How Standardised Software Could Be Inhibiting your Business Growth

EditorM2M, Sage

 

Just as every business is unique, the requirements of a business are too. So, when it comes to business software, it’s logical that users want more than just a standardised solution, especially since productivity levels took a nosedive in 2009 and are yet to recover.

According to Red Letter Days’ 2017 ‘Productivity in the Workplace’ report, the reduction of business productivity growth in the UK in recent years has seen employees spend more than 4.4 million days every year on ‘time wasting’ office tasks, as a result of ‘too much admin’ and ‘slow technology’.

So, what can be done to resolve this problem? Well, bespoke software can help to increase employee output significantly by minimising unnecessary admin tasks and eliminating slow systems within a workplace.

The Benefits of Bespoke Sage Software…

There are a variety of reasons why a business would choose to develop their Sage systems, so here we consider the benefits of bespoke business software, and how software development can help to achieve them:

• Speed Up your Processes

Bespoke business software is about having a software package that’s assembled to meet your individual business needs rather than potentially being made to fit afterwards. It’s like gaining a suit made by a skilled tailor who takes the time to understand your size and style, as opposed to buying one from Debenhams.
If you feel that your standardised Sage software is hindering your business growth, customised Sage software can be implemented to precisely meet your business needs and streamline your business processes, ultimately helping to enhance your return on investment.

• Achieve Greater Visibility of Information

Sage developer services ensure you gain bespoke software to help your business operate more efficiently and systematically. Software development that’s uniquely built to fit the needs of your business allows you to directly address your strategic goals, because it allows your unique business needs to be fully realised, improving visibility, as well as reporting, collaboration and automation for greater productivity and profitability.
Greater visibility will also help to ensure better departmental communication. Instant access to all business data, and automatic updates, will mean your workforce can improve collaboration within their teams. Such centralised communication also better enables employees to work from anywhere at any time.

• Integrate with Other Applications

With the right software development team, you can benefit from Sage software that strategically integrates with other applications. For instance, Line 50 and Line 100 Sage accounting packages can be integrated with sales processing and other systems. This type of integration can save considerable book-keeping time and can pay for itself within a few months.

Sage integration can be achieved by writing custom integration code using the Sage Software Development Kit (SDK). This SDK allows skilled developers to create custom programs which can directly add new entries to a Sage accounting file, for example automatically creating new customers, sales records etc.

Need Help Increasing your Business Productivity?

At M2M Technology, we provide Sage software development, helping to meet the unique requirements of your business and adding direct value. We offer in-house Sage development, where you can gain greater visibility of the development process and updates as and when you need them. If you’re interested in discovering more about Sage software custom development services, contact M2M today. We’re happy to help and recommend meeting with us to discuss how your current system can be tailored to match your requirements.