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What kind of software buyer are you?

Purchasing accounting and business software is a big decision. Find out what type of software buyer you are right here. Gain the insight you need to help make the right decision for your organization!

 

Software decisions are made by people. People have personalities. Okay, pretty obvious, but have you stopped to consider how understanding your buying personality type can help you make the right call?

This simple quiz will provide unique and valuable insights into your priorities and your software choice. Learn how to play to your strengths and overcome the challenges of finding the right solution for you.

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  • Price of Software
  • Ease of Implementation
  • Ease of Use
  • Functionality of software
  • Quality of documentation
  • Growth potential of software
  • Software works with existing hardware
  • Software's ability to fit the business
  • Level of support provided by an experienced VAR
  • Developer's track record of performance
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What’s important to you?

In a perfect world, there would be no compromises when buying software. The most functional software would be the least expensive. The most scalable solution would come from the most experienced provider.

In the real-world, you’ve got to pick and choose what is truly most important. Your circumstances—and, yes, your buying personality-type—will inform which program you buy. That’s important. It’s important because your software choice will effect your efficiency, your ability to make sound business decisions, and your profitability. What you can do is find out more about how your personal approach can be maximized to meet the #1 goal of finding the right software for you.

What do the experts say?

So, is there a single answer to the question of how to rank decision making priorities? Probably not. Every buyer and every circumstance is different. If you’re in an expansion mode: scalability is critical. Recently upgraded your servers? Compatibility with hardware ranks.

However, it’s worth considering what experienced buyers feel is important. A recent study by a national CPA firm surveyed second-time software buyers. The results provide great insight into what makes for a successful decision. The rankings are certainly open to interpretation. But, it’s interesting to note a definitive finding that may surprise you. What is especially valuable to experienced buyers is the quality of the business partner. Take a look at the rankings below...

  1. Level of support provided by an experienced VAR
  2. Developer’s track record of performance
  3. Software’s ability to fit the business
  4. Growth potential of software
  1. Price of software
  2. Quality of documentation
  3. Functionality of software
  4. Ease of use
  5. Ease of implementation
  6. Software works with existing hardware

You are a price shopper.

Price ShopperYour immediate instinct when purchasing software is to keep your cash outlay low. Chances are you can recall recently taking a firm stance against “bells and whistles.” When you review options, one of the first qualifiers will be the price tag.

As a price-shopper, you’re likely to accept a higher-degree of risk in order to save on investing in implementation and support services.

Generally, you tend to value the flexibility of keeping cash on-hand. As a result, you’re willing to pass on more powerful software, though you realize this may mean sacrificing a larger longer term return-on-investment, in order to keep current spending low.

Advantages: The price-shopper is more likely to seek out competitive quotes from providers. This can help compel software sellers to put their best foot forward when it comes to pricing.

What to watch out for: All software buyers want the solution that is most cost-effective. Ironically, limiting a search to only the most inexpensive options may take off the table the software more likely to provide significant on-going cost savings.

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You are a future proofer.

Future ProoferYou intuitively understand that where you are going is as important as where you are right now. When software providers are talking scalability, they are speaking your language. You’ve taken to heart the adage: failing to plan is a plan to fail.

As a future-proofer, your hot button issues are planning for changes in functional needs, user counts, business trends, and company growth. You’re looking for software flexible enough to meet these challenges.

Generally, the future-proofer is not only looking to meet the immediate needs, but to anticipate contingencies and ensure the ability to react to change.

Advantages: Switching software is time-intensive and expensive. Preparing for the future with the right technology will help you avoid costly re-investments in software.

What to watch out for: The challenge of the future-proofer is to strike a balancing act. Investing in software capable of meeting a variety of potential future challenges shouldn’t obstruct the primary goal of tackling immediate and pressing needs.

We can help you find scalable software options that fit today’s needs... and tomorrow’s!

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You are an integrator.

IntegratorYour primary motivation is finding the right piece to fit the technology puzzle. Allow us to hazard a guess too—you probably have a strong technical background. Having likely handled previous integrations, you understand what others may not: it’s not just about what software does, but how it meshes within your business.

