When to implement and make a software selection?
As your business evolves, challenges will present themselves along the way. You will be faced with making strategic decisions to support growth and prioritizing obstacles will be a difficult job.
Making a software selection and investment at the “right time” can save your organization more than just money in the long run.
Investing in and implementing a software solution is one of the first decisions to be put off until the pains of trying to control inventory, costing and tracking data, in general, are abundant and in need of immediate attention.
Taking action and addressing problem areas as they are uncovered or before they evolve, prevents other hindering issues down the road.
Issue #1: Inefficient Processes
Employees will spend more time trying to manage and maintain inefficient processes and systems, which makes it difficult to complete the job at hand or effectively review and analyze operations.
Issue #2: Complicated Implementations
One of the reasons businesses decide to put off implementing or selecting a software solution is because their current processes are working fine “for now”. What this argument fails to consider is that down the line as your business continues to grow it also becomes more complex… and change of any kind becomes much more involved.
1. The project itself is more complicated, due to the intricate layers of processes that have evolved with your organization over the years
2. There is greater risk –Your business challenges are now at a critical point–implementation snags can create a ripple effect into the rest of your business.
a. The risk of not being able to get to something, such as scheduling, in either your new or old system is a serious concern.
3. It is increasingly difficult for employees to abandon old systems and processes. Breaking old habits is difficult!
Issue #3: The Inevitability Of It All
If your business plan includes future growth, eventually you’ll have to stop and then go to something else. To increase efficiency, improve earnings, and support overall growth you will need to implement a software solution to collect and manage your business data in an orderly and connected manner.
Your business has grown which is great, but it also means that there are many more moving parts that can create complications for your team –and the stakes are higher for all parties involved!
It’s better to build on a firm foundation–vs building on excel, which can only take your organization so far…
Contact VicinityBrew and let’s talk about how we can solve the business challenges you face today, and establish best business practices with a tool that can grow with you. Our team is happy to answer questions you may have regarding overall software selection and evaluation and how we work directly with you through an implementation.