion Effects

CSWE Checkout

CSWE Checkout was developed to allow for increased styling options on the WooCommerce Checkout Page that were previously unavailable. By integrating the widget with existing Elementor functionality, eCommerce stores can quickly and easily personalize their checkout page to make it unique. Some of the features that you can expect when using CSWE Checkout include:

  • Custom Field Headers for Billing and Shipping Details
  • Individual Control of What Fields are Required
  • Typography Control for Buttons, Headers and Labels
  • Comprehensive Button Styling Options
  • Responsive Options To Hide Forms Based on Device
  • Custom Background Options and Motion Effects

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How Can Skynet Solutions Help?

Skynet Solutions is committed to providing the best web design services possible. If you are ready to expand your web presence, refresh your website design, start your eCommerce website or enhance your digital marketing, we are here to help. You can fill out our online contact form on our website or connect with us on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tulsa Website Revision

Skynet Solutions has had the opportunity to work with organizations of all sizes to meet their digital marketing goals and expand their online presence. Although, working with non-profit organizations holds a special place in our hearts. That’s why when given the opportunity to help Ronald McDonald House Charities make a difference, we were more than happy to accept the challenge and deliver solutions designed to meet their unique needs.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tulsa

The Ronald McDonald House of Tulsa provides a space for families to remain near their hospitalized children during the duration of their medical treatment. By supplying the opportunity for families to make home-cooked meals and stay in private bedrooms, RMHC Tulsa can help alleviate some of the burdens these families are facing. The House is an independent organization, non-profit corporation, locally owned and operated by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tulsa, Inc., and is entirely dependent upon donations to support families in need.

For this project, Skynet Solutions was entrusted with the new design of the website; however, it had to meet national guidelines set forth by Ronald McDonald House Charities corporate office. While this posed new challenges that aren’t found with other businesses, it was one that the team at Skynet Solutions was happy to accept. To accommodate this need, all changes to the website were approved by the organization to avoid any miscommunication and ensure all guidelines and rules set forth were fulfilled.

Since Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tulsa is completely reliant on donations to provide families with the resources and space needed to be near their children during medical equipment, the website needed integrated functionality to allow for donations to be received. By setting up a new payment system to allow for one-time donations or an option for recurring donations, RMHC now can use gifts from generous residents of Tulsa to keep families close.

In addition to the creation of an online donation system, Skynet Solutions worked to develop a clear sitemap that provides visibility of all pages to search engines while also implementing 301 redirects as needed to ensure no existing ranking was lost. Furthermore, the completed website was resubmitted to Google for indexing to ensure that no pages or changes to the website architecture were lost throughout the process. This attention to detail is critical for a successful website push, both new or a redesign.

To learn more about Ronald McDonald House Charities, we encourage you to visit their official website. Many great benefits can be achieved when working with an experienced team to enhance the image of your organization or implement new features that your visitors can take advantage of. Although, partnering with an organization that you truly believe in helps make the work a little sweeter and more fulfilling. If you are ready to get started, we look forward to hearing from you and helping determine the best solution to achieve your goals. Contact us today to learn what is possible!

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Why Partner with Skynet Solutions?

Launching your new website is just the beginning. Even if you already had a successful online presence before. No matter what your overall goals may be, the marketing team at Skynet Solutions is here to ensure that you have the support needed to make the most impact through proven eCommerce support and unmatched marketing service. Each website we create stands out in their ease of maintenance and navigation, making them an overall positive, simple and engaging experience for users to navigate.

If you are ready to invest in making your website the best it can be, our sales team is waiting to hear from you. With a wide variety of services, we can help create the perfect customized plan to meet the individual goals of your business. We encourage you to learn more about our services or contact us today to get started. Let’s grow together!

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Daddy Hinkles eCommerce Redesign

As modern brands continue to shift to online stores to broaden their reach, it comes as no surprise that you likely won’t get far without a robust eCommerce platform and custom technology needed to fit your existing workflow. A new eCommerce website design can not only improve search engine rankings when properly implemented but can also help create a great experience for your visitors that encourages them to purchase, sign up for a mailing list or perform various other calls to action. These factors led Daddy Hinkle’s to search for new ways to improve their online store and modernize their website design.

Daddy Hinkles Case Study

Daddy Hinkle’s has built their reputation on instant marinade options that not only tenderize meat quickly but also provide a great steakhouse flavor from the comfort of home; however, their product line is far deeper than that. From seasonings and rubs to liquid tenderizer, this product line provides endless opportunities for flavorful family dinners from grilled meats to delicious soups, chilis or casseroles. To expand Daddy Hinkle’s online presence and further improve their ability to sell new products to a wider audience, Skynet Solutions helped make this possible through our web design and eCommerce support services.

For this project, Skynet Solutions was responsible for not only transferring the existing website to the WordPress platform to improve security and functionality but by also writing new content for both individual pages and product descriptions. To ensure secure and reliable transactions through Daddy Hinkle’s our web design team implemented modern eCommerce technologies to simplify the online ordering process for both individual consumers and wholesalers that require large quantities of products.

Daddy Hinkle’s has a long history of providing unmatched tenderizer and marinade products. The earliest formulations of the product reach back as far as 1942 although the first 9 cases of Daddy Hinkle’s weren’t sold until 1994. To celebrate this history, Skynet Solutions worked with the team behind the products to ensure the content met the tone and needs of the organization while also ensuring search engine optimization goals weren’t lost in the process. This was achieved through a combination of new content and editing existing content provided by Daddy Hinkle’s.

Through standard eCommerce support services and continued website maintenance and hosting services, the team at Skynet Solutions continues to work with Daddy Hinkle’s to achieve their current and future marketing goals. As found in our existing eCommerce portfolio, a website redesign and implementation of new eCommerce technologies can help attract and engage new customers no matter what industry you may be in. When performed by a talented and experienced team, businesses don’t have to risk losing their existing traffic and previous search ranking.

To learn more about Daddy Hinkle’s, we encourage you to visit their official website. As a leading provider of digital marketing and eCommerce support services in the Tulsa area, Skynet Solutions proudly partners with Daddy Hinkle’s to maintain and improve their eCommerce store whenever needed. If you are ready to get started, we look forward to hearing from you and helping determine the best solution to achieve your goals. Contact us today to learn what is possible!

Why Partner with Skynet Solutions?

Launching your new website is just the beginning. Even if you already had a successful online presence before. No matter what your overall goals may be, the marketing team at Skynet Solutions is here to ensure that you have the support needed to make the most impact through proven eCommerce support and unmatched marketing service. Each website we create stands out in their ease of maintenance and navigation, making them an overall positive, simple and engaging experience for users to navigate.

If you are ready to invest in making your website the best it can be, our sales team is waiting to hear from you. With a wide variety of services, we can help create the perfect customized plan to meet the individual goals of your business. We encourage you to learn more about our services or contact us today to get started. Let’s grow together!

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Reasons to Start an eCommerce Website

Any business that sells products at a physical location should be considering making the shift to an eCommerce website to supplement its existing sales plan. As one of the quickest ways to expand potential customer reach and increase overall revenue, there are many reasons that creating a dedicated online store makes sense for any business. In this article, we will look at four reasons that any business should consider when deciding to start an eCommerce website.

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Do You Need a Custom WordPress Plugin?

While there are seemingly endless options for WordPress plugins available in the directory, what happens when the plugin you need isn’t available? In these cases, it’s likely that a custom WordPress plugin will be the only option you have available to you. Before deciding to work with a developer to create your custom WordPress plugin, here are some steps you should consider first.