Optimising the Operation of Business Software
Production, merchandise management, sales, marketing, finance, human resources – regarding the increase in competitive pressure, hardly any area of a company can be efficiently controlled and economically operated without the support of business software. Business applications serve as tools to support business processes and should lead to faster, more flexible and more transparent processes. Whether or not a business software is able to meet its expectations depends on how well processes and software are aligned: Are the right solutions used? Do the users use the solutions in the right way? Are the processes that had been depicted during the implementation still the same? Briefly worded: Only if a software is used the right way, it can unfold its whole potential and can offers the desired support.
In this regard, even the best software solution won’t work if it was misconfigured or not implemented consistently. Missing functions or inconsistent data structures lead to additional work or parallel usage. Moreover, ‘soft’ factors like software rejection of users should not be underestimated.