We’ve all been there. We get an email announcing the greatest, most important new tech in our industry.

THIS one is a real “must have”.

So we jump on the landing page and get sucked into how this one piece of technology will take our business to new heights. We buy it, start using it, and find that it works pretty well.

Then we stumble on some new sales page and start the entire process all over again. Eventually, we use so many different types of “essential” technology that we spend all our time jumping from platform to platform.

While using all these tools is certainly beneficial for our business, it’s not exactly smart management. It takes too much time to juggle every tool, every day. That’s why it’s time for a technology check-up.

There are many new all-in-one tools that roll everything you need into one easy system. Here’re a few examples to help you get started:

Selling Online Courses? Try Kajabi’s Pipelines

Selling online courses is a huge industry. In fact, Kajabi’s founders say their customers have made over $400 million in sales in seven years! That’s incredible!

Anyone that sells online courses knows it’s much more than creating a few engaging videos and setting up a website. There are lots of moving pieces that need to be in place to make this a viable business. You have to market your course, put potential customers into a sales funnel, build landing pages, and deliver content. All of this takes time and money to create.

Kajabi has created a new way to manage the entire business of selling online courses with its Pipeline feature. Instead of using multiple platforms and tools, Pipelines has all the tools you need in one place. This makes the entire process much simpler so you can spend the majority of your time making great content instead of setting up sales systems.

Need to Monitor Cash Flow, Project Progress and Social Media Performance? Try Cyfe’s Business Dashboard

Every business is different and needs to manage different tools daily. Sometimes we need to spend a lot of time using a certain tool or platform, like setting up a new Google AdWords campaign or setting up discount codes in your eStore.

And sometimes you only need a snapshot of what’s going on to understand your priorities right this minute.

That’s the beauty of Cyfe. It’s an all-in-one dashboard that you can customize depending on the tools you use. For example, you can build a dashboard that includes Shopify, Salesforce, MailChimp, Pinterest, and Facebook Ads. It lets you monitor the important aspects of your business in one place, so you can eliminate the time it takes to check each one individually.

Not a Good at Cold Emailing? Start Using Mailshake’s Templates!

You’ll never make any sales unless you put people in your pipeline. You need people who are willing to read your content and build a relationship with you. So crafting the right message that someone will open and read is one of your top priorities.

But that’s not as easy as it sounds.

Writing is tough. That’s why MailShake’s templates makes creating content like lead generation emails, guest posts, and PR pitches much easier. They ask you a few simple questions and create a personalized email for your campaign. Or you can save your own templates for future use. Of course, there are plenty of email services that allow you to create automated campaigns. But if you want to save time and write better content, try a service that does the hard work for you.

Perform a Tech Check-Up

The first step in a tech check-up is listing every tool you currently use and how much it costs per month. Then do some research and see if there is an all-in-one tool that would help you reduce your overall costs and the time you spend using them each day. See if there are options that have the same features you’re already using, but are simpler and more affordable or would help you save precious time.

A tech check-up helps us to streamline our business, especially in terms of time and money invested. And since technology has become such an integral part of every business, a tech-check up is an essential part of understanding your business’s overall health. It’s one way we can truly work smarter, not harder.

And isn’t that the purpose of technology in the first place?