As an integrator, you’re concerned not only with what the software does, but how it does that. Will it work with your existing OS environment? How supportable is it? How will it integrate with your other IT systems? These questions are likely at the front of your mind as you review software.

Generally, the integrator is the nuts-and-bolts person, bringing a pragmatic, systems-oriented approach to the review.

Advantages: Salespeople don’t like to say no. Your need to understand “how” things are accomplished and to evaluate the answer can bring a unique and valuable perspective to the buying decision.

What to watch out for: An integrator is usually most comfortable focusing on the immediate tactical issues each solution presents. The challenge is to properly weigh that against the long-term strategic value of each potential solution.

We can help you find the right software for your environment!

We’ve been providing software recommendations to businesses like yours since the days of the 56k modem. Here’s how it works: We’ll call to have a brief needs-analysis conversation. You let us know how many options you’d like to review. We make sure you see the best software for your needs. No pressure, no obligation, and no cost. Sound good? Let’s get started!

You are a fast starter.

Fast StarterYour goal when purchasing software is to find something that delivers immediately. Longer learning curves and involved implementations are not for you. The prospect of needing extensive training or frequent trips to the user-manual gives you the heebie-geebies.

As a fast-start buyer, you prize intuitive software that is easy to understand and will let you quickly get up-to-speed. You’re not looking to challenge the status-quo, you’re just looking to improve on it.

Generally, the fast-starter is looking for something that looks and feels familiar. If it’s not broke—don’t fix it, just make it faster and more efficient.

Advantages: User-friendliness is a hallmark of the well-engineered product. Valuing the user-experience can help accelerate the adoption of your technology purchase across the enterprise and get your company on the way to improved efficiency.

What to watch out for: Software offers automation opportunities that can help increase efficiency. At times, improving may mean be willing to break with the status quo. Investing time upfront to convert to software allowing for more efficient processes can provide major long term gains.

We can help you find top user‑friendly software options!

We’ve been providing software recommendations to businesses like yours since the days of the 56k modem. Here’s how it works: We’ll call to have a brief needs-analysis conversation. You let us know how many options you’d like to review. We make sure you see the best software for your needs. No pressure, no obligation, and no cost. Sound good? Let’s get started!

You are an outsourcer.

OutsourcerYou know what you do well and it’s no skin off your nose to say that it’s not implementing accounting software! Your intuition is to look to the experts.

As an outsourcer, you’re looking for a reliable business partner. Your goal is to keep you and your team focused on your core competencies. Software-as-a-service solutions and other approaches that allow you to outsource the hosting, training, implementation, and support of software are particular attractive.

Generally, the outsourcer is a results-oriented buyer looking to pick a provider based on reputation, past performance, and relevant expertise.

Advantages: Making the right decision is about more than picking the right program. It’s about making sure it’s properly deployed and fully utilized. You have the vision to see this big picture. As a result, you are likely to have a successful and profitable implementation.

What to watch out for: Trust-but-verify is a good rule of thumb. Defining and communicating your expectations is critical. Make sure your selected business partner is working toward the same goals you have in mind.

We can help you find top software options and expert providers!

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You are a feature seeker.

Feature SeekerIs there a better way to do it? You know there must be! You believe in technology and its ability to help you run a more efficient and profitable business. Simply put, you are a looking for the best, most powerful solution you can find and are unwilling to compromise in that pursuit.

As a feature-seeker, your goal is to give your company the tools it needs to succeed. Where there is wasteful inefficiency, you’re open to new technologies and approaches that will stamp it out.

Generally, the feature-seeker is most interested in the longer term return on investment and is undeterred by selecting a solution that might require a larger upfront expenditure.

Advantages: Software is an investment. And, investments are as good as the returns they yield. Seeking out the best in software features and functionality puts you a long ways toward the goal of enabling a better, faster, and more successful company.

What to watch out for: The attraction to the most powerful tools available needs to be accompanied by a commitment to getting the most out of them. Having the jet is the first step. Don’t forget to train the pilots!

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