According to, COVID-19 is a catalyst for business transformation: 76% of businesses plan on long-term IT changes with 80% of businesses surveyed expecting IT budgets to grow or stay steady over the next 12 months. A contributing factor to this positive trend is that 35% of organisations have or plan to accelerate migration of workloads to the cloud due to COVID-19 to enable remote working.

Investing in consultancy can be worth its weight in gold, after all consultants are experts in a variety of industries and projects, seeing opportunities you can’t and making light work of projects.  Whether your business is looking to expand to enable growth, deciding to go green and become a paperless office or looking to gain valuable competitive advantage, consultancy services can provide detailed insight to help you to achieve your goals.

Software consultancy is no exception, by harnessing the potential of what technology can offer will assist you in reaching your goals more effectively. Maybe you are looking to migrate from one software system to another and the thought is too daunting so it keeps being placed on the back burner, maybe you know that your software has so much to The offer but you just don’t know how to realise it or your software doesn’t do what you want it to do but you know a solution must exist.

Working in partnership with a software company that offers consultancy services can help you understand and maximise the potential that software can bring to your business not only immediately, but in the longer term too.

Yes, it’s an investment, but you pay for what you get. If it was easy, you would be able to do it yourself. If you are an Accounts Manager in a company, it’s unlikely that you side-line as an IT software guru, so it’s no small shock that you break out in a sweat when you are tasked to migrate your accounts system to another system.

Consultants will work with you to fully understand the business goals, your processes and both current and future challenges. From this information they will formulate an independent assessment of your company’s need and will subsequently provide a robust list of solutions that can form the foundation of a project.  Once the project scope has been agreed, a specialist team will start the system implementation and/or migration with as much or as little involvement as you wish.

You may want to use an external Consultant to identify ways in which you can speed up a certain process and you are unsure if software exists to assist with this challenge. Not all consultancy requires a significant investment, it may only be half a day of time required to help you on your way. Take a moment to consider that the average Accounts Manager earns around £35,000 pa, if they work a 37.5-hour week you will be paying them £19.23 (plus NI etc). Ask yourself if this is a good use of money, when they will admit themselves that they know nothing about software migration and will probably spend several days reading a manual that may as well be written in Swahili.

If you are looking to for expert consultancy for your Sage software systems, then look no further than the team at Advantage Services. Call them today on 0330 335 0011 or email


Posted at 8.31am on 08 June 2021 by Dawn Smiley in category General