There is a false belief in the aeronautical business that technology is expensive and exclusive to large airlines, workshops, or air taxis. People in the aeronautical field must know that thanks to advances such as The Cloud, the price of technological tools have decreased considerably.
Cloud-based solutions store information on third-party servers that are responsible for backup and security, which lowers subscription costs and prices. Also, they allow charging exclusively for the functionalities to be used and adapt to the size of the company (whether large or small). In the case of Soma Software, the license price goes hand in hand with the number of aircraft of the company.
Recently I have talked with different leaders of small aeronautical companies in Latin America, and many of them tend to place a barrier to using an aeronautical management solution because they consider small aeronautical companies do not need it. It is essential to emphasize in our region that there is ample opportunity for small and medium enterprises in current technology to improve their processes, prosper and survive in the coming years.
Technology helps small and medium enterprises (SMEs) achieve their goals because it optimizes their operations and processes. Having visibility of the business indicators contributes to better decision-making, thanks to the control and monitoring the actions carried out.
The results of studies speak for themselves: A CISCO study quotes that implementing technologies in SMEs can increase their profits by 30%.
In the United States, it is a different scenario; the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) surveyed 650 SMEs throughout the US and discovered that they see technology as the key to obtaining new clients, entering new markets, and optimizing operations. According to this study, almost two-thirds (64%) of the SMEs surveyed indicate that technology is a primary factor in pursuing their business objectives.
The leaders of small aeronautical companies in Latin America should consider digitizing their businesses toimprove their processes and generate more value for their organizations. Those who focus solely on present benefits are losing the potential to implement changes that could increase their profitability and competitiveness into the future.