A good management system will save you time and money. It will help you run your business more efficiently and effectively. So if you’re interested in growing your company, make sure you invest in the right software to manage your business. But how do you find the right one?
There are many different business management software programs on the market, so it’s important to find one that’s right for your business. Be sure to consider the features you need, the ease of use, and the price. Read on to learn the three general types to decide what will work for your business and your budget. It may be the best decision you ever make.
Three types of business management software
There are three different types of business software for managing your business. They have different feature sets and different price points, so read on to determine which is right for you.
The Point Solution
The first type of software is simply a point solution that you can use to track inventory and sales. These are often used as glorified databases because the information in these systems is limited. Users often need to connect a point solution to an accounting or contact management system (or both) and run frequent sales or inventory reports that must be analyzed against financial reports. Sometimes the data must be re-keyed or imported into another system. But seriously, who has time for that?
The Enterprise Solution
A second option is an all-in-one, enterprise system that has everything you need. Unfortunately, these often also have things you don’t need. But the all-in-one option means you will pay for them whether you use all the features or not. Of course, this is the most expensive option.
The Flexible, Just-Right Solution
If the first option is too limited and the second is too extensive, you are in luck. There’s a third option that may be just right. It is an enterprise system that enables you to work from a core set of features and to add modules when – and if – you need them.
A modular solution gives you the flexibility to start small and to have the system grow with your business. Or, you can focus your efforts on improving one area of your business at a time. Instead of being overwhelmed by a huge IT project that takes a year or more to implement, this modular approach to business system software allows you to enjoy success quickly – and in key areas that are prioritized for your business.
Find Your Fit
Goldilocks was right. She did not simply accept the first bowl of porridge, first chair, or first bed she encountered. She made sure to evaluate her options before selecting the items that were “just right” for her.
Let Argos’ experienced team help you envision a system that tackles your problem areas first, and proves its worth with a solid return on your investment (ROI) before you have to dig too deep. Schedule a call with us today.
View the core components and optional modules available to help you build the right business management software system for your business.