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Just about all businesses start with Microsoft Office. Outlook (email), Word (word processing) and Excel (spreadsheets) tend to cover the most basic of new business needs. Quickbooks (accounting) generally follows close behind.

What if the company grows?

Small inefficiencies and instabilities start to grow and get out of hand. Now what?
Potential solutions include:

  • Implement an off the shelf integrated ERP system
  • Develop a custom-made integrated application
  • Implement & integrate best-in-breed applications
Avatar’s Formula for Software Success
  1. Process Analysis
    • Business process consulting
    • Understanding cultural issues and terminology
    • Define scope
    • Establish expectations
  2. Choose Direction
  3. Implement New System
    • Software installation and/or coding
    • Set up
    • Testing
    • Data migration
  4. Training
    • Staff and management learn new system
  5. Measure Success
    • Does the new system improve overall efficiency?
    • Have fundamental process been improved?
 
So Which is the RIGHT approach?

There is no right solution, each case is different

  • Consider your business as it is now
  • Consider your growth plans
  • Factor in cost considerations
  • Consider the revenue/business value impact
  • Find a partner with whom you feel comfortable
 
Final Thought

Understand your processes before automating them!

Business owners often think that by purchasing a software package that will improve their processes when all they are doing is automating a broken process!

The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
- Bill Gates