Month: September 2020

Mistakes To Avoid When Buying Commercial Property

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Investing in commercial property can be a highly rewarding decision for businesses, but like most business choices there is also risk involved. Commercial real estate can offer a complete variety of options for a business from retail space, offices, cap parks and warehousing space and the yields tend to be higher and the tenants will likely have building repairs and insurance included.

 

But as mentioned the can be errors made when buying commercial property and more likely than not, investors and/or business owners won’t be familiar with some of the processes involved when making a purchase.

 

With commercial property being valued differently to residential property, there are many more processes involved before completing the acquisition as the value of the property is directly related to income and the yield of the business. Which makes the buying process an essential part of a business’s move or expansion.

 

Here’s a look at four mistakes to avoid when acquiring a new commercial property:

 

Footfall

If your property is going to be used to sell a product or service to the general public, footfall in an essential part of the buying process. Making sure the business gets and much exposure as possible. Depending on the service being offered, you can select a high footfall position on the high street or in a shopping centre to encourage impulse shopping. But if you’re a niche company you can also risk a lower buying price with less footfall, but advertising location and have potential customers specifically visit the store.

 

Naturally the higher the footfall the higher the buying price, so working out how many customers you need on average could save you a lot of money. Think about the high street vs retail parks for example.

 

 

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Types of Digital Tools That Support Finance Functions

 

The word digital has been the buzzword for some time in various fields, but the finance and banking sectors have only recently started harnessing its benefits. Digital transformation entails changing your financial services from the complex, time-consuming operations in the past to quick, simplified structures. For financial institutions, the transformation focuses on the capitalization of emerging technologies to change employees into the best possible performers. Digital transformation includes several tools that will enhance productivity and efficiency.

The following are the digital tools that will change operations in your finance department.

Cloud Computing

According to a black and white paper on the adoption of cloud computing in finance, 51% of companies already use it, and 16% are planning to do so. This is because of the realization that cloud computing for finance departments means the expedition of new digital workflows that boost interdepartmental and customer collaboration. Moreover, moving to the cloud allows you to easily scale the data for core finance functions like billing, consumer payments, credit reports, and financial statements. With the financial services sector being a common target of cybercriminals, cloud computing is also the best choice to safeguard your clients’ data.

Data Visualization

The financial sector is a data hub in most organizations. Data visualization tools allow financial analysts to trace the intersections of data, explain complex data, and present their data in an easy way that guides decision making. The tools can also help financial leaders to track the performance of teams by correlating their data analysis with KPI metrics.

Robotic Process Automation

With most financial institutions working on multiple technology systems, robotics process automation automates communication and transactions across these systems. This digital tool addresses the primary challenges of the financial industry, including:

  • Billing, account receivables, and collection operations.
  • Planning, budgeting, and forecasting.
  • External and
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