STEP 1: pREPARATION IS KEY
Priorities should include the key functionality required and be put in order of importance. Putting functionality required into the following three categories will help massively:
- Must have
- Key requirement
- Good to have
This exercise should provide the focus for firms to identify what different types of systems are they may require.
STEP 2: SPEAK TO VENDORS
STEP 3: Shortlist
- How they would implement their software for your busines
- The training they will provide
- What ongoing support they will offer
- Their future roadmap
STEP 4: speak to peers
STEP 5: try before you buy
During Demos, it would be advisable to ask for references from sililar firms to yourself and establish whether the software caters to your needs.
“It is important to establish the software solution development budget. Technology is moving at a unprecedented speed and customers needs continue to change, solutions need to be ahead of the curve.”