Changing your business software is often seen as one of the most invasive processes your company can go through. The installation of a new system shouldn’t be taken lightly and it is imperative to make sure all staff members are keen to embrace a new way of working. A sophisticated solution can and will improve the way your business runs if you and your staff invest time into learning how to use the software; something that the Blue Rock team promote heavily throughout every project they take on.
Which one are you?
As a software supplier we come across two different kinds of company:
- The Enthusiastic Company identifies the need to upgrade their solution, and will happily put all of their resources and staff to the test in order to make sure that the implementation goes to plan.
- The We’re-Not-So-Sure Company are hesitant to implement modern software as an answer to current issues. Sometimes poor adopters of new technology, they believe the only people who need to learn the software are the ones who will be using it – the rest of the business fails to see how it will impact them.
Not all companies share the same ethos when it comes to updating this integral part of their business. In the past we’ve seen two similar companies installing the same software but with a big difference as to how they approach the project.
One company will experience success because they have invested the necessary time into understanding how the software can revolutionise and simplify the way their business works. The other will not invest this crucial time and will as a result fail to get to grips with how to use the new functionality, resulting in a cutting-edge system which does not deliver the correct benefits.
Some companies don’t see themselves as being up to date with technology, and therefore believe they cannot benefit from a modern system. We believe that upgrading your business software is best learnt the same way as sending your first email – with a lot of patience and someone knowledgeable to show you how. Poor investment in training or lack of focus can severely affect how easily a new system is adopted into your business.
Another concern is a perceived poor Return on Investment (ROI) and poor justification for the expense of a new system. These companies believe that a new ERP system is too expensive, too complicated and too much of a risk. In reality installations are rarely a failure. If they are it is usually that the software has not been embraced and the company is not willing to enforce the procedures that they want in place.
Installing new business software should be a positive move towards investing in the future of your business. As long as directors and staff members are all on board and show interest and involvement, adoption of new technology is a lot easier than you might think – and the potential benefits are worth any short term upheaval you might envisage.
ERP software positivity
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems allow you to store, collect, manage and interpret data from your business activities. These solutions allow you to work smarter, making business processes more efficient and reducing the time your staff spends on tedious admin activities. We support you throughout every inch of your installation, implementation and go-live with the aim of showing you just how simple it can be to manage every aspect of your business from one place.
Embrace your new software, get involved and don’t blame your tools!