Feeling overwhelmed by ever-growing spreadsheets of data? You’re not alone. Many business owners are making the switch from old school filing cabinets and outdated spreadsheets to more efficient, cloud-based ERP systems. But even though upgrading your data management strategy can be super exciting, it’s worth researching how software implementation can be done seamlessly. Instead of spending hours combing through articles online, we’ve done the work for you and compiled a convenient list of our 3 top tricks you can use to ensure your new data management software implementation goes off without a hitch!
1. What Are Your Team’s Pain Points?
Making sure you are implementing the most effective data management strategy starts with being able to identify and understand your team’s pain points. Where are they currently struggling? What tasks do they find themselves doing over and over again, which could be automated to make for a more streamlined workflow?
You might be surprised to learn many of our clients are still handling simple but time consuming tasks such as managing schedules and tracking inventory manually. This wastes a lot of time each day, time which could be better spent allocated to tasks that increase a business’s bottom line and helps them scale. Tasks like these can be automated using cloud-based data management software, increasing your team’s productivity and efficiency dramatically.
Understand your team’s pain points and investigate how you can optimize your software to minimize them.
2. Take The Time To Train Your Team
Once you have identified your team’s pain points, you can start looking for software solutions to help increase productivity. Many out-of-the-box software solutions do not work well for every business model. In many cases, augmenting existing software programs with custom modules designed specifically for your business gives you the best of both worlds.
Software can be customized with many different modules that will offer you increased productivity and efficiency. Once you have decided on a solution and begin implementation of your software, make sure you invest time into training your team thoroughly on it. So many business owners skip this critical step.
There are a lot of software solutions out there with so many options geared towards increasing productivity, but many employees don’t even know how to use those options (or where to find them within their software)!
Sometimes spending a bit more time to learn how to work with your software in the beginning is well worth it in the long run, when your team is able to navigate it more quickly and efficiently.
3. Partner With An Experienced Business Consultant
Still have questions about how to implement software solutions in the most efficient way possible? Business owners could really benefit from partnering with an experienced business consultant that has a team of software engineers and developers who are experienced in implementing various types of software programs.
Here at Triple Helix Corporation, we have a skilled and passionate team of developers who pride themselves in helping you build software that will work for you – not against you.
Scaling your business and increasing productivity begins with the tools you are using to run your business. Introducing new or augmented software is exciting and brings a world of opportunity, but it can be overwhelming when you are just starting out.
Contact us today and see what tools we have for helping you implement your software solutions as seamlessly as possible.