How To Choose Store Budgeting Software
The software you use to set your budget is a tool that must be chosen carefully. Like all tools, it has to be capable of performing the task it is designed for and doing the job reliably. It should be able to continue performing well for as long as it is used. Good budgeting software doesn’t operate alone because it can integrate with the rest of your management tools and is supported by a team of professionals. It also is user-defined and intuitive so that its efficiency is accessible to everyone on your team.
Look For Comprehensive Integration
A good budget clearly establishes objectives for the business. Those objectives must then be communicated. ChainDrive Store Budgeting software replaces the manual spreadsheets, faxes, emails or phone calls of the past. With one central database, integration is seamless and automatic. Every person, department, store, etc. across the entire enterprise can be updated on the objectives that apply to them. Those objectives can be set with confidence that all factors have been analyzed appropriately.
Look For Professional Support
Store budgeting software that is not supported by a professional, fully-trained team is software that will cost time, effort, and money when something is confusing. Someone on staff has to research possible issues and troubleshoot while they learn. That learning comes at the cost of downtime and errors in establishing your budget. Since the budget is foundational, problems with the budget cause problems down the road.
ChainDrive’s clients have 24-hour access to professional support 365 days a year. Our support team is trained on our software and any customization that a client has implemented. That means help is immediate and that it really does help solve the problem quickly.
Look For User-Defined Parameters
Budgeting parameters must be defined by the user for maximum efficiency. Security settings must allow you to control exactly who can see what. KPI targets must be individualized appropriately. Annotation of events and other items must be detailed for future reference so that analysis includes all the information that pertains to the report. Views that can be defined, saved, recalled, and displayed according to the user are the most helpful.
ChainDrive Store Budgeting software is designed to be software you can choose with confidence because it is professionally supported, user-friendly, and integrates with your business.