4th April 2019
With so many software options out there, it can be difficult to know which one is the best fit for your business. Once you’ve picked one, don’t feel like you’re stuck with it if it’s not meeting your needs.
A recent article for IoT Business News gave some tips on how to know whether you’ve picked the right software for your business, or whether you need to keep searching.
The first question to ask yourself is whether the software you’ve got is meeting your needs. Does it do everything you need it to? Are there any essential functions you need it to perform? If you’re looking for a new software product, it’s helpful to list all your requirements and try to find one that fits them all.
If you’re using several pieces of software, are they all integrated? Using an integrated platform is ideal because not only is it usually easier for you to learn how to use the software, but the programmes all work together much better than if you had completely separate products.
You should also question whether you’re making a false economy by sticking with cheap and basic software as your business grows. It might save you cash, but is it restricting what you’re able to do and could that impact your business growth?
If you’re struggling to find software that meets all your needs off the shelf, it might be time to consider developing bespoke software in Hull with the help of IT experts.
Last month, a panel of CIOs suggested that it can be worth developing bespoke software for your core business functions, while off-the-shelf software will often be sufficient for areas that aren’t at the centre of your company.