You've made the decision to digitize your business, but now what? You've got an idea of what you want to do, but how do you get it done? Where do you start?
In the world of software, there are many variables you need to consider when migrating to a new business management software. When it comes to getting your business up and running with a new digital system, you must ensure you have everything in place so nothing gets missed when you make your digital jump.
The first step is to look at how you currently run your business. Write down all steps involved and what the process for each step is. From there, you should be able to identify things that can be easily improved upon when you go digital. By having all your steps laid out, you will be able to transition to a digital platform much easier and guarantee nothing will get lost along the way.
You need to look at your business processes, see where they can be improved, and ensure that everyone who needs training is trained on the new processes.
Tips for how to start building a strategy and executing it:
- Start with the basics: What is your end goal? Why are you doing this? How will it benefit your business? What will be different after you're done?
These are all questions that need answers before moving forward with any type of technology implementation. Once you have a clear picture and goal of where you want to take your business, you can better implement your changes and stay on track.
One of your main goals with any new technology implementation should be to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your daily operations, which is something Successware can help you do!
- Assess where you are now: What are some of your greatest challenges right now in terms of running your business (e.g., marketing or payments)? How can these challenges be addressed with digital tools?
This process will help ensure that the final product is truly solving problems for your company instead of just adding more work or making existing processes more complicated than they already are. By answering this question upfront, you can make sure you are getting a solution that will fit your needs and help your business run more efficiently.
- Build your team: Don't try to do everything yourself! Outsourcing tasks can be very beneficial to you and your business.
For example, if you are looking to increase your SEO and digital presence, you may consider hiring an agency or consultant to help with that. Leave those types of tasks to the experts!
If there's something specific that no one on your team knows how to do, then hire someone with that skill set as part of your team! The more people involved in planning and executing a project like this, the more smoothly it will go.
The process of getting started doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. Create a clear plan that will address what your business needs—you need someone who understands what they're doing and how they can help you. That's where we come in!
How Successware Can Help You!
Having a lot of resources available for technicians during a migration phase is very important to ensure a smooth transition.
We cater to every level of technology expertise and offer different training methods to help all types of learners. We have an informative blog series and videos that will provide you training on Successware and Successware Mobile.
There are many different courses that can be used depending on how well each individual understands technology and their needs when using it on-site every day. We provide YouTube videos that are very helpful in explaining steps taken while using Successware Mobile™; that way, your technicians can get used to using the digital platform quickly without any problems or delays caused by confusion about how things work online.
Successware provides an online LMS (learning management system) designed to help our customers learn and understand our platform better. All while deepening their knowledge of Successware Office™ and Successware Mobile. Our courses accommodate every learning style by incorporating audio, visual, and text components throughout each course. Each course is broken into bite-sized sections and concludes with a quiz to gauge how well you understand the module or task.
At its very core, digitizing your company is about strategizing your business. Successware provides an excellent platform for optimizing the strategy of your business. Successware tracks and enables the accomplishment of the tasks that move you toward the goals you set when you first developed your business plan. It is efficient, reliable, and will create a permanent record of what has been done to achieve those goals. This information will be invaluable as you develop future strategic plans and monitor the ongoing performance of your business.
Stay tuned for the next “Digitizing Your Business” series, where we discuss how digitizing your business can help you save time and become more efficient in the long run!