One of the most challenging aspects of running a small business is keeping the paperwork organized. There are vendor invoices, inventory reports and payroll records to manage, not to mention bank records and tax information. Make a mistake in managing those records, and what at first looks like a healthy profit can easily turn into a heartbreaking loss.
Fortunately, computers help meet those challenges.
It's not enough, though, to track the various records involved in running a small business. Computers also need to be able to interface with internal technology such as point-of-sale stations and digital marketing signage, those computers need to be able to communicate with external systems as well. Not only can computers access banking information and vendor ordering platforms, they're virtually a requirement when it comes to managing costs, filing taxes or preparing payroll.
And thanks to the wide variety of business software programs on the market, it's not always necessary to hire a high-priced accountant or expensive IT expert to manage those operations.
But critical to maintaining operations with a minimum of downtime is having a laptop or desktop PC that's powerful and reliable, and runs an operating system that's compatible with the most commonly used productivity tools. In most cases, that operating system is Windows 10.
Windows is the most popular operating system on the market today, running close to half of the computers currently in use around the world. The latest version of the OS, Windows 10, incorporates a variety of features to enhance the user experience, including improved multitasking, support for touch and the Cortana digital voice assistant.
But when it comes to business professionals, there's no better solution than Windows 10 Pro. With a Windows 10 Pro computer, Office files such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint automatically get stored in the cloud for safe recordkeeping. Windows 10 Pro's business-friendly features include enhanced security, including firewall and Internet protections to help safeguard against the viruses, malware and ransomware that can bring business operations to a screeching halt. BitLocker encryption keeps your business records safe, with the same security available on removable storage devices with BitLocker to Go.
As an added bonus, there's the new Microsoft Edge browser, optimized for the modern Web but compatible with legacy apps and sites.
To help you determine which computer is right for your business, Lenovo has selected a number of computers perfect for those in finance and administration.
There's Lenovo's ThinkPad P53s Mobile Workstation, featuring 8th Gen Intel® quad-core processor and NVIDIA® Quadro® professional graphics. The ThinkPad P53 offers memory up to 48GB and solid-state drives (SSD) up to 2TB. In addition, it includes independent software vendor certification from all the major vendors, ensuring it can handle any business software on the market today.
The ThinkPad T590 Laptop features an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor and up to 16 GB DDR4 2400 MHz memory. Like all ThinkPad laptops, the T590 is tested against 12 military-grade requirements and more than 200 quality checks to ensure it is resistant to the occasional bump or spill and can operate flawlessly even in extreme conditions. The ThinkPad T590 delivers up to 14.98 hours of battery life to keep you going, even during those long nights before payroll or taxes are due.
And Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 Laptop is thin and lightweight, with premium performance and outstanding mobility. With 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and up to 19.5 hours of battery life, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 can handle any accounting challenge no matter how long it takes to resolve.
Of course, these and other Lenovo computers for finance and administration professionals offer the option of Windows 10 Pro to keep you at the forefront of business. When it comes to keeping your operation at peak efficiency, there's no better tool than a Lenovo Windows 10 Pro computer.