Not usually the top of the list of priorities for most businesses, but investing in a forward action plan will save money over the long term.
For example, if your organisation is expected to expand rapidly over the next 12 months and as a consequence your customer base is also expected to rise. Should you be looking towards purchasing customer relation management software to help your sales administration process. Planning and installing the implementation of the software will be much simpler now with a smaller customer base. It would enable you to fully understand the package, maximising your investment, before you have to deal with the increased number of customers later on.
Producing a costed action plan for the next 12 months, will help you budget your IT spending, but also focus on what is important to your business regarding software and harware too. It will enable you keep a view of the big picture of your software investments, keeping them integrated and maximising their value.
mooooch can help you and your employees identify the issues you are facing with your software, how they can be improved, what your business will be doing in 12 months and how it will impact your software investments. From these discussions we will produce an achievable action plan for the following 12 months.
After all, the action plan should be one part of your overall business plan, so it reflects your business priorities. These priorities can naturally change and evolve over a short time span, and so your software action plan must change and evolve with it. Part of the mooooch service will be to review your plan after 6 months and revise it for any changes in line with your business priorities.
Below are some of the guidelines we use when developing your software action plan.
|Your software action plan must match your business priorities to maximise your investment