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Do You Know What’s Going on with Your Business?

Modern and mobile in your personal life

I have a mobile banking app on my phone like a lot of people do.  That gives me the option to check out the most current activity of all my bank accounts wherever I am.  It’s not a necessity to have a mobile app or even bank online, but it makes things a lot easier and gives me answers quickly.  Before banking went mobile, finding the status of a pending transaction was a bit difficult. You could find the answer by waiting on the monthly paper statement, logging into a computer, or heading up to an ATM or speaking with a teller.

Antiquated and slow in your professional life

Now, take that same situation and apply it to your company or your department.  How difficult is it for you to know what’s going on?  No, I don’t mean Bob’s version of what’s going on, but what is REALLY going on.  (Bob will be our generic co-worker for this bit, nothing against Bobs just go with it).  Are your inventory numbers lower than you’re comfortable with?  What may be ok for Bob, may not be ok for you…and then you don’t know there is a problem until it is too late.  Does your team spend too much focus on projects that aren’t profitable?  If they did, would you be able to tell?

What’s going on?

Is your difficulty in answering “What’s going on?” consist of emailing a team member and waiting a few hours?  Do you have your own reports with spreadsheets full of pivot tables and crazy macros that run to answer that question?  Do you have a dedicated person that will email a report to you weekly with their own commentary about the direction things are going?

Those options all work, but is that the best you can do?  What if you automate those routine manual processes?  What if you or your team could build a mobile-ready dashboard, easily?  You’d have your important KPIs anywhere you go any time you need them.

Stop kicking that can

Domo is one of the best solutions for you to be thinking about so that you can know what’s going on across your organization or department.  I like to think of it as a blank slate solution for companies with awesome ideas.  But in too many places, those awesome ideas get treated like the can getting kicked down the road.  They never get enacted because of reasons like a lack of the right personnel skill sets or IT roadblocks.

Let me put your mind at ease.  Domo is a great tool and it has a lot of great resources to help you get on your feet.  Plus you have my team and I here at Perficient that will show you how to catch the fish and then teach you to fish.  For the IT roadblocks, that is usually a reason people come to Domo.  Non-IT folks feel IT takes too long to build up a server or make changes to existing technology.  It isn’t because they’re just sloths, it is because they are usually understaffed and overburdened.  Reach out to us and we’ll help you work with IT to ensure everyone is on board and we’ll let IT know you’re doing them a favor.

We’re Here to help

If you haven’t taken a look at Domo yet, reach out to me and I’ll be happy to help guide you to a free trial and how best to use it (what to think about, what to test, etc) with what you’re looking for and are running into at your office.

If you’re on Domo and want to get more out of it we can help.

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