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Why New Software Adoption is Not a Plug-and-Play Process

Getting new software can be an exciting way to increase your productivity, but implementing it so often leads to stress and anxiety.  What if we told you that it doesn’t have to be stressful at all?  What if we told you that we are here to give you the best possible advice about adopting your new software and that we are here to support you, every step of the way?  New software adoption is not a plug-and-play process.  Let’s look at what it entails and how we can support you.

Seamless adoption of new software, like Google Workspace and monday.com, entails a few key elements.  Education, ongoing support, and the right software are among the most important.  We love to provide training and watch you learn how to take the reins and run with your new software.

To get your staff to successfully adopt new software, you will need know-how.  Know how the software is created for the team’s specific needs and workflow.  Know how your data is correctly transferred.  Know how to use the system correctly and to its optimum, and know how long the change will take, so that you can manage, and lessen the downtime.  What does all this mean?  Here comes some in-depth information.

Know What You Have

Getting new software, even those specifically designed to be user-friendly means getting to know what you have.  Essentially, you are purchasing a whole new toolbox, filled with tools.  That means you need to know every single tool in it, and how it works, to get the most out of it.  

Software, like monday.com, comes with amazing board templates.  Not knowing what you have means simply picking one and getting your staff to start using it.  Knowing what you have means learning about the depth of the functionalities available to you.  Understanding how the software can work for you, and selecting aspects of it that will perfectly match your team.

If you want to get the most out of your software, and increase productivity, it’s of utmost importance that you receive training, support, and assistance with your implementation.

What’s The Problem with Plug-And-Play?

You may be wondering why amazing software like Monday.com or Google Workspace needs to be taught.  Well, it’s actually because it’s so amazing!  Yes, the software is designed to be easy to use, and it is.  But when you don’t know exactly what is on offer, you are setting yourself and your team up for a lot more difficulty than is strictly needed.  The truth is that there is so much more to this software than meets the eye, and if you are only seeing a section of it, you will definitely be missing out.

The problem with plug-and-play is that, in order to learn new software, you need a great deal of time to play, and a few trial-and-error sessions before you will have successfully adopted the new software.  What’s more, you will need to transfer all of your data.  Transferring data is a huge undertaking and can often leave your data exposed, or even lost.  

If you aren’t completely sure what you are doing, migrating to new software can result in problems with access and more downtime than you would like.  The thought of adapting your work processes to fit the software is painful, when the software should, instead, be adapted to suit you.

It doesn’t have to be like this, and that is where we come in.

What Does Opennetworks Do?

We, at Opennetworks, know software.  We live it, breathe it, and dream it.  We also know business.  What we offer is really a knowledgeable, helping hand to assist you with the adoption of your new business software.

Here are some of the ways we can help you adopt your new software:

  • We take an in-depth look at your processes and set the software up for you
  • We transfer all your data, keeping it secure and sanitized
  • We offer ongoing training for you and your team
  • We customize your settings to perfectly suit your needs

Last Words

Adopting new software really comes down to education.  Knowing what you have, how to use it to the maximum, the best ways to get buy-in from your team, and best practices for migration will ensure a clean, pain-free experience for all concerned.  We love to walk this journey with our clients and relish the success stories of seamless moves.  Get in touch with us today, and let’s chat about how your unique needs can be met with tailor-made precision.

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