[Podcast] FDE Express | From Chaos to Clarity: How Tech Stack Consolidation Can Transform Your Workflow

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Welcome back to another episode of The Full Desk Experience! We have an exciting topic to dive into: Tech Stack Consolidation. In this episode, we’ll explore the reasons why consolidating your tech stack is crucial for businesses to thrive in today’s fast-paced world. From eliminating data silos and enhancing efficiency to saving time and cutting costs, we’ll uncover the many benefits of consolidating your tools and resources into one comprehensive app. So join us as we discuss how this consolidation can transform your company’s productivity, communication, and data security. Let’s jump right in and explore the power of tech stack consolidation in this episode of FDE Express!


Kortney Harmon [00:00:00]:

Fear not my friends, because tech stack consolidation swoops in to save the day. By streamlining your tools, you eliminate that time wasting app hopping and freeing your team to focus on what really matters that’s people. That’s closing deals, making magic happen, and of course, rocking those department initiatives like Champs, hi, I’m Kortney Harmon staffing and recruiting industry principal at Crelate. Welcome to FDE Express, a short and sweet format of the full desk experience. We’ll be diving into specific topics to how you can grow your firm within ten minutes or less. Each episode will cover quick hit topics to give you inspiration and food for thought for your talent businesses. Hey there. Welcome back to FDE Express.

Kortney Harmon [00:00:56]:

It’s your host, Kortney Harmon. And boy, do I have an exciting topic for you today. And great news, it’s a two parter. So get ready, buckle up, because we’re diving into the world of tech stack consolidation. Yep, I know it sounds like a mouthful. I know it’s not the fanciest tool in the shed, but trust me, it’s essential if you want to stay competitive in this ever evolving tech landscape. And let me tell you, I’m hearing this topic in nearly every one of my conversations that I’m having each and every day, from demos to guest podcast appearances to conference and so much more. Now picture this.

Kortney Harmon [00:01:34]:

There are over half a million tech companies in the United States, and guess what? They’re all itching to sell you their shiny new gadget and revolutionary software. But hold up. Before you start splurging on every cool tool out there, let’s take a step back and strategically think. See, the global economy is going through some rough patches. If you didn’t hear, with inflation soaring and predictions of a possible recession, that means it might be time to tighten our belts and rethink our tech strategies. What’s great about all of this is consolidating your tech stack not only helps you save some serious cash, but it also streamlines your operations, making life easier for your teams. And who doesn’t want that, right? So today we’re going to explore why tech stack consolidation is a game changer and how you can make it happen without losing your mind. Sound good? Awesome.

Kortney Harmon [00:02:36]:

Let’s get started. Let’s talk about the juicy benefits of tech to stack consolidation. It’s a mouthful. I even have a hard time saying it. First off, let’s tackle the big one. It does save your team precious time. And yes, I’m talking about all those mindless, mind numbing moments where you’re switching back and forth between a gazillion, apps and websites. According to the Harvard Business Review, the average office worker spends 1200 times a day switching between these digital distractions.

Kortney Harmon [00:03:13]:

That’s crazy, right? And it gets worse. All of that jumping activity between app and website actually messes with your brain, increasing stress levels, slowing you down. And that’s no bueno. But fear not, my friends, because tech stack consolidation swoops in to save the day. By streamlining your tools, you eliminate that time wasting app hopping and freeing your team to focus on what really matters. That’s people that’s closing deals, making magic happen, and, of course, rocking those department initiatives like champs. But hey, we’re not done yet. There’s another biggie on the list, and it’s cost savings.

Kortney Harmon [00:03:59]:

Yep, that’s right. The average company drops a hefty chunk of change on various SaaS products, and we’re talking thousands of dollars per employee per year. May or may not be around $2,600 ish per employee per year. Ouch. But here’s the deal. When you consolidate your tech stack, you can invest in one killer app that does it all. Imagine having a single platform that handles your pipeline management, your automation, your forecasting, you name it. It’s like getting a sweet bundle deal on all the tools that you need maybe I’m too old for that.

Kortney Harmon [00:04:40]:

That you got your home and your phone bundled in one package. So say hello to that healthier bottom line and more moolah for your company coffers. Now, let’s not forget about communication, storage, and more. You’ve got your teams for maybe your team’s app for quick queries. Understand that. Maybe email for detailed responses, SharePoint for important files and contracts, other tools for automation, another one for background checks, payroll, and who knows what else. It’s like a chaotic mess, right? Well, it’s not just messy. It’s also costing your company big bucks.

Kortney Harmon [00:05:19]:

And let’s not even get started on the data silos. Information gets lost in the app abyss. No one can remember where they shared what, where that metric is, who actually has the right numbers in order to report and forecast for your company. And it’s just a recipe for disaster. But wait. That consolidation swoops in like a superhero to save all of those woes, bringing all the messaging under one app, one roof. You create a unified ecosystem where your teams can have reporting seamlessly share information, see metrics, and bid farewell to those pesky data silos. It’s like a digital dream come true.

Kortney Harmon [00:06:03]:

Oh, and there’s one more superpower tech stack consolidation brings to the table. It enhances data security. With cybercrime at the rise, protecting your company’s personal data is more important than ever. Now, think about all those tools that your sales team uses. Each and every one has a potential point of entry for those sneaky cybercriminals. But when you consolidate that tech stack, you reduce the number of targets on your back. It’s like building your digital fortress, keeping your data safe from those devious hackers. That’s a relief.

Kortney Harmon [00:06:36]:

Did you know that there were approximately 1800 data breaches in the US. Last year alone, affecting 422,000,000 individuals? So important. All right, there’s a lot of information here. I want to do a part two. So tune in to our next FDE Express to listen to the part two of the step by step guide to consolidation of your tech stack. This is just an in depth topic that must go on. I hope you’re feeling as pumped as I am about streaming your tech tools and unlocking those benefits. Remember, folks, consolidating your tech stack is all about saving time, cutting costs, improving communication, and beefing up your data security.

Kortney Harmon [00:07:20]:

It’s a win win situation. Thanks so much for joining me, Kortney Harmon, on this episode of FDE Express. I hope you enjoyed our chat about all things tech. Stay tuned for our next episode as we go through that step by step process to consolidating your tech stack. Take care, my friends. Talk soon. That’s all for today’s episode of FDE Express. I’m Kortney Harmon with Crelate.

Kortney Harmon [00:07:49]:

If you have any questions or topics you’d like for us to cover in future episodes, please feel free to submit them to [email protected] or ask us live next session. And don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast wherever you listen and sign up for our monthly events to keep learning and growing your business. Thanks for tuning in to FDE Express, a short and sweet format of the full desk experience. We’ll see you next time you close.

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