Want to improve your operating efficiency for this coming tax season? Here are two great tips you can easily implement in your practice:
Multiple monitors for all employees – an absolute minimum of 2 monitors, but 3 or 4 are even better; this will greatly decrease the time your employees spend navigating between different programs on just one or two screens. If you have laptops, we recommend the Kensington Docking Station – one cable connects to the laptop, and everything runs through the docking station. With 5 USB ports, you can connect a second monitor, printer, and scanner and still have a couple extra ports for storage devices or whatever you need.
High quality scanner and printer – every desk should have a good high speed scanner and a 25 ppm laserjet print. For scanners, the Fujitsu 6130 is a great option. Two side notes – first, make sure all employees know how to use the scanner! Also, all printers and scanners should be the same make and model – this will make them easy to replace if they break down. Imagine needing to print a return for a client and having to reinstall a different printer and drivers – by using the same model, you can simply pull another printer from somewhere else in the office and be up and running in no time!