If you sell goods to the Department of Defense, you know that it takes a great deal of time, effort and attention to detail to ensure that your products are compliant with the DoD’s requirements and that you get paid. Many suppliers will turn to free government websites as a temporary solution to complete DoD commerce tasks, but they quickly find that collecting and manually inputting data can be time-consuming, labor intensive and monotonous. Not to mention, it isn’t a long-term solution.
Growing companies typically reach a point when their manual data entry process can’t keep up with their business needs. However, some companies still rely on manual data entry, despite its inherent drawbacks.
Let’s look at some of the top drawbacks of manual data entry.
Manual data entry has been proven to produce more errors than automated entry. According to software company Opin, manual data entry has, on average, an accuracy rate of 96 percent, compared to the 99.963 to 99.995 percent accuracy rate of automated data. Odyssey’s software automatically validates each RFID and UID to ensure its DoD compliance and prevent errors.
To put it simply, automated applications are much faster than manual entry. The automatic data is streamlined, freeing up employees and business owners to complete other tasks. This allows companies to produce more and larger projects in less time. Odyssey’s SaaS platform uptime of 99.9% is efficient and reliable, helping your company meet deadlines, but free government websites are often inefficient and can even crash in the middle of your order.
One of the main complaints we hear from business owners who are considering switching to Odyssey is that they want to focus on the work that really matters. Manual data entry often distracts employees from more important tasks, reducing their productivity levels and costing your company money. Automated entry software allows your employees to find higher value tasks to perform.
Overall, manual data entry is a slow process, prone to errors, reliant on employee’s accuracy, and expensive to scale as your business grows. Businesses are constantly looking for ways in which data entry and capture can be automated in a cost-effective manner.
Odyssey’s services take care of all DoD commerce tasks, allowing your goods to get to the DoD and for you to get paid. We designed these services with the DoD supplier in mind, and we want to help you move toward a streamlined process.
Below is a quick overview of some of the benefits of Odyssey and automated data entry.
- Odyssey provides one integrated location for all DoD commerce tasks.
- Odyssey manages receipt and insertion of all data, providing ongoing customer support.
- Odyssey’s software automatically validates each RFID and UID to ensure its compliance and prevent errors.
- Odyssey’s SaaS platform uptime of 99.9% is efficient and reliable, helping your company meet deadlines.
We help companies streamline their DoD commerce processes every day. Don’t let manual data entry slow you down. Contact us today.