For a lot of tech companies, the amount of time users spend in an application becomes the gold standard metric. With today’s release of our new compliance dashboard, we’re hoping to make it so that our users can spend less time in Simplifya.
There’s a famous quote that gets tossed around a lot in Product Management circles: “People don’t want to buy a quarter-inch drill. They want a quarter-inch hole.”
We get it. Compliance isn’t always (ever?) the most exciting thing to deal with- especially in the cannabis industry. At the end of the day, what we want is to help our clients operate in a way that keeps them in business. That process is only noteworthy because it gets you to the necessary and desired outcome of operational compliance.
But that doesn’t mean that we can’t make the process easier! So, what does that process look like?
When conceiving the new Dashboard, we worked around some core tenets:
- It should be quick and easy for clients to get a comprehensive look at their compliance status and tasks.
- It should be quick and easy for clients to take action on compliance tasks, in order to drive greater resolution.
- It should be useful for all of our clients, regardless of state, license type, or size.
- It should have a way for clients to meaningfully communicate their internal needs in order to make compliance more of a group effort.
With these things in mind, we set about the task of creating a dashboard that was useful for all of our clients, from single location dispensaries or cultivators to multi-state operators.
We created a central tasks list that gives Simplifya users a snapshot of what their core compliance team is working on, and a newsfeed to facilitate conversation between them. Additionally, we created an “Updates” tab to answer one of our most persistent questions; “How do I know when regulations are updated?”
With the ability to globally filter by any number of locations, it’s easy for businesses of any size or scope to get the insights they need regarding outstanding compliance assignments, license status, and overall company trends. More importantly, it’s easier to take action on them.
Then we created a better way for owners and operators to keep an eye on their licenses, and a quicker way to get to the actions that are used most often. And it’s all done in a highly flexible, sortable, filterable way, so users can always prioritize what’s most important to them.
And not to be forgotten, we also snuck in a few long requested features, like one-off action items (i.e. Custom Tasks), and a visual overhaul that will eventually roll out to other parts of the app.
We’re so excited to finally launch this great new feature of Simplifya, and we can’t wait to see what our clients do with it!