Enter the Matrix
The Matrix is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and the film is arguably one of the best sci-fi action movies ever made. I remember being blown away by the pioneering visual effects and the ground-breaking trilogy not only revolutionised Hollywood action movies but also inspired an innovation of technology.
Even if you don’t believe The Matrix was a catalyst in our tech revolution it’s hard to deny the significant advancement of technology in the 20 years since the movie’s release – advancements that have dramatically transformed the landscape of not only personal lives but also of how we operate our businesses. Utilising the benefits of all that tech has to offer has changed the business world allowing firms the freedom to become more mobile, more dynamic and more responsive.
There are businesses that haven’t kept up with the pace and this is usually because there is a resistance to change or an over-attachment to simple spreadsheets. But resistance to change is dangerous and businesses that don’t progress are starting to suffer or are being forced to change with the emergence of new legislation, such as HMRC’s Making Tax Digital requirements.
It’s not the spoon that bends
Sometimes, though, it’s not the firm’s unwillingness to adapt that has hindered progress but the lack of innovation from the software available. The inability of some systems to progress might leave you feeling like your software is restrictive and makes it difficult to access the right information.
This should be the exception but disturbingly this seems to be the norm for trust company systems with even the most modern systems not offering the freedom and flexibility that businesses now demand. So while the rest of your business is moving forward, whenever your focus is on your core operations for fiduciary or corporate services it can feel like stepping back in time.
This is because many trust company systems force you to work in a particular way whether you like it or not. This means you have to force your business processes in line with the software’s rigid structure, instead of the software nurturing the unique qualities of your business – the qualities that set your apart from others. I can’t help but recall the quote from The Matrix when the boy waiting in the Oracle’s living room says to Neo ‘it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself’. When it comes to trust company software, it is not the system that bends for you but you and your business that have to bend to the software.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Stop bending, start building
WealthWorks+ is different. Not only does it look and feel like other modern systems, but it uses innovative ways to make sure you always get the information you need.
Role-based configurable dashboards can be tailored for every level in your company, but can also be rapidly customised on the go by each individual user depending on their current priorities – making the system truly flexible to the changing demands of your business. Letting you build your business by being responsive, agile and working the way you want to.
The fully responsive technology also lets you access the system using any device giving you the freedom to work how and where your business takes you.
So if you think your software is limiting your businesses potential. Stop trying to bend yourself. Contact us today and we’ll show you how WealthWorks+ can give you the freedom you’re looking for.