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Software Solved at the Institute of Fundraising Technology Conference
Software Solved at the Institute of Fundraising Technology Conference 150 150 Jon Hogg

Software Solved at the Institute of Fundraising Technology Conference

On Friday 12th May Software Solved will be exhibiting, and speaking, at the Institute of Fundraising Technology Conference at the America Square Conference Centre in London. The conference is an opportunity for people in the charity sector to see the ways in which technology can transform their fundraising efforts. We are extremely excited to sponsor this conference, and for our Managing Director Anthony Peake, to be speaking.

The importance of digital strategy & transformation

A robust digital strategy has the potential to transform the way the charity sector works – including the ways in which they raise funds. From working with our charity partners we know that tight budgets mean that any digital projects have to really be worth it. That’s exactly why we’re so excited about digital transformation. Done well, with a software partner who understands your organisation, the results can be dramatic.

Digital transformation is more than just technology

A thorough digital strategy will encompass all aspects of your organisation. From people and processes, through to data and, yes, technology. This transformation process should involve your users and your people at every stage of the process to make sure you are continually refining and redefining the final outcome. Not only will this make the final result more effective, but you’ll have excited and inspired your users too.

System integration is key

A lack of system integration can cause all sorts of problems, prime amongst them is that the quality of your data is inevitably compromised through repeated manual entry. Besides this, it also makes processes a lot more drawn out and unnecessarily complex for you and your users. Ultimately, a high level of system integration will help to eliminate inefficiency and duplication from your workflows.

Visualise the bigger data picture

With only one year left until GDPR the onus is on organisations, charities especially, to link up, clean up and look after their data better. This doesn’t mean locking it away so no one can see it and make use of it though. Gaining meaningful insights from your data is central to any digital strategy – after all, most charities rely on it for some form of fundraising at the very least. Effective data visualisation has the power give you the right information at the right time and in the right format.

We’ll be at the Institute of Fundraising Technology Conference this week talking to charities about their digital strategies. If you want more insights on digital transformation in the charity sector, come and see us, or even better, go to the seminar Anthony will be speaking at. It starts at 12:50pm – don’t be late!

If you won’t be at the conference but you’d still like to find out more about what digital transformation can do for you, talk to us today.

Alternatively, you can download our white paper on digital transformation in the charity sector here.

Software Solved at the Engaging Digital Comms conference
Software Solved at the Engaging Digital Comms conference 150 150 Jon Hogg

Software Solved at the Engaging Digital Comms conference

This Thursday the 27th of April Software Solved will be at the Engaging Digital Comms conference at the Museum of London. The conference is a chance for people in the charity and public sector to gain some new insights from the industry about the ways in which digital can transform their communications and wider strategies. We are delighted to be a sponsor of the event, helping charities and the public sector transform the way they work through digital transformation.

Digital strategy & transformation in the charity and public sector

We’re passionate about digital transformation, especially in the charity and public sector where tight budgets mean extracting maximum value from resources is key. A comprehensive digital strategy covers several areas – that’s why we call it transformation. We’ll take a look at these areas now.

System Integration

Many of the charities and public sector organisations we work with have a variety of different systems, built at different times and updated at different rates. This can lead to all sorts of issues, making processes far more complicated than they need to be – costing organisations valuable time and money. Getting your systems to talk, or system integration, makes processes simpler, smoother and more efficient. If your organisation has unwieldy spreadsheets used to transfer data from one system to another, system integration is ideal for you.

Data visualisation

We know from working with our clients that their data is central to the way they work, especially when it comes to things like fundraising and engaging stakeholders. Most organisations have no shortage of data, but getting a handle on it and being able to use it effectively can be a problem. Centralising, and effectively visualising data can lead to more accurate and more efficient decisions.

Mobile and remote working

Part of an effective digital strategy is engaging your users. Whether this is to drive fundraising, raise awareness, or allow your staff to work better will be down to how your organisation works. The link between them is that all of them can be achieved through the use of mobile apps and remote working. Giving your users, stakeholders or staff access to their systems, in a way that is intuitive and easy to use, no matter where they are in the world will immediately make them more productive and increase their engagement.

User journeys

Transforming user journeys is all about making websites, portals and systems intuitive and easy to use. It’s critical to make sure that information is easy to find i.e. it’s where people think it should be. User experience (UX) is a buzzword in the industry right now, and so it should be. But improving user journeys doesn’t necessarily mean a complete system overhaul, a few clever tweaks here and there can make all the difference.

Everybody would like to work more efficiently, with better tools, and digital transformation facilitates this. If you’re at the Engaging Digital Comms conference this week, come and see us to talk about your digital strategy.

If not, but you’d still like to know more about what digital transformation can do for you, talk to us today.

Software Solved – why we changed our name
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As many of you already know, we recently changed our name. We’ve dropped the ‘MSM’ bit and are now simply Software Solved. We felt this better reflected our position as a market-leading provider of a full range of software solutions.

We have been trading as MSM Software Solved for the past year and we are delighted to confirm the legal change to Software Solved. Having gathered feedback from customers, suppliers and industry analysts, the response has been overwhelmingly positive and it is the right time to make the change. Our clients, partners and suppliers told us that MSM Software Solved was disjointed and that in line with our core offerings, Software Solved is clearer and explains exactly what we do.

Software Solved services

Other than the name, nothing is changing within the company and our focuses on innovation and ‘re-innovation’ remain the same. These focuses allow us to deliver bespoke, tailored, technology, designed around the individual requirements of the end user (innovation), as well as providing optimisation of legacy systems and new applications (‘re-innovation’).

Our services cover four pillars; software, mobile, cloud and data. Which means we can solve the entire range of our clients’ technology problems. Our innovative solutions are increasingly seeing us involved in system integration, data visualisation, digital strategy and user-centred design.

Developed with you

We spend time with our clients to ensure we deliver high quality solutions that are designed around the user at every stage of the process. Our development methods mean our solutions are easy to use and meet the needs of the user and the business, every time.

With offices in Exeter, Bristol and London we’re perfectly placed to get to know you and your organisation. Once we know who you are, and how you work, we deliver software solutions that are tailored to your precise requirements. We develop our solutions with you, that’s the Software Solved difference.

If you want to develop your IT solutions, talk to us today.