Using a superb cash management system is a great way for you to invest in your company’s future. People are great, but we’re very fallible beings; every year, trucks of money are lost to human error. Internal theft and robbery are other issues you need to worry about when it comes to cash handling.
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Every business dealing in high volumes of cash needs effective cash management. Smart safes can help.
“But I already have a safe,” you may be saying. “I think that’s pretty smart already.” But we’re talking about a technological marvel that will make you wonder how you ever functioned with the old metal box.
Here is what you need to know about smart safes and why they are going to save your business money, time (i.e. more money), and resources (i.e. yet more money).
What Is a Smart Safe?
Starting with the basics, it’s a safe. But you have one of those, right? The difference with smart safes is that they are built with technology capable of speeding up cash interactions and tracking important data you need to make important business decisions. Plus, they also keep your cash safer than a traditional safe.
Let’s take a closer look at some of these benefits, and what they’re going to mean to your business.
How long does it take your staff to count, double count, and store a till? No worries, we’ll wait while you go count it…
That’s a lot of time, right? But with smart safes, an employee can deposit the entire till quickly, and the machine will, in seconds, count the amount and track the cash that was just deposited before securely storing the cash in cassettes for later pick-up. It also records who’s doing the depositing, which means you know which employees had their hands on the cash if there’s ever a discrepancy.
Data Is Your Ally
Once cash is deposited, smart safes are keeping track of how much money came in, who deposited it, at what time, and a host of other minute data that you probably haven’t thought of before. This data can help you make more informed data-driven decisions. You’ll have a better idea of how much float you require in the store on any given day of the year, and you can better coordinate your cash pick-ups and drop-offs.
As an added bonus, this constant tracking is also accessible by you in real time, which means you can watch the flow of cash through your business as it is happening.
You do your best to stay up to date on recognizing counterfeit cash. But keeping all of your employees up to date and vigilant would be a full-time job in and of itself—and you have a business to run! But smart safes are constantly updated with the latest in counterfeit recognition—it’s as simple as a software update—which means every bill that passes through your store is checked to ensure you’re not accepting fraudulent money.
From a distance, smart safes may look like they’re doing everything your business is already capable of doing; however, the speed and accuracy at which they can do it will rival any system you currently have in place. It’s time to stop worrying about your cash handling problems and turn your attention back to your business.
Source: Robin Steinberg