Getting help comparing business software, either online or from a consultant, is helpful to understand features and capabilities and narrow down possibilities. The one thing to keep in mind is that a website or consultant is ultimately trying to sell something specific. Information may be accurate but may not be presented fairly. Be careful to consider biases when reviewing reports and recommendations.
Another issue is determining what all those capabilities can do to help get a business started or help an existing business become more productive and efficient. Which type of business software will be the most useful? Will enterprise resource planning (ERP) software be enough to allow the business to thrive, or is human capital management (HCM) software also essential? The software will only be useful if capabilities translate into valuable tools for the business.
Retail business owners, for example, will want to compare as many customer relationship management …