Integrating new enterprise software into a company’s existing infrastructure requires precise definition of business needs and methodology in order to ensure the project’s success.

It goes without saying that preparing for new implementation should be done carefully and wisely, although more often than not this is not always the case.

The IT professional can be called upon at any time to implement new systems, often at short notice and from multiple people. The sales manager could ask for a new CRM system that tracks customer behaviour, the COO could demand software to comply with a new regulation, or the company accountant might ask for a simpler pay system. These scenarios and others often provide a catalyst for a company to invest in new software, be it a new module for an existing system or an entirely new enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform.

In the following article, Andres Richter, Priority Software’s CEO, expose some of the most common mistakes organisations make when choosing software.

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