5 Reasons to Maintain Your Business Management Software

Think you can save big money by ending your business software maintenance contract? Think again.

That’s not to say you should simply sign up for annual maintenance without carefully examining what you do and don’t need, along with the terms of your contract. That goes without saying. Think you can save big money by ending your business software maintenance contract? Think again.

That’s not to say you should simply sign up for annual maintenance without carefully examining what you do and don’t need, along with the terms of your contract. That goes without saying.

But if you dump maintenance completely, you risk losing out on the functionality that will ensure your system grows with your business and in return, supports your company’s growth.

Here are 5 reasons maintenance is good for your business:

1)      Upgrade Access Upgrades are designed to make your system run more efficiently and quickly. However, not all of them are necessarily critical to the health of your system. Ensure you opt in for those that are – i.e. offer significant new functionality, compliance with new regulations set by clients or by government, etc.

2)      Solution Evolution – Without the upgrades and support that come with maintenance, it’s difficult to ensure your software will continue to meet your business needs. And didn’t you invest in that software to help your business grow?

3)      Prevention Saves Time – Minimize the potential for costly downtime with preventative maintenance. After all, your time is valuable. Why waste it along with precious resources?

4)      Free Your IT – Many small to medium-sized businesses simply don’t have the IT staff to dedicate solely to day-to-day maintenance of their business management system. Do you have the capability in-house to handle challenges that may arise? Or can your IT staff’s time be better spent on other projects?

5)      User Adoption – Without maintenance, your system can become outdated, forcing your frustrated employees to find ways to work outside the system you so painstakingly invested in. Which ultimately results in wasted time and money.

But if you dump maintenance completely, you risk losing out on the functionality that will ensure your system grows with your business and in return, supports your company’s growth.

Here are 5 reasons maintenance is good for your business:

1)      Upgrade Access – Upgrades are designed to make your system run more efficiently and quickly. However, not all of them are necessarily critical to the health of your system. Ensure you opt in for those that are – i.e. offer significant new functionality, compliance with new regulations set by clients or by government, etc.

2)      Solution Evolution – Without the upgrades and support that come with maintenance, it’s difficult to ensure your software will continue to meet your business needs. And didn’t you invest in that software to help your business grow?

3)      Prevention Saves Time – Minimize the potential for costly downtime with preventative maintenance. After all, your time is valuable. Why waste it along with precious resources?

4)      Free Your IT – Many small to medium-sized businesses simply don’t have the IT staff to dedicate solely to day-to-day maintenance of their business management system. Do you have the capability in-house to handle challenges that may arise? Or can your IT staff’s time be better spent on other projects?

5)      User Adoption – Without maintenance, your system can become outdated, forcing your frustrated employees to find ways to work outside the system you so painstakingly invested in. Which ultimately results in wasted time and money.

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