Some of the most successful businesses in the past few years have done so because of innovative technology they have purchased available in their industry. What does it take to make your business succeed? What is new out there in business technology that may help save your time or organize your sales force into a leaner, meaner machine?!
One good example of a business that uses new and innovative technologies to solve complex business and financial problems is IBM. IBM has continuously evolved and changed software and financial models to improve other company’s businesses. They have stayed ontop of the learning curve while others have reverted to best practices.
Numerous other businesses have used technology, software and the internet to evolve their business model. In retail, Wal-Mart is a great example of how a previous entrepreneur, Sam Walton harnessed technology to revolutionalize his inventory ordering software to build one of the biggest and wealthiest retail stores in history. Others have followed in the U.S.A, namely Best Buy. Some in Canada like the Brick have started to offer more ease of selection and convenience in online shopping. But what about your small business? Can you afford the technology to evolve and compete? There are numerous programs available. Some interesting software technology that is available now in the U.S. in terms of intranet, cross communications and software is evolving once again.
Once such example that a lot of small businesses are using now is V.O.I.P.(Voice Over Internet Protocal), to help reduce their telecommunications costs and gain a competitive advantage in international calling and communication services. But there are others, some really cool concepts that are ahead of their time.
How about a piece of technology that is secure and can manage your entire salesforce or your entire enterprise model. One that surpasses the traditional CRM technology.
One company that is doing this successfully is http://www.mycompanytoolbox.com. The company has a complete and highly secure CRM solution that can be highly customized and private for your business, -large or small. It can also be integrated with other traditionally accepted software in the company.
Another example of an innovative technology company providing innovative solutions is http://www.factor1.com. They provide a Point of Sale software solution that has been modified by Microsoft to provide futuristic POS systems that are still cost effective for small business owners.
In summary, there are numerous software technology programs available but it is usually the ones that are most innovative, or provide the most cost savings that last or are bought out by bigger providers. Now is your chance to get a piece of that innovation to drive your small business.