Small and medium businesses face many challenges on the road to growth and success. Competition and limited resources are two constant obstacles that any SMB must hurdle if it is to sustain its existence and eventually thrive. Just how difficult is the journey for SMBs? According to Manny Escosa, Globe Business SMB Marketing Head, many SMBs close shop after only three years of operations.
Despite this, the success of SMBs is vital to the Philippine economy: collectively, they are the nation’s largest source of employment. This isn’t surprising since more than 90 percent of businesses in the Philippines today are SMBs. From this perspective, it becomes very important for SMBs to receive all the help they can get.
“Globe Business has a sense of mission when it comes to creating packages for small and medium businesses. That’s because when we help SMBs succeed we are also helping the economy. As more and more SMBs succeed, more people will have jobs. In turn, there will be more economic activities as these people spend their income. The more people spend, the more businesses earn, giving them more capital to expand and hire more employees. Everybody wins as this cycle continues,” said Escosa.
He revealed that Globe Business has five solutions that are sure to make a difference for SMBs when it comes to their growth and success. These solutions address many of SMBs’ needs and help them make their operations simpler and more efficient at less cost.
Globe Business PayrollCloud
For SMBs, the payroll process can be a tedious, error-prone, and stressful undertaking. There’s so much paperwork and documentation involved in processing the payroll data—a painstaking and time-consuming activity that would have to be done over again if there’s a mistake. Correcting mistakes adds to the difficulty because of all the hard copies that HR and accounting personnel would have to backtrack and inspect.
“The perfect solution for all that is the Globe Business PayrollCloud that provides high-tech payroll and HR services at just P136 per day. For this very affordable amount, small and medium businesses can have a high-tech, computerized HR and payroll system. They can say goodbye to all the problems and stress caused by the old, error-prone, and tedious manual system,” said Escosa.
Globe Business PayrollCloud can be used not only to make payroll but also to implement other HR processes like recording employees’ office attendance and time sheets; an electronic Bundy system; managing employees’ leaves of absence, and also keeping track of official company expenses incurred by employees on the job.
With Globe Business PayrollCloud companies can more easily comply with tax filing requirements set by the BIR. It allows them to file remittances to agencies like PAG-IBIG, SSS, GSIS, or PhilHealth more efficiently, accurately, and on schedule.
Globe Business PayrollCloud can be scaled and customized to fit the requirements of any company. It is already compliant with Philippine regulations and can be modified to accommodate the special needs of a particular business.
The Globe Business PayrollCloud system is operated through the highly-advanced and reliable servers of the Globe network; this ensures that subscribers’ company data are secured against data theft, hacking, and other threats.
Since the Globe Business PayrollCloud system is Cloud-based, it is accessible from any place where there’s an Internet connection. This gives concerned personnel the freedom and convenience to use the system even when outside the office.
Business Capped Plans
Doing business nowadays is impossible without proper facilities for communication. Decades ago, a telephone was the most important business communications tool. Nowadays, a business would be left behind if it doesn’t use mobile phone and Internet communications. The only problem is, the use of these tools can come at too high a cost. How does an SMB manage its communications costs?
For that, Globe Business has packaged several types of Business Capped plans. These plans set a cost ceiling for the use of the company’s mobile phone accounts every month.
A Business Capped Plan provides a monthly load allowance that serves as a cap or limit on company mobile phone credits. For example, if a Business Capped Plan has a monthly allowance of P600 per month, the company only pays for that amount.
Furthermore, Business Capped Plans have an Unli Business Loop feature that allows unlimited calls within the company. Those who subscribe to Business Capped Plans would also receive mobile phones as part of the package.
“Business Capped Plans let entrepreneurs have more control over mobile phone expenses while empowering employees at the same time,” said Escosa.
There are two Business Capped Plans available from Globe Business: Plan 300 with P300 worth of load allowance plus 35 bonus SMS per month; Plan 600 with P500 worth of load allowance plus 85 bonus SMS per month and the Unli Business Loop service that enables unlimited calling amongst employees of client companies.
Even if the Business Capped plan load allowance is used up before the month ends, all that an employee has to do in that case is to reload the SIM with regular Globe credits. Business Capped Plans also allow the user to avail of Globe’s various prepaid promos, like Supersurf, to maximize the use of their load allowance.
SMBs that need to send a high volume of text messages will greatly benefit from Globe Business TxtConnect—it is a Web-based service that broadcasts SMS messages to groups of people using a computer with an Internet connection. This makes it easier to send SMS blasts in just one broadcast, with just a few keystrokes on the computer.
TxtConnect also charges rates that are much lower than regular text messaging or phone calls. It is very cost-efficient as it charges lower text message fees with a plan that starts at P1500 per month. Subscribing to TxtConnect results in as much as 35 percent in saved cost compared to the regular text messaging service charges.
Direct Internet Lite
No serious enterprise, one that is aiming for sustainability and growth, will be able to do business today without an Internet connection. Direct Internet Lite is designed to provide a fast, reliable, and powerful Internet connection to SMBs—at more affordable rates.
Direct Internet Lite uses a leased line set-up with basic Internet connectivity for both Foreign and Domestic routes. SMBs can choose from bandwidth options ranging from 2,000 Mbps to 10,000 Mbps and enjoy always-on Internet connection that they can use for their business communication needs.
AutoMAX Corporate Edition
Using Globe Business AutoloadMAX Corporate Edition helps SMBs manage, schedule, and automatically reload prepaid credits directly to employees’ cell phones. The company may also keep track of the mobile phone spending of a department, or individual employees. AutoloadMAX Corporate Edition allows unlimited calls within the company. A predetermined amount of consumable load is automatically reloaded to employees’ cellphones every month. Employees’ prepaid accounts may be reloaded individually or in bulk. A Top-Up and Usage Report is also generated for every user under the service.
Globe Business is the corporate arm of Globe Telecom, the leading mobile telecommunications company in the Philippines. Globe Business provides wireless and wireline solutions for a diverse set of industries, businesses, and commercial enterprises. It assures SMEs of affordable, reliable, and dependable services for all communication needs, both wireless and wireline solutions, to generate the highest possible profit at the lowest possible cost.
Learn more about what Globe Business PayrollCloud and other Globe Business products and services can do for you by visiting www.globe.com.ph/payrollcloud or calling +632 730-1010.