Medical Manufacturers: Don’t be Afraid of Upgrading Software


Manufacturers, especially medical device, equipment and supplies manufacturers, need to upgrade their software every few years, but many put if off. Companies are sometimes reluctant to change their systems and dread a messy transition period that could include employee criticism, production errors or delays that hold up orders. Fortunately, software upgrades don’t need to be that way. In this blog, we will tackle the big fears that medical manufacturers face when upgrading their software and how to overcome them.

Fear of Failure

One of the fundamental human fears is fear of failure. People are more afraid of trying something new and making a mistake then they are of missing out by not trying anything at all. When it comes to a software upgrade or new implementation, decision-makers get nervous about promoting something new that requires a significant financial investment in case it doesn’t work.

Medical manufacturers are trained to think about the worst-case scenario but remember to consider the alternative: what if a new upgrade or implementation is wildly successful? Especially for those using a legacy ERP, an upgrade or new implementation can lead to organization-wide data visibility, sophisticated tools like forecasting and quote calculators and faster business processes from using integration and automation. If you have been settling with your current software, it is actually probable that an upgrade or new system will improve company productivity and decrease unnecessary costs…if you have the right support. To eliminate any fears about upgrading or implementing new software, talk to a software consultant like Datix. As a one-stop shop that has supported thousands of software solutions, our team knows how to find the right solution for each of your specific needs. We are experts in the leading software applications from major vendors, so we can offer you nonbiased guidance on how to upgrade or choose a new system. Whether you need ERP, CRM, hosting, disaster recovery or another software solution, Datix can help you achieve your goals.

Fear of the Transition

Many medical manufacturers know they need to revamp their software, but dread an awkward, unpleasant transition. Employees or even leadership members can be loudly critical of even the slightest bump in the road when launching an upgrade or new system. These complaints may be from those who cling to the status quo and avoid any type of difficulty (even if it is necessary) or reflect a lack of confidence that your organization will deliver on its promises to employees. Sometimes, this skepticism unfortunately has some merit: you may have tried to implement new technology in the past without support only to run into complications or the realization that your new system isn’t equipped to do the thing you purchased it to do. Or, you may have turned to a vendor or consultant who was supposed to help you but stopped answering your calls as soon as the contract was signed.

The best way to silence the naysayers and restore faith in your organization is to execute a successful upgrade or new implementation. Upgrading should make your biggest challenges such as keeping up with regulation requirements far easier. When you work with a reliable software consultant like Datix, we consider your business needs first to choose the right software solution, instead of trying to convince you to go with a pre-chosen software that isn’t suited to your processes. With our business-first approach, we take the time to understand every aspect of your organization and want to hear concerns from your team from the start. By listening to and addressing these concerns in our plan, we can give you the best solution possible to maximize your systems. When you have a fast, efficient, and user-friendly solution that streamlines every aspect of your business and renews confidence in your organization, you will wonder why you didn’t complete your upgrade sooner. Learn more about working with Datix.

Fear of Falling Behind the Competition

Medical manufacturers are especially aware of the need to keep up with the competition when it comes to releasing new products and meeting order deadlines. Some experience a strong fear that if they deviate from the status quo for even a moment, their competitors will overtake them. However, the reality of modern manufacturing is that companies cannot afford to stay stagnant. If you do not keep up with data-driven solutions for increasing efficiency, your organization will lose its competitive edge. Executing a software upgrade or new implementation does not need to be a long, drawn-out process. If you want to remain competitive and reach full capability with an upgrade or new system quickly, turn to a software consultant like Datix. We thoughtfully map out an implementation plan that is tailored towards giving you the best results possible, as quickly as possible. Datix will be with you every step of the way, from the planning to the implementation and beyond. Discover how we support medical manufacturers.

Wrap Up

Don’t let fear hold you back from completing a needed software upgrade or new implementation. If the thought of change is stressful or overwhelming, talk to a software expert like Datix to hear your options. Discuss what Datix can do for you.

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