Just published: Rethinking Enterprise Software Selection

Tags: CFO Perspectives, CEO Perspectives, CIO Perspectives

If the new year brings thoughts of a major software purchase, help is at hand! Just published: Rethinking Enterprise Software Selection: Stop buying square pegs for round holes is written to help you make your purchase an outstanding success.

Buying enterprise software is a minefield of immature selection processes, conflicting interests, and predatory vendors. Over 90% of purchases fail to meet expectations, and close to 30% are outright disasters. This failure rate is astounding when you consider that the total cost of ownership over the software's operational life is a significant fraction of annual revenue.

A major software acquisition is an opportunity to "kick it up a notch" but, despite the best of intentions, few deliver. Far too many organizations squander the opportunity and remain mired in mediocracy.

It doesn't have to be that way! By following the principles described in the book, you will take the steps necessary to make your next major software purchase an outstanding success and elevate your organization to a higher level. The book examines what goes wrong with most software selections, why it happens, and provides actionable advice on how to solve the problem. You will discover how to:

  • Select software that fits your needs like a “glove fits your hand,” and fully meets expectations.
  • Reduce implementation risks, so the new software goes live on time, within budget and with minimal business disruption.

What more could you ask from your next major software purchase?

The book is available on Amazon where you can purchase a printed or Kindle edition, or you can read it for free if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited.