In this month’s Sunday Business Post’s ERP report, Mark McArdle talks about the new acronym growing in popularity in the world of technology, consumer and business applications; ‘IFTTT’ or ‘If This Then That’.
We all know how busy, complicated and noisy our lives can get. And it’s the same in business. Often the hardest part of running a business is getting the information you and your management team need, when you need it.
‘If This Then That’ is an online productivity tool that links devices & apps together to help you work less but do more. It’s based on a simple concept – when something happens with one service, a trigger goes off and an action automatically takes place in another.
Mark claims ‘We are finding that our clients are grasping and using this IFTTT concept to great effect in further automating their processes in our software.’ For many business owners this means removing the noise from your business data and channelling the important, relevant information to you and your team.
Mark points out that the same approach can be used in analysing the data that is automatically collected in profusion in today’s businesses, “including ‘What if…?’ scenarios to test the potential results of lines of action.
As our lives get busier and busier, the practical use of IFTTT applications in life will become more and more prevalent in business. And it’s important that your business systems are capable of maximising its potential. Could your business benefit from a little IFTTT?
To read Mark’s full article in the Sunday Business Post, Click Here.