How can you be sure that the software you choose for your company will last through years of planned growth?
Many larger companies often have the resources to hire a third-party consultant to guide them through the software selection process, The cost can range anywhere from $30k to $100k, depending on the complexity and scope of the requirements.
For most small to midsize businesses (SMBs), this cost is as much and often more than the cost of the solutions they might select.
You have a lot of options when selecting a new ERP software package. As you can see from the chart below, it’s and less expensive to change your requirements at the beginning of your software selection effort than it is to correct errors further along in the process.
Boehm’s defect containment cost savings, highlighted below, emphasizes the importance of spending quality time during the software selection phase and the requirements gathering effort.
How to select your new accounting software
Roghnu’s software selection is a step-by-step process. Our goal is to identify, evaluate, test, and select the ideal software packages for businesses of various sizes and industries.
We consider areas like:
- Percentage of software requirements met
- Level of customization required
- Implementation cost
- Other critical factors
Those factors will determine the viability of a medium- to large-scale software package implementation.
Our software selection management tools facilitate the documentation. We track, organize, and analyze the decision-making information so you can understand it and make comparisons.
This software selection lifecycle diagram is a high-level overview of the activity you should expect to encounter throughout the process. This is a typical timeline. Your timeline will depend on your internal resources, and the scope and complexity of your project.
Roghnu has 10+ years’ experience in software selections. We have all the tools you need to facilitate a top quality selection of your own.
We’ll give you access to these tools at no charge. No commitment on your part.
You don’t have to pay $30k and up for outside consultants to hold your hand through the process.
To guide your through the process of choosing a better software solution, we’ve created a six-part series.
First up in the series: Step 1: Choose Your Consultant