From the Series: Questions to Ask Software or Cloud Vendors
Part 1 - Tough Questions to Better Qualify Any Software or Cloud Vendor
How can you more quickly qualify and evaluate any software or cloud vendor?
This white paper is designed to reduce the complexity of the software or cloud buying process by providing ten penetrating questions to ask vendors to become a more informed buyer. Customers interested in purchasing any software or cloud service (for example, IT help desk or customer service) encounter a myriad of problems and obstacles during the purchase process. The white paper provides practical "how to" advice to help avoid mistakes that even the most experienced professionals make that cost a lot of time and money. Use these questions to poke and prod at your list of cloud vendors.
Some topics covered include:
- What if my company is dissatisfied?
- Keeping up with industry standards
- What is the implementation time
- Preparing and comparing the total cost of ownership (TCO) of all alternatives
- What are licenses, software release and configuration costs?
- Using uptime and support service level agreements to manage our relationship