Creation – The shape of your data
Identify what technology is critical to your production. Some questions to answer are:
1. What software do you use to create data?
Some examples of data you might generate with software are emails, voicemails, work orders, invoices, appointments, employee applications, proprietary drawings, financial information, security video, vendor information, and so on.
2. What software will you use to track production and resource flow?
Some common examples of this kind of software are Microsoft Excel, Simply accounting, Microsoft Dynamics, and Sage ACCPAC.
3. What reporting do you need from your production data? How is that report being generated, and how does it get delivered to the people or departments that need to see it?