Today Seth Godin wrote about how the desire for “simple” has led to an increase of “stupid” in our society.
But don’t read his blog post (it’s way too long). LOL.
Seth is talking about literature and the media but the same thing is happening with Purchase Order software systems.
In recent years we’ve seen the industry shift from an emphasis on building feature-rich, useful tools that actually solve problems, to a focus on “simple”, “easy”, “fast” and “cheap”.
Let’s be clear, ease-of-use and affordability are important for any business software application these days. Just not at the expense of usefulness.
So if you’ve tried some of those super-simple PO Software Systems only to find that they barely offer a handful of fields on the Purchase Order entry page (who needs Terms of Payment and Delivery Date fields anyway!), why not take a step back and think through your Purchasing process a bit, then come and take a look at SpendMap’s free Purchase Order Software System.
If there’s anything that our 25 years in this business has taught us, it’s that there needs to be a compromise between “simple” and “useful”.
PS. If Seth’s first blog post, above, is too long, here’s a simpler one.