Sometimes a software vendor who really wants your business will offer you a trial usage of their system. Usually this involves payment upfront and some kind of guarantee for 60 or 90 days. Or it could mean you pay just for training and implementation and only pay for the software when you decide to buy it.
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From time to time, we conduct surveys of manufacturers who have used our services for software recommendations to see if we were helpful and how things turned out when they installed their system.
In my many years of being in the software evaluation industry, I never cease or be amazed for why some software choices are made.
Here are four extremely telling actual case histories of buyers of ERP software we have come across in the past year based on a survey we did with some of the visitors to our website.
Contract negotiation is an opportunity to not only negotiate the best price but to gain concessions when you have the most leverage. This can include items like custom reports you have identified that are needed and other small items the vendor may be willing to do to get your business.
Before you sign off on your purchase decision, it’s critical to request three to four references (preferable of companies in your industry or having your fundamental structure such as make to order or make to stock) and to make one site to visit. Reference checking is an often debated practice.