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One Way or Another, Upgrading Software Requires Training | Modest Development

One Way or Another, Upgrading Software Requires Training

As a business owner or manager, have you ever found yourself in the position of having to admit that you really need new business management software but are avoiding upgrading because you don’t want the hassles that come with training? If so, you are not alone. But one way or another, upgrading software requires training.

We think we have found a better way at Modest. Rather than building software that requires training your employees in how we think and operate, we would rather you train us in your business so that we can build software that works for you with as small a learning curve as possible. If training needs to occur anyway, you might just as well train us to do things the way you want them done.

Training Employees on New Software

New business management software requires at least some training. But the amount and effectiveness of that training matters. It can make or break employee perceptions which, in turn, impacts everything from productivity to job satisfaction. If you’re not sure why that matters, consider these three statistics from a 2019 employee survey:

  • 51.95% of employees admit to being unhappy with their business software.
  • 24.06% admit that poor software has encouraged them to consider quitting.
  • 12.71% admit to having actually quit a job because of bad software.

If these things are true about the business management software employees are currently using, it is fair to say it would also be true when it comes to learning something new. Learning requirements that lead to unhappy employees are a problem.

Minimize the Employee Training

One way to minimize the potentially negative impacts of employee training is to minimize the amount of training needed to make employees familiar with their new software. That is the approach we take. We design software around how our clients already do business. That way, the learning curve of new business management software is minimal.

Minimizing employee training makes for happier employees. But there is an added benefit: it reduces the amount of time it takes to get employees up to speed. They spend less time learning the new software and more time being productive. What is not to love about that?

If all this sounds too good to be true, we get it. But we would appreciate the opportunity to explain how we can make it happen. Give us an opportunity to explain how we go above and beyond to learn your business before we start building.

Train Us in How You Do Things

Your employees will always need a minimal amount of training on new software. But you can limit that training by teaching us how you do things. Train us in your daily procedures and processes. Teach us how you use your current software to do what you do. If we think we can build a better way of doing things, we will let you know and give you an opportunity to offer your input.

By teaching us your business, you are equipping us to build custom business management software that does exactly what you need it to do in the way you need it done. We do all the heavy lifting as far as learning is concerned. When it’s time to deploy your new software, the training requirements for your employees are as minimal as possible.

Learning new software can be a drag. It can be detrimental to employee satisfaction when the learning curve is too steep. Don’t let that prevent you from pursuing a much-needed upgrade. Modest can build a modern business management software solution that requires minimal training. Contact us today to develop your custom software solution.