In todays business environment it is more important than ever to be able to differentiate your company from the competition. To set yourself apart you simply have to be "better" in the minds of your customers because they have choices. You have to stay on top of things to insure you are delivering quality product, excellent customer service, and on time deliveries among other things. This isn't enough though. If you want to be on top you must constantly seek to improve, which can be a very difficult challenge. Believe it or not, there is a big problem just waiting to be fixed, flying under the radar at your company. If you were to review the effort of any of your employees on a daily basis you would find they are performing a number of low-end tedious and repetitive tasks that can be automated by your computers, which would save them time so they can focus on high-value work for your company.
Computers can do a lot to help your company improve but there are no off-the-shelf solutions because your process is unique. Fortunately in this case there is a silver bullet - custom software development! This may not seem like a viable option because it will incur costs you don't have in your budget. Yet every day your employees are wasting their time and your money on manual tasks, which slow down your workflow and/or increase errors all day long. What is this costing your company? Is that a good cost to have in your budget? Something that is worth automating will pay for itself many times over. Certainly there will be some upfront cost, but the payoff is going to come in faster processing and reduced errors, which creates the improvements you need to differentiate your company. Maybe you develop a system so you can pump out more quotes, or provide a customer service portal to reduce the phone calls, or how about a software tool that makes it quick and easy for your customers to select or price your product. Whatever your challenges are, custom software can go a long way to solving them.
If you are not sure about custom software development, at least get a free quote from PhaseAlpha so you can weigh out the pros and cons.
Having the right tools in your arsenal will give you a clear advantage in the marketplace.