Easily Integrate Your Business Practices With Your Own Software
February 1st, 2022
As a business owner, how many times have you caught yourself thinking, “if only it worked that way instead of this” or “I wish this process could be more streamlined” while using your software?
Yet you likely remember when this software was installed. You were so excited that you had invested in a software application that was specifically designed for your industry, so therefore it had to work for your business, right? You anticipated the promise of better productivity and efficiency for your team and increased profits.
Then, you got your hands on it and started learning how to use the software. When was that first moment you noticed that it had you do something its way, which was a lot different from your way? How different was it? How long would it take for you to get everyone to change how they had always done that task? And was this new process better?
You’ve likely run into that same problem over and over again, but you toughed your way through it every time.
Was it worth it? In our last blog post, we touched briefly on the value of being able to integrate your business with custom software, and today we delve deeper into why this is so important.
Software, Your Way
Have you been able to gauge the improvement in your business since you started using that packaged software? Has there been a significant improvement in your business?
This returns us to those wishful thoughts. You find yourself wishing you could have software designed to support and automate the ways that already work well for you and your company, and you had or currently have an excellent system within your business model. Everyone knew what to do and how to do it. Yes, some of it could be done faster if it were automated. A lot of it is repetitive, and you could probably reduce errors significantly with the right software. But even industry-specific packaged software solutions require you to adapt your workflow to fit into their system.
At the end of the day, no one understands your business better than you do. Even within the same industry, every company operates differently. If only you could afford to have a unique software solution designed to automate your current system and optimize your processes.
But who says you can’t?
Worried About Cost? Think About the Big Picture.
The most common concern about custom software is the cost.
Custom software, like any custom product, takes time and effort to build, and that effort obviously costs money. However, when considering a custom solution, although it can be challenging, try looking beyond the initial cost and focus on the overall benefit.
Try weighing the return on your investment vs. the initial cost. Custom software built around your workflow will save you immense amounts of your and your team’s time. So although it’s a large investment up front, we’re confident you’ll see the multiplying effect that custom software has on businesses within the first few years.
We Can Build a System that Works for You
This blog post is not to say that all packaged software sucks because that’s not true! Packaged solutions help many businesses, but that’s part of the problem. Those products are built with many, many businesses in mind.
You are the expert on your business, and we’re here to tell you that a system that works for you instead of you having to carve a path around it is a possibility!
So, how exactly do you acquire a system that matches your business inside and out? That’s where we come in!Our team has 35+ years of experience collaborating with businesses like yours and using that knowledge to build a system solution that works for you. Contact us today to get started!