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Choosing the Right Software for your Business

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In today’s competitive world, whether the size of your business is small or large, the need for choosing the most adequate software is vital for survival. Most businesses find it difficult when deciding whether to opt for custom-built or off-the-self software. There are numerous attributes you need to consider when making strategic decisions around business software. Given their distinct features, it is suggested to analyse, in advance, which software best assists you in measuring business development, improve performance and increase productivity.

Custom-built Software

Custom-built software is the type of software particularly built to fit a business process. It features and accommodates your businesses’ preferences and requirements.

Building bespoke software is frequently considered as expensive when compared to buying off-the-self software. The design and development of a custom software requires the effort of  several professionals, each bringing particular skills such as analysts, programmers and hardware and software specialists, which incur the cost of a bespoke software. Despite the price discrepancy, custom software is tailored to help in your product development. As your business grows you might have to include additional features or departments to the software. Thus, custom-build software is ideal as it is built in a scalable way as it evolves with your company to provide an ongoing perfect fit.  It is more flexible and can be altered and modified based on your business changes.

Off-the-shelf Software

Off-the-shelf software is an open-source solution produced to cater for perceived needs of a particular market or sector. Off-the-shelf software are usually bought against a monthly or yearly subscription fee.

This type of software is often available to implement straight away and is easy to install and use. This facilitates employees to acquaint quicker with the new software. Moreover, frequent updates of off-the-shelf software are usually intended to target new technological advances, incorporating new features and benefits. In addition to that, a trail version is available for most of the off-the-shelf software. This helps you determine whether the software is valuable for your business process.

At MAP IT

We understand that no business is the same. For this reason we acknowledge the requisite of both custom-build and off-the-self software for any type of business. Therefore, apart from providing our MAP.SUITE software, we also offer information technology consultancy, web design and custom software development services to guarantee a software solution which fits your business requirements. Our main objective is to augment our clients’ businesses by accomplishing to their requests.

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Why is a Job Scheduling Solution necessary in your company?

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Keeping your goals and targets as your main priority during a day full of meetings and last minute tasks can be difficult. For this reason we recommend incorporating a job scheduling solution within your company. In fact, proper job planning and scheduling enhances your company’s flow and performance.

Why Job Scheduling?

Apart from making it easy to handle requests from your customers and schedule jobs for your employees, job scheduling gives you the power to combine time tracking and scheduling.

With the job scheduling solution integrated in your company systems you should be able to optimise the job flow and ensure that everything is running in the correct order.

Various companies don’t recognise the need of a job scheduler until they realize that job scheduling is taking up a substantial amount of time in the day-to-day operations of their company.

What are the benefits of Job Scheduling?

A good job scheduling solution aims to reduce operation costs, increase productivity and reduces the burden of inputting repetitive jobs. Also, one of the aim objectives of a job scheduling software is to make better use of personnel and resources.

Cost reduction:

Job scheduling software decreases your company’s costs by reducing the number of personnel required to perform particular tasks. Whilst over-staffing increases costs, under-staffing leads to a decrease in income and unsatisfied customers. Therefore, job scheduling software assists your company in finding the right number of personnel to meet the demand.

Productivity:

Job scheduling increases the company’s productivity as it relies on the hours required to complete a particular task and the job duties.

Repetitive Tasks:

Automated scheduling guarantees that repetitive jobs are not disregarded or run out of sequence, that specific tasks are completed successfully and that the data inputted is correct.

What does MapIT offer?

MAP IT has created a module in our MAP.SUITE system especially dedicated to Job Scheduling; with the name MAP.JOB. Effectively, we have created a module which allows you to use information entered by your employees to generate the proper rosters timesheets and most importantly invoices.

Want to find out more about our tailor made Job Scheduling software? Check out the MAP.SUITE portal where you can sign up for a trial version of all our modules which form part of the Map.SUITE systems, including the Job Scheduling or contact us for further details at [email protected]