When switching to a new system of any kind, it can be easy to make decisions based solely on the projected impact on your company without considering how it will affect day-to-day operations. Check out why Scott and James think cultural impact is such an important factor, and how you can plan for the switch.
Culture: The Most Overlooked Factor
Your employees are the ones who use these systems, and making any switch means completely changing their day-to-day operations. While you see the potential benefits, they may not be as quick to adopt a new software solution. Being transparent and asking for their continued input during the implementation will help them feel supported and valued as part of the process.
Don’t forget to recruit the help of your team! Getting key management to buy in and support the change will increase morale around the process, and if they are willing to make staff feel heard and like their input matters, the transition will be smoother from the beginning.
Creating an Effective Strategy
Even the best management can skip a step when communicating changes to their staff. Leveraging a technology partner (like SNQ) to create and implement a strategy, as well as make some of the tougher decisions, can help alleviate some of the stress. We help moderate the entire experience so that employees don’t feel like management is forcing them to change. That’s why choosing a partner who can artfully manage the transition is so valuable, and at SNQ we have a 100% success rate with implementing CRM and ERP solutions.
Ultimately the most effective strategy relies on communication between management and their employees. Managing how you communicate the change and creating an environment where your employees feel heard and supported will allow for a smoother transition.
Is Sage Intacct Right for my Business?
Whether you’re a current customer of a financial management system, or someone deciding between multiple cloud ERP platforms, making a final decision can be extremely difficult. We completely understand that making change or using something new is never easy – heck we went through it ourselves! If you’re ready to make the switch right now, or you still have a few lingering questions, we’re here to help you start the process.
But maybe you’re comfortable with your old solution, you’re questioning whether you have the resources, and even when people show you numerous reasons why you should choose one solution over another, you still have a lingering feeling of doubt. Not to worry, the answer is simple – sign up for a 30 day Intacct trial and see for yourself. Best part, there’s no risk, no obligation, no credit card required – you get to test drive before you buy.