There are two principle ways organisations can make themselves competitive. You may differentiate with a unique market proposition, or you could be the same on the outside and focus on making every aspect of your internal business better.
Software can accelerate competitiveness by:
- Digitising existing service offerings, giving customers more choice and flexibility to suit their specific preferences.
- Harnessing the internet and customer-facing apps to enable more efficient access to new markets and industry sectors.
- Transforming the customer experience to a more interactive and positive level, encouraging better engagement with customers through the communication platform of their choice.
- Encouraging customers to ‘self-service’ via software, which automatically reduces overall costs and improves efficiencies.
- Surfacing actionable business intelligence from mountains of data, enabling quicker decision making and risk management.
- Providing the foundation for new business ideas to be explored and brought to fruition. In other words, software can allow you to do things competitors can’t, helping you stand out.
One thing to remember, you can’t differentiate through software if your software is the same as everyone else’s. Off the shelf software will camouflage you and prevent you from gaining competitive advantage as there are so many others doing things in the exact same way as you.
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