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New CIO.com blog post | 6 criteria for selecting a software implementation consultant

Just posted this morning… 6 criteria for selecting a software implementation consultant.

Enterprise software implementation is a big deal, and the right consultant can make your life easier. Here are six essential criteria to consider when selecting a consultant.

Today’s post will help you to adopt Tip No. 2 in last week’s post, 6 tips for finding a great software implementation consultant — “Establish objective selection criteria and stick to them.”

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Have you done your due diligence?

Due diligence is a way to manage business risks. Enterprise software initiatives cost in the six and seven figures and take months or years to complete. Prudent organizations conduct due diligence not only on their software consultants, but also on the software, the vendor and implementation team. The due diligence process starts before you first speak with the vendor.

Read EHS Software Due Diligence is Critical to Success to see sample evaluation criteria, learn about reference customer contacts and get advice gathered from customers in the field.


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Selecting the right advisors is critical to EHS software project success

If you are considering taking the leap from spreadsheets, small databases and manual processes to centralized environment, health & safety (EHS) software, then you may need outside help. Choosing the right party to help you is perhaps more important than choosing the right software. Enterprise EHS management information systems project can take several person-years of effort and carry a hefty price tag. These initiatives involve a variety of stakeholders with different agendas, requirements and priorities. If you need an EHS software consultant, how do you qualify and select one?

A new IT Insight column, Tips for Selecting an EHS Software Consultant appears in the June edition of EM magazine. This column provides tips and selection criteria than can enhance your organization’s chances for EHS IT project success.