Whether it's for Asset Tracking, Tool Tracking, Inventory Management, or Supply Room Management, most companies spend a large part of their financial resources just to manage on-hand inventory and fixed assets. Inventory accuracy can be critical to meeting your Just-in-Time production schedules. Many companies form a team of senior personnel to research the numerous products available in the marketplace today, AND THEN, determine which one "best fits" your needs! This is a long drawn out process that utilizes valuable personnel for an extended period of time – doing tasks they weren't hired for! And, it's a financial drain as well.
At GigaTrak, we have both custom and off-the-shelf solutions. Below are FAQ's to help you decide if a custom solution is right for you company. Click here so we can help you determine what software package best fits your needs!
Does custom software always cost more than off-the-shelf?
No! People typically get more than they need in off-the-shelf systems by using only 25% to 50% but paying for 100%! There are also annual updates and support fees that never end. With custom:
- Pay for only what you need
- Update only when required
- Maximize the functionality while
minimizing the training
- Long-term costs are almost
What are the advantages of OFF-THE-SHELF systems?
Off-the-shelf solutions are often very practical, but only if the product fits your business needs. Pre-designed software is often quicker to implement in your facility and more affordable. All of our off-the shelf software is based on GigaTrak’s standardized methodologies making our software very easy to support. We would be happy to send you a demo of any of our off-the-shelf systems at your request!
What are the advantages of CUSTOM software systems?
GigaTrak has years of experience building software systems from the ground up. There are many advantages to purchasing a custom system. For example, we can help you lay out a design specification based on your company’s processes and procedures. You can update your procedures and improve your practices in the process! This information is then used to design a system specifically for you. Very little "in – house" time is needed until final implementation. When the system is completed, screens and functions are guaranteed to fit your company’s needs!
GigaTrak maintains a development schedule for all aspects of the project. And the "rollout" can likely be done in as little as a few days – without interrupting production! And best of all, your employees already know the process, so training is simplified!
Can GigaTrak help me decide?
Of course! The key is to find a solution that fits your business! It may be custom software, an off-the-shelf solution, or a combination of the two! To keep costs low, we can slightly modify or “customize” our off-the-shelf software to save you money! Although customization does require extra time, we would be more than happy to provide software modifications to enhance any of our applications to meet your needs. Whatever the answer is for your company, GigaTrak can help you choose and implement the best solution at a low cost.