Four Reporting Functionalities Your Cleaning or Security Business Needs in a Crisis

Your cleaning or security business needs to be able to stabilize operations when faced with uncertainty.

Drastic economic shifts can happen with little or no warning. One thing to help keep your business operations stable, efficient and streamlined during a crisis is a holistic software solution tailored to your business’ industry. By using a centralized software solution, your data is always at your fingertips, ready to be accessed when you need it.

Reporting functionalities through a holistic software solution add visibility and perspective over your entire business, which is key to keeping your operations streamlined. If you’re new to reporting technologies, however, you might not know what you should look for to increase your workplace efficiencies. Here are four aspects of reporting functionalities to set your business up for success, regardless of the situation.

1. Integrated reporting at the job level

In the security and janitorial industries, job-focused orientation is industry specific and contractors are unique in the way they organize their business at the job level. A software that matches and leverages the orientation of your business is value added to your workflows. When data is entered into the solution at the job level, it should immediately be integrated throughout the system, with no extra steps needed to input the same data into other modules.

2. Tiered reporting

Not all businesses look at their data in the same way, so your software solution should provide tools to analyze your data in a way that’s meaningful to you. It should allow you to set up reporting tiers and organize them based on the realities your business faces at any given moment. For example, this could mean assigning a tier to classify your jobs by market segment (e.g., retail, industrial, healthcare) or by your unique sales territories. These tiers should be able to pivot quickly when the information you need to analyze changes, as is common in times of instability.

3. Flexible reporting

Like customizable tiers, you should evaluate the reporting capabilities of your software solution in two separate aspects: out-of-the-box and build-your-own reporting. Your software solution should be able to deliver added value immediately upon implementation with ready-made, out-of-the-box reports covering your scheduling, payroll, financial, human resources, inspection, and supply chain needs. From there, custom, build-your-own reporting should be an avenue your software can support.

4. Regulatory reporting

Your software solution should pull together your financial, benefit and employment data to meet the compliance needs of applicable government agencies, labor unions and third-party partners as they evolve over time. By having the data ready and available at your fingertips, your business is positioned to supply sound numbers and data for all regulatory requirements at any given moment, in any economic situation.

When used properly, a holistic software solution ensures you aren’t missing a single part of your company’s flow, and you have access to the reporting and analysis you need based on the reality you’re facing at any given moment. For additional things to look for in reporting technology and more ways to prepare your business for a changing economic impact, download the Using Technology to Help Your Security or Cleaning Business During a Crisis eBook.