Choosing the Right Software? Don’t Take a Leap of Faith

Ahmad El Chayati
June 15, 2023

What are the most prominent mistakes organizations make when choosing the right software for themselves?

Buying and renewing their licensing agreements from international vendors without gaining any value from them.

Why does this happen? And more importantly, how can you fix this in your organization?

What a Failed Purchase Taught Me About Choosing the Right Solution

I always wondered why organizations would continue buying software that didn’t move the needle for them.

Here’s what I’ve come to realize.

When I was younger, my favorite holiday was Christmas.

I loved waiting to open my presents, frequently playing guessing games to guess what I had gotten this year.

As I got older, some of the excitement ebbed away.

But I felt the familiar flicker of that excitement recently when I saw an ad for the new iPad Pro.

It left its mark on me, so I got it for myself.

I had been impressed with the iPad Pro for quite some time, waiting anxiously for months to receive it.

So you can imagine my disappointment when I discovered that despite all of its cutting-edge technology it was of no use to me when it came to the job I required of it.

On one such occasion, I had been expressing my frustration to a friend. I explained how the device I had purchased was not able to perform the tasks I needed. During this conversation, she recommended a new device from a startup.

Granted, it wasn’t as expensive as the iPad Pro.

But the question remained, why should I invest in another device when I already had an iPad equipped with the best technology we have today?

As the days passed, my task remained uncompleted.

The task lay before me, and it felt like a persistent reminder of all the money I had spent and the inconveniences I had to deal with after.

A part of me knew I was stuck, but a more significant part of me refused to accept it. I had already invested too much

One day, I incidentally paid a visit to a shop that exchanged devices.

I happened to see the device my friend had mentioned to me before- that device created by a startup.

I asked to test the device first and much to my delight, it was exactly what I had been looking for!

The price was reasonable too; so generous in fact, that I thought about exchanging it for my iPad. However, there would still be a price gap, which would put me at a loss.

It was more expensive to buy the iPad than to exchange it, which stopped me from proceeding.

You see, I had already paid an excessive amount of money for the iPad.

Now, I would be paying more money for a device that didn’t have the quality insurance backing of an iPad.

But then I remembered the age-old saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” If it could complete the tasks I needed, then it would only benefit me.

So I made up my mind and decided to exchange my iPad for the start-up device.

Was This the Right Decision?

Was exchanging the iPad the right decision? Yes, I believe it was the best decision for me. For the future, I learned that before making an expensive purchase, make sure you know what you want and need.

For me, the iPad was unable to complete the task I needed it for, which made my purchase unnecessary. If I had known this before, I would have purchased the device from the startup company from the start so I could’ve cut down on my financial and time losses. I took the initiative and found a solution to my problem, ending my woes of a substantial investment with no result.

And this same thinking applies to choosing the right software. Here’s why.

Why Do Organizations Continue Using Software That Doesn’t Serve Them

Do you know what holds us back from making the right decision? The fear of change.

We are all scared of change and how it impacts our carefully constructed lives, even if we are at a standstill.

I have witnessed many organizations buying and renewing their licensing agreements from international vendors, without gaining any value from it.

This always led me to question why they would continue to do so, despite suffering a loss.

Although this is happening at a larger scale compared to my experience, I understand that they, too are scared to exchange their ‘iPad’ (software).

It is far more comfortable and safer to stay in the known than to take a risk and venture out into the unknown.

Want Software That Works For You?

We at StemeXe have a guarantee. If you don’t get value from our software, we don’t charge you. We also make sure that our software is hired to do a specific job that our customer needs.

It makes your software purchase decision risk-free. Only pay when you get a return on your investment. Yes, choosing the right software can be that easy.

Get started today!

That’s it- now you know why you’re sticking with software that doesn’t serve you.

And how you can make sure your software always delivers value. What’s the main thing you want your software to do for you?

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