The cool thing about technology is that it comes with multiple options to achieve a single end result. For examples you want to set up an online store, you can use Magento, Shopify, Woocommerce or even Volusion. These are perfectly valid options, but the best fit for your organization would depend on your requirements rather than technology itself.
The bigger the project, the bigger the requirements that result in a more complex decision-making. As technology evolves, it creates ’versions’ that generate a large array of alternatives, which makes selection even more difficult.
If you have done hours of research and know exactly what platform, design and technology you want. Great! If not, you will need a service provider just like us to assess the optimum technology solution for you.
The essence of a good software solution often lies in assessing the right technology. At any given point, your infrastructure, project requirement and budget may affect the solution you choose.
For instance, you are a merchandize distributor with warehouses across the continent. You have been using excel spreadsheets that get updated on daily basis to your HQ database. But now, you want to optimize your inventory schedule. By optimizing your shipping schedules, you can reduce your in-hand inventory which, in-turn, can save you a lot of money.
To achieve that end, you can either install RFID or barcode or QR code on all your SKU’s. You could then connect it to main database or use a cloud server for real-time updates. These are options that you need to consider closely. We can help you analyze each option to select the best one for your business.
When we create a technology assessment plan, we spend a great deal in understanding your business and asking the right questions. Some of the factors we keep in mind are:
- Performance upkeep
- Security compliance
- Reliability with zero errors
- Syncing with other platforms
- Recovery in case of downtime
- Scalability in future