The One Thing to Ensure your Survival (Part 1: The Issue) – Tim Clark

COMPUTER SOFTWARE TALK MAY BE BORING BUT YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS IT
YOU WANT TO EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS? WE NEED TO TALK …SOFTWARE
CHOOSING THE RIGHT SOFTWARE WILL 10X YOUR BUSINESS

Part 1: The Issue
Typically, when starting a business, integrative software may not be your top priority. You may
incorporate different software into your business process at different times creating various
functional areas that don’t flow together resulting in inconsistencies within your business.
This may start in the beginning of your business using a function like QuickBooks for your
bookkeeping. Then as your company continues to grow you may use a software for
opportunities, leads, marketing campaigns, and email blasts. To manage customer support you
may use a separate software. Then you have inventory, order, and fulfillment management,
which may be handled with a separate software or spreadsheet.

As your business further increases you may want to expand and have another location, or
function on another platform such as online sales. This will inevitably result in having other
employees needing to use these same functions. Attempting to share information between offices
may become a problem, or also issues with remote workers in the field, having access to the
same software systems you have been running your business on.

These are some of the stories and issues that Nikos Computer Engineering has heard from
clients. Other problems include duplicate data entry, needing to type in data on one system and
then on another; then the data is out of sync. In this case, one has data and the other doesn’t. You
then have to rely on your employees to transfer this data to all systems. This causes inadequacy,
then there are software upgrades where these functions need updates and become more out of
sync with the other systems. Not to mention, employee turnover and some of the information that
may get lost in the process.

The other issues Nikos Computer Engineering has seen include costs. Software licenses,
generally require yearly subscription fees. Often times there are upwards of 10 subscriptions to
be maintained. This adds up to be more expensive than having custom software built for you.
There are also the expenses of backing up all this data, and difference products have different
methods of backing up. This requires an IT team to set up and monitor your backups.
As you understand, there are many issues that come with software this doesn’t flow together. It
can be more time consuming, more expensive, and isn’t conducive of growth within your
business. Does any of this sounds familiar?

Here at Nikos Computer Engineering, we build custom software the way you want it, with your
business needs in mind as the foundation of your product. Our goal is to help you serve more
people and we can do that by decreasing your workload and increasing your business
capabilities.

Tim Clark is the founder of Nikos Computer Engineering and is a Certified Amazon Web Services
Developer and Solutions Architect. Nikos utilizes AWS to develop software solutions for small
businesses using Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Natural Language Understanding. To
learn more and to get started visit http://nikosce.com Also like and follow us on social media. Nikos
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