IDG Contributor Network: 17 painful ways a major software purchase can go wrong

In some ways selecting enterprise software is like painting a house – the key to success lies in the preparation. Rather than doing the work demanded by a mature software selection process, some organizations take shortcuts and create unnecessary pain for themselves. By the time they realize just how much pain they are in for, contracts are signed, and it is too late to do anything about it. This article lists many of the pains caused by partial or outright software failures to help you justify the effort of doing the up-front software selection work.

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