"Do I really need a dedicated issue tracking platform?"
As many of you know, Hurricane Florence is sitting off of our coastline with a lot of unknowns about final landfall and the impact to the Hampton Roads area. The Governor of Virginia has declared a state of emergency with a mandatory evacuation for Zone A residents in Norfolk and Virginia Beach that went into effect at 8 a.m. yesterday, September 11th.
Ask any software developer or quality assurance specialist and they'll confirm: Bugs can cost businesses big money. According to Tricentis, companies across the world lost $1.1 trillion in 2016 due to software failures. That may sound like an exaggeration, but think about how many critical processes rely on software and how everyday business operations might be impacted if a disruptive bug reared its head.
Manufacturers rely on a number of different platforms, systems and software applications to ensure they run smoothly - too many, in fact. After all, the more disparate platforms companies have to wrestle with, the more headaches they'll experience. A 2017 PricewaterhouseCoopers report recommended that manufacturing companies should develop more integrated technology solutions to avoid running into sticky situations.
Every business, including manufacturing companies, runs on a complex system of processes. When those processes break down, trouble starts brewing. Whether they're missed opportunities for organizational efficiency or significant operational disruptions, problems stemming from poor workflow management principles can impede optimal business operations.
The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, better known as "GDPR," has caused waves throughout the international business community for the past year or so. While data privacy and security guidelines are nothing new - the healthcare and financial services sectors, among industries, have dealt with them for years - GDPR is a completely different animal.
From the emergence of the Internet of Things to the encroaching threat of automation, the transportation and logistics industry is in for a lot of new developments in the next several years. One thing that won't change, however, is the need for steadfast compliance with every regulation facing this sector.
From complaint management to help desk ticketing, businesses need a way to identify, monitor and document all kinds of issues that crop up. The best issue tracking software will provide end-to-end support, creating a framework by which organizations can comprehensively manage any issue or problem they come across.
Your brand is, in many ways, your most potent form of currency in the retail industry. It can communicate trust, quality, service, fair pricing and many other factors that define a good customer experience. It's imperative that retailers protect their brand reputation at all costs.
As one of the most heavily regulated industries, the financial services sector must cope with both internal and external audits on a regular basis. Banking audits may review a wide variety of areas, including fraud risk, system and process accuracy and financial services. That's a lot of ground to cover, and financial institutions want to make sure that they cover all of their bases before auditors dig through their internal workflows and databases.