Are you in it for yourself or your company?
When it comes to justifying an investment in business automation software, for some people it’s all about being able to make it home in time for dinner.
If you’re looking for software for your own use, the investment may be justified simply by getting rid of paperwork, spreadsheets, and emails, so that you can get your work done faster and have more time in your day for more important things.
For others, like the CEO, CFO, or a small business owner, it’s often more about following the hard cost saving to the bottom line. These folks often need to see how the efficiency/time-savings, better spend controls and improved visibility that SpendMap provides will improve profitability. How much time is being wasted managing the existing manual/inefficient Purchasing process? How will the system stop unwanted spending? How will it improve budget compliance? Will the reports provide information to help negotiate better pricing with suppliers?
Either way, whether the decision is being made at the Department level or in the Executive Suite, business automation software provides amazing Return on Investment, so you should have no trouble cost-justifying your new Purchasing system.
Reduce the administrative burden
By far the least expensive way to run any business process is using software. It doesn’t matter if it’s Purchasing, Accounting, Inventory Control, Project Management, Sales or anything else. Doing this sort of thing manually (be that paperwork, email, spreadsheets or whatever) just takes way too much time and effort and, as you know, time is money.
Increase control of your spending
And those time/cost savings don’t even take into account the improved spend control that SpendMap provides; You’ll save even more by eliminating unwanted spending, improving budget compliance, eliminating invoice errors, and so on. Remember, every dollar that you DON’T spend goes directly to your bottom line.
Enable strategic purchasing initiatives
You will also have much better visibility into your spending and where the money is going. If you’re like most of our customers, after using SpendMap for a little while, you’ll have much better information at your fingertips to negotiate better pricing with your suppliers and implement other strategic purchasing initiatives to lower the prices you are paying for the goods and services you need to keep your business running.
If you don’t see the return-on-investment, if you don’t think you can cost-justify a new Purchasing system, please reach out to us here and we’ll give you a hand.
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You can use SpendMap for a month for free and we’ll even help you set it up with free training and support. No risk, no commitment and no credit card required.
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Don’t Forget about our Free Version!
No budget for a new Purchasing system? If you just need to automate your Purchase Orders, you might want to give our Free Version a try. Hope it helps 🙂