New eBook helps organisations find the best software
23 Sep 2019by Chloe Green
A new four-step guide to help grant making organisations find and implement the best software has been released by charity software partner Blackbaud Europe.
While the eBook
has been designed to help organisations that give grants identify their technology needs, its tips and advice are applicable and useful for any charity or organisation looking to source the software that will help them succeed and be more efficient - from identifying your business needs and preparing an outline to discuss with your team members, to evaluating the vendors and identifying the right solution.
The eBook covers four strategic areas that a successful software project should consider:
1. Gathering requirements
The guide starts out outlining by the steps an organisation should take when scoping out their technology needs, considering both current working practices and pain points, such as siloed data and manual processes, considering them alongside what the business will need in future.
2. Building a business case
New software implementations are significant strategic decisions. A strong business case ensures internal stakeholders from multiple business functions can agree priorities and objectives before vendors are approached.
The vendor evaluation section looks at the six basic steps an organisation should take when evaluating vendors, and five key areas to consider in addition to software functionality – from establishing a partnership to commitmenting to continuous improvement.
4. Selection and implementation
Once a preferred vendor has been selected, what five steps, from planning to end-user training, should organisations take ahead of going live with a new solution?