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How efficient software can take your organisation to the next level
Last updated July 2021
What is going to take your business to the next level?
Or, to look at it another way – what is currently holding you back? You may need to improve day-to-day efficiency or satisfy senior management and stakeholders with meaningful, timely reporting.
You may require custom software that is secure, efficient and flexible – with a simple front-end (website or internal interface) so your teams can enter data accurately.
If your systems are:
– full of sensitive data (such as CVs, financial information and passports);
– complex, with many processes;
– in multiple locations, making data prone to error and difficult to track;
– reliant on one individual;
– complicated and slow, acting as a bottle-neck;
– Overly reliant on spreadsheets
then you have come to the right place.
Examples of how we have helped organisations with these issues include:
Oxford University, Department of Physics – Their new website needed to appeal to all stakeholders e.g. academics, students etc., and provide a platform consistent with the university brand. For greater efficiency, it was integrated with backend functionality that allowed user information to be recorded directly to the server.
International Association of Hydrologists – Alberon designed and developed a creative website that reflected the charity’s brand. It had functionality that not only seamlessly integrated eCommerce capabilities, but also synchronised mailing with the website’s database, keeping it up to date.
A user-friendly system that can manage a process end-to-end, integrated with an easy to use interface could be the answer.
Modern software solutions
There may be modern technology and systems advances that can streamline your processes and run your internal, critical operations more efficiently. Our clients often report they have too many systems in too many locations, making them difficult to manage. Disorganisation can cause frustrations and is often the downfall of operations – frustrating staff or causing errors. Integrating a complex system into a user-friendly interface can help businesses reach their goals in the most efficient way possible.
Custom-made reporting and user journeys can speed up processes and operations. A well structured, efficient system should lead to fewer mistakes. One system also keeps all information in one place, rather than spread across many systems. Also, it offers more options, such as staff can access a system from phones or tablets, on the move, helping them record, update or obtain data when away from the office.
If your organisation is experiencing any of these issues, then you should check out your options. If you need a hand, please get in touch with a member of our team.
Integrate your systems
A team of developers can create something completely bespoke. For example, when building a new website, WordPress might be your CMS of choice. WordPress can integrate and work with your existing systems – as well as include most of the functionality that your business needs. In some cases, it might inform important parts of your processes, such as automating email confirmations to customers and workers when orders are placed.
This increase in control and the collaborative nature of an integrated systems solution can benefit your staff’s productivity and reduce errors. For example, one organisation passed paper transactions between their production systems and their contracts department. An audit discovered that they were losing $1 million per year from missing papers.
Integrated, automated systems can increase staff engagement and interaction with your business, which will also benefit your organisation.
If you would like any advice at integrating systems, we are happy to help.
Plan for the future
Both a bespoke website and software solution can be built upon and supported for years to come. Any changes to your business, or additions it requires – such as GDPR compliance in recent times – can be built into existing systems. If both are being developed and supported in the same place, by the same people, they can be managed in unison.
This will ensure you have the best-laid foundations with the people who know your system best. Any changes in your business should be reflected effectively. Any functions that need expanding can be implemented easily.
Improve your software & website
Your website is what the world sees. However, behind the scenes, you may have several systems, databases and applications that are beginning to creak at the seams. This is a sign you need new software.
Find a service provider who understands your needs, can create your vision and link your website to your backend software. This needs to be done securely and robustly – it is best to get an expert, like Alberon, to do it!
A more user-friendly, engaging interface with a powerful system integrated, provides the best possible results for your business.
Your website needs to perform complex, business-critical tasks and deliver outstanding user experiences which enable you to achieve your full lead generating or sales potential. Find a development company that will work with you, has aligned values and wants to build a sustainable relationship.
How can we help?
If you would like to explore your options, please get in contact. We can help bring your visions to life.