Avoid These Mistakes When Choosing a Software Vendor

Like any other industry where technology drives the industry forward, Senior Living Communities are at risk for making quick decisions regarding software vendors that cost MORE time and money down the road. Today, we’re talking about how you can avoid common mistakes that we see among Senior Living Communities. In my previous article, we learned tips for deciding in which senior living technologies to invest. Now that the budget has been approved you must decide which vendor. Time to schedule some demos! Not so fast. There are tons of software vendors ready to solve your problems with new startups opening every day. Whether you’re evaluating Electronic Health Records, HR Platforms, Dining Software, or a multitude of other senior living technology solutions, keep reading to learn the common mistakes to avoid when selecting the right vendor for your project. Don’t start scheduling demos without a plan. I see it all the time. Organizations have a few vendors in mind they’ve seen at trade shows or have heard good things from a friend. They call them up and start scheduling presentations. Show us what you’ve got! Very quickly, they end up going down so many rabbit trails that they aren’t sure who does what much less who does it best. One vendor shows you this great mobile app, and now you aren’t sure if the vendors you saw yesterday have a mobile app because you never asked the question. You will save months between now and go-live by pausing here and being intentional about how you proceed. Simply sit down and list out your goals for the project followed by the...