If you are selecting a new Accounting, CRM, HR, Payroll or other business software system … then this is for you.
We have compiled our best software selection tips into a quick to read guide called “Software Selection – 101 Tips (and more) for Professionals”. It is a software selection guide, which has tips for all stages of the selection process. It will help you improve your selection, avoid the pitfalls and save you money.
You can use this guide alone, or with our “System Requirements RFI/RFP Checklists”. It is suitable for anyone involved with selecting enterprise business software - whatever the size or type of your organisation.
IMPROVES YOUR SOFTWARE SELECTION
The practical tips, hints and impartial advice will help you to improve your software selection process. They will facilitate a faster, more focused software selection. They’ll help you to be more professional in your dealings with your employees, vendors and other third parties. And, ultimately to assist you in choosing the right software for your organisation.
HELPS YOU TO AVOID THE PITFALLS THAT PLAGUE MANY SELECTIONS
There are so many things to consider when selecting new software – all of them vying for your attention. But this guide helps you to avoid the software selection traps that many organisations fall into and to focus on the essentials.
SAVES YOU MONEY – REDUCES PROJECT COSTS AND IMPROVES PROJECT ROI
The guide includes many tried and tested suggestions of how and where you can save project costs. When you reduce your project costs without adversely affecting your project and it’s deliverables, you can radically improve your project ROI.
FOLLOWS A PROVEN SOFTWARE SELECTION PROCESS
The guide follows a well-proven process of selecting packaged business software - with short listing and detailed selection phases. It takes you from the very first steps through to deciding on your new software. The selection process is covered in much more detail than in the RFI/RFP Checklist ‘instructions’. Hence this guide is a real-value addition to the RFI/RFP Checklists.
It's not like any other software selection guide.
IT’S COMPLETELY IMPARTIAL
This guide is completely impartial and has no bias towards any software or vendor.
IT’S BASED ON EXPERIENCE
There’s no theoretical fluff. Only real-life tips have been included.
It’s what we (as consultants) do or use when selecting new software for clients. Now you can use these practical tips straight away and benefit from our 20+ years’ experience.
The “Software Selection – 101 Tips (and more) for Professionals” contains many key advice suggestions, each with many points, hints and tips. They cover the following areas:
- Reducing the costs
- ROI and obtaining board approval
- Creating a project plan for the software selection process
- Dealing with dirty ticks
- Specifying requirements
- Identifying software vendors and issuing RFI’s
- RFI / RFP components
- Initial software review
- RFI / RFP evaluation - using points scoring and evaluation matrix
- Attending software demonstrations
- Refining your new system design thoughts
- Issuing RFP’s and analysing the results
- Further investigations, prototyping and testing
- Detailed software demonstrations and discussions with vendors
- Reference site visits
- Pulling it all together and making the decision
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