Component issues are generally a result of your business outgrowing the
programs and tools that are currently in use. Your business has expanded
and you need to track more information or you need to track the information
differently. The following are some examples of Missing Component issues
that we see most often.
customer management software that you bought 10 years ago was really wonderful
in its day. However, you find yourself having to put the person's
cellular number, web site address, and e-mail address in the 2nd line of the
address field because there just isn't anywhere else to keep the
information. You know you need to buy a new program, but the thought of
re-typing 10,000 customer records into the new program is just a little
overwhelming. It's just your luck that the people who made your customer
management software went out of business 5 years ago and no one else seems to
have ever heard of this program.
Inventory program is wonderful except for the fact that it will only track
part numbers up to 10 digits. One of your vendors just went to a new 12
digit alphanumeric system and there is just no way to match the information
up. It wouldn't be such a hassle except for the fact that you have to compile
a report for the vendor every month so that you can apply for your discounts
it or not, we do receive calls from people who have never computerized their
records. If you find yourself in this position, don't worry. We
can help you make the difficult decisions of what and how much to computerize.