White Paper: Software Evaluation Pitfalls
As software becomes increasingly more complex organizations are scrutinizing their technology investments a lot closer. To that end, companies initiate a software evaluation process to mitigate the risks, lower It failure rates, reduce overall project lengths, reduce the evaluation lifecycle time and lower overall costs by understanding what aspects are contained in purchasing software and what the company can expect. The evaluation process often identifies problematic software, vendor red flags and possible implementation issues. The importance of conducting a proper software evaluation has become increasingly more common as organizations look to their technology investments top provide quick ROI and facilitate their growth strategies.
The following whitepaper is a compilation of software evaluation best practices, including what to look out for, aspects of the evaluation that may overlooked and pitfalls that often befall organizations. Creation of a software selection strategy, when the vendor demonstration becomes the actual software evaluation process, why issuing an RFI is not sufficient as an evaluation process, the pitfalls to watch out for when a systems integrator does the software evaluation and the benefits of outsourced evaluation.
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