How to Work with Software … Best Friend or Worst Enemy?

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Michael D. Wilson
Founder / CEO
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September 27, 2017
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How to Work with Software … Best Friend or Worst Enemy?

Yes, we know, the thought of implementing software in your business can sound really taxing, but on the upside, it can mean a smoother more efficient business. The difference between the two is both the kind of software and having the proper training so that it works with your staff, not replacing your staff or burdening them with another task. Another common reason business’ find software to be taxing is that the software doesn’t efficiently support the business processes causing more work than it saved.

This may have happened to your business, and if not, there’s a chance that this can happen. Picture this. Your business already has software that you and your staff are comfortable with, have gotten down to a T, and it becomes a regular part of your business, but no longer an efficient one due to the growth of your company. You may have outgrown it. It could also be that the software wasn't the right software for your needs to began with.

There are some downsides to changing software for instance, you may have to re-train your team on the new software. Also, expect that there may have to be some downtime, testing, cost, time to implement, etc.

Although there are some uncomfortabilities, there are many positives to finding the right software. With thorough research, a good system will reduce inefficiencies, reduce the loss of resources, opportunities, mitigate risk, and clarifying and improving business processes to increase profits, customer satisfaction and reduce cost.

Ask yourself:

  • Are the benefits of implementing new processes and software into your organization worth the time and patience?
  • How much time will your team save?
  • What is the Return on Investment (ROI)?
  • How much would this change improve customer satisfaction?

These are just a few of the questions you can ask yourself to help you decide on the best course of action for your organization.

But have no fear! You don’t have to work through it alone. Contact Processology to help decide what processes and software are best for your business.

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