Cloud-based apps benefit solopreneurs and small business owners in numerous ways. Yet they also pose problems, especially when it comes to sharing data from one app to another. Many cannot be integrated together which means having to manually update the data yourself. This can be hugely time consuming if you’re running a lot of apps.
PieSync is a cloud-based platform that enables a two-way real-time data sync between a vast range of apps and cloud-based tools. Your customer data is updated automatically and instantly across all platforms, the moment you add any new information to any one of your connected apps.
This means your financial and customer data can be imported and exported to and from your Invoice Ninja dashboard, without any extra effort on your part. You simply choose what apps you want to integrate and all data is automatically shared between the apps from thereon in.
There are numerous more benefits for solopreneurs when integrating customer data apps, especially with with a two-way, real-time, synchronization platform like PieSync.
Here are 7 ways we think are the most important:
No need to manually import and export data
One of the problems with having multiple applications and tools is being able to quickly update your data system wide and in real-time. Many apps require data to be manually updated and this can be a laborious process if you use many different and diverse platforms.
PieSync’s trigger-based syncing system means you no longer need to manually import and export data from one app to another. Whenever there’s an update, all data is automatically updated and synced, without you needing to lift a finger. This makes database maintenance and record keeping a lot easier.
When you’re building or running a business, every second counts. Finding the time to update data and manually sync applications can be tricky, even at the best of times. When time is lacking, it’s all too easy to let an important app fall into disuse or find that the data is out-of-date.
Connecting PieSync with Invoice Ninja allows you to ensure all your data, in all your apps, is bang up-to-date and synced instantly. This means, even if you don’t use a particular app for a week, or for a month, the data within is still fresh and current. Everything is still available at the speed of a click.
As highlighted above, when you have so many different apps with varying levels of data freshness, it can be very difficult to move quickly and seamlessly from one task to another. You have to constantly input new data before continuing with the task at hand, which can destroy your focus and productivity.
With intelligent two-way syncing, using Invoice Ninja and PieSync, you can move from one task to another without manually updating any data whatsoever. All financial figures, contact details, recorded times, project updates, and invoice information is being updated across multiple platforms while you focus on your customers or clients.
Manually inputting data can be affected by human error. When you’re trying to work fast and maybe you’re tired, an extra digit or the wrong letter can result in chaos and confusion later on. This then means more lost time and potential problems with customers.
When all your data is automatically updated in real-time across every platform, without any manual input, you can rest safe in the knowledge that all the facts and figures are accurate across the board. This ensures whichever app you are using has exactly the same data as the rest, which is vital when making big decisions. Any errors can also be rectified from one single point, instead of having to be fixed across many different apps.
Great for collaborations
Collaborations benefit many a solopreneur or small business owner. They are essential and modern cloud-based technology allows for easier sharing of information and communication. That said, there are still problems when using different apps and tools requiring manual syncing or data inputs. Data variations between different apps can delay or even hinder a collaborative task.
By having your data synced automatically, across every platform, as soon as there is an update, you’ll know that the facts and figures you’re looking at are current and up-to-date. This applies to everyone on your team, who will see exactly the same contact data, wherever they are in the world, and on whatever apps they are using.
Gives you a bird’s eye view
When you use many different apps (an average of 13 apps per business) it can get confusing. You’re never quite sure which apps have been synced and which tools need data added. When busy, it’s easy to forget to update platforms which can leave you with only a partial view of exactly what’s going on.
PieSync’s automatic and instant two-way syncing allows you to consolidate all your data from multiple apps. You are given a bird’s eye view of all your data so you see exactly what is going on and where. This makes it easier to evaluate facts and figures, and judge performances and results.
Gives you more choices
With so many apps to choose from and so many already in use by you or your team, it can be a little daunting to add yet another. There comes a point where you can suffer from app overload, especially when there’s little connection between each one.
By integrating customer data across all apps using an automated syncing platform, you reduce the burden of monitoring so many different and diverse tools. Everything is updated and you have less to manage. This frees you up to check out more apps you can use to streamline your workflow, boost your productivity, and grow your business.
Invoice Ninja + PieSync
Invoice Ninja’s integration with PieSync allows you to work faster and more intelligently. With all your customer data available to you, across multiple different and diverse apps, you get an immediate overview of exactly how your business is performing.
You can sync any type of data including income/expenses, customer information, time-tracking records, project management updates, and a whole lot more.
There are also a variety of options that allow you to tailor your data syncing exactly to your needs and requirements.