It all comes down to choosing the right partner. Their innovation history, industry focus, local presence, support services, partner ecosystem, technology strength, cost effectiveness, customer references, risk rating, and lot more needs to be evaluated. As a line-of-business operations in-charge, an IT leader, or a C-level executive, you are all evaluating them from your unique perspectives!
For Business Leaders
Have you evaluated the pricing model, costs, time for implementation, etc.?
Ensure that the solution and vendor meet your stakeholders’ expectations
For Operations Leaders
Have you checked the references and spoken to other customers?
Look for value and outcome from the project
For IT Leaders
Could you achieve more value by deploying technology across multiple locations/departments?
Negotiate well with the vendor