You have made a choice: you will purchase new software for your logistics services. This is a good choice because a well-implemented software system can lead to many advantages: from more efficient processes to better synchronisation and cost reduction. But purchasing the right software is only the first step, it then still has to be implemented. Properly implementing software is incredibly important for its success. But how do you make sure that the purchased software is implemented correctly?
Purchasing new logistics software is often more than that, because in many cases the software prompts an organizational change. Some processes and the way things work might change. The implementation requires a lot of time, flexibility and adaptability. It is important to have a clear goal right from the start. There is always a reason for the company to purchase new software. But why was exactly this software purchased and with what purpose? This is important to keep in mind as a company and to share it with the software vendor, not only when selecting the appropriate software but also throughout the entire implementation process. Constantly being aware of the ‘why?’ helps build support for the software implementation within the organization..
Simple set up
After you have a clear goal in mind, it is important to keep the set up of the software as simple as possible. The temptation is often great to set up the software to be prepared for all future situations. But it is better to keep it as simple as possible. Time will tell whether more complexity is required, and if so, this can always be added later. For example, the LSS Enterprise Suite consists of different modules. A simple set up ensures faster implementation!
Key users must also be appointed for a successful implementation. Key users are the central point of contact, both internally and for the company that supplies the software. Allow key users to familiarize themselves with the software so that there is sufficient knowledge about the software system within the company. Software vendors are increasingly providing training during and after implementation.
Perhaps the most important part of the implementation process: involve the users! Research has shown that, if the software is not found useful, the implementation is considered to be failure.
LSS, Logistics Software Solutions, supports the implementation of the Enterprise Suite (TMS and / or FMS). In addition, every user gets an up-to-date manual of the system at their disposal. Did you know that we also offer a training program along with our software? We teach the key users and ensure that their gained knowledge is sharedwith the other employees. Want to learn more about how we can assist you in implementing our systems? Then contact us today.
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