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10 Things to Consider about your Procurement Software

Buying procurement software can be a tricky exercise. The investments that go into hardware and software, either associated with each other or for other independent activities is hefty and it is imperative for any business to try and keep costs low while not compromising on the quality of the procurement software. There are many things to consider while purchasing any hardware or software. Here are the top 10 things to consider before buying procurement software.

What Is The Price For?

Procurement software price can be either for a number of seats or for a set of users at any point of time. You may opt for 20 users and use the procurement software on all 20 users at any point in time. Alternatively, you may not have such a requisite and have the procurement software installed for 20 users but use it on only 5 users at one time. Choose as it suits your business.

Does The Price Include Onsite Services?

Remote service and solutions have become the trend today but there could be several reasons why you may need onsite services. You get what you pay for so consider the importance of onsite services and if it is worth paying extra.

Is There A Satisfaction Guarantee?

Seeking refund for any procurement software that you are not happy with can be an arduous task. Check out the return policy and refund policy before buying it.

Turnaround Time To Fix Bugs

It is unrealistic to expect the software to not have any problems. There will be errors and bugs. What’s important is the time a company would take to get their bugs fixed. Ask this question while buying and it is one of the most important things to consider.

Program Updates

You would not wish to miss out on program updates hence check out if the procurement software sends you notifications, if there are automated updates or you would have to do it manually or request for it.

Scalability

As your business grows your procurement software might have to be redesigned or scaled up. It should be doable.

Customizability

You may not need a few features of the procurement software and may need some customized features. The company should be capable of delivering on such aspects.

Installation & Operational Hurdles

Every procurement software application would have a set of challenges and you should be briefed on the possible hurdles at various stages. A software company that is aware of the problems and know the solutions would be your ideal choice.

Customer Support

The procurement software company must have a customer support policy and you should settle for nothing but the seamless and the best.

Future Prospects

Procurement software that is set to bring in positive developments and new features in the future is better than ones that do not have any such propositions.

November 15, 2012
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