We have decided to write a series of short articles giving suggestions on what business managers and school leadership may consider doing now or this month. These may require some effort, but we have found that they promote organization, understanding and build trust around the finance and operations of a school. Like schools, these articles are calendar driven and are relevant to the school month in which they are published.
In order to give yourself plenty of time for implementation for next school year, start to think now about an automation project for the school's business office. You may have plenty of choice, if a lot of your processes are still manually completed. In considering the project:
Consider the application of the automation, the technology involved, as well as integration with existing software.
Think about testing requirements.
Determine license cost of the software.
Evaluate the skill sets available within your team to be able to implement this and any professional development needed.
Finance Departments across all industry sectors are becoming increasingly automated, support your staff by removing some of the repetitive tasks that they have.