Why Do We Have So Many Apps?

A lot of companies don’t realize how much they spend on tech each month.

Or even how much efficiency they’re losing every month.

As I work with clients and get to know their environments it’s interesting to see how many apps some companies use.

There’s one app to help you calendar.

Another app to help you keep track of your tasks.

Another app you use for scheduling.

The list goes on and on.


The same holds true with line of business apps.

Companies buy QuickBooks.

Then they export the data to Microsoft Excel.

Why?

Well, just cause.

Then they need reporting tools so they buy something else.

Spreadsheets, credit card processing, time tracking apps.

It’s a continual cycle of apps.

All for the betterment of what?


Here’s a thought.

Wouldn’t it be better if you could roll 8 tools into 1?

Imagine if you paid the same amount of money that you pay for those 8 tools for just 1.

And you know what the funny thing is?

Most people can’t get past that thought.


Here’s a math question for you.

Would you rather pay $1,000 a month for eight tools or $1,000 a month for 1 tool?

And here in is where the problem lies.

People can justify buying one thing here and there.

But when it comes to buying one big thing they balk.

And I get it.

It’s a big expense.

But at the end of the day - if you could do everything in one place why wouldn’t you?

And still, I know that there are best-of-breed apps.

But at the end of the day.

Are we in business to make money or to have cool apps?

Sadly.  we like the cool apps.


PS.  If you’d like to use 1 tool instead of 8 give me a shout.  I can help with that.