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Common Obstacles to Overcome When Using an Off-the-Shelf SaaS System

Yitz Lieblich

The Benefit of an "Off-the-Shelf" SaaS System

Traditionally, when a business is ready to upgrade its order management processes, they choose an off-the-shelf SaaS order management system (OMS).  Off-the-shelf SaaS systems are most common because they are ready made, licensed by subscription, hosted in the cloud, and very easily accessed over any internet browser. Ready made is one of the key reasons off-the-shelf SaaSs are routinely picked. When a company is looking to upgrade, they are generally looking for fast, easy, and inexpensive. An off-the-shelf SaaS will check virtually all those boxes.

The Disadvantage of an "Off-the-Shelf" SaaS System

However, the ready made SaaS OMS does have several disadvantages that may be relevant to you.  What happens when your company loses internet connectivity? Will you not be able to access your OMS? How is your data kept secure? Exactly what are you getting for your subscription fee? Will someone be available to help you when you run into problems? These are just a few of the things you need to consider.

Most off-the-shelf SaaS systems are made to specifically do one area of order management very well. You may currently have one in place that you chose for precisely that reason. However, as your business grows, you may find yourself constantly looking for workarounds in order to fit your new processes into the current system. You notice that the once excellent ready made SaaS system that you are using is longer suited to your current business.

Is it Time for a Change?

If you find that your current SaaS OMS is working for you, then there is no reason for you to consider switching.  However, if you find that you are getting more and more frustrated with your current SaaS OMS, you may be ready for a change. The question you need to ask yourself is what kind of change?

How to Choose?

There are many software choices. You are being shortsighted if you opt to just switch to a different off-the-shelf SaasS OMS that better suits your current business model. A few years down the line, as your business grows and evolves, you will just find yourself in the same predicament.

When you are looking at the long term ramifications of switching your order management software, you should be looking out of the proverbial box. Perhaps it is time to look into a customized solution that will work well for your business today and continue to work as your business grows and changes down the line.

The Solution

SkuNexus was created to address all of the above problems. At its core, SkuNexus contains all the functions needed to run your entire backend from one system. No more workarounds needed. SkuNexus has built-in functions for inventory, order, warehouse, and even vendor management. You will no longer find yourself looking for a different solution as your business expands.

The main thing that SkuNexus brings to the table is the fact that it is fully customizable. This is what makes SkuNexus stand out from all the others.  Fully customizable means that you will no longer have to modify your operations in order to fit into your OMS. SkuNexus will adjust for you. You even have the option to choose which form of customization is best for your company. With the Enterprise Edition we will give you full access to the source code to make the customizations yourself. The Cloud Edition is available for those that need a little more hand-holding. We will make those customizations for you according to your specifications.  Either way, our team is there to help you every step of the way to ensure you end up with the perfect solution for your business.

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