Technology Selection

Software Selection Guidelines for Companies in Business Growth Cycles

Based on a recent research study conducted by SelectHub, we have extracted some discussion points that exhibit characteristic customer behavior during the research phase of a software selection process. While it’s difficult to speak of “characteristic customer behavior” given the unpredictability built into customers/human beings, we have nonetheless grouped together customers’ similar areas of concern and presented the customer response with our corresponding best practice recommendations.

Gabriel GheorghiuSoftware Selection Guidelines for Companies in Business Growth Cycles
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52 Expert Software Selection Tips to Pick the Best-Fit Software (and Impress Your Colleagues)

So, you’re buying business software?

Congrats! Welcome to the world of defining hundreds (if not thousands) of software requirements, interacting with a dozen or more people needing a say in your selection, a sea of regulatory and financial concerns, a dumbfounding array of software review/evaluation sites, very persistent vendor representatives and more.

A walk in the park, right?

Sadly, it’s not – especially if you want to select the right software the first time. And if you’re replacing software, you definitely want to get it right this time.

Michael Shearer52 Expert Software Selection Tips to Pick the Best-Fit Software (and Impress Your Colleagues)
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Technology Selection is Social

We all know that selecting a new technology for your organization (usually) requires multiple people (aka decision makers) involvement – that point has been made ad nauseam by sales and marketing literature (the age of “account-based marketing”).

Michael ShearerTechnology Selection is Social
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Business Requirements Gathering for Enterprise Software Selection

Business requirements gathering (BRG) is a critical and often overlooked step in a software evaluation and technology selection process. Understanding what your systems currently deliver and the key objectives of a new technology acquisition—is essential to realizing a successful IT investment. Here is a best practice approach you can use to ensure proper requirements gathering for your enterprise software selection project.

Dylan PersaudBusiness Requirements Gathering for Enterprise Software Selection
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Enterprise Software Buyer Survey 2016

As a technology selection management software (TSM) provider we wanted to find out how much the current volatile economic conditions would affect IT purchasing roadmaps for our customers and other software and IT sourcing professionals. So, we conducted a software buyer survey asking key IT decision makers about purchasing plans for 2016, and about the obstacles they faced in their IT selection and purchasing processes.

SelectHubEnterprise Software Buyer Survey 2016
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Improve Software Selection

The software selection process, especially when purchasing complex and expensive software requires time, collaboration and attention to detail. Selecting software generally is done by multiple parties within an organization, all who have varied requirements for the software being procured.

SelectHubImprove Software Selection
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Agile IT Vendor Selection Cures Organizational Anxiety

Regardless of whether your reaction is an indifferent shrug to the almost-daily news reports of billions of dollars wasted every year in unused and under-performing software due to flawed IT selection and procurement practices, or whether you spend sleepless nights worrying about the incessant security and compliance issues posed by rogue software purchases across your organization, agile technology selection practices are starting to gain a foothold within both SMBs and large enterprises alike.

SelectHubAgile IT Vendor Selection Cures Organizational Anxiety
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Why Current Software Selection is Scary

Software is a significant investment for any business, but the selection process isn’t always easy. As you shop around, you’ll encounter stumbling blocks that could compromise productivity, customer service and the ability to grow your businesses. Knowing what you’re going up against can help you avoid the scarier parts of the selection process.
SelectHubWhy Current Software Selection is Scary
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Creating a New Standard for Technology Evaluation, Procurement and Cost Management

Most organizations suffer though laborious technology evaluation, sourcing and procurement processes. Traditional methods and tools offer little visibility and a lack of structured collaboration among stakeholders—leading to drawn out IT initiatives and ultimately poor decisions. This is commonly referred to as “business as usual”.

Roy SempleCreating a New Standard for Technology Evaluation, Procurement and Cost Management
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