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The “S” Effect: How Software and Solutions Go Hand-in-Hand To Produce Success

May 6, 2019 | By Steven Burns, FAIA | 0 Comments

Topics: Business Development

Peas and carrots. Batman and Robin. Popcorn and movies. These are things that just simply work well together. Let's add another one to the mix: software and solutions. This may not have come to mind as easily as something like peanut butter and jelly, but software and solutions are critical finding success in business.

The Distinction Between Software and Solutions

Software is seen in our everyday lives in a variety of ways - from applications to internet servers. In each industry, particular software is necessary for peak organization and performance.

Even more essential is the ability to pick the right software. This means having clear, identified goals to strive for and understanding what tools are needed to achieve those goals.

The questions you should be asking yourself when choosing the right software are:

  • Will this help organize critical day-to-day action items like project management and expense tracking?
  • Does this give a real-time, comprehensive view of what I need to see?
  • Can I stay ahead of projects knowing where the company stands at all times with this tool?

By choosing the right software you will know the answers to these questions and many more because you are in complete control of your business.

Solutions should be an extension of the right software. They can be hard to come by as we are operate in a fast paced, demanding world. Between projects, meetings and production it's difficult to dedicate time for problem solving. But when you pick the right software, they should double as solutions to your problems.

What are some sure-fire solutions for time and resource dilemma? Below are the top solutions that our products assist with:

  1. Comprehensive view: Finding a software program that allows you a bird's eye snapshot of your entire business will allow you to make the right decisions at the right time.
  2. Reporting: Clear, easy-to-read reports benefit every business ecosystem and serve as checking the pulse on business health. Flexible and automated insights regarding financial or operational data will keep everyone on track.
  3. Communication: Poor communication creates a myriad of problems from wasting time to wasting budget. Making sure your team and your clients alike are in the loop should be paramount. Software with mobile and sharing capabilities is a great way to quickly and easily share data.

Business success isn't some miraculous accident. It stems from countless hours of researching, organizing, trying, failing, fine-tuning, and trying again.

As Steve Jobs once said, "I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance."

This is precisely why our business management software solutions are designed to put you in driver's seat with the power to adjust your needs along the way so that you can finish the race in first place.

BQE CORE is our all-in-one platform that brings together project management, business intelligence, accounting, time tracking, and billing all in one software, giving you the solutions your business needs.

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The Author

Steven Burns, FAIA

Steven Burns, FAIA, spent 14 years managing his firm Burns + Beyerl Architects. After creating ArchiOffice®, the smart office and project management solution for architectural firms, Steve brought his management expertise to BQE Software, where he is perfecting the business strategy and product development.

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