Since the idea of improvement software is pretty new, it’s probably helpful to begin this blog by explaining what it is. Improvement software is a technology platform designed to capture the best ideas about how your organization can improve, support the process of assigning ownership, and manage the selected ideas through completion. It is a simple but powerful way to harness the energy of your organization to address issues around efficiency, customer satisfaction, safety, cost reduction, and your other most difficult challenges. But, as you might expect, all improvement software is not alike. Here are a few things that you should look for when evaluating solutions for improvement.
Ease-of-Use and Deployment
Let’s be honest. Implementing improvement software is giving your team one more technology tool to learn and use. Your improvement efforts will be limited if adoption is hindered by a clunky interface or difficult installation procedure. Look for solutions that are drop-dead simple to use and install. Better yet, choose a cloud-based solution with nothing to install at all. Also, keep in mind that ideas happen anywhere, and choose a solution that can be accessed from a mobile device so that ideas aren’t lost in transit.