As a manager, there will be a few pivotal moments in your career when the higher ups or executives at your company will expect you to present and report on ongoing operations and your employees’ performance. They might request data on cash handling, security, compliance, training, policy adherence, and more. When it comes time to aggregate this data, analyze it, and offer insights you are likely going to fall into one of two scenarios:
Scenario One: You spend hours on top of hours collecting the requested data. Then you spend even more time compiling the data into a spreadsheet, struggling through the exhausting numbers and seemingly endless equations. Finally, you have managed to create a comprehensive report and you take your findings to the executive team to present on exactly what your boss has requested. You outline the company’s operational status while reviewing an Excel spreadsheet filled with black and white numbers. Without any engaging visuals or captivating commentary, you give what is asked of you, but there is no “wow” factor. You are comfortable letting the executive team draw their own conclusions about what that information means, and you do not go out of your way to offer any actionable insights or solutions.
Scenario Two: Your data is already good to go. There is no need to spend countless hours aggregating a report, because all your relevant KPIs have already been collected, housed, and organized by an automated system. You can now break down your data by rank, location, employee, or a combination of these factors and more. When you came across a discrepancy or something noteworthy, you had already used your mobile device to upload a relevant photo and or video to be safely secured alongside the associated data. Now, you can spend all that time you saved on creating a meaningful presentation that offers valuable insights and recommendations. In this scenario, you win over your bosses and showcase your management ability, by giving actionable insights based in data. In scenario two, your company went with Mercantile Systems
If you want to provide above and beyond results without above and beyond effort, let me tell you about MSI’s proprietary and Cloud-Based Internal Audit System. This is a one-stop management tool that will save you time, effort, and money. It will also act as an accountability tool to better measure your operational efficiency and employee performance. No longer will you have to painfully compare multiple spreadsheets with different formats, our proprietary system makes it easy.
Afraid that collecting this data will be difficult? Nope. We will partner with you to create a simple and streamlined program that will allow you or your employees to input data on any device, at any time. Internet crash? Not a problem, the data will be stored locally on your device and then uploaded to the Cloud when your connection returns. We allow you to take and upload as many photos and/or videos as you want, to give an added layer of detail when conducting back of house checks or internal audits. With MSI’s system, your data is at your fingertips – it is incredibly easy to access and organize in any way you see fit. We also have a variety of automated reports available to you at any time.
The only question left is – What are you waiting for? Contact an MSI consultant today to learn more about our Cloud-Based Internal Audit System. We are eager to discuss your specific situation and ready to customize a program that will best fit your needs.