You have a great product, an excellent team, great customers – yet, despite all that, you’re not getting ‘there’. You’re not thriving like you should be. It takes weeks (sometimes, months) to close out your reporting periods (by then it’s too late to correct your course). There is rampant inefficiency within your organizations. Entire departments are being run on spreadsheets and one-off systems. Worse yet, you lack the timely, reliable and relevant analytics you need to make good decisions.
Is it unreasonable to expect efficiency, connectivity and actionable information? Definitely not! While it’s easy to chalk it up to “it is what it is,” it doesn’t have to be this way.
There is an old saying, “If you don’t have the time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” That same logic applies here too! As leaders, we’ll spend tens of thousands on manufacturing equipment, forklifts, refrigerators, freezers, trucks, staff, tradeshows, and travel; yet we run our businesses on outdated, non-integrated, sub-par software. It makes no sense.
It’s just that Business Management Software isn’t sexy.
When is the last time someone tweeted about how their new ERP system allowed them to increase sales, reduce costs and better service their customers? Why not? Because it’s not sexy.
Despite its mind-blowing efficiency, no one gets excited about integrating their business functions into one unified solution. Even with the dramatic cost reduction, no one is pumped up about reducing the double entry their staff is doing every day. While it ensures growth, no one jumps for joy when they hear about real-time financial reporting and business analytics.
Call me crazy, but if running efficiently, knowing what’s happening in your business in real time, and decreasing costs isn’t sexy; then I don’t know what sexy is!
You owe it to yourself and your staff.
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by David Williams | www.LinkedIn.com/in/RetailDave | (813) 321-1300