04 Feb Sourcing Reliable & Stable Software
IT companies often base their marketing strategies on the newness of the technology used to develop their products. The nature of most IT products and the mindset of most consumers is such that the market believes that the newer the technology, the better it must be. This is why providers are regularly launching and re-launching improved versions of their products. On many occasions, there is very little difference between the new and old versions of the product. This can be a serious challenge for businesses and other users who are looking for a stable and reliable product that can be used over a longer period of time. If you are a business owner or procurement official looking to buy cloud software for a government department, you will be looking for something that delivers reasonable performance for a longer period of time.
So how do you choose a product that is guaranteed to serve you for a longer time without missing out on the advantages that come with newer technology? What surprises most people who are pondering this question is that the answer is as simple as finding a provider who has a proven and longer track record. If you are sourcing for cloud software, going for an experienced and reputable provider will guarantee you the quality products you are looking for.
Unlike start-ups that are usually more inclined on impressing users with their mastery of new technology, well established providers are more interested in delivering products that have greater depth. You can expect greater stability from software products that have been developed over a longer period of time. Some of the factors that contribute to the superiority of these products are feedback from a wider user base, application of technological advances over time and testing over a longer period.
Another important factor to consider when choosing a software provider is the number of clients who are already using their products. Providers who have supplied greater volumes of their products to a larger number of clients are actually enjoying a stamp of approval from the market.
Business owners and procurement officials should strive to identify providers who have experience and expertise as well as a reasonable client base. This approach will increase your chances of getting products that are stable and more reliable for longer term use.
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