What Does Your Software Wish List Look Like?
With the holiday season fast approaching, you may be starting to pull together your wish list of must-haves. Here at CoreSolutions, we have put together our own software wish list comprised of the most common “I-wish” statements we have come across in our 30+ years of custom software development.
Likely topping all your staff’s wish lists this year, is system speed. We’ve all been there, trying to get into our CRM or company database, and all you see for 30 seconds is a load screen, and that vexing spinning load icon. Whether it is done by simplifying the code, updating systems, or migrating to new technologies, the team at CoreSolutions has a variety of tactics they employ to optimize the speed and functionality of customized software solutions. The purpose of software is to make our life easier, and when it becomes more of a challenge to use your system than not, it may be time to look at a revitalization or an upgrade, which brings us to our next item on the wish list.
Ease of use is of paramount importance when it comes to software solutions. Most systems shouldn’t take 10 hours of training to learn how to use, it should be intuitive and user-friendly. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and we often hear from clients about systems they have in place that are convoluted and difficult to navigate. The nature of some systems necessitates more complexity than others, however in many cases, simplicity goes a long way.
Part of making sure you have the right information when and where you need it is mobility. Too often we hear from companies who experience limited access to vital company data when they are either on the road or at home. By enabling your software to be mobile-responsive, you empower your employees to be productive outside of the office, and more efficient when working from home. Whether it is through an off-the-shelf solution like FileMaker Go, or a customized software solution built specifically for you, mobilizing your company data should be at the top of your software wish list this year.
2018 saw a big spike in ransomware attacks, so one of the items on your list may be increased security. Encrypting your data, keeping up-to-date, and monitoring user activity are some great ways you can stay ahead of the curve. If you need any assistance making sure your systems are secure, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. With over 30 years of development experience, we know a thing or two about keeping a secure database.
What does your staff wish your software could do? Let us know in the comments, we love discussing the needs, wants and gripes of everyday software users. Also, get a head start on your holiday shopping by downloading our free Gifts. mobile application. Allowing you to scan product barcodes, track spending, and view gift status, the Gifts. mobile app is sure to streamline your holiday shopping.
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