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Don’t Make the Same Mistake as Your Peers! Minimizing Software Purchase Risk

Posted by admin on December 11, 2012 under Enterprise Architecture, Operational Performance, Process Improvement, Technology | Be the First to Comment

If you are like many of your colleagues, you are looking for ways to increase the cost effectiveness and efficiency of your organization, and one of the ways companies do that is through automation of business processes – particularly those which are paper-intensive or manually executed. However, did you know many organizations are literally throwing away tens of thousands of dollars or more on software which never gets implemented?

Here are a few real stories:

- A government health agency spent $100K on records management software. When the vendor arrived to implement, they couldn’t do it. The agency had to start over, and none of the work was reusable.

- A healthcare management company spent tens of thousands of dollars on data management software and services, but the vendor couldn’t implement the software. The company tried again, and almost failed a second time. Even now, after $1M+ spent on software and services and 18 months of staff time invested, they still do not have a system in production.

- A life sciences firm spent $500K and three years trying to implement information management software. They even went through a system upgrade during the development, and still did not implement. They are now starting over.

If you have new business software in your budget for next year, please stop and consider these suggestions about how to minimize software purchasing risk.