When you have a transport company such as IFR8, it is important to have to right software. While not everyone has computer skills, the correct software can help you keep track of the freight you move around from day to day, know where all your vehicles are at any given time, help you work out payroll details such as hours worked and holiday pay due and many other things that are essential to running a business.
Without such software it will take far longer to work out all the various details you need to know about and there is also the risk of making mistakes that can take hours of backtracking to find. With software, mistakes are rarely made because once the correct details are put in, everything else is done automatically.
Even if you dislike bookwork of any kind, software will ensure you get it done much more quickly so you don’t waste hours of your time and feel horribly frustrated at having to do it. So if you are planning on starting a freight service or have already started it, make some time in your busy schedule to learn those extra skills you need to work a computer and learn how to use the software you need.
This can easily be done by taking night classes at a community college or TAFE, or even getting some family member or friend to show you how. You’ll be amazed at how easy it makes your life when you know something so simple and it also has the potential to save you money in having an accountant to do your tax.
While most young people these days understand how to use a computer, not everyone can use certain kinds of software such as accounting software. Don’t let the name of it put you off; it is not that difficult especially if you put your mind to it. You can do it as a crash course if you are fairly skilled in using a computer to start with. Or you may want to take it slowly and put in an hour or two per week if you don’t have much time to spare.
Either way, even if you feel like it is some foreign language you’re learning, just keep on doing it and it will eventually become familiar to you. Time is not wasted in learning any new skill which can be used throughout your lifetime and even passed on to other people. But if a person who is not a trained teacher is teaching you, make sure they really teach by getting you to do what’s necessary.
So many people tend to just show off what they know by doing it quickly in front of you and you are none the wiser at the end because that is very difficult to understand and remember. It is better to pay someone to teach you properly than continue trying to learn with such a person.