• Freedom from Spreadsheet Hell

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    Alex Hughes, Fri Sep 09, 2016 13:26:52.

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If it Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It!

Post by Alex Hughes, Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:09:45.

Possibly one of the most misleading, crushingly negative sentiments of all time. Nobody ever achieved anything worthwhile by doing the same thing all the time, badly. "Constant, Ongoing Improvement" is what made Japan great after World War II. Not "If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It".

Constant, ongoing improvement is 'walking',  movement and progress. Constant and ongoing improvement smooths the way, incrementally saving time, lowering stress, lowering frustration, saving money, making money, taking you and those around you into a better place and better future. It leaves behind those miserly souls still clinging onto What They Know while they flounder in the bog , doggedly pronouncing "If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It!" while they exorability and slowly sink to join the other dinosaurs that went before them,

Constant and Ongoing Improvement are steps, not a marathon or even a sprint. Solving several issues at once in a single solution quickly becomes an issue of a thousand problems, killing a good idea before it is even born. Such solutions become too expensive, too difficult, too disruptive and only serve as fodder for the 'If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It' mindset. Solve, implement and improve one issue at a time and do it well. Take one step at a time. Implement one solution at a time. Constantly improve, constantly refine.

CustomSoft CloudApps are an easy, frictionless way to improve business process in a sensible, modular manner with little risk. CustomSoft CloudApps are world-class, bespoke solutions use web-based technology to automate daily business processes. They are one of the most truely innovative uses of existing technology in that they are implemented to solve one process issue at a time. They do one thing at a time, and they do it well.