LSS, Logistics Software Solutions, advises logistics partners to start evaluating the current software agreements and associated modules in detail. Effective or not, it’s important to first gain an overview of what you currently use! The next step is to find out whether the software is in line with your user’s wishes and whether you have access to more licenses than those actually being used, and so forth.
Good management of the software within a logistics company is important. Research has shown that in almost half of the cases existing problems could be solved by better use of existing software. General research has also shown that the rate of actual use of paid software in companies with more than 1,000 employees is the lowest. 40 percent indicates that this is the case. 28 percent indicate that not all software is used and 32 percent do not know. The actual percentages in the logistics industry in the Netherlands do not differ much from this (ING, 2016).
A complex software package often results in employees being unable to work with it. Often there is not enough training before, during and after implementation. By default, LSS offers a training program. Furthermore, one of the major causes of unused software is the relationship between the large number of functionalities and business needs. “During the negotiations with the supplier, the temptation to choose a complete package, sometimes discounted, is high,” said an independent IT consulting firm. Getting a discount is great, but if the software is not fully used, it will be expensive. LSS enables modular construction for logistics service providers. Furthermore, there might be customization options for individual modules.
LSS recommends purchasing a new software package with limited licenses initially and only keep the desired features. This makes it easy to implement, and the functionalities can be introduced step by step within the company and its employees. After that, it is important to keep optimizing continuously and to purchase any new modules as necessary. We know our products like the back of our hand. In fact, our team of specialists can assist you in the realization of (custom) solutions. We can quickly and simply customize the software when your business grows. The right software saves you a lot of money, works efficiently and is optimized, maximizing your business performance.
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