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Fifteen Signs Your Software is Not Working For You

Posted by admin on October 6, 2010 under Enterprise Architecture, Operational Performance, Process Improvement, Technology |

In this age of technology, we rely on our software systems to automate many of the manual tasks our employees do each day. Unfortunately, however, many times the software actually gets in the way of what we ask our employees to accomplish!

Whether we made bad software selections initially, or we automated manual processes without considering how to leverage software to work smarter, there are some consistent indicators which highlight software as the roadblock to efficiency and effective operations. Here’s my list of 15:

  1. You use spreadsheets and word processing software to do the ‘real” work you need to get done.
  2. You have so many problems with the system that the IT Help Desk is on speed dial.
  3. You don’t even bother calling the IT Help Desk anymore with a problem – you just “work around” it.
  4. You’d rather walk across hot coals than log into the system.
  5. You spend more time complaining about the system than working in it.
  6. You make excuses for the system - even to customers.
  7. You can’t provide the information management wants when they want it, so you make up the answer.
  8. You have to submit a report request 24 hours before you need the information.
  9. Reports are only run once per month, and weigh 25 pounds when you get them.
  10. You are generating reports for people who don’t use them.
  11. You have an entire list of “work arounds” you use to get the job done.
  12. When training someone new, you don’t use the software training manual – you teach the “work arounds”.
  13. You roll your eyes every time someone says “the bug has been fixed”.
  14. Your system is so complicated that your manager comes to you for information rather than getting it from the system.
  15. You have to ask customers for information they have already provided.

What have you seen which should be added to this list?

Don’t let your software stand in the way – do something about it.

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