I recently shared thoughts about some important First Steps in Selecting Business Technology. Upon successfully readying your organization and setting a good foundation for the project, it is critically important to perform the necessary introspection before engaging with any vendors. Ignore those calls and emails until you have done the following:
Over the last decade, the Business Productivity Software market has been flooded with new offerings. Cloud distribution has removed many barriers to entry, and as a result, new players are flowing in. This is good for those seeking to improve their business processes through technology, but also makes for an overwhelming task when wading through all the options and picking the right solutions.
The RIGHT business software can be transformational when carefully selected and implemented, but the WRONG business software can crush morale, jeopardize organizational goals and create a resource-sucking vacuum. So, how can you take the first steps in the RIGHT direction?