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Why It’s Crucial to Choose a Software Vendor That Offers a Maintenance Program

Why It’s Crucial to Choose a Software Vendor That Offers a Maintenance Program

Choosing the right software and vendor for your organization is an important decision. You have to pick a software vendor that will be with you for the long haul and not disappear after the sale. Software support and maintenance is an integral part of your software investment. The larger the investment or the longer you expect to have the software operational and in use, the more important it is to consider investing in a support agreement. A support agreement is typically a service agreement where a customer is entitled to receive specific services for certain software for a specified period of time. A support agreement may be a fixed-fee, fixed-term agreement or an automatically renewed agreement. When choosing new software for your organization, you

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  • Keep up-to-date with a vendor that provides a good maintenance program
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Keep Track of Your Team, Project, and Resources with Group Calendar Software

Keep Track of Your Team, Project, and Resources with Group Calendar Software

Attention project managers and meeting organizers: Do you have trouble coordinating dates and keeping track of your team members and projects? If so, team calendar software could be just the solution you’re looking for, particularly if you manage multiple teams. Forgetting deadlines or meetings can be detrimental to projects and client relationships, which is why so many businesses are embracing the use of team calendars. Team calendars that are accessible by desktop computer or mobile device help project managers, meeting organizers, and team members manage assignments, appointments, tasks, and meetings, even while they’re on the road. Using a shared group calendar does away with the need for time-consuming back-and-forth phone calls and emails just to set up meetings and invite attendees. Traditional Microsoft Outlook® meeting invites often rely

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  • Keep track of people and projects easily with a group calendar
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Here’s How Add-On Products Provides Worry-Free Software Implementations

Here’s How Add-On Products Provides Worry-Free Software Implementations

Implementing software is an extensive process that can affect all areas of your business. A successful software implementation is one that runs smoothly and comes in under or within your budgeted price tag. In order to avoid costly setbacks, it’s important to carefully select the right software and vendor to work with, checking references along the way. Factors to consider when selecting software include the vendor’s industry expertise and the caliber of their customer support. At Add-On Products, we consider ourselves your partners when implementing software at your facility. The following are a few key best practices that we keep in mind in order to successfully implement software for our customers. Put Together a Project Plan A project plan defines success upfront, so

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  • Add-On Products way to provide worry-free software implementations
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How to Make a Captivating Presentation

How to Make a Captivating Presentation

“Death by PowerPoint” is a common phrase used to describe dull, slide-based presentations that bore business audiences around the world. Hideous PowerPoint templates, excessive business jargon, and information overload are just some of the problems that plague the average business presentation. Not all business presentations are doomed to mediocrity. With proper planning and the right approach, business presentations could be good, or even, great. The following are some of the most important ingredients that go into creating and delivering a captivating and memorable presentation. Conceptualize What You Want to Say There’s no way you can deliver a solid, engaging presentation unless you have something worth talking about. That’s why the first and most important step in creating a killer presentation is to conceptualize what

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  • With these few tips, you can learn to make a captivating presentation
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Turnkey vs. DIY Software Implementation: The Pros and Cons

Turnkey vs. DIY Software Implementation: The Pros and Cons

Most businesses go through a rigorous evaluation and selection process when purchasing software. After all, it’s important to verify whether the software meets the company’s requirements and that the vendor has a proven track record of success. Nevertheless, the true benefits of software are only reaped through implementation. A well planned, managed, and executed software implementation project can achieve optimal results, including an enhancement of business procedures and greater customer satisfaction. There are two common strategies or approaches for implementing software: DIY and turnkey. The following is an explanation of each. DIY: In the DIY approach, the company that purchases the software takes on the full responsibility of implementing the software. Turnkey: In the turnkey approach, the company that purchases the software turns over all implementation responsibilities to

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  • Use a turnkey solution when implementing software and spend the time on your business instead
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