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What software is right for you when using the Realwear HMT-1 devices?  

We see people taking the easy out, rather than software you pay a bit more for but have better quality features for remote connections. Measure return on investment. 

 In order to use your HMT-1 devices successfully and to their full potential, it is essential that you invest in the right software. Choosing a software with quality features that work effectively for remote connections is the key to optimize benefits of your Realwear HMT-1 devices. 

 Here are 7 steps you can follow in order to select the best software for your business. 

  1. Decide who needs to be involved in decision-making:

Every member from your organization who could be impacted by the new software upgrade should be involved in the process. They should be made to participate in the decision-making journey throughout. Moreover, you may also have to involve some external people for consultation. 

Internal People: 

Your Employees — All employees who will be directly using the software or will be impacted by it through any means should give their input. It is advised that you collect feedback and critique form these employees to omit chances of any errors and make improvisations to fine-tune your software. 

Your Managers — A manager will have a different insight during this process as their use of company software is also slightly different. They can give the best input regarding the reporting, data storage and analyzing capabilities of your software. This will ensure effective operations & good team performance in the future. 

External People: 

Your IT partner — Cyber security should be your top priority when choosing a software for your business. Have your company collaborate with IT specialists and optimize security at every step of the way. Furthermore, it is also important to look for and fix any possible technical errors, glitches, or technological lacks in the software.  

Your Customers — A business definitely wouldn’t announce the implementation of a new software publicly. However, it is vital to consider your customers and think how your decisions will impact them at every step of the way. You should keep customers at the forefront of all key decisions and notify them about software updates if necessary. 

 Review your processes, prioritiseyour needs and set your budget: 

First, you should study your previous software and make sure that all essential processes are streamlined correctly. New software help enhance productivity. However, if your old software is not outlined correctly, neither will be the new one.  

Secondly, you should have a clear idea of what you’re looking for in the software. All important functions, their link to business operations and the top-most important needs of your business that should be integrated in the software. You can make a list of requirements for any new software. This list should be categorized based on priority.  

For example: 

  • Must-haves 
  • Conditionals 
  • Nice-to-haves  

You can then refer to this list throughout the process to ensure your software meets as many demands as possible. By analyzing your previous software, considering the needs of your business and prioritizing requirements — You will be able to choose the best software. 

 It is also advisable to set up a budget at this point. Don’t forget that your budget will have to cover the following costs: 

  • Software 
  • Implementation 
  • Training 
  • Support 
  • Upgrade costs 

 Do your research:

Take your time and do thorough research before you reach a decision. Consider what your competitor are using and what is being commonly used within the industry. Speak to peer groups, gather feedback from other businesses and take notes from reviews. Understand how the application runs before you make a decision. 

When you evaluate all possible alternatives, you don’t only choose the best one for your business but gain confidence in your decision. You can defend your choice against others and would be well aware of what’s going on in the market. This will also prevent you from switching softwares once again in the future. 

 Get the right advice:

It is advised to seek guidance from experts and get good consultation. The best place to go for advice regarding your software is the software house itself. However, further consultation must be done with your IT support partner. Your IT partner will have knowledge about your current system as well and hence, will be able to give the best advice.  

 Another point to remember is that technology experts’ advice against opting for cheaper alternatives. It may look like a reasonable option now but in the long term it could damage your productivity and functionality. Eventually, impacting the service you can provide to your customers. 

It is recommended to choose the most appropriate software instead of the most reasonable one. This will help you: 

  • Boost productivity 
  • Reduce staff frustration 
  • Increase client satisfaction 
  • The best way to put it would be that you should consider cost but prioritize value. 

 Select the software you want to demo or trial:

Once you have chosen a software, run a trial or demo. This will give you better insight about the software. It will help you test its capabilities. 

It is advised that you create a Q/A list prior to the free trial and then score against it during the demo. This will provide you with a clear-cut idea of whether the software is up to the mark or not; and if it has any errors or drawbacks.  

Following the results and analysis of these trials, you can pick your top choice. Voila! You have chosen the best software for your business. 

 Train your team:

Educating your team about the use of your newly integrated software is crucial. Until and unless your teams are well-equipped with the skills & tools required to run the software effectively, your company will not be able to enjoy the optimal benefits of its new upgrade. 

Many software houses provide training programs, and it is crucial that you go for these for your enterprise. It will help you run smooth operations, make sure that each employee is well-trained and have an overall successful run. 

 Communicate about new features and updates:

Your software providers continually update you about new features and upgrades in the software. Make sure that you don’t miss out on these updates to keep on benefiting from your software up to its full potential and latest features. 

Some popular applications that are in use in the market and considered compatible, practical, and successful are: 

  • Microsoft Teams 
  • Zoom 
  • Atheer 

It is advised that you should do your own research and choose what works best for your business. 

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