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October 26, 2017

Could Mobile Field Software Be Your Software Solution?

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There’s no doubt that mobile field software can produce a myriad of benefits for businesses, but is it the right software solution for your company?

Before you invest in a mobile field software solution, consider the following four criteria:

Integrations

Mobile field solutions from Sage Software can perform a variety of functions, anything from accounting and project management to document control and ERP. But what specifically do you need your mobile tools to do for you, and how will this impact your existing structure?

Many companies already have solutions in place prior to using Sage Software, including mobile field software from other providers. If you have certain systems you’re already using, consider if you will still need these systems when you switch to a mobile field software.

If you find you can’t get along without what you’re currently using, think about how those systems will integrate with your mobile solution, if at all. Integrating individual components can help facilitate an easier exchange of information, but lack of integration shouldn’t be an automatic deal breaker. If it’s not an option, you’ll need to find a way to make exchanging and tracking information between systems as seamless and efficient as possible.

Learning Curve

Introducing a new system to your organization takes time to learn regardless of how easy to use it is. However, the longer it takes to get your team comfortable with using it, the longer it will be before you see any real gain from it.

Before choosing mobile field software, think about how long it will realistically take to fully implement it. Consider what kind of training your team will need to be comfortable using the new software and how much time it will take for your investment to pay off.

Customer Experience

There are thousands of software solutions on the market, many based on the promise to help users save time and money. But saving time and money shouldn’t be a compromise for customer service and experience.

Depending on how you’re using the software, you may find that your team benefits more than your customers.  If this is the case, consider the overall impact to your business if your customer experience suffers in the process.

Sage Software offers features that benefit both you and your customers, from being able to service them more quickly to helping you work on the go. Don’t just think about how your team will benefit, but also if your customers will receive the same effects.

Profitability

One of the biggest selling points of switching to a new software is the potential to be more profitable. Think about it: the more time your software can save you, the more time you can spend on other tasks that can help bring in more profits. But this doesn’t mean that every solution out there will truly make you more money.

For example, if you’re trading out convenience for extensive data entry or lengthy search-and-finds, you’re not actually saving anything. If possible, take your potential new software for a test drive to see exactly how it works and what you can expect when you implement it for yourself.

In Closing

Every business is unique, which means your mobile field software should be, too. Make sure you do your homework before investing in any software to ensure it’s truly the best decision for your business.

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