The Path Well Traveled There is a time to take the less beaten path and a time to take the path well-traveled. When it comes to choosing the right business management software solutions, take the path well-traveled – it will lead to a solution that works for your business because it was designed for your business. Whether you are a new start-up or an experienced business, you want to set yourself apart from the competition in order to generate new business relationships. Standing out or offering unique niche services can be a great benefit to your success, and, in these cases, taking the off-beaten path might be a good idea. However, when it comes to choosing business management software, it is much more wise to take the path well-traveled. Today’s business solutions are based on years of experience and the understanding of the common activities and pain-points for specific industries. Sage business management solutions, for example, includes specific functionalities for specific businesses – including manufacturing, wholesale distribution, non-profit, e-commerce, and others. The business solutions for a retail business will be vastly different from a manufacturing business. Retail operations don’t need to use Bill of Materials or material requirement planning, but do need to monitor inventory levels very closely. Software companies are familiar with the most important operations for your industry type and have developed software to help you monitor and control those specific activities. They have even listened to the businesses that use their software and make periodic improvements in features and functions. In addition, solutions like Sage ERP can be customized and modified to work the way you work, even as your business grows and changes over time. Being unique and offering customized products and services can distinguish you from your competitors and bring you more business. However, you don’t want to be different or creative with your business management solution. In this case, take the path well-traveled. Contact DWD Technology Group to discuss which business management solutions are best suited for your specific business needs. By DWD Technology Group, a Sage 100 ERP (MAS 90/200) Partner serving clients throughout Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.