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Why You’re Hesitant to Make a Software Change and Why You No Longer Have to Be!

March 11th, 2010 Bhavesh Ashani No comments

According to many or most sociologists, people do not adapt well to change. We are “creatures of habit” and we naturally react to our environment instead of changing it. According to this Benchmark Preview for 2010, our avoidance to change proves to be true within the software world as well. “Over 53% of implementing organizations self-assess their ability to deal with change as fairly poor or very poor” in addition, “Nearly 50% of companies in the process of implementing ERP software have not yet started their organizational change, training, or communication plans. 42% have not developed a business case and ROI analysis, which suggests companies are not ready to measure and manage the business benefits they expect to achieve.”

Although change is not something we accept by nature, we need to acknowledge the necessity of it within the software and technology world in order to improve our chances of success. I’ve pointed out to you that change isn’t easy for us to handle, so why not make your software upgrade easier on you and your colleagues? Sandeep Walia, President and CEO of Ignify points out how usability can be the cornerstone of success and failure for a CRM implementation. Microsoft Dynamics acknowledges the difficulty of taking that rather intimidating leap and creates ERP software solutions similar to the programs you use on a daily basis such as Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook, but still have the power to manage the overall spectrum of your business.

For example the screen below shows the Dynamics ERP home page for a financial controller. An intuitive home page like this not only makes the software less intimidating it also provides a daily starting point for users of the system and allows them to manage their work better.

DYNAMICS AX FINANCIAL CONTOLLER ROLE CENTER

Microsoft Dynamics ERP provides approximately 35 such role centers and dashboards out of the box to make your implementation successful and improve adaptability. Another example shown below is the home page of an Accounts Payable Manager

DYNAMICS AX ACCOUNTS PAYABLE ROLE CENTER

To make your ERP implementation pack a punch and deliver ROI you need several factors that you need to put into motion, such as organizational change, training, and communication plans . This is where Ignify comes in, to make this transition complete so you can see the results you paid for and deserve.

Bhavesh Ashani is the Vice President of Ignify. Ignify is a technology provider of ERP, CRM, and eCommerce software solutions to businesses and public sector organizations. Ignify is a global Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle Partner and ranked in the top 1% of Microsoft Dynamics partners. Ignify has been included as the fastest growing business in North America for 3 years in a row by Deloitte, Inc Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine.

So in conclusion, even though it’s our “natural” response to avoid change, don’t be scared! If you’re experiencing difficulty with your current systems, you need to make an essential change and NOW before it’s too late.