One of the internal projects I spent time on today was doing a review of all the different tools the team currently uses, i.e. the different softwares that we use to manage both our business and client work. We started by looking at a list of all our monthly expenses and asking questions like:
- Do we still use this software?
- Is it providing adequate value for what it costs us?
- Are there alternate packages that would still give us what we need for a lesser amount?
Asking questions like this helps you identify where your money is going, how it is being used and making sure that whatever you spend your money on continues to provide value and/or improve efficiency. SmallBox does this kind of Tools Review twice a year and I think it provides great insight into our spending and our productivity. What's in your Tool Box???