When purchasing a Service & Construction Management Software solution, following a set of processes and procedures will help your business make the right decision. In this blog post, we will provide five steps to help any business select a Service & Construction Management Software solution.
1. Establish Goals & Timeline
By sitting down and creating goals, your business will establish specific criteria in which the Service & Construction Management Software is intended to achieve. The key is to create S.M.A.R.T. goals, which stands for smart, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely. By following this process of establishing goals, your business will be on the right track to success.
Some examples of goals are:
Once your goals have been established, the next step is to create a timeline. The timeline should outline when the selection process will begin, when a vendor should be selected by, when the final decision should be made, and when the implementation process should be completed.
2. Determine Requirements
Selecting a Service & Construction Management Software requires careful thought and consideration. All companies are different, and therefore requirements will be unique to each company’s needs.
Some requirement considerations are:
By determining what the requirements for your business will be, and the traits the vendor must possess, you can effectively mitigate risk and ensure all avenues are considered before proceeding with purchasing a Service & Construction Management Software solution.
3. Explore Software Vendors
Once goals, timelines, and requirements have been established, the next step is to research and evaluate Service & Construction Management Software vendors.
When selecting a vendor, there are a few guidelines to consider:
Take the time to truly understand the vendors available and the market, and look beyond the software to determine what each vendor is really about.
4. Read Case Studies, Watch Videos & Speak with References
To ensure a vendor can do what it says it can and help your business succeed, reading case studies, watching videos, and speaking with customers currently using the Service & Construction Management Software can provide great insight into the vendor. Ask the vendor for as many case studies, videos, and references as possible that relate to your specific business or industry.
When asking the references questions, you should consider the following:
By asking these questions of the reference, you should be able to gauge how the vendor performs, as well as the results you should expect by implementing the Service & Construction Management Software.
5. Choose a Solution & Get Started
Once you have selected a vendor and are confident they can meet the needs of your business, you are ready to start the implementation process and begin your partnership with the vendor of choice.
During the implementation process, you should expect:
After a few months of using the Service & Construction Management Software solution, perform a system audit to see what processes are working and which could use further attention and training. Also, begin to evaluate additional functionalities that could help further improve your business.
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