Don’t call it a comeback

| October 21st, 2009 | , ,

It seems these days that a new web-based something-or-other appears in our periphery at least once a month, promising to revolutionize, redefine, and further simplify our workflow. While there are certainly some aspects of project management, time tracking and task management that could use some rethinking, existing and proven methodologies will serve small businesses best.

One goal of web-based software is to increase its adaptability in the marketplace. We’ve always felt the best way to do this is by engaging our customers in personal conversations, meeting them where they are at and helping them through the process of adapting their workflow to an online medium. A lot of customer collaboration takes place during and after the engagement process and both Intervals and our customers end up benefiting from the relationship; our idea of symbiosis.

Amidst the flurry of buzz surrounding web-based tools, some are going down for the count. Our advice is to do your research before committing your company to any web-based software. There is good reason why established small businesses will gravitate towards tried and true offerings.

If you are in the process of adopting web-based project management software it would be wise to do your research. Ask a lot of questions and make sure the company behind the offering is established and stable.

We’ve never been rock stars, nor do we ever want to be. We believe in steady and sustainable growth for Intervals. While we love and appreciate the reviews and articles, buzz simply cannot match the longevity of creating and maintaining solid customer relationships. It is our customers, not our critics or our peers, whose words and referrals mean the most to us. There is good reason we’ve been here for years, and why were not going anywhere for many more.

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