When your business needs a software solution before it can move forward, you’ll find yourself inundated with options. There will be companies out there clamoring for your business even if they’re not 100% the right fit for you. Your job isn’t to find the cheapest solution—it’s to find the best solution. And in order to do that, you’ll need to know what to look for. Here are top considerations and tips for choosing the right software solution provider from the outset:
- Visit them. If you’re spending more than $50,000, you’re going to want to get a feel of their authentic, day-to-day experience with clients like you.
- Look for partners, not solution providers. We’ve mentioned solution providers a lot here, but the truth is, if you’re going to spend a lot of money, you want a partner.
- Start out small. You might lump this in with paying on a milestone basis, but it deserves its own section because it’s such a great way to start out a new business relationship. Start out small, establish trust, and then branch out from there.
- Exit strategy. What if you need to “divorce” this partner? How will you get your data? Software vendors are good—maybe too good—at locking you into long-term relationships. You’ll want to know how to reclaim or migrate data before a divorce ever happens.
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