Content by TL Ashford
Discover Hidden Value in the Software You Already Have
TL Ashford's Mike Schuett explains how to maximize the ROI of your existing technology
This made me think about how much I enjoy delving into applications I use to uncover functionality that may not be
readily apparent. It’s like walking through the forest and catching a glimpse of a bear as it skitters away. The discovered feature may be something I had not even considered, but upon finding it, it provides an opportunity to improve functionality or streamline a task.
It turns out, our forms application also includes the functionality to generate checks. The MICR font is an integral part of the product, and checks can be generated to printers capable of printing with magnetic ink and as PDFs for
archiving, providing our customer with more functionality and value.
Sometimes we can become so focused on the task at hand that we overlook other valuable features. This is understandable. We’re all busy and under pressure to solve problems and deliver results. It’s worth taking time, however, to broaden the view, to discover hidden functionality in a solution you already use, to maximize ROI or find beauty that enriches your job and life.