That’s the average number of productive hours lost by traditional methods of finding and installing PC software. Let’s say a small business has 10 employees, that would be 671 hours a year wasted in searching and waiting for software — just for 10 employees! A company with 100 employees would be 6,710 hours vanished…and so on.
We recently conducted a survey to see how much inconvenience the average knowledge worker endures to get those PC Apps needed for their job. The results exposed a major pain point most companies experience so often they’ve become numb to its resulting loss in time and money.
More than half the participants in this 1500 person survey say the PC software acquisition process negatively impacts their productivity at work.
Besides the evaporating hours, how much money is at stake? Based on the survey we could safely say each employee wastes almost $3,000 worth of their time, per year, just trying to find/install/upgrade the software apps needed for work. If you consider a company invests in an employ to increase their company’s revenue, then the impact of this hidden financial drain to the top line is more like $9,000 a year per employee. Do the math and you can see the millions of people who do their jobs relying on a computer could be more productive by billions of dollars a year!
Interestingly, our survey also showed that over 85% of respondents felt that it was valuable to have self-service, on-demand, one-click access to PC software.
It’s time to ease the pain, and heal it with fresh thinking. There must be an App for this ….