Keeping an eye on the pennies can get tiresome – but we’re all going to be doing it for a while if the economic forecasts are anything to go by.
However, technology can help. Whether it’s an app to help you keep track of expenses, budget or round up and save a few pennies each time you spend, every small thing can help right now.
For businesses, small things can add up, too. And for companies using our ITAM solution, NetSupport DNA, here are four more tools that can help you to keep an eye on the money:
- Be economical with energy: NetSupport DNA’s Energy Monitoring and Power Management tools keep you informed by showing you how many PCs are left on out of hours – and, most importantly, how the costs of this can significantly add up over time. You can set Power Management policies so that selected PCs power off and back on automatically – all at once, or in stages – the next morning. In addition, you can set “inactivity policies” to apply rules for systems to sleep, log out or power down if they have been inactive for a time.
- Alerts: Tackling big IT problems can take significant time − affecting staff productivity and sometimes incurring financial costs. So, to help you work proactively to maintain your network (rather than fixing it reactively), NetSupport DNA gives you a complete alerting suite. It allows you to monitor hundreds of scenarios and warns you when problems occur − or, better still, before they occur − to avoid extended downtime. You can be alerted about scenarios such as when a particular PC or server is struggling, where licence usage counts are reaching limits, or when software has been uninstalled from a PC so it can be re-deployed elsewhere. Handy!
- Cut your printing expenditure: An easy save for companies is to cut back on printing. Unnecessary printing can often spiral out of control, incurring high paper and toner costs. NetSupport DNA’s high-level Print Monitoring component shows you exactly where your print costs are generated, allowing you to allocate funds accordingly. Of course, there will be departments where you expect a high volume of printing, but DNA can often reveal surprise figures, allowing you to drill down and find out why.
- All of your lease and contract details in one place: Don’t you just hate it when you realise you’ve lost that email or that paperwork from the tech leasing company? NetSupport DNA bridges the gap between IT and Purchasing and lets you keep copies of actual lease and maintenance contracts (and other associated details) recorded alongside the correct devices and software licences. You can also include supplier details, contract term dates and costs – increasing your awareness of renewal dates and allowing you to retain control and make active, informed decisions about future planning and spending.
To discover what the tools in NetSupport DNA can do for your company, learn more here.