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Six Warning Signs You've Outgrown Your Software

  • Six Warning Signs You've Outgrown Your Software-

    Mobile Access

    Your staff must have mobile access to solutions.

    Employers need to first accept that staff members will access company systems through their personal devices. So, they can provide them with workplace mobile devices and/or teach staff safety and usage protocols for their own devices. Work in 2015 is inherently mobile, and SMBs should lean toward platforms that allow full functionality when accessed through phones or tablets. Data within those platforms should be seamlessly flowing through desktop and mobile applications. If you have a platform that is desktop-only, you are sabotaging workplace productivity.

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Six Warning Signs You've Outgrown Your Software

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    Mobile Access

    Your staff must have mobile access to solutions.

    Employers need to first accept that staff members will access company systems through their personal devices. So, they can provide them with workplace mobile devices and/or teach staff safety and usage protocols for their own devices. Work in 2015 is inherently mobile, and SMBs should lean toward platforms that allow full functionality when accessed through phones or tablets. Data within those platforms should be seamlessly flowing through desktop and mobile applications. If you have a platform that is desktop-only, you are sabotaging workplace productivity.

Small to medium-sized businesses that want to thrive need to have an impeccable sense of timing. For example, if a company has a product out in the market, but the needs of the market's users unexpectedly shift, then adjustments need to be made. Companies of this size also need to understand when partnerships are the right move, and when it's best to "go it alone." SMBs require a sense of timing when it comes to the effectiveness of their technology solutions. In today's data-driven and mobile-powered world, it is essential that companies have strong, customizable and modern tech solutions at their disposal. Despite their importance, many SMBs let their tech solutions languish and turn into outdated relics that can't offer the necessary speed, collaboration and functionality for the modern user or customer.

So how exactly do SMBs know when their software solutions are outdated or on their way to obsolescence? In this slideshow, Doug Wilson, managing partner of custom software service Breakthrough Technologies, provides six warning signs.