3 Things to Know when Choosing a Solution Provider to Secure Your Companies Future It’s only been a short while since the world has been
3 Things to Know when Choosing a Solution Provider to Secure Your Companies Future
It’s only been a short while since the world has been ravished by an unforeseen pandemic. Further more, the current economic situation has pushed most organizations into survival mode. Many are being forced to look to an unpredictable future and an uncertain way to do business. While some businesses have shut down completely, others are trying to keep up with the rapidly changing demands, and those left somewhere in the middle are adapting to uncertain and shifting environments.
The food industry has a great deal of responsibility, after all the entire global population is dependent upon food. It’s becoming apparent, the pandemic might force some out of business, but for those deciding to commit to the future of food means there should be a lot of thought and careful planning to navigating the road ahead. Implementing the following items will ensure a map to the uncharted road ahead is in place.
#1. Integration is Vital
To begin with, companies of the future must be able to address disparate needs and to fully integrate and streamline their systems. To do this, the industry must now look to solution providers to offer more than a single solution. This means the industry must demand more of an integrated system from their solution providers, similar to that of an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system.
A company must choose a solution provider that can provide them with use case scenarios for the features they offer. By doing so, it will validate the feature and business case for the feature. This ensures that what is offered truly has value and relevance to a company’s business.
#2. Streamlining is Key
Companies can no longer afford to hire nor allocate time for multiple companies to help run their operations. They must choose AND partner with a solution provider that can scale across multiple platforms and connect with different systems.
Finding a solution provider to understand their business and know what is relevant is key. By doing so, their products and services will have greater relevancy and effectiveness to address their problems.
#3. Factor in Convenience
In order for a solution provider to be relevant in today’s integrated supply chain, they need to have the “pulse” of the industry in order to understand which innovations have application to their industry and which ones don’t.
Introducing the latest new shiny penny for the sake of innovation without vetting out the technology with a valid use-case scenario can cause a lot of wasted time, wasted resources, and wasted costs.
Furthermore, companies need their solution providers to serve as their technology advisor, being an extension of their eyes and ears. They need to know what is next on the horizon, will it be scalable, will it be sustainable, will it provide an ROI, will it disrupt existing infrastructure, will it work with their trading partners, etc.
More Than Just Technology
In summary, Solution Providers should be there for companies to provide solutions that will compliment their existing business strategies, make them more efficient, and provide value. If the solutions being offered are not compatible with business protocols and processes, they become technology solutions without a home.
Knowing your business and validating solutions with use case scenarios is what separates a technology company from a Solutions Provider.
If you’ve found this information helpful and you would like to know more about how Dapicon can help your company survive and thrive in the future reach out to us to learn more about we address these 3 key points.