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by imran 10. June 2013 09:16

 

OfficeClip is one of the very few applications in the market that provides a one stop solution for customer and employee management. The OfficeClip team uses this software for prospect management, accounts management, timesheets, expenses, and issue tracking every day. This article shows how each component of OfficeClip is used by us in our everyday business.

 


Task Manager

When a new task is allocated to a member of our group the manager creates the task and then assigns it to multiple people who are supposed to work on it. The assignees get an email notifying him/her of the task. During the lifetime of the task the time spent is tracked within the task using the track time button. Later these times are imported into the OfficeClip timesheet application.

 




Contacts and Customers

In OfficeClip we store all of our prospect and customer information in our CRM. Using the contact manager's webform module we have created a form and connected it to our registration page. When someone fills inthis form on our website it creates a contact record in OfficeClip. We then track all of the events and tasks for the contact.



Campaigns and Drip Marketing

To send automated emails to our prospects at regular intervals. OfficeClip schedules a phone appointment, and then sends a few emails to the contact at varying frequencies. This is done automatically using the drip marketing module in OfficeClip.

 

 

For example: As soon as a prospect registers in OfficeClip we want to send an email to the prospect, thanking him/her for registering on our website. If the prospect does not reply within a week then we may want to send a reminder with additional information. After 30 days if the prospect has not sign up with OfficeClip we will send another reminder to the prospect to remind him/her again to consider using OfficeClip.

Invoices

The invoices application allows processing of all customer invoices, and this feature is integrated with the timesheet and expenses software. This allows ease of client billing. When the invoice is sent it provides an email link to the recipient that leads to a portal from where he/she can view the invoice, pay for the invoice, or dispute the invoice as desired. Within OfficeClip we generate an invoice whenever a customer pays for the hosting fee from our website.


Issue Tracker

Every organization needs to track issues for their employees, products, or customers at times. OfficeClip Issue tracker is a one stop solution that can cater to the needs of each of these entities while still keeping them separate.

Within OfficeClip all our bugs are tracked internally using our issue tracking system. To keep the internal and customer issues separate we have assigned separate binders for them. A binder is a combination of similar issues that can be searched, sorted, and filtered.

Issues are color coded to make sure that any open issues are not missed. We also use various filters to take a close look at the subset of issues,for example issues that are open and critical or those that have already been resolved.


Capturing customer issues using webforms

Customer issues are reported using web forms, and they are directly entered into the issue tracker. We have designated an email address so that whenever an issue is reported via a web form or email it shows up in the designated folder. This also sends a tracking ticket to the person who reported the issue so that the problem can be tracked during the life cycle of the issue.  

Creating a complete help desk

A help desk requires two way communication between customers and  an agent. The notes feature in OfficeClip allows two way communication. When the customer reports an issue; he/she is sent a tracking ticket link. Clicking on this links takes the customer to a personal portal from where the status of all the issues are shown. See How to create trouble ticketing system using OfficeClip

Timesheet, Time offs & Expenses


 The OfficeClip HRM module can track both project and employee time, expenses, and vacation time and other paid time off. 

Everyone who works in OfficeClip creates timesheets, which are sent to QuickBooks periodically using our QuickBooks interface after they have been approved. OfficeClip supports interfacing with QuickBooks, Peachtree, ADP, etc...


The OfficeClip Time Off application tracks vacations, PTO or Paid Time Off, and accruals. The time off status is automatically shown in the OfficeClip calendar, to make sure that all members of the team can see each person's vacation schedule..

Other Modules

There are other modules in OfficeClip that we use on regular basis as well. We use calendar to store meetings and events, and shared documents are stored in the document sharing module. We also use the announcements feature for team announcements.

 

 

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OfficeClip Tips | Other | Small Business Tips

How a small business became more efficient using OfficeClip

by vasantha 14. January 2010 12:55

Steve Pavent of Optimum Payments is a small-business owner who offers payment solutions to many other small businesses. Before using OfficeClip, the head office manually processed all business applications. Steve had the following requirements:

  1. Each agent should be able to view and edit their assigned contacts and leads, because agents are geographically dispersed and earn commissions from their sales. They have to work on the contacts they acquire and manage.
  2. The corporate office needs to look at all newly acquired leads and allocate them to various sales agents for further action.
  3. Each agent's work hours, as well as the amount of work, need to be captured.
  4. To maintain contact for better conversion and upselling, newsletters and periodic emails should be sent to all contacts and customers.
  5. All documents associated with contacts and customers need to be connected within the system.
  6. Careful records should be kept of all notes, events, and issues associated with any contacts.
  7. Business forms should be sent directly to all prospects.

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Small Business Tips

Telecommuting: Planning it Right

by Admin 17. February 2009 12:02

Although gasoline prices have fallen drastically in the last few, the economy has gotten far worse. Those still employed are looking for any way possible to save money and are putting in more and more hours at work. Now, with online software like OfficeClip, workers can log in from any computer with an internet connection and manage their contacts and issues, and submit their timesheets. This means telecommuting has never been easier or more efficient.

 

Benefits and Risks


IBM estimates that teleworking can help improve worker productivity by about 20%, while reducing stress, cutting commute time and giving workers a better work/life balance. This is great news for employers and employees alike. While this seems like a good way to make workplace improvements in the current economy, a workable solution must address remote access needs of teleworkers and handle the security risks this can bring. It is important to realize that without proper security in place, an organization's sensitive information can be exposed to outsiders.

Additionally, there are risks of viruses which can be transferred from an infected device to other computers on your network and of hackers who could effectively destroy much or all of your important data and information.

None of this has to be a reason to abandon telecommuting.  There are solutions out there, such as SonicWALL, which delivers real-time security that can fit into the most demanding network infrastructures. Solutions like these ensure that employees can telecommute without risking any company information or exposing the networks to viruses or hackers.

Tell us how you are using telecommuting in your company by leaving us a comment.

 

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