The importance of IT consulting is often lost on small- and medium-sized business and organization decision makers. Why? Many times, unfortunately, simply due to ignorance of what exists and applies to their space, or how particular pieces of software allow an operation to increase efficiency. These vertical-specific software solutions can offer gains in unexpected places; often, in our experience, end users report that an immediate impact is felt.
One can witness the power of business specific software in action without looking far at all. To look at a recent example in the news: ElectrifAi is integrating with Snowflake, a data storage, processing, and analytic solutions software. This allows their engineers from various disciplines to write in their “native” code yet still integrate with least possible friction. While I am not privy to the expected productivity gains such a solution offers, it is not difficult to imagine why a step like this makes a lot of sense.
In a more local example, our team at Certified CIO assisted New Concept Technology near York, PA in its integration of SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management (PDM) in order to streamline their design to manufacturing process. This integration resulted in a net plus for productivity and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
These types of vertical-specific software solutions are not limited to manufacturing or programming by any stretch. In fact, countless solutions exist (or can even be created) to solutions within verticals, for example for law firms that specialize in different areas. It is highly likely that solutions exist for your company or organization’s purpose, as well.
So how do you know what you don’t know? That’s where IT consulting comes in. Our team of experts, with decades of experience in the IT field, can help! By letting us know the pain points you’re finding with your IT—or even pain points you expect to feel as your organization grows—we can put together a strategy that very well may integrate new solutions to problems, both old and upcoming.
We’d love to sit down with you and have a consultation to determine where IT can better serve you. If this seems like something that may be interesting to you or your company/organization decision-makers, GET IN TOUCH and let us know how we can empower your IT by making it more secure, effective, and agile.