Steve Ressler

To me there's a couple key areas for good software procurement:

-Know your requirements (at the right level of detail) - I often saw software procurements that were either too in the weeds with requirements (needs this one tab in top left that is yellow)...or too vague - we