Everybody knows if you want to stay healthy, you should regularly visit your doctor for a checkup. And if you want your car to run smoothly, basic maintenance and a full inspection each year are very good ideas.
The same could be said for your software system.
It’s common for companies to become comfortable with the way they use their software. The idea is, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. While ADD doesn’t force customers to upgrade (like many other software companies), our solutions are ever advancing to meet the new challenges and evolving landscape of the energy distribution and convenience store industries. It is important to recognize this and to understand that reassessing your technology increases the potential for greater profits and improved efficiency. A maintenance check every 1 to 2 years means your company’s technology is up to date, so you can continue to get the most out of your software investment.
If you have not thought about reassessing your technology, here are a few reasons to think again:
Your Business Has Changed
A home heating oil company that at one time performed some HVAC services may turn into an HVAC service company that now delivers home heating oil. A wholesale jobber that owned a couple of stores may now be a convenience store powerhouse that also delivers some fuels. When your company evolves, your technology must evolve too. A simple reassessment can reveal new opportunities to get the most out of your software, applying valuable enhancements to your changed business.
You’re Missing Out on the Latest Enhancements
ADD software is ever changing. A reassessment can show you the advantage of upgraded features not found in your original release, allowing you to use your technology to its full potential.
Your Training Is Out of Date
The right software system always changes along with your business. Staying up to date on the latest features, through quality training for your staff, will help you apply those enhancements and technologies to your business in skillful ways that yield solid, measurable results.
You’ve Experienced Personnel Changes
Personnel changes have a big impact on companies, and in most cases, it is the best time to discover gaps in your systems, such as missed upgrades or inefficient use of technology. Take the opportunity, when training new staff, to ask questions, and be open to the possibility that there may be a better way and that software tools may be available that can provide benefits all around. Starting every personnel change with a software reassessment is the best way to get your system and your staff ready for a bright future.
These are just a few reasons to consider reassessing your technology, but there are many more. Simply put, it’s never a bad idea to make sure your software system is running at maximum efficiency—because just like a checkup at the doctor, a healthy software system means a healthy business.