Software Aches and Pains: Don’t Ignore the Signs, it May be Time
The software you use to run your business can allow you to focus on growing and thriving, or prevent you from maintaining a healthy work flow – plain and simple.
The ‘aches and pains’ or indicators that it’s time to consider new software are likely showing themselves on a weekly - or even daily basis. These inefficiencies cause duplication of efforts, unnecessary workarounds and an overall lack of productivity that most definitely causes your bottom line to suffer.
According to David Zirin, Rolling Meadows, Illinois-based Solution Systems, Inc. vice president, there are a number of ‘symptoms’ to look for, and questions to ask yourself to determine if a software change may be necessary:
Reporting Frustration – you need answers and can’t get them from your current system, ie. profit and sales margins, your top 5 customers, sales productivity, complex financial reports and more.
Standalone Databases that rely on external workarounds, such as Microsoft Excel, to track the moving parts of your company-none of which coordinate.
Duplication of Work – because your program isn’t centralized, separate departments within your company many times must recreate work that has already been completed – thus wasting your resources.
Compliance Issues – your company has difficulty, or has failed to meet regulation compliances such as International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Sarbanes-Oxley. You have incurred auditing fees due to inadequate processes.
Is employee productivity inhibited by your existing system?
How much more could they accomplish with a faster, more feature-rich system?
Are employees, partners and vendors unable to access company data over the Web remotely or via PC’s and mobile devices?
Is the creation of consolidated financial statements difficult, time consuming or error prone?
Are you doing too much manual work with your current system?
Do you want to use your current system to automate core business processes around job costing, CRM, industry specific requirements and supply chain management – but you can’t?
Allow Solution Systems, Inc. to provide you a no-cost evaluation of your current business management software and a demonstration of how Microsoft Dynamics NAV could very well be the answer you are looking for.