For most companies, the “IT guy” is more than sufficient – someone to take care of the technology “plumbing”, while the owner occassionally makes the decisions on the big things – the CRM system, email, website, inventory/sales management systems, etc. But you’ll get to a size where you’re spending more time managing your systems than managing your business. If you stop and think about, you know you need help. Running the company, maximizing revenue, building new or deeper sales channels – these things ought to be your focus everyday.
But you are spending too much time trying to track down a customer’s orders on the spreadsheet you use. Or your IT guy says you need a bigger file server, but you don’t know how much to spend. Or you can’t get your inventory costs nailed down because your purchasing and inventory systems can’t talk to each other. Or a customer’s order goes out wrong because someone confused the emails with the order spreadsheet on them.
All of these are signs that you need someone to be paying attention to your technology and systems, and how they integrate with your business operations. You need a Chief Information Officer.
What we offer is a part-time, or contract CIO. Either on an hourly or retainer basis, we look at your business, it operations and how all of your technology supports your goals and your bottom line.
Contact us to see how we can help.