In this article we will focus what makes a software solution “capable” and the benefits of cross platform solutions that allow you to manage internal and external relationships and to harness and share information and knowledge extending Human Resource Management practices beyond the company to include employees, vendors and customers.
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You may be asking “what is capable software and how can I recognize it?” In reality, it is not all that difficult to determine if your software application choice is capable of delivering the solutions you seek.
Capable, feature rich software should provide the ability to communicate, direct, manage and analyze all parts of your company including management, production, supply chain, marketing, customer service, vendor relationships and online presence to name just a few, using a simple, easy to understand application. The software should be an extension of your business automation processing that goes beyond your logistical requirements.
In today’s market it is essential to have the flexibility to work from any location at any time. Advanced software offers cross platform solutions that operate on multiple computer platforms including:
This flexibility greatly enhances the usability of the software and broadens the ability to communicate and provide interoperability within your own company and with other companies you may need to work with such as vendors or clients. It increases user satisfaction because no one is tied to a desktop. Being able to access and use programs on Blackberry™, iPad™, Android™, and over the web adds a new level of sophistication and ease for employees and clients alike. All of which contribute to employee and customer satisfaction.
Software should help an organization to harness and share knowledge easily.
Information that can be vital to a company’s bottom line is often found beyond the confines of its own walls. To remain competitive and to be able to respond to changing conditions quickly successful organizations are extending and enhancing the concept of teamwork beyond their own company. Social media and advanced software functionality to provide hosting and data security are helping to propagate information sharing between all sorts of organizations and communities.
Software should help an organization to harness and share knowledge easily. Part of managing internal and external relationships is the ability to extend HRM practices within and beyond the company to include employees, vendors and customers.
Advanced software allows the integration and sharing of information between businesses. Advanced functionality allows businesses to create communities of people and information and then allows those communities to be integrated into day-to-day business activity.
With the advent of social media the rules of engagement are changing. It is becoming more and more common to see businesses using social media for information sharing, market analysis, recruitment, cooperative problem solving using expert networks and employee recognition that reaches beyond the business itself onto social platforms like Twitter™ and LinkedIn™.
The ability to share information has become increasingly important for supply chain economics. Take for example the transportation industry. Several collaborative initiatives have been undertaken such as; capacity sharing, group bids, collaborative capacity management, and consortium-based rate and performance benchmarking. The ability to share information leverages the density and volume of the community members to optimize transportation practices and drive incremental shared benefits across all participating community members. Opportunities increase for continuous moves and load consolidation while cost and empty miles associated with asset repositioning are decreased. The ability to extend supply chain practices across a large community results in improvements in fleet efficiency and productivity. The transportation industry receives the benefit of financial and environmental improvement across a broader network of organizations. (Excerpted from “Collaborative Transportation Networks and the Greening of the Supply Chain” Dawn Salvucci-Favier, CEO & VP-Shippers Commonwealth)
Advanced software features that extend the ability to communicate, manage and interact both internally and externally allow a company to build cooperative, trusting relationships with internal and external partners and leads to increases in both productivity and discretionary performance from employees, vendors and customers alike. This is good for business and creates more enduring relationships fostering ever greater innovation and cooperation further improving productivity, efficiency and satisfaction.
Companies are finding new and exciting ways of sharing information using advanced software solutions. If you are interested in learning more about how your company can extend its information and knowledge sharing with our advanced functionality custom software solutions please complete our contact form or the one located to the right on this page.