Companies needing to improve their project management capabilities often start with selecting a new enterprise tool. This can seem like an intimidating task, particularly when it comes to differentiating among all the features and functions offered by the various tool vendors. In many cases, the requirements for the tool are vague or are too generic so that every tool supports them. Sometimes tools are selected based on an individual’s previous experience in a prior job or even in a different industry.
One of the main problems companies have in selecting a project management tool is that it’s often the first time they’ve done it. One common example of this is the inability to differentiate between the vendors’ “selling features” and the functionality that is essential. These features will demo well and look cool but often are never used.
Some features are present in all tools, but their usability in different environments varies and makes a huge difference in user adoption. Also, with an over emphasis on the tool and the associated technologies, companies often place less attention on other factors that are essential to a successful implementation.
Ten Six can help you through this maze, offering an independent perspective and unparalleled experience in selecting and implementing project management tools. We have in depth expertize with the enterprise tool suites from Oracle Primavera, Deltek, Microsoft and Unanet to name but a few. We also have test environments for many new emerging products as well as working with vendors to provide feedback aggregated across hundreds of customers.
In addition, our consultants have previously worked with many of the leading tool vendors, giving us a unique insight into their sales approaches and tactics, as well as deep knowledge of the tools themselves. This combination provides a valuable, independent point of view that can significantly reduce the risk in buying a project management tool while offering potential license and cost savings.
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