Growth is something all business owners want to experience, and strive to achieve. It comes with many challenges, not just around the services you provide, but the systems that are used to support it. Many clients we work with are experiencing high growth and the systems they currently use restrict further growth.
The symptoms of systems restricting growth are all too common; your daily operation is entirely consumed by the management of IT instead of your service offering. You cannot take on new clients as the overhead for your team is too large. You enter the same data about your clients into many applications, which makes keeping the data up to date daunting and challenging. Your data is one of the most important assets to your company in the digital age, if it’s not properly backed up, how would your business continue if it was lost?
When you reach this stage it’s important to take a step back and look at the options available. New software and systems are inherently expensive; they are an investment. If chosen wisely they should propel your business to the next level and support you well into your long term business strategy.
There are typically two approaches to purchasing / obtaining software for the needs of your business. These are termed “Off the shelf” and “Bespoke Development”. In order to help you decide on the right route for your, I’ve put the typical remarks about each in a table below:
If you’d like to discuss your current situation and see whether a bespoke solution would be right for you, please get in touch via the Contact Us page on our website. We offer an industry leading consultancy service that can make all the difference in ensuring you make the right software choices for your business.