The economy is doing better. In many ways, this is a good thing. People are going to be looking into making home improvements, and the most visible home improvement you can make is upgrading your landscaping! Unfortunately, with a good economy also comes labor shortages for a lot of industries that deal with a lot of manual labor. As higher paying jobs become more readily available, there becomes a shortage of people willing to do manual labor like construction and lawn care. If your landscaping labor is in short supply, you might want to consider outsourcing your billing so you can spend more time doing the landscaping work and less time pushing a pencil.
The most productive way to get around a labor shortage is to find time saving tools and techniques that will allow you to do more with the labor you already have.
GPS tracking services can let you see where your crews are loosing time in traffic and can help you develop better scheduling. The routing feature in the Obex Billing software can also help determine the best schedule for your crews work day that can eliminate time stuck and traffic and allow your crews to get more done in the same amount of time.
The Benefits of a Billing Service
A billing service like Obex Billing is guaranteed to cut the amount of time you spend billing your customers. Obex’s unique software is available on any device, and allows you to manage your clients and their charges from your smart phone, tablet or computer. Recurring items can be set to bill automatically, and customer accounts are automatically updated when payments are made.
When Obex Billing sends out an invoice for you, it looks like it is coming from you, and their payment goes directly to you. Your customers can make a payment to you in anyway they prefer. They can mail a check to you, or they can use Obex’s online bill paying portal. With Obex Billing, you can accept all major credit cards and even Apple Pay. We can also set up recurring billing if your clients prefer that. Using Obex Billing saves you time and makes it easier for your clients.
When labor shortages make it difficult to get everything done when you need it done, it is nice to know that the technology like Obex Billing is there to give you a helping hand. All of your charges and payments are automatically generated and sent to customers when you want them to be. Your bills will be accurate, and will have nothing missing. All of your billing and accounts receivable paperwork can be handled by Obex Billing allowing you more time to devout to getting the job done and keeping the client happy.
With Obex, you will get paid faster and be able to handle more work with less staff. This allows you to be more profitable, and more reliable.