Take a couple of minutes to think about the business software systems your company uses on a regular basis. We’re talking about the ones you rely on to complete your core business processes. What comes to mind when thinking about them? Are you thinking positively about the way they make life easier for you and your employees? Or are you focusing on the ways in which you wish they could do better?
Much like you regularly evaluate the performance of your employees, you should also consistently assess the performance of your business software applications. You should evaluate your systems from a business productivity perspective. Ask the question: are they making my business processes more efficient?
When evaluating your software, don’t forget to consult with your employees. They are the ones who use the tools regularly. While employees may bring up issues because of personal preferences, if enough individuals bring up the same concern(s), this is something you should address further.
So what are the best indicators that it’s time to replace your current software? Let’s take a look in fancy infographic form:
As you can see, there are a number of different signs and signals to look for, but it usually comes back to productivity and efficiency. Simply put, if your software applications aren’t helping your employees do their jobs better, it is time to start looking into replacements.
What challenges have you faced working with business software systems? What do you wish your current applications could do better? Let us know in the comments below.
Have any further questions about these signs or want to learn more about how business software can help your company accomplish more? Contact us today to speak with an experienced business software advisor.