What's In A Name Like Solutions?30 Apr, 2014
It's always a good refresher to examine terminology as the market keeps changing, as does the initial meaning of a word. According to CBE Office Solutions' and blogger Glen Williams, an IT Analyst, Integrator:
“Solutions” is a term tossed around a lot lately...but what exactly is a “Solution”? If you search the internet you will find over 800 million hits on the word alone. By definition a Solution is simply an answer or resolution to a problem. What that tells me is that Solutions are as varied as the problems they address. In terms of a business though, a solution could be anything that solves a business problem. So what are the common problems that businesses face today?
We have found that typical business solutions sought out by companies center on the following three Business Processes; Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Print Management. Each of these areas represents a significant cost to most businesses and any level of automation or control that can be brought to them can represent real cost savings to a company.
Whether it’s paying vendors or receiving payments most accounting processes within a company are still heavily paper based and error prone. Solutions for these areas need to be focused on reducing the paper flow and improving accuracy. Various forms of capture and document management software can be used to easily solve these problems and provide a cost effective solution.
Print management on the other hand is all about information and control. Many companies have allowed users to print locally to high cost inkjet printers for years but now as business costs rise they are trying to reduce these expenses. Again, print management software solutions can easily help a company gain control of out of control, high cost local desktop printing.
At CBE Office Solutions we recognize that a “solution” for a business is not the same for every business. Each business is unique and the problems each faces are unique as well. To be a true solution, the answer to a business’s problems needs to be customized for that particular company. If you think your company could benefit from a customized business solution please email email@example.com for a free personalized analysis of your business process.
By Glen Williams IT Analyst, Integrator