Are disconnected software systems causing business inefficiency?

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

All businesses use software systems of some description, whether it be for accounts, CRM, project management, warehousing and distribution or manufacturing. But what if you use multiple software systems that are disconnected – does this cause duplication of effort, as the information moves through your business process?

Time is something that none of us can get back and when that time costs money, then it’s time for your business to take a hard look at how it can improve efficiency, reduce costs and reap the rewards from using an all-in-one integrated software system.

When undertaking any project to improve or change software systems, it’s important to be clear about what outcomes you want to achieve so it’s best to start with a list of tangible objectives. 

Once you have written down what outcome you’d like to achieve, the next step is to look at your current processes and ask yourself; how many software systems do your processes use?

If the answer is more than one then you’re sure to be duplicating effort, wasting time and money, and your business is not working as efficiently as it could do.

Although it may be the right decision for your business, you’ll need to keep in mind that changing software systems can be a daunting and disruptive undertaking. So it’s probably worthwhile first assessing if your current software systems be integrated and joined together in some way to meet your business objectives. If this is not achievable or cost effective, then start researching if there a software system available that will.

Reviewing and finding the right solutions for your business requires experience, knowledge and time that the majority of businesses don't have internally.  Most businesses are often already fully occupied with their core business needs and lack the experience & resources needed to successfully improve their systems.

As a reminder of why you’re doing this – it’s worth looking at some of the benefits of using integrated software systems in your business:

  • help your business save time & money
  • gain a full insight into business operations
  • invoice quickly, correctly and on time
  • a 360-degree view of your customer
  • increased bottom line
  • reduce people’s frustration; contributing to happier and more productive people

Who is Elementary Solutions?

Elementary Solutions helps businesses save time, money and improve efficiency with the help of Cloud technology. As an Exact Certified Partner, our technical business consultants have all been through the rigorous certification program to ensure that they not only understand the Exact software solutions but also understand how it can help your business reap the benefits efficiently and effortlessly.

Three things we believe in:

  1. You’re more in control when your business has the right processes in place
  2. Software should support your processes; not frustrate them
  3. Your people are more efficient and effective when they are empowered


What makes Elementary Solutions different?

It’s not just about the technology. Of course, the technology is important but of equal importance are your people and business processes. When you choose Elementary, you can be confident in the knowledge that you are choosing a partner who understands the importance of this and can help you successfully implement your Exact Cloud Solution.

We work with you to design the systems and processes that will help your business achieve its objectives. We implement the software that will support the new processes. We ensure your people are equipped with the knowledge to make the most of the new processes and software. And we are with you every step of the way until your business is enjoying the transformational power that processes, software and people working in harmony brings.


If you would like to discuss how our experts can help you, please get in touch.

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