You would spend less of your time punching a calculator or asking your operatives/manager to do it, less time wondering if ANY data was missed or if there was a wrong input or incorrect calculation method employed.
What you learn as a result will guide you in taking future decisions – and over time you will be able to ensure more consistency in your farm business operations – leading to consistency in output, and by implication, income.
But You Do NOT Even Need To Own a Computer to Automate Your Farm Business Records Keeping/Accounts
YES – that is right; you do not let me explain why:
- Not everyone who visits/uses cyber cafes and business centers owns a PC at home – especially here in Nigeria/Africa.
- Yet most users of cafes and business centers will often produce letters, reports and other documents while in those places, which they will print for use in their work and/or businesses. Sometimes they email the finished documents to associates via the Internet. These are everyday people like you and I. You probably do the same thing from time to time too
- In order to do the above ALL they need to have is MONEY as little as N150 to N200 N135 = $1.00 US Dollar approx to gain about ONE hour of access to an Internet connected PC or – one not online which they would use for typing/preparing their documents.
Going by the above therefore, if you do not feel convinced enough to invest in a computer for your business today; it is obvious that THAT does not stop you from using computer-based software to automate your farm records keeping/analyses and accounts preparation.
I have seen people sit for upwards of four4 hours at a stretch in a cyber cafe, typing handwritten data from a paper based spreadsheet source containing various tables into farm management software -based Excel spreadsheet – adding formula generated totals and other summaries before emailing the completed document to a waiting party in some other geographical locations
Hopefully those who choose to work this way would have done the maths and can ify having to work that way. It is however DEFINITELY better than having to depend on manual, paper-based and/or calculator-aided preparation of business records/accounts
Summary – There Really Is No ifiable Reason NOT To Automate Your Farm Business’ Records & Accounts
You stand to gain MUCH more than you could possibly lose – both in the short and long term by adopting computer-based automation for your farm and any other business.
In the long run therefore, owning a PC for your business – even if ONE – will do you, and your business a whole lot of good.
Any approach you adopt, so long as it helps you get started with using computer-based automation for your farm business records keeping/accounts, WILL work better than if you continued with manual/calculator-aided methods