Buying software is easy. Living with the wrong choice is hard.
Selecting software in today’s interconnected and dynamic world presents challenges which few organisations are truly prepared for. In the past, software applications operated largely independently of other systems. However, evaluating the suitability of software today often extends well beyond the core application and into its eco-system of connected apps, operating environments, support structures, security, and numerous other considerations.
Organisations can only expend so much energy on changing software applications. Outsourcing the selection process reduces the time lost from client-facing activities. While a successful selection means the process only needs to occur once.
Everyone has their own opinion, past experience, and personal agenda. Using a good software selection process, through a vendor-neutral external advisor, can help all stakeholders see the bigger picture more clearly.
Skip Some Iterations
Changing software platforms can be evolutionary, but this takes time and money. Short-cut the process with experienced advice, so you can save time and focus instead on embedding the change and leveraging it to make a difference to your organisation.