Making Business Decisions in Medium Sized Businesses?…
… Or do you still have a small business mindset? Hopefully, if you’re reading this page it’s because the small business you were running has grown into a medium sized business. Making business decisions in medium sized businesses when there are more facts and figures to take into consideration is more difficult. So it makes things much easier if you can refer to a business database.
Making Business Decisions Easier
Do you have a large inventory or many fixed assets? Have a significant customer base (more than 500)? Or employ more than a manageable number of employees (over 100)? When you’re making business decisions in a medium sized business do these three entities test your memory? Do they force you to use a lot of time that you really can’t spare? Are you even sure that you are making the correct decision when you are relying on your memory or the collective memory of your staff?
If you could have access to a suite of standard reports based on data stored in your inventory and/or customers and/or staff databases do you think that would assist you when making business decisions in medium sized businesses? These reports aren’t necessarily static. They can have flexibility built in. You can sort the values on different columns. Sort in descending order or ascending order. If you request them during the analysis phase, one or more parameters can be included. An example of a single parameter could be a location code. If your business is located in more than one location you could use this code. Entering this code into the screen for the staff contact details report would return only details about staff in that location. An “example” of a report that takes two parameters is any report that reports on records containing date values. By entering a start date and end date data can be restricted to records between those two dates. Phase one of the software development lifecycle is analysis. In this phase, our analyst will come to your business. He will note in detail your exact business requirements. You will tell him in plain English what you require from your reports. From this information, we will design your reports.