Ironically, having an office can cause some work-stopping problems. There you are, creating and cultivating a space where people can come together to work more efficiently, in a space designed for it.
But then tedious tasks keep popping up, taking you away from that very work to deal with instead.
Well if the current arrangement isn’t working out for you, we have a suggestion. Don’t do those things. Instead, pay other people to deal with them instead, and clear your mind for work that actually matters.
If that proposition has intrigued you, then these are the Malaysian startups that you could be offloading some of your tasks to.
1. Managing Documents
To be honest, you can get a GoGetter to do pretty much any work that one would usually keep a runner in for. They also hire out “skilled” GoGetters who can also handle tasks like admin or data entry.
So a tedious job like driving around to deliver documents, or even mailing out documents or parcels at the post office can be left to a GoGetter, while you revel in suddenly having so much more time to do things.
Instead of having to sort through and carefully file all of your documents carefully, Firegent’s platform instead gets an A.I. to automatically identify, sort and index documents quickly.
On their platform, once a document is scanned, it can easily be automatically located, even if you don’t remember the document name, or which folder it’s stored in. They think that sorting documents in computer folders are so 20th Century, after all.
Alternately, if you still prefer to have the human touch in sorting through your data, then you can consider Supahands, which vows to take over the tedious data tasks. Their areas of coverage include:
- Generating leads
- Moderating user-generated content
- Data management
- Providing online customer service
2. Admin work
Besides being able to track if an employee is trying to make fake MC claims, Healthmetrics looks into streamlining the entire medical process for your HR. This goes from tracking your employee’s health needs to linking your provided healthcare with the right doctors or healthcare practitioners.
Financio strives to make accounting easier to understand by the startups and SMEs who can’t yet afford to bring on a full-time employee. You do have to do some of the accounting yourself, but Financio does come with some automated processes, including:
- Tracking sales/purchaes
- Tracking transactions
One of the biggest time-wasters in the office is the infamous “Where are we going to eat today?” question.
Not only does this take up precious time off the limited work day to hash out a location that everyone can be satisfied with, a delay in going out to lunch could put your entire crew’s schedule out of whack—wasting even more time.
Supplycart’s recent offering offers a solution to this famous problem. By having a variety of dishes that come to the office every day, the simple answer often is now just “what’s available in the pantry today”.
For the types of businesses that often entertains a large amount of guests, or run events, they can consider taking up catering from Supplycart as well, as the service is certified Halal and MesTI certified for cleanliness and reliability.
Booking a catering menu can be done on the Supplycart website by choosing the:
- Number of pax
- Date of food arrival
4. Market Research & Data Analysis
Vase is an on-demand market research platform that collects consumer insights via surveys. They help clients ask questions, target people within their database, and analyse the data for them.
One of their oft-highlighted strengths is their speed, which allows them to send out surveys and collect answers in as short a time as 24 hours.
It’s crucial for companies to keep tabs of the trends in their businesses, each with their own unique metrics. Often, programmers have to develop the software themselves.
And since Firegent already has AI that is capable of analysing your documents, the same platform is able to automatically pull out information to arrange them into trends and charts.
So there you have it, these are the companies that can help take off the most tedious of tasks, freeing you and your employees to focus on other things.
Does your company use other Malaysian startups we haven’t highlighted to handle tedious tasks? Let us know in the comments below.
This article was written in collaboration with Supplycart.
Supplycart offers convenience to get everything you need for your office at the comfort of your desk. Choose everything you need for your workspace ranging from catering, to pantry items to stationery supplies with their personalised packages, adjustable to different types of companies’ needs.