August 29, 2013
Business Management Software: Benefits, Training, and more
Source: Jared Meyers is a customer support analyst for Sage North America, one of the largest enterprise software companies in the world.
As a business owner, you know there are things you can do to improve efficiency as a means of increasing revenue and profits. Regardless of your industry, it is essential to learn the ins and outs of the many types of business management software currently being employed by others.
Sage North America is a leader in this space – and we don’t have to look very far to see why. This company offers a variety of solutions for companies of all sizes, including but not limited to the following categories:
- Asset Management
- CRM, Sales and Marketing
- Construction and Real Estate
- HR and Payroll Management
- Commerce Solutions
Could your business benefit from a software solution from one or more of these categories? Chances are that you don’t even need to think twice.
Make a Choice Based on Quality and Reliability
When I began to research this topic, I wanted to find a company that is well known for providing high quality, reliable business management software. And that is why I reached out to Sage.
Jared Meyers was kind enough to share some detailed information on everything from benefits to employee training and much more:
1. Can you provide information on the types of business management software most common in today’s day and age?
Business management software comes in all shapes and sizes. Some applications handle a specific task, while others, like Sage One, offer a more integrated approach, pulling together most of the tasks small firms need to manage: invoicing, billing, project and task tracking and collaboration, all in one single web-based application.
2. With business management software, training is a big deal. How can organizations ensure that they don’t lose too much time and money training employees on how to use new software?
Training IS a big deal, but more often than not, businesses take the ‘self-taught’ approach and try to save time up front vs. taking time to learn a given application.
Studies suggest that many firms using software are only using a fraction of the capabilities, either because they don’t know other capabilities are available, or they haven’t taken the time to get training. For most businesses, time is at a premium, but you save time and money in the long run by investing a little time and effort up front in training. The time invested up front can be returned later by greater efficiency in using the software to manage your business more effectively.
3. What allows Sage to stand out in a crowded industry?
Sage offers business management tools for newly-formed startups to established companies with thousands of employees, and has done so for more than 30 years. Just today, we wrapped up a 50-day, 16+ city tour of the US, during which our executives traveled across the country visiting our customers along the way to better understand their challenges and what Sage can do to help – we strive to listen to our customers and act on that feedback. Customers choose Sage because we understand how and why each business is unique. We provide products and services that suit varying needs, are a pleasure to use and are secure and efficient.
You may have never used business management software in the past, but that doesn’t mean you should avoid doing so in the future. If a particular program can improve your company in any way, big or small, you should consider taking advantage.
If you don’t know where to turn, give Sage a try. There is a good chance this company has just what you have been looking for.