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Don’t Spend Your Vacation Waterlogged

Article Highlights:

  • 61% of Americans work while on vacation.
  • Get the information you want, when you want, as quick as you want.

Imagine this scenario: You plan a vacation. You pack and prepare. You’re ready to relax. But do you? Or are you calling the dealership for information? Do you agonize over everything you’ll need to catch up on when you return? It’s frustrating to get time off and then spend it unsure of what’s going on at the dealership. According to a recent survey by Glassdoor, 61% of Americans work while on vacation.

You can’t haul your system with you to the beach or hike through the mountains with your laptop. So how do you stay on top of work while you’re away? Here are three tools to consider:

  • Email Notifications: This works well for someone who wants a high-level report but doesn’t want to download an app on their phone. Choose a solution that allows you to set up how often you get notifications and the information you receive via email.
  • Mobile Apps: This option is for a person who wants more detailed reports and doesn’t want to be limited with an email notification. An app allows you to view information about your business in real time. Set up your app to show only the reports you really want to see and drill down into the reports for additional insights.
  • Web-Enabled Solutions: This allows you to access all of your reporting information, anytime and anywhere there is an internet connection. It’s a thorough way to get information, because it includes all of the reports in your solution.

Keep in mind you want a solution to be secure and fast. Mobile apps generally provide the most accessibility. If you’re using a website, it should be formatted for a phone or tablet so you aren’t missing key information because you can’t see it.

If you’re going to work when you aren’t at work, maximize every second spent by finding a solution that works best for you.

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Product Planning, Reynolds and Reynolds

Gary Reinhardt is a Product Planning manager for Business Office and Reporting applications at Reynolds and Reynolds.

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