Is your transformation initiative:
- Experiencing delay after delay?
- Running over budget?
- Missing major milestones?
- Failing to deliver on project requirements?
It may be suffering from poor software selection, the wrong implementation partner, or lack of project oversight. So, how did this happen?
There are three equally vital components to a successful transformation initiative. First, the right software based on your organization’s unique needs and requirements. Second, an implementer with the capabilities to move you to your future state. Third, a trusted advisor to oversee the transformation and drive results.
The importance of selecting the right software solution to achieve the desired business results is often overlooked by many organizations. Select the right software and catapult your organization ahead of your competitors. But, select the wrong software and your organization can experience significant set-backs and delays.
Equally important to selecting the right software solution is choosing the right implementation partner. The vendor that sold the application may be the obvious choice. However, they are not always the right choice. An implementation partner must have a deep knowledge of the product, its integration capabilities with other systems, along with the know-how to bring them together.
The final piece of the puzzle is Leadership, Governance and Accountability. Without the right project oversight and alignment your initiative could still be at risk. Hiring a trusted advisor to pull all the pieces together, take accountability, and provide project leadership will minimize organizational risk and ensure a more successful transformation.
Considering a transformation initiative? Before you start, download our Vendor Selection PDF to learn how MSSBTA can help.
MSS Service Offering for MANAGING RFPs, VENDOR SELECTION and CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS
Identify Selection Criteria to facilitate the capture of detailed business requirements
Solution Provider and/or System Integrator Selection:
- Complete market research identifying initial list of potential software vendors
- Create RFI to identify software vendors that align with selection criteria
- Create RFP and scoring model to score vendor responses, develop demo scripts, validate references
Contract Negotiations to identify hidden costs that can add an additional 50% above purchase or subscription costs