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5 Key Steps to Selecting Software or Services

Selecting software or services can be a bewildering, especially when there are more than a couple to choose from or a wide range of features. Software or services are often used for many years after the initial decision to purchase.

5 Key Steps

1. List requirements needed from the selected software.

2. Categories the requirements into Want’s and Need’s

3. Create a matrix of the requirements with a column for each software or service.

4. Complete the matrix and highlight the best options.

5. The matrix provides guidance on the suitable options, use this wisely to help make a decision.

This approach doesn’t remove the need to make a decision, but it does provide you with a fresh and objective perspective to help with making the decision.

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By Tim Dixon

Tim Dixon has worked in IT for over 20 years, specifically within the Testing Inspection and Certification industry. Tim has Cone Dystrophy, a progressive sight loss condition that impacts his central vision, colour perception and makes him sensitive to light. He likes to share his experience of life and how he navigates the abyss of uncertainty.

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