2. Taking a sticking plaster approach
Organizations often implement software to make existing processes quicker and easier to manage. And whilst that’s likely to drive process efficiencies and cost savings, it might not go far enough.
If an existing process isn’t fit-for-purpose, new software can only do so much.
Often, organizations use legacy processes because ‘that’s the way we’ve always done it’ or because they don’t have time to review and improve things. But if you introduce a new software solution as a sticking plaster, to keep tired old processes limping along, you’re unlikely to derive all of the potential benefits.
That’s why it’s software implementation best practice to map and assess all of your processes in advance of software selection. Although it takes time and effort now, implementing transformative software to its full potential could save that multiple times over in the future.
For example, WoodWing Assets and WoodWing Studio can integrate with other software to create an end-to-end content workflow, from project initiation to final delivery (we call this content orchestration).
Whether that’s collaborating with a client in real-time on a print publication, or automating image processing on millions of uploads to an e-commerce site, this functionality has the power to revolutionize how organizations deliver their services.
However, if a business approaches software implementation with limited understanding or expectations about what they can achieve, they’re unlikely to harness this potential.