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Learning About Business in the Tech Age: 6 New Technologies to Adopt

Thanks to the internet, anybody can start their own business today. All you need is a laptop or computer, an internet connection, and a good idea.

It should be noted, some technologies are better than others. If you intend on starting a business, you will need to make use of technology, so be sure to pick the best tech that you can. The kind of technology you could have to use includes things like accounting software, HR management tools, and data analytics programs.

This post will cover technology in more detail, explaining six types that you definitely need if you want to start a business.

SCA Software

SCA (Single Click Access) software is a very popular form of software that’s worth investing in if you are a business owner. In the words of pros from AppsAnywhere, this kind of software allows you to centralize your applications and access them from a single piece of software, with one click.

In other words, you do not have to go searching through your computer’s files to find the software that you need to use. Everything will be available in one place.

Centralizing all of your software can save you a lot of time and effort, especially if you use lots of different types of software. It can be easy to get confused when you’re using lots of different software programs. The use of a single-click access program will help you to avoid confusion and ensure you are able to find what you need immediately.

Accounting Software

As a business owner, accounting is something that you always need to think about. It’s very common for new entrepreneurs and business owners to mess up their taxes because they don’t keep accurate accounts. You won’t be able to effectively file a tax return if you do not have good accounting software.

One alternative to this type of software is to actually hire an accountant, but that’s not feasible for a lot of business owners because of how expensive accountants can be to work with.

Word Processors

Word processing platforms are essential, too. Out of all types of software, they are perhaps the most important. Business owners use word processing programs to create documents, draft emails, and even create their own invoices.

The most commonly used word processor is Microsoft Word, however, there are many more available. Do your research and try to find the word processor that’s best for you.

You can do this by reading reviews, watching videos, and speaking to people on online forums. Bear in mind, Microsoft Word is one of the most expensive word processors available.

Asset Management

Asset management software is also very important. It can help you to keep track of your stock, inventory, and the sales that you have made.

Keeping track of inventory can be a very big problem for business owners, especially if they are making lots of sales. It can be hard to keep track of specific items when a large volume of sales is being made. This is especially true for business owners who’re managing everything themselves.

Without another person’s help (i.e., a staff member) it can be hard to log everything down. Asset management software makes logging and keeping track of inventory significantly easier, making it an essential investment for entrepreneurs.

Payroll and HR

If you are hiring staff (or already have staff) then you are going to need somebody to manage payroll and HR. At first, when your business is small, it’s possible to manage these things yourself. However, as your business grows, you will either need to employ an HR and payroll team (which could cost you a fortune) or you are going to need to invest in software.

Payroll and HR software makes managing these departments considerably easier, so it’s something that’s worth looking into for your business.

Invoicing Programs

Finally, consider buying invoicing software. If you sell a service, then you are going to need to create invoices to send to your clients. If you do not send them invoices, then you won’t be able to effectively keep track of sales and accounts when it comes to filing your taxes.

Something that’s worth noting is that most accounting programs actually come with invoicing features, so if you are going to invest in such a program, you will likely not need to invest in an additional invoicing platform. You can also create your own invoices on word-processing platforms using downloadable online templates.


It’s not easy running a business, because there are a lot of different technologies that need to be invested in. Learning about all of these technologies can be difficult. Fortunately, though, the most important ones have been covered here, so all you need is this post.

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Kelvin Kathia

Kelvin Kathia is a writer based in Kenya that's passionate about sharing solutions to everyday tech problems. He's the founder and editor of Journey Bytes, a tech blog and web design agency. Feel free to leave him comments or questions regarding this post, or by leaving him a message on the contact page. If you found his content helpful, a donation is much appreciated.