Far too often is the word "custom" associated with increased monetary value when it comes to finding the right service that fits your needs, without having placed much thought into why the increased value is so important in the first place. Sure, a custom suit is more expensive than a suit off the rack, but which item comes completely tailored to your every need?
Instead, "custom" services should be treated as an investment. When you trust that the experts are skilled enough to satisfy your needs, you will find that the product is invaluable. That's where we come in. Our custom software is designed to fit your needs rather than forcing you to change in order to fit the program’s limitations. An investment in custom software can save you time, money and a lot of headaches.
How much time is your company wasting on multiple-software solutions?
Time equals money. And no matter where you’re getting your software, it’s going to be quite the purchase. The problem with acquiring existing software might come in a situation when a department is using various platforms to create one report. There may be cases where one program just doesn’t have every capability you need it to have. If this is true for you, then that means both time and money are at stake. With the money you’ve wasted on inferior products you could have invested in a single software that suites all of your needs. With the proper software, your team can use better processes and have access to superior data. With custom software, you’re involved in the design. At Spud Software, we design your project to meet your user requirements, timing and budget.
How unique is your business?
Over the past decade we’ve seen an increase in businesses that specialize in multiple practices rather than have an individual specialization. These companies concentrate on a variety of services and may even be in the process of exploring new options to expand their repertoire. With this in mind it could be very possible that your company is wholly unique and that there just simply isn’t any type of software that completely benefits a business like yours.
Your business is unique. Your software should be too. We can design software to fit your company so you don’t have to spend time finding solutions to work around other programs.
How much support do you need?
When we complete a project, we make sure that everyone involved understands what is going on, what is expected of them and if there is training required we can handle that as well. We also understand that additional support may be needed after completion so don’t worry, Spud is always there for its clients when they need assistance.
If you think your company may need a custom solution, allow us to be your custom software experts. We’ve worked with many businesses in almost every industry, so you know we have the experience and expertise to preform above all expectations. Give us a call to find out how we can craft the right solution for your business.
Using Google as their model, many businesses are developing their own ways to increase office morale, which in turn, can create more efficient business. After all, happy employees are more likely to be hardworking and honest. It can speak volumes on the company’s values if they celebrate birthdays or go on fun field trips. In fact, many companies use these extracurriculars as incentive to apply. Nevertheless, an Office Manager can spend hours making a fun environment for employees, but is that what’s really preventing employees from leaving?
This brings us to the most important item for morale: Business processes. This may not be as exciting or glamorous as hitting a homerun for the office softball team, but ultimately more rewarding. Do your employees know what steps they need to take throughout a project? Or are most of them just winging it? Are different people doing different things to achieve the same outcome? Nothing is more frustrating as an employee than a lack of guidance or understanding of how to prove their hard work.
To run successfully, every company must set goals and acquire accurate data to track progress. With these goals and objectives in mind, we can bring your vision to life and help prevent the nightmare of high turnover. Custom software can provide a solution to ensuring business processes are in place and followed. With this solution, employees will have a better understanding of their role in the company and perhaps less anxiety about coming into work.
Give us a call today for an honest and unconditional discussion on what custom software could do for your business.
The use of dashboards can be advantageous in multiple aspects, so there are a number of benefits of dashboard reporting. Here are the top six features and benefits dashboards can provide:
Data transparency – Data is any company’s most important asset. However, it doesn’t do much good if no one can understand or access it. A well-designed dashboard provides on-demand access of all of your most important metrics.
Access to data – As the name implies, a dashboard gathers multiple data sources, including Excel, into a single interface. That means you can immediately see a detailed overview of your business in one quick glance. Better yet, it reduces the amount of time it takes to compile reports, saving you time.
Better decision making – Dashboards provide an unbiased view not only of the company’s performance overall, but each department as well. If each department is able to access the dashboard, it can offer a foundation for further dialogue and great decision making. For example, the sales and marketing department can align their data and experiences to increase customer acquisitions and improve demand generation. Business dashboards provide a good starting point for these decisions, which is one of the biggest advantages of dashboards.
Accountability – While it’s always nice to see what you’re doing right, you also need to see and understand what can be improved upon in order to increase your performance. Business dashboards can show you exactly where your trouble areas are and arm you with the information you need to improve. Also, by making the dashboards visible throughout the company, they can hold different departments accountable for both the ups and downs.
Interactivity – Some of the best dashboards provide a dynamic experience. Rather than providing static information, you and your users can filter data, interact with charts to see changes over time, and even allow for an ad-hoc component for on-the-fly. That means you can get as much or as little detail on specific metrics as you want.
Gamification – Your metrics, whether traffic to your website or products sold, are the key numbers you want to continuously improve upon. The top businesses have managed to gamify certain business metrics to increase the likelihood of customer retention. If you’re considering gamification, business dashboards can track the success of your efforts.
The ability to access information from multiple data sources in real time is an important component of your business structure. Give us a call today for a free, honest and unconditional discussion and we'll be happy to help however we can.