Elements of Good Business Software
We provided the first three elements that you should look for when shopping for good business software in our previous blog, including ease of use, help options and training packages. Here are several more essential elements of any successful business system:
1. Comprehensive: The best software solutions for business are comprehensive. You shouldn’t have to buy five different programs to run your business; one for financial information, one for accounting, one for archives, one for production, and one for your website. Your software should be able to do all of these things, and more.
2. Customizable: You should be able to tailor certain aspects of your Apparel ERP or information services software so that it serves functions specific to your business. For instance, if you run a screen printing shop, you should be able to save and select thread count and color, whereas you should be able to hide this option if you make trophies.
3. Reliability: The software you ultimately select should run in a manner that it is reliable. If your software is down multiple times a day, then your business is down, and your margins will drop. If you don’t have the systems to support onsite software, make sure to choose a cloud system, and vice versa.
4. Rich Features: Your system should come with a rich set of features, with the option to add more if they are useful to your company. In this way, ShopWorks offers additional, integratable programs that help you set up customer websites, accept credit card payments, and more.