It’s never too early to think about your company’s goals for the next calendar year. Considering we are already well into Q2 and the current business environment isn’t changing anytime soon, it may be wise to take advantage of some think-time.
Planning an upgrade to any major system or ERP requires planning, capital, resources, and most importantly, an owner. Investing in structural upgrades. We have all worked at a pace that has dictated we continually put off much-needed upgrades. Now is the time, while we are seeing reductions in large-scale projects and efforts, to put in place structural upgrades that enhance and future-proof trader abilities (real-time pricing and order approvals), streamline reporting (minutes, not hours or days to get critical, decision-making data), build in workflow efficiencies (order approvals and instant customer contacts), and analytical capabilities (dashboards that, at a glace, give you a pulse check on your business).
This certainly isn’t an easy time for any of us in the building materials space and any of the secondary markets we service. We hope that this uncertain period of disruption will end sooner than later but the reality of the moment is that we have an opportunity to emerge from this stronger.