MLM software is a necessity if yours is a direct selling, network marketing, MLM, or party plan company. New companies can live without it for only a short while.
The Heart of Your Business
MLM software is the heart of your business and replacing your MLM software is much like a heart transplant. Like any major operation, the patient must stay alive both during and after the procedure.
The Same Needs
In conversations recently with a new CEO of an MLM software company, I was asked, “What are the differences in the needs of startup companies as compared to those of older, larger businesses?”
Both startups and established companies need MLM software that performs all of the key functions of the business including representative enrollment, order processing, inventory management, fulfillment, commission calculation, representative websites and back office functions, and customer relationship management.
The Word “No”
While new and young direct selling companies tend to be more accepting of MLM software that doesn’t perform exactly as desired, as a company grows it becomes less tolerant of software limitations and much less accepting of the word “no.”
Most MLM software companies don’t deliberately disappoint their clients. Even so, clients hear the word “no” when a software company
- says it will take months to make software modifications that a client needs today
- explains there are no plans to develop a requested deliverable
- responds that requested functionality is planned to be added to their software, but there is no timeline for the project
While smaller companies deal with their disappointment, for larger companies, the word “no” is unacceptable.
Having worked with direct selling companies for 24 years, I have seen firsthand the bewilderment, exasperation, anger, and mutiny that results when an MLM software company is unable to meet the changing needs of a client. It’s sad but true. In the life of a direct selling, network marketing, MLM, or party plan company, it is likely you will use the services of more than one MLM software company. Like a shirt you outgrow, as your business gets larger, you will outgrow your MLM software company.
What To Do Next?
If you’re not sure if you’ve outgrown your MLM software company, ask us. We can help you to make this determination.
MLM software companies and their software applications each have strengths and weaknesses. The more you know, the better choice you’ll make.
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