We bear witness to times of continuous change. The pace of innovation, evolution, and adaptation of both markets and technology is astounding. What had worked just last decade today often represents an obsolete method that rivals in the niche are going to outcompete.
Existing business software is riddled with problems that prevent successful integration with companies, especially smaller ones.
Teaming up with no-code platforms to keep up with the progress of global industry is the solution.
Staying ahead of the curve is essential, today more than ever, for any competitive business.
However, existing business software often suffers from a lack of flexibility.
In other words, existing solutions are built to be large, centralized, and offer a number of catch-all solutions that solve common issues that plague businesses in general. But never your exact problem.
While it is true (cue Occam's razor) that general solutions fix most of the problems, they do not fix every problem. When big and bulky software encounters a simple niche problem, it grinds to a halt. Uh-oh!
Incompatibility is also a significant issue compounded by the lack of flexibility. When businesses respond to a change in trend, overhaul their methodology, or just embrace new software, there is a serious risk that their existing business software will not cooperate.
Finally, inflexible software is bound to suffer from bad legacy and reduced efficiency over time. While your business scales, your software ultimately falls behind, until it becomes more of a burden than an asset.
A side effect of sprawling business softwares designed to tackle a huge variety of issues is that they are too complex. This complexity can seem innocuous at first but can quickly turn into a headache.
“Wait, shouldn't the variety of tools and solutions be a boon rather than a hindrance?”
Not necessarily. First of all, a business has to implement the full software, even if it is not going to need more than, let's say, 60% of the features. A gardening business requires a different solution than a medical clinic. What is perfect for a hotel might be less useful for a limo service.
Even then you might find an essential feature to be lacking. The next step is to obtain yet another big software with another exhaustive list of features and tools that have to be implemented all over again. Fingers crossed that they are compatible!
Last but not least, your staff has to be trained from scratch, production methods and business models revised, and business plans adjusted accordingly in every single iteration of this process.
All of this reflects the amount of investment that you are going to need.
Pre-built software is expensive by itself. That 60% you can use? You are still paying for 100% of the features.
Further, additional software is necessary to patch up any potential blind spots in the primary system, which results in further costs, especially if the secondary software is yet another complex system.
Once you have all the necessary costs required to train the staff to use the features, even those they do not need, the learning process becomes lengthier the more complex the software.
Finally, when the software no longer suits your needs (and you can’t adapt it yourself), the search for the right software starts all over again.
Rather than sticking with existing business software, consider the perks of a no-code product, such as Skippet. Building custom software using a no-code platform is simple, flexible, completely covers the needs of your business, and when it doesn’t anymore? You have the power to change it yourself.
And with Skippet’s natural language processing and AI-powered features, building and implementing custom-built software into your business is easier than ever before. Join our waitlist to get access when we launch.