There is a false belief in the aeronautical business that technology is expensive and exclusive to large airlines, workshops or air taxis. It is important that people inthe aeronautical field know that, thanks to advances such as The Cloud, the price of technological tools has decreased considerably.
Cloud-based solutions store information on third-party servers that are responsible for the 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 price of the license 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 the use of an aeronautical management solution because they consider small aeronautical companies do not need it. It is important to emphasize in our region that there is ample opportunity for small and medium enterprises in current technology, so that they 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 of the actions carried out.
The results of studies speak for themselves: A CISCO study quotes that the implementation of 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 obtain new clients, enter new markets and optimize 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 in order to improve 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.