ACCA Offers New Tool For Its Members
The self-assessment tool is broken into three major categories to help contractors come up with a baseline of what they want and need from a software program.
The Indoor Environment & Energy Efficiency Association, Air Conditioning Contractors of America Association, Inc. (ACCA) is a non-profit association serving more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the indoor environment and energy services community.
The association has recently published a Software Self-Assessment tool to help its contractor members looking to purchase new software for their businesses.
The self-assessment tool is broken into three major categories to help contractors come up with a baseline of what they want and need from a software program. The three categories are: Company Demographics; Company Forecast; and Needs Assessment. Along with the self-assessment tool, ACCA has provided information about why each question is on the assessment to further help contractors as they are filling out the form.
“Almost every day, contractors use ACCA’s Contractor Forum to ask their fellow members about contracting operational software. There are a lot of great software vendors in this market. The self-assessment is a starting point, to help contractors focus on understanding their needs before they start evaluating different programs. This document is not going to choose the software for you, or implement it for you. Instead, recognising that each contracting business is different, use this document to organise your company’s individual priorities. This will help you compare proposals from different software companies,” said Kevin Holland, ACCA’s Senior Vice President of Business Operations & Membership.
“We developed the document in concert with several contractor members who have undergone software transitions recently. This is the document they wish they had when they were beginning the process,” he added further.
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