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6 Questions to ask yourself before buying Business Software

1. What do I need and want the software to do?

It may seem an obvious question!  I would really recommend writing it all down though.  It will really clarify what your requirements and expectations are.  Getting into the detail early will help you prepare and increase the likelihood of success.  When you contact potential suppliers or prospective developers it gives you a great starting point.

Once you have made your full list of requirements, separate them into ‘must-haves’ and ‘nice-to-haves’.  There will be some requirements which are absolutely crucial.  The sort of thing where you think, if it doesn’t do that there there’s no point.Read More »6 Questions to ask yourself before buying Business Software

How To Get The Reports You Need To Guide Your Business

I have recently been away for a well-earned break by the seaside.  It has been a hectic year full of change, technical challenges and new developments.  On my return I wanted to review the previous 12 months at Working Data and check out some basic management reporting.

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Using our in-house Custom Access Database I pulled up the report showing the source of the last 12 months’ clients.  47% of our invoicing total came from repeat business with our existing clients.

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