Friday, June 13, 2014

Forget the daily storm and look out ten years..

Planning your future in an online world

There is an increasing amount of technology available in the marketplace today, especially when it comes to business as an example with e-commerce, there are more and more technologies that we can plug into or add on to our current software solutions. The landscape of technology continues to increase in complexity. This complexity makes it more difficult for organizations to navigate the choices they should make and the plans that they should put in place to evolve with their own strategies.

Today it is really not about how big or how small you are, 
it is really about how fast you can go.
I think that is a big shift with respect to technology today. The projects can’t take a long time anymore or they are going to be too slow for the marketplace. There is an increasing pressure to move fast and to be agile in order to adapt to all the changing trends that are happening.
I think that when distributors stop to think about how they would transform their business, it becomes an obviously huge undertaking. It is difficult to determine where to start with that. Where do you start to peel away the layers of the onion because it is going to take a long time?

Most of the distributors that we work with today do not have an executive level position for marketing or digital strategies. 
and yet there is a lot of pressure for them to implement these technologies. 

Their leadership is looking for help to try and figure out where to go in order to evolve, and their hesitation is that they know it is not small – and that it is strategic now, not just a piece of technology that they need to implement. The whole e-business side of things is strategic and competitive and it is going to change their business model down the road.

Even though we are a technology software company, we recognize that the clients that buy our software need help to figure out these strategies and their overall roadmap. We are being much more proactive now by automating and constantly updating our technologies. 

This is not something that you get to choose or not choose if you are going to have a viable business model. Then it becomes a question of how fast are you going to go? The organizations that lead and get there first are going to have an advantage over the ones that get there second and third and fourth.

By aligning yourself with a technology partner focused on your needs you can level the playing field. 
Offering tools and technology that the market demands while allowing you to focus on your client base. 

MDS offers tools to grow your business in every market segment and gives you access to the technology and features available in enterprise systems.