3 Critical Concerns when Choosing IT Software for a Growing SMB Company
Evaluating, purchasing, and implementing a new accounting IT software solution doesn’t have to break the bank or distract you from business at hand. If you are in need of more powerful software to manage the growing complexity of your SMB company’s financials, there are enterprise resource planning solutions (ERP) available in the cloud that will offer growing SMBs the power and functionality of enterprise level software without breaking the bank. Learn more about specific SMB software suites.
Here are 3 critical areas to focus on when selecting IT software for growth:
- Visibility: Disparate systems and stand-alone business processes require people to piece together data in order to see the big picture. With the right business solutions in place, you and your team can have a 360 degree view of your business. Built-in business intelligence and robust reporting features get you closer to your data and puts data into a context you can use to make swift business decisions.
- Mobility: Many key employees spend time out of the office meeting with prospects, customers, or suppliers. Make it a priority that the cloud solution you choose helps you stay connected virtually any time, on any device with real-time access to the data and information you need to be productive from the office, at home, or on the road.
- Productivity: Entry-level, accounting software often works independently, leading to redundant data entry and time-consuming data validation. The right solutions will offer time-saving integration and swift access to data from external sources like Excel. Easy-to-use, personalized interfaces makes tasks easier and frees up time that can be better spent on customers and driving business growth.
As your business grows, you reach a tipping point where all of those software tools implemented to build your business are now hindering your ability to grow the business effectively. Are you missing functionality? Are user limits or database constrictions keeping you from expanding your solutions as your SMB company grows? Is keeping a mobile workforce productive proving to be a challenge?
Does your continued growth depends on making a change to your IT software systems?
Streamline your business processes, get you closer to reliable data, and provide the insight you need to nurture your growing SMB company.