In 2010, record rainfall caused catastrophic flooding in both downtown Nashville and in surrounding communities, throughout the metro area and beyond. Nashvillians remember the eerie photographs of landmarks like LP Field (now Nissan Stadium), the Schermerhorn, and Opry Mills under water.
The flood took a heavy toll on local businesses. According to the Tennessean, somewhere between 300 and 400 local businesses remained closed after the flood, unable to recover from their losses.
Nashvillians understand, then, that natural disasters can pose a heavy threat to businesses. Unfortunately, however, many business owners don’t think past insurance as a safeguard. To truly be prepared for natural disasters, it’s essential that businesses consider and implement strategies to safeguard the continued functionality and accessibility of their key systems and data.
In today’s business landscape, industry-specialized software propels small and mid-sized businesses of all types. Construction firms manage building projects with Construction Management Software. Doctors’ offices easily track patient records using Electronic Medical Records (EMR) solutions. And nonprofits utilize specialized software to track and process fundraising efforts. Industry-specific software exists everywhere from funeral homes to marketing firms, HVAC installers, hospitality, shipping and receiving, ministry, and pet grooming.
There’s no question that industry-specific, line-of-business (LOB) software can serve as an engine for growth and better work for businesses and organizations of all shapes and sizes. However, the more companies rely on software deeply integrated into their specific workflows, the more important it becomes to make sure that the right software is in place and that it is implemented and managed well. Because the failure or poor performance of such software can be a source of endless headaches in the workplace, which always translate into less productivity and profitability.
To help you think through how well your industry-specific software is serving your business’s needs, let’s approach some of the questions business need to ask themselves, and let’s find some solutions.
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