IT Managed Service Companies
The manual system of management was for a very long time in use in the management of companies. Such manual systems were only used before the discovery of technology. The manual system occasioned inefficiency and slow growth of companies financially. This however changed after information technology was discovered and started being employed in the running of companies.
There are two categories of companies in the world. First there are those companies whose core business is to deal with goods or tangible commodities. These companies actually manufacture or trade in goods such as cars, industrial goods and others. The second category consists of companies that are service related. These companies actually sell services to their clients.
The management of service companies is slightly different to that of companies that deal with tangible goods. The difference is more visible when it comes to employing information technology within the management structures. To understand this difference, let us understand the running of a service company such as an audit firm.
Audit firms carry out the service of auditing for their clients. Since auditing does not involve transfer of goods, the technology based system used to manage it is only responsible for tracking the flow of services as required by the client. Software is the main tool used for management of companies on the information technology platform. The type of work being done by a company determines the type of software to be employed.
Different operations of the service industry can be done by the use of specific software designed for the task. Among the most important functions of software used by service companies is data storage. Storage of service information can be tricky and that is why it must be stored in computerized systems. The case of companies dealing in goods could be different since one can use the goods as evidence of transaction.
Networking is the other key feature of software used in running service companies the world over. Services sometimes require step by step organization and transmission. Case example are the different steps that must be followed during auditing by an audit firm. Analysis of financial records of the company under audit is the first step in most cases. The other department could deal with taxation and remuneration. Finally the entire audit process will be concluded.
Software can be used to manage the above named processes. The software serves to ensure that efficiency is at its highest level. Researchers posit that the use of Information technology could boost efficiency of the company by over 50%. The efficiency in turn translates into financial growth of the company in the short and long run.