Change management is about helping individuals, teams, and organizations transition from a current state to a desired future state. For many of us, that “future state” is rushing at us like a runaway train. Here’s a look at how you’re better prepared to manage change with unlimited users vs. software seat licenses.
Change management is hard when your software seat licenses hold you back.
At GageList, we focus a lot of energy on understanding what our customers are facing, with an eye toward overcoming today’s challenges, as well as those that are coming. Some of the most frequent complaints we hear about calibration software involve restrictions imposed by calibration platforms charging for seat licenses. Seat licenses are expensive, and they penalize you for making the kinds of basic business decisions growing companies have to make every day. Should we cross-train our techs so they can take vacations without their calibration work backing up? Can we expand our staff of calibration-capable employees so we can collaborate more effectively? Can we streamline processes to reduce the cost of servicing remote instruments? Can we get more eyeballs on our calibration program so we make fewer mistakes and stay more audit-ready?
These are the kinds of serious operational hurdles that many calibration software providers seem oblivious to.
Unlimited users at no extra cost solves major problems.
The ability to add unlimited users on a cloud-based calibration platform gives you the scalability you need to grow and adapt. With our unlimited user model, businesses can add, move and change the duties of employees without worrying about incurring extra costs. That means you can be more agile and responsive in the marketplace, and can extend your internal quality culture with real, hands-on tools.
It’s easy for Administrators to add unlimited users to their GageList accounts, and there is never a cost, no matter how many you add.
Here are some of the advantages of our cloud-based calibration software with unlimited users over platforms that charge for seat licenses:
1. Increased Collaboration
Limiting the number of users who can access the software creates silos and barriers to collaboration that hinder team productivity.
Unlimited users means all team members have access to the same information and tools in real-time. You control permissions, so there’s no need to worry about unauthorized personnel changing or deleting critical data by mistake.
2. Lower Costs
Paying for seat licenses quickly becomes expensive, particularly for businesses with a lot of employees. Allowing unlimited users on cloud software lowers costs and makes the software more accessible to businesses of all sizes. And since GageList is so simple and intuitive that no formal training is required, you don’t have to factor in the cost to bring in trainers. Compared to other popular calibration platforms, GageList offers a substantially lower lifetime cost at virtually any account size.
3. Flexibility, Scalability and Process Portability
In today’s environment, teams need to be agile and adaptable. Allowing unlimited users provides greater flexibility to quickly add or remove team members as needed. You can scale your operations up or down with relative ease, without having to worry about licensing fees or other restrictions. You can move an employee from one facility to another without having to totally retrain them, or send teams to remote locations to easily perform calibration work that once was hard to manage.
4. Competitive Business Advantage
In today’s hyper-competitive environment, you need to be able to move quickly and efficiently to stay ahead of your competition. When your quality program is full of bottlenecks, and when sluggish calibration management practices can put you at risk of nonconformance and quality events, clearing away the obstacles that keep your people from delivering their best gives you a decisive edge over competitors that are bogged down by out-of-date technologies.
GageList supports faster decision-making, measurable quality improvements, improved customer service, and increased innovation, all of which can help you to stand out in your market.
5. Inclusivity, Diversity and Sustainability
Initiatives and policies that come from the top of the organization often encounter obstacles that make it difficult to infuse them into your culture. Complex software that’s only available to a trained elite few can foster division and segmentation. When you use simple software that’s accessible by everyone, regardless of their cultural and educational background, you make it easier to build collaborative, innovative teams based around consistent practices. GageList supports the creation of transparent internal communities that share calibration information, and enjoy equal footing in terms of operational culture.
Cloud computing is, by its nature, more sustainable than traditional computing. You don’t have to discard and upgrade computers when your software is updated. You don’t have to pay to fly trainers around the planet. You can work on GageList from anywhere in the world, and collaborate in real-time to keep up with the nuts and bolts of your product quality program.
GageList leads the way with trendsetting technology that addresses the way the workforce is evolving to include both on- and off-balance-sheet talent. In a nutshell, GageList helps you prepare to respond to the future of work.
How DOES GageList Charge?
If we don’t charge for users, how do we charge, you may ask. Adding users only adds cost for your software providers if they have to train them or install instances of a software on multiple servers or desktop machines. If you can easily operate the software from the web or on a phone, the software provider doesn’t incur any user-related costs to pass on to you.
With GageList, you only incur costs for bandwidth – that is, the amount of data that needs to be stored and transmitted, which we count by the number of gages in your gage list. If you manage less than 200 gages, the cost is $200 per year. It goes up from there, based on what you want to do with it (some features cost a bit more). Our pricing model is easy to understand and easy to afford.
With GageList Mobile, our free mobile app for iOS and Android, and GageList One, our simple multi-site management module, GageList makes it easy for your unlimited users to manage gage data anywhere, any time, on any device, including their own. We’re pretty much the only calibration software provider that can say that.
If you’d like to learn more about GageList, call us at 281-816-7130 or fill out a Support Ticket and our Customer Success Team will be happy to help you.