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Whether or not Product Evaluation can find off-the-shelf software for you depends entirely on your needs as a business.

Understanding the market

Most off-the-shelf products are generic tools designed to be functional for the greatest number of potential users. That’s fine if your needs are simple, but companies tend to have unique needs that off-the-shelf software wasn’t programmed to deal with.

There are really only two ways to solve this problem: Change your company in order to use existing software, or obtain new software that’s customized to meet the needs of the company.

Getting the right answer, every time

Here at Ethany, we’re proud of our ability to help companies like yours figure out which software is most suited for your unique needs. We can perform a full product evaluation that considers factors like where you currently are, where your company would like to be, and what the best method of reaching that goal is.

This process is entirely results-oriented. We know how to look past all the marketing and the hype so we can focus on the actual capabilities of each piece of software. At the end of the evaluation, we’ll tell you not just what we recommend, but why we recommend it and how we think it should be integrated into your existing setup.

If off-the-shelf software isn’t for us, what should our company do instead?

If off-the-shelf software doesn’t match your company’s needs, it’s best to talk to everyone who might be affected by newly developed software and ask them what they’d like it to do.

For example, if your company needs to do a significant amount of data entry, the people in charge of that might like macros and auto-fill capabilities that can quickly accomplish the most repetitive tasks. Meanwhile, managers might prioritize the ability to quickly generate reports that provide meaningful conclusions, while the IT team wants to ensure the software is compatible with everything else and won’t break the existing setup.

All of these are valid concerns for a business to have – and by collecting this information, your business will be ready to take the next step towards getting the software it needs.

The most important part of making a decision about your company’s use of software is having good information – you need to know what your options are, which of them offers the most benefits, what the risks might be, and how soon you could put your decision into action. Fortunately, that’s not something you have to do alone.

If you’re ready for the experts to help you achieve your goals, contact our team at Ethany today. There’s no risk and no obligation – just the help you need at the time you need it.

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