4 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Ad Agency Software
When it comes to keeping your advertising agency on track and increasing efficiencies, selecting your project management software will be your holy grail. A good ad agency software will help keep your agency on track. It should help with project planning and scheduling, resource management, budgeting and finance management, whilst also giving ‘the big boss’ a platform to easily analyse the agency workflow. Whether you’ve already got a system in place that just isn’t working for your agency, or your looking to start a new agency and want to get started on the right foot, you need to take the time to select the right software that suits your business needs. Don’t make these mistakes when it comes to selecting the best software for your agency.
Not Matching Features to your Needs
While there is a large number of different agency software on the market, only a select few will specifically match your agency needs. You need to ensure the software you select, matches your business requirements, as well as suiting the people who are going to be using the system. Do you need complex, or will simple suffice? Make sure you look into all the features and decide if it will be suitable.
Not Considering Scalability
No business enjoys growth whilst not having the capacity to grow effectively and efficiently. Make sure the agency software you select gives you the capacity to scale up! If your software can’t grow with your business than this can not only be very expensive, but also time consuming for you in finding a new software to implement and run your agency, as well as train staff on using the new system. Don’t waste your own time by not looking into this aspect.
Not Testing First
You wouldn’t by a house without viewing it first right? So why not test out a project management system BEFORE you commit to using it full time. Make sure you get the people who will be using the software on a day to day basis to test out the software. After all, they’ll be the ones using it. This is important to determine if the software will be suitable for your business and to help remove any issues some staff might have with ‘change’.
Not Planning for Teething Issues
No matter how good the software is for your agency, you need to make sure you plan for your staff members to have any transition issues. After all, we’re creatures of habit! Make sure you plan for training staff members on using the new system and ensuring that everyone is on the same page.
There are many ad agency software options available, however no two management systems are the same! It’s important to put in the legwork and time when choosing an ad agency management system. It’s well worth the time and research to get your agency running efficiently! Agency In A Box has been providing ad agencies with software to better run their agencies. Why not contact us and we can setup a trial run through for your agency!
Agency In A Box is the perfect project management software for any agency or marketing department. There are no headaches, it’s simple and easy to use. But of course, that’s easy for us to say! See for yourself how it can simplify EVERYTHING. We know you’ll fall in love with it. We sure did.
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