It is a difficult question. Finding the time to take a step back and review your business is not easy to find.
If your volume of work were to increase by 10 or 20 %, how would your current setup cope? Would you need to recruit? If you need to recruit is a 10 or 20% increase in business enough to cover that new expense?
What if, instead, you were to improve your business setup by introducing bespoke business software? This allows you to completely tailor your software based tasks around your processes. In reality, this means that you don’t need to use paper and spreadsheets to tie things together.
This increased productivity allows your business to respond quickly and effectively to changes in workload. Because your processes are embedded into the software, you can take more of a step back from the day to day. You will have time to reflect on your business and where it is going.
What is the point of that without the necessary information? Well, with bespoke software, you have full comprehensive, real-time reporting on all aspects of your business. All of these are available at the click of a button. No waiting for someone to put numbers together on a spreadsheet. A spreadsheet that will be out of date, and quite possibly inaccurate. Also, a spreadsheet that will have been prepared by someone who could have been doing something more useful.
With bespoke software, you have all your relevant business data in one place and in a standard format. This allows you to query and pull out reports simply and quickly. You have the overview and the detail. You can look into the detail to pinpoint specific problems, and the overview to give you the information for strategic decisions.
At some point, as your business grows, you will need to make the leap to bespoke busines software. The sooner you make that profound and profitable change, the sooner you will be able to reap the rewards. Lower running costs, staff released to perform value adding activities and full comprehensive reporting for management and directors.
I would encourage you to find out more about bespoke software engineers known to your business network and to start to build a relationship with them. They will be glad to visit you and give you an objective appraisal of just what this change in your business’s software would achieve. Check out their website testimonials to find out what previous clients had to say.
For many years, I have received a regular stream of phone calls and emails from companies overseas, asking if I want to sub out programming work to them. I always answer no.
Working Data clients always meet and liaise with their own specific software engineer. The engineer will be working with them very closely to re-design their software according to their exact requirements. Therefore, it is important that their is trust and open communication between the client and the engineer.
I don’t believe this can be achieved if we were subbing out the work to overseas agencies. When a client is talking through their bespoke software project with their software engineer, they know that this person knows every element of the system. They have built this system themselves and know it inside and out.
Working Data will never sub out any work to overseas software development agencies. You can rest assured that you will be working with the same software engineer from start to finish of your project.