Flexibility and Agility

Accessing business information on the move is essential to keeping ahead of your competitors.  Flexibility and agility could give you competitive advantage.  Most business owners create a schedule or project plan, but sometimes things change.  Customers move workshops and project review meetings, internal staff are needed on another project.  Perhaps travel plans need to change due to an external factor.  Rather than causing chaos in your business, having access to essential business information can keep your business flexibility and agility at an optimum level.

Many business people have access to email on phones and tablets.  This is easy to setup so your competitors probably also have this facility too.  So, no competitive advantage there.  Having access to project documents and records is somewhere where you can garner a competitive advantage.  It is more complex to setup properly, and will incur some costs.  This puts off many micro and small businesses.  Clear competitive advantage for only a small effort and relatively small cost.

Think about the technology that a larger business would have in place.  This would allow their staff to be able to access information from outside of Worcestershire.  For example, when working abroad.  A shared company calendar, shared business contacts, Customer Relationship Management system and access to standard cost information are all achieveable.  How easily could you put a proposal and quote together when working abroad?  Flexibility and agility could allow you to bid and win work abroad!  Is there a standard price list or rate card that would at least give you a starter-for-ten?  All of these can be put in place, and accessible out of hours and remotely from the business premises.  More importantly, they can be accessed securely.  This prevents unauthorised users obtaining your templates, product specs and prices – all very sensitive. These all need appropriate security controls in place to keep them safe.

Showing your prospects and customers that you can adapt on the fly and deliver results will win you business.  By having good flexibility and agility, you will show that no matter what happens, you have the technology, tools and information to solve their problems.

Telephone – +44 (0)1684 377980 to find out how the borwell team can improve your business flexibility and agility.