May 05, 2016
No offense to your team or anything, but I’m here to make a bold statement: Your organization’s most valuable employee is your business management solution.
Now, I don’t mean to say that your technology can replace your team, but consider the man hours it would take to complete the tasks your system processes day in and day out. Rain or shine. Weekday or holiday. I would challenge any employer to find a higher contributor to your business’ success.
Still need convincing? Consider this:
1. Your business solution shows up for work every – single – day. Outside of occasional maintenance downtime and wellness checks (you do those, right?), it never takes a sick day. Once integrated into your business, it’s there for you, always.
2. It knows, understands, and connects your business. You don’t need a translator to dig into your reports or a tour guide to coordinate your back-end office; your solution speaks your business’ speak. It delivers valuable information to your leadership team so you can take meaningful action, armed with data that makes sense.
3. It’s flexible and grows with you. Just like that high performing employee that started out in an entry-level position and worked their way up to management, your cloud ERP scales with your business’ evolving needs, taking on new responsibilities and working across departments.
4. Oh yes, and it plays well with others. Other teams, other tools. Your business management software knows it can’t do everything for everyone or be the best at everything all the time – and that’s okay, because it’s developed a strong network to add additional value where there are any functionality gaps.
5. Sometimes it takes humanizing an inanimate product to truly appreciate the value it delivers. When reviewing your systems, it’s easy to forget its true impact on your organization, and how much your team depends on that tool working each and every day to do their jobs – and to do their jobs well. Anyone who has ever suffered through a day of computer issues can relate to how heavily today’s businesses rely and depend on technology to operate.
That’s why I am here to proclaim that, in today’s technology-driven world, your organization’s most valuable employee should be your business management solution. If this doesn’t sound like your experience, it’s a clear sign that you’ve outgrown your current technology.
A GOOD RULE OF THUMB: If your system was an employee, would you promote it or put it on a performance plan?
Recognize the warning signs and determine how to foster an environment that puts your tools back at top performance. Maybe it’s a little extra nurturing and development with your current system, or maybe it’s a new solution implementation – but making your technology work for your business and not the other way around is just common sense. After all, what’s the investment truly worth if it isn’t delivering continued value for your bottom-line and keeping your team happy?