New research stresses the importance of choosing the right software

Choosing the right software
Choosing the right software

Global research from SAP has revealed the importance for small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) to design their businesses to run simply from the beginning.

As businesses grow, they gradually add new software and processes that introduce complexity into their operations, creating a network of disjointed solutions that can hamper efficiency and growth.

According to a survey of small and midsize businesses conducted by the online business journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Knowledge@Wharton and SAP, almost three quarters (72%) of leaders and team members say business complexity has hurt efforts to meet process and decision-making goals. More than 30% said it “strongly inhibited” that ability, and 58% pointed directly to technology complexity as the culprit.