Are you the sort of person who gets into a routine and sticks with it? Donât worry, most of us are. We all have that same coffee place we stop at on the way to work, or the same seat on the train every morning.
However, when it comes to using new software, this probably isnât the right approach. Organisations often spent large amounts of money finding and implementing software programs to help them work better and smarter. But due to ingrained human nature of liking routine and whatâs comfortable, they often encounter two main problems with users interacting with the software. Either users try to apply their old processes to the new software, or they learn one way to use new software then stick with it.
Weâre all guilty of it (I didnât discover control + v to paste something for about six years). But unfortunately, you will never get the best out of your software without trying new options, discovering better ways of doing things orÂ implementing new workflowsÂ all the time to help streamline your work.
InÂ project management softwareÂ especially, this has been more of a problem than other industries due to the nature of the software itself. Whilst industry-specific software available to other industries has come along in leaps and bounds, many project management software solutions available today are still being built on very old technology. Although they may look and feel stylish and fresh, the âback endâ is stagnant and often has very stringent uses and applications that force users into a set routine.
This is why the very nature ofÂ IPM being built on the Microsoft DynamicsÂź CRM frameworkÂ is so important. IPM is based on Microsoftâs latest technologies, which are continually evolving and progressing as Microsoft evolves its platforms. Because of this, IPM will never stagnate and will always provide new ways for users to interact with the software and improve their processes.
Although it is ultimately up to the end user to continually improve their interactions with the software they use, having software that facilitates this no doubt makes the process easier. So when you are looking at project management software, make sure you check whether it has the ability to change and evolve with your organisation and help your users discover better ways of doing things. Because as Winston Churchill once said, âThere is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right directionâ.