Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A "Friend" You Can Count On

Have you ever carried a piano on your back? How about having the weight of the world on your shoulders? It's easy to imagine because we've all been there; an overbearing pressure that holds you down. How do you make decisions during times like these? Cool, calm & collected? OR desperate times call for desperate measures?

It's comforting to have the assurance of knowing your stats are 100% accurate. If you're like me, it takes a while to get to that point; a point when you can really be confident with the data presented to you and know that it's a 100%. I had this calming revelation when the Loan Origination Software I was using proved itself accurate time and time again. No matter what anyone said, I could always rely on the reporting from my LOS to clarify things and makes sense of it all. It was like an old friend or a parent that you could always turn to for guidance. Yes, having the right LOS in place is that important and comparatively that consoling. After all, your business is your baby.

Before this, I spent a lot of time chasing down data, then chasing down the people responsible for the data in order to validate if what was presented before me was in fact true. 9 times out of 10 it wasn't.

Are you struggling to make sense of it all and wasting valuable time trying to validate reports? OR have you found contentment and solace knowing that your data is accurate, allowing you to run your business better and smarter.

In this market, data can pays dividends. How do you want to "spend" your day today?