These days, many businesses are currently adopting new technology to gain a competitive advantage, it might be tempting to rush and do the same. Too often, businesses invest in technologies without taking the time to make an evaluation of whether they really need what’s being offered, and end up regretting it in the end. In order to save yourself from an expensive disappointment, here are five questions you should ask yourself before adopting new technology.
Is There A Learning Curve?
Before you adopt any new technology, you need to determine if there is a learning curve. It’s vital to know how much time and training your team will need to get it up and running. If you go with technology that is complicated and requires extensive training and research, your employees will most likely show some degree of resistance. As a result, your project may never get off the ground. Tor swift adoption, a system that’s simple and easy-to-use like our SYNC Data Integration App, which is rapidly deployable without any heavy lifting from your team, is always best.
Does It Enable Collaboration Anytime, Anywhere?
Not only do you want technology that is easy to use, but you should also seek out tech that will enable collaboration anytime and anywhere. Such technologies will create new ways for your employees to do their work, making it easier to communicate and share knowledge. For instance, with our SYNC App, everyone on your sales team can be on the same page and see inventory, search customer records, and complete orders in real time. It also enables your sales reps to provide premiere customer service anytime and anywhere.
Is It Scalable?
Before adopting the next solution for your business, check to make sure it’s scalable, as well. If you are expecting future business growth, you have to ask yourself, “Will this new technology be scalable as usage grows? How expensive will it be to add additional users to the software?” Your software should be able to expand to handle your growth, and if you factor in scaling from the beginning, it will be much easier to deal with later.
How Well Does The Software Integrate With Other Systems?
As a small business, you probably use different applications to manage your various business operations. For example, you might you use an e-commerce platform, CRM system, or other types of third-party software. When researching new technology, you should seek to adopt a solution that will integrate well with your other business applications, as this can often augment and enhance the core capabilities and functionality of your software. This will help you get more work done from one platform. See all the benefits you can reap by integrating your systems with our SYNC Data Integration and IoT Pulse Apps.
Is It Secure?
Will your new technology pose any risk to data security? This is one of the biggest questions you should ask before adopting new technology. Security is always important because you will want to make sure your personal information, along with your employees’ and customers’ information is protected. If a user were to log in and have his or her personal information compromised, it would be a disaster!
At Commercient, with our SYNC Data Integration and IoT Pulse Apps, we provide all customers with a safe and secure environment for integrating data. So when you leverage any of our apps you can that extra piece of mind. And, we are always here to help you.