Why Companies must Throw Out Spreadsheets


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Why Companies Trust Us to Throw Out the Spreadsheets: We’re Creating the New Freelancer Management System

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Companies should start using centralized freelancer management system instead of the ten different spreadsheets they are using now.

"Spreadsheets are dead." It may be a bit Nietzsche-esque, but doesn’t make it less true. Companies and freelancers are tossing paper—and ditching the accompanying headaches, time constraints, and illegible handwriting along with it. Thank the technology gods. For companies, it’s especially important to be efficient with processes. When they’re sub-optimal, productivity and employee morale have a way of taking a dip. 75% of workers [https://go.staplesadvantage.com/workplaceindex2016] in the U.S. don’t believe they have access to technology that enables them produce efficient work.

On the other side of the spectrum, employees who have access to effective mobile tech are reported to be more creative, satisfied, and productive at work. It seems the right technology can go a long way within the workplace.

Freework [https://freework.com/] is the tech magic that supports employees in their productivity and problem-solving.

Here are 5 reasons why companies trust us as they opt out of the spreadsheet regime.

  1. Provide accessible freelancer profiles To optimize employing freelancers, a business has to correctly manage how their processes facilitate employment. Freework [https://freework.com/] provides easy-to-use profiles where freelancer information is stored. Contact information, hourly or project rates, relevant skills, and other vital data is stored. Employers can quickly find a freelancer (past or current) with the needed experience. This saves time in job posting, or waiting on recommendations from full-time employees.

  2. View Live Reports Management can properly plan budgets with the help of Freework’s [https://freework.com/]Live Reports. With this tool, a manager can quickly view the number of invoices needed to be sent out, including checking the total amount of each invoice. Managers are busy and need answers and solutions fast. With Live Reports, knowledge is accessible for meetings with human resources or planning quarterly budgets.

  3. Create instant invoices A quick Google search will reveal the copious amounts of invoicing tools for freelancers and companies. The number of options can be a little overwhelming. Since these tools and apps operate singularly, it’s not optimal to add yet another tool to log in, log out, and learn on. Why not have it integrated into a larger freelancer management system? Save managers time and companies money in having to pay for an extra integration. Not only can invoices be instantly created, but old invoices are automatically stored for bookkeeping. Because invoices are instantaneous, no more calls with HR in ensuring invoices are being sent out and paid.

  4. Align staff projects with freelancers A common struggle for project managers—how to successfully integrate freelancers into an in-office project? Freelancers often work remote or in the office for a limited amount of days, so a process that keeps everyone up-to-date on a specific project is necessary. It goes beyond messaging and sending out tasks; it’s really about making team members properly aligned on a project. Managers search high and low for the best talent; poor talent alignment would be a wasted opportunity. Freework [https://freework.com/] optimizes people organization.

  5. Possess a Freelancer HQ Finally, all-things pertaining to a company’s freelancers are centralized. When information, documents, and data are in one, accessible place, management becomes a whole lot easier. Managers don’t have to spend evenings sorting through emails to find invoices from 4 months ago. Human resources managers can easily find a needed team member for an upcoming project. Freelancers can be better pipelined into the everyday processes of a company. It’s no secret that organizing is the toughest part in running a team. When working with freelancers, Freework [https://freework.com/] does the boring work so managers can focus on the creative.

Remember Salesforce’s famous “End of Software” campaign? Salesforce created a system where companies could easily do things on the cloud, instead of buying software. Freework is doing something similiar; we’re bringing an end to disorganization surrounding the new era of work. Spreadsheets have had their day.

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