Not only would I get an A in every subject in school, but I would automate every tedious task in both my life as well as the lives of those around me. We would never have to do anything boring or repetitive ever again. It was going to be a perfect life.
After 6 months of nagging, I got one. A Commodore 64. It was great.
Of course it didn’t come close to delivering upon any of the goals I had painted for my parents, but it did sort my mother’s baking recipes, my brother’s record collection, and my father’s collection of rare books. They were semi-impressed.
For a while there, this was what we could expect from computers. It helped us keep things sorted and made it possible to quickly retrieve any data we wanted.
In a way, it has stayed this way for very long. Computers and computer systems being host to millions of records of data, there for the retrieval and “book keeping”, if you will.
Today, we like to think we’ve come further than that. Surely, your company’s computer system has moved far beyond only being able to record and retrieve data.
Or has it?
Looking at how enterprise systems are used in many companies today, a lot of the time they are still doing exactly that; collecting transactional data and keeping them for records. It’s my mother’s recipes on my old Commodore 64 all over again, but on a completely different scale.
It’s time to move beyond that. It’s time to actually try to get to the long withstanding promise of computers and what systems, built on computers, can do for us. It’s time for a change.
With the right system, computers of today can actually do so much more than just filing and sorting your data. The right system helps you in your workday with your important decisions, and gives you the information you want, in the format you want it, using the media that suits you the best.
Did I mention we have been working on a lot of new and exciting things in IFS Applications lately? If the above applies to you, you should check it out! You deserve a system that delivers on the promise of computers.