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Getting the most from your software purchase expenditure.

By now states and municipalities are beginning to receive some funding for projects.  Despite the much needed financial support, this boost still may not be enough to meet all of the outstanding needs.  This is especially true for IT departments who have had to hold off needed software purchase due to lack of funding.  What can be done to make every stimulus dollar go as far as possible?

1. Do your due diligence. Thoroughly research competitors – there can be a huge variance in pricing and functionality between vendors.  Ask for a demo and trial to test the software in your environment with your data.

2. Have a long-range plan. You may need an immediate solution, but make sure you also plan for the future. Your software purchase should not only meet your needs NOW but be able to grow for future needs. Ensure your software purchase is flexible and expandable with the ability to add more personnel and feature options as they are needed. This will save you from having to replace your application with a new app when your needs change.

3. Shop Price/Value. Make a list of essential features that are a must. Many software applications have clever bells & whistles that draw you into a purchase but are rarely used in your day-to-day operations. More often than not, you can get a robust, mid-range app for a fraction of the cost of the pricy enterprise solutions, which will do everything you need it to do.

We have all learned lessons from the recession and are becoming more prudent when making a software purchase, both personal and for the workplace.  So, do your homework and make the most of your spending to ensure your valuable dollars go as far as possible.

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