Software Evaluation

8 Ways Shop Management Systems Can Reduce Operating Costs

An effective shop management system can have a positive impact on operating costs in a number of ways. Of course there are costs associated with system implementation and ownership but if they’re effective – systems will pay for themselves. The following functionality inherent in shop management system will facilitate operating cost reductions. Inventory control – …

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11 Steps to Evaluating and Implementing Software Systems

Selecting and installing a new software system is a significant undertaking for any company. Selecting a system and them implementing it can be a daunting task but if undertaken with care positive results will be achieved. The key is in planning. If each step of the process is planned and confirmed once completed the gradual …

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Managing the Training and Pilot Phases of System Implementation

The training and pilot phases of a system implementation are critical to the overall success of the project. Managing these phases of the project is best handled by developing written check lists and ensuring that each business process that will be supported by the new system is identified. Once the list of business processes is …

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Tire and Repair Shop System Implementation and Process Mapping

When implementing a new software system the most important step to ensuring a smooth start up is relating the existing business processes to the new software. It is always the best policy to change as little as possible when implementing a new system and so the objective should be to support existing business processes without …

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Performing a Cost Benefit Analysis for Auto Repair and Tire Shop Systems

A cost/benefit analysis should always be part of any software system evaluation. Without performing this exercise a decision may be made based on the wrong criteria. The majority of the costs in a software system implementation occur on the front end while the benefits are realized over time. A system that appears less expensive in …

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Evaluating Software System Architecture

When evaluating software systems the impact of system architecture is an extremely important factor to consider. The database, programming language, hardware requirements, operating system requirements and network/internet requirements all contribute to the usability of the system as well as the cost of ongoing maintenance and support. Consider the following key points when evaluating software systems: …

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