Was your last system selection truly successful?
What did the implementation truly cost?
Were the users truly satisfied?
Like so many organisations that purchase software, it all seems so straightforward in the beginning. Find a vendor, get a quote, keep the price down and implement as quickly as possible. Why use a middle man to ramp up the costs and confuse things? Unfortunately, for most organisations this ends in a nightmare of epic proportions. The case studies are endless.
The market for software is overcrowded and potentially confusing due to the vast range of organisational requirements. In reality, no matter how good the software is, it may not suit your requirements and it is unlikely that software vendors will point this out. According to the 2013 CHAOS MANIFESTO, in 2012 the statistics were as follows:
39% of all software projects succeeded (delivered on time, on budget, with required features and functions);
43% were challenged (late, over budget, and/or with less than the required features and functions); and
18% failed (cancelled prior to completion or delivered and never used).
So how can a system selection expert help? There are many software vendors to choose from and a system selection expert will pay for themselves by helping the organization avoid costly, erroneous investments. They can also provide you with an in-
42’s system selection methodology is a 5 phased approach providing a one-
Our approach is illustrated as follows: