Optimise your business management with scalable, interdepartmental systems
Do you plan the growth you want for your company?
The most successful companies are those that, with the products or services they sell, help to solve real problems for their customers. And when we talk about real problems, we mean that they have a positive impact on the lives of their users.
This premise is usually part of the mission, vision or values of the company and from this point all the strategies that allow this aspirational objective to be fulfilled are developed.
However, in order to fulfil this mission, it is necessary to make profits, which can only be obtained in one way: by growing year after year.
Following this objective, that of growing year after year, is where the business strategies that we implement to achieve this goal are deployed.
There are many ways to grow, and often everyone plans how much they want to grow: 5% more, 10% more, sell X more units, increase the net margin by 5%.
But they usually never plan how they want to achieve it.
As a result, we are sure that your company has been growing, but we are also sure that you have encountered process and organisational problems that have occurred over time, based on the needs of the moment.
First, by expanding staff. Then by creating new departments or even by buying other companies (inorganic growth).
But let’s say that company growth is always the consequence of results, not the cause.
As a result, many companies, following this necessary but not really well-planned growth, incorporate a multitude of “redundant” tools and processes that, in the long run, are the main source of inefficiencies.
It is possible that your company already has some kind of IT solution, or even more complex business management software such as ERP, but you are not getting the most out of it.
So in this article we want to show you if your business is in this situation and how we can help you make your processes more efficient.
The tools have grown with the departments without taking business management into account.
As your company grows, processes expand and scale unevenly.
Therefore, it becomes necessary to implement management tools or specific software for each department.
It’s normal, we live in an ultra-technological world and even more so after the pandemic.
I’m sure you’re familiar with them:
- HR software for payroll management, management of onboarding processes, training, internal vacancies, etc.
- CRM for relationship management of the sales and marketing department with your customers, opportunity tracking, funnels and multiple dashboards for day-to-day management.
- Software for the management of invoicing, orders, stock, warehouse.
- Software specific to your sector, such as design programmes, 3D printing, planning, etc.
So your IT team has been growing at the same speed as you have been adding new tools.
But the real technological challenge comes when someone from one department asks another department for information, because each platform is a different ecosystem.
This is where digital bureaucracy is created.
Because, even if you have multiple platforms or even an ERP, if these services are not fully customised to the needs of your company, they end up being a brake rather than a lever for growth.
Going digital is no longer an option. It is a necessity to optimise your business management
It is very common to find companies that, on top of all these tools, have a cloud system such as Sharepoint, OneDrive, Dropbox or similar, where there are an infinite number of folders shared between teams, departments and people.
In which there are huge amounts of Excel with duplicated information, due to the fact that the programmes used on a daily basis are incapable of managing the flow of information in a transversal way.
To give an example that we can all see in our daily lives:
The sales team, although they report all their activity and the deals they close, have to keep track of sales, as they cannot integrate orders into the CRM from invoicing.
We are sure that, by now, you have an idea of what we are talking about.
And we also know that your company will be even more particular, since what you do is infinitely more complex than the examples we have described in this post by way of representation.
Where is the profitability?
If you remember, we started talking in this article about your company’s mission: to grow.
But don’t you think that all this ecosystem that has been generated around your business is actually making you lose money?
There are several reasons for this:
- Lack of communication between departments,
- Duplicity of tasks or jobs,
- Validation processes that take too long.
And this happens because you are not managing the data in a transversal way because you do not have a single place to store it.
How can Acevedo help you to optimise your business management?
If you think it’s time to scale the profitability of your company or business and optimise the way you manage information to become a lean and efficient company, we have something for you.
Click the button below and request a meeting with one of our consultants.
We will evaluate your situation free of charge and we will propose an alternative that you can implement in a personalised way.