||6 Ways to Evaluate Your System
|So, millions have already been invested in your desired software solution
that was to bring about improvement in the quality of the product offerings,
manage resources most efficiently and more importantly improve on those thin
margins. But seldom do top bosses evaluate such investments that continue to
shape their direction in the race for sustainability.
|The possible reason could be top executives’ reluctance to change their existing system based on the misguided principle
of ‘not mending until its broken’ and
thus creating a recipe for disaster waiting to happen.
Also, having made the decision to adopt a system, they may become complacent assuming that it would
take care of itself and rarely question their decision out of apprehension of
facing the stakeholders.
Such predicament only limits a company’s key decision makers’ vision to
think long term and they remain stuck in the situation feeling helpless. If you
are facing such a dilemma then you need to start re-accessing your situation
and act quickly before it gets too late.
Here are 6
quick ways to find out if you are getting what you desired from your
What is the real return on our investment
today? Do the benefits really outweigh the applied cost?
Does our current system really
understand our industry and individual requirements or does it simply apply standardized
software functions without any relevant customization as per our preferences?
Is the system capable of keeping pace
with our growth and development? Or is it too outdated to match our growth
Even after spending huge sums as
infrastructure costs, how much are we still paying for the ongoing cost to
maintain and operate the system?
Is the software system easy to use and
successfully implemented across all the departments? Or are the front-line
managers finding the system complicated and wasting time in comprehending it?
Finally, is the adopted resource planning solution
really the right solution for my company or am I stuck with an unsuitable
system that is proving to be costly in more ways than I’d imagined?
By asking these questions
you can avoid being stuck in your current situation and proactively take steps
to guide your company in the right direction.