Business Software Reviews & Evaluation
Each year UK businesses spend tens of millions (£) on new software to run their business, but many never realise the full potential of that investment.
Having spent a number of years providing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Accounting software solutions to UK Small and Medium Enterprises’s(SME’s), Recenseo are all too aware of the difference between the application you see in the sales process and the software you end up using. When the reality of the project hits home, people focus on the core requirements and often forget the additional functionality that made one product stand out from the competition.
We can provide two forms of assistance:
Reviewing Existing Software Applications
Before you simply throw valuable capital at the problem or employ costly product based consultants, we can carry out an independent review of your systems and report back on how these may be put to better use. By communicating with users at all levels within your organisation we can rapidly highlight failings/shortcomings and then look at how these can be addressed using the systems you already have in place. In many cases, further training or time with the software provider is all that is necessary and yet many companies end up ‘throwing the baby out with the bath water’ and settling for expensive and inefficient wholesale change.
Once the review is completed we document our findings and recommendations so you can make informed decisions about the future. Alternatively we can stay on and advise you in the project management and delivery of the changes, liaising with the software provider to ensure all the short comings and failings of the system are addressed. By acting as a third party we can get the most out of both sides and drive the project to its successful completion.
If our findings determine change is necessary or your wish is to replace the software then we can also help.
Software Selection and Delivery
The time spent reviewing and considering new software applications can be a massive drain on your business. Everyone has their own ideas and individial needs and preferences may come into play. Consolidating all of your requirements, ideas, thoughts and feelings is essential and allows you to select the system for your business that:
- Has the buy in of the staff
- Delivers the biggest benefit to your business
We will manage this process for you and can produce a full Request For Information (RFI) to send to suppliers or a simplified list of requirements which can act as your checklist when evaluating the options. We will even help you research the market and arrange demonstrations of the most appropriate products on offer.
The selection process is just one step, Recenseo can also stay on once the evaluation has taken place and work with you and the chosen software provider to agree the terms of delivery and complete a successful implementation. Good project management is the key to a successful project and using a third party for this process ensures maximum efficiency and drive.
For more information about our software evaluation service please get in touch.