Software Evaluation Brief - Lessons Learned
As organizations struggle to do more with less they can benefit and learn from companies that have already made these mistakes. This brief illuminates mistakes that organizations have made when evaluating enterprise software. In order for your organization to derive value from your next technology investment executives should be cognizant of these errors in order to mitigate the risk of IT failure within their own organizations.
This brief highlights common mistakes that organizations often make when embarking on a full software evaluation process. There are many reasons for a failed implementation this brief will highlight a few lessons learned from not doing a proper software evaluation. A methodology that is clear, concise, systematic and provides qualitative results are the starting point to avoid these mishaps during a software implementation process – after all it starts with an evaluation leading towards software selection. Lessons learned from not placing the correct importance on this step have far reaching and sometimes detrimental effects throughout the organization if not done correctly. Common mistakes or oversights made by organizations of all sizes examining the strategic fit between vendor and organization, choosing the wrong type of system, unnecessary vendor disqualification and how previous software evaluation experience becomes the new evaluation process are discussed for you to avoid these errors when selecting software.
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