Every company, no matter the size, will have aspirations of becoming a global enterprise, from the smallest of pizza places to the most hipster beard groomers (well probably not them, but what pleases those guys?). Whether you already are a global business or that is your aspiration, here is some software that is going to prove essential to your success as a global enterprise in 2016/17 and onwards. The technology world is rapidly evolving and it’s pulling up every single other industry with it … except maybe grave diggers … and so it’s time to get with the times. Innovate or be left behind in the dirt.
The bigger your company gets the more important SAP is going to prove. It’s a technological behemoth and is an incredibly successful and large company. Being able to unify data on every aspect of your business is a Godsend, especially for global business, but for smaller guys too. Now, whilst SAP is great there are some companies who have sought to build specific modules for it. Weaveability.com, are one such company who specialise in ecommerce SAP, if you have an omni-channel operation, then they will also prove invaluable.
You’ll probably see a million and one articles on the internet saying that every company should have a cloud-based computing system in place, but if you’ve managed to become a global company without it in the past 5 years, then you need a medal. Cloud software is an invaluable one, which should never be overlooked. It is a group of systems that can save you time, money, and effort … it’s also making the world greener if such things concern you … which they do.
HR software will help the smallest company to the biggest, whether you have a fully functioning HR department or not. HR software streamlines the entire process from payroll to holiday time. A company can get by without one well enough, however your HR department will definitely thank you as it makes the entire process simpler and so much more efficient. No fully qualified HR professional wants to spend their time doing laborious admin work when there exists relatively cheap software that can do it for them.
Video Conferencing Software
You could get by using Skype, so I’m not going to try to sell to you the virtues of some super-expensive advanced conferencing system, as although very beneficial to your company, all you really need is a laptop with a webcam and Skype downloaded for free. That’s the best thing about Skype: it’s free. If you are a global company, chances are you will have offices and clients all around the world (hence the word global) and so it is imperative that you are able to speak with these colleagues, outsourced workers, clients etc., whenever possible. Skype does all of that … for free.
After deploying these software, there’s nothing to stop you reaching for the sky and dominating the world, suffocating all those SMEs and entrepreneurs in the process. How dare they dare to dream?