Whether you are looking at replacing your accounting software or making the decision that it is time to adopt a new major line of business application, it could be one of the biggest decisions your business will ever make and its therefore critically important that you make the best decision possible.
What do you need?
It is easy to say this is what I want… but you need to think about what your business needs, both now and in the future. Making a list of must-have features and generating a business requirements document can help with this process and ensure you are focussed properly.
What if you don’t change software?
Is staying where you are also an option? If your business remained where it was and you made no changes what would this actually cost? Consider the possibility of potentially losing customers to more efficient competitors but also in lost time, revenue and other potential areas.
Human error can also have a major impact on any business, so when thinking about automating your systems, think of the savings that you could make by minimising risks.
What’s out there?
HW Technology can help your business identify products that may meet your requirements. We can help you with:
1. Development of your business requirements documents
2. Identifying solutions that may meet your needs
3. Provide advice on the best way to deploy, e.g local vs Cloud hosted
4. Advisory services around migration and on-boarding considerations – time, cost and staff training
5. In depth review of different providers weaknesses and strengths. Additional considerations – existing IT hardware, software, backup and disaster recovery issues
Shortlisting & meeting vendors
Once you have identified the businesses critical needs, considered the implications of staying as you are and have identified the products that may meet your needs, you are then ready. Meet with each vendor to get an understanding of how you can work with them. We can help manage the process and be involved in the review meetings to ensure the focus remains on your business requirements and not the salesman’s commission cheque.
To find out more, please call us on 0845 504 8989, or complete our contact form.