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Portable restroom companies are incredibly complex, and deciding to upgrade your software can be a difficult choice. Many businesses in the industry see that their current solution is running “fine”, or they can deal with areas where it is insufficient. However, there are associated expenses to remaining on old software, and you may be missing out on more than you are aware of.
Upgrading your software can deliver improved functionality and other important features that you shouldn’t ignore, at least not long term. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of upgrading your routing, accounting, and dispatching software, and why it’s important to stay up to date.
Software for PROs?
For PROs, there’s a lot to consider. You’ve got drivers, dispatch, accounting, office, a multitude of products to offer and maybe even multiple yards. The thought of upgrading can seem a bit overwhelming. Even basic updates can be a challenge, not to mention a complete overhaul or instituting something new.
Benefits of Upgrading Your Company Software
Small business owners are trying to cut costs — and, yes, budgeting is part of being a smart business. But are you being penny-wise and pound-foolish when it comes to your business software?
You may think you can get by with a five-year-old version of your most important software. But shouldn’t you aspire to more than just getting by? Whether it’s your essential word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation programs; your email applications; or industry-specific software such as routing or point-of-sale systems, relying on outdated software can put your business at risk.
Here are four reasons why you should consider updating to the latest software:
- Enable better collaboration. Working together — even when you’re far apart — is vital for business success today. Technology takes team collaboration to new levels, whether you’re in the same building or working remotely. For example, Office 2016 let users co-author Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote documents; you can even see other people’s edits in real time. Integrations are available so that you can talk, chat, or IM on-screen right inside your documents.
- Save time. In addition to all the productivity you’ll gain with enhanced collaboration, using cloud-based software ensures your team always has the most up-to-date applications available. No more IT time wasted installing patches or updates manually; no more putting company data at risk because some employees’ computers aren’t updated. With cloud-based software, your applications update automatically in the background so you’re always up to date. And as your business needs continue to evolve, your cloud-based software evolves along with you, continually adding new features and new services to help you accomplish even more.
- Better security. Security is becoming more complex — and more important — every day. For a small business, reliance on outdated software increases the risk that sensitive information can be leaked or hacked. When you subscribe to the latest cloud-based software, however, you know you’ve got the most current security measures on your side. For example, you can get built-in data-loss prevention across Sales, Accounting, Route Optimization, and CRM, which greatly reduces the chance that any sensitive business or customer data will be leaked.
- Meant to be mobile. You and your team rely on mobile devices to get your work done. Shouldn’t your software be built for mobility? Get software that runs on an operating system, like the new Windows 10, that functions with tablets, phones, desktops, and laptops alike. That uniformity means you can seamlessly shift from one device to another and still be able to access the same files, documents, and data, synced so that it’s all current and correct. Just the ability to take payments on the road could change your company’s trajectory for the better!
The world of work has changed, and your business software needs to keep up — or your business will fall behind. Did you know, there are software solutions engineered specifically for the portable toilet business? Give them a look, and consider the possibilities as you plan for your business’s future!
This guest article was provided by PRO (portable restroom operator) Software Solutions. They are a software company owned and operated by professionals who’ve worked in the PRO business for years. They offer built-in route optimization, originally created for portable restroom rental companies.
PRO Software is a full-scale software development company, powered by advanced machine learning. Originally created to service the complex world of portable sanitation, PRO Software now serves the medical, pharmaceutical, transportation & logistics industries as well. Their in-house team of accredited software engineers will develop custom solutions for your business needs, from Master Route Planning, CRM Building, Accounting Integrations, and more.
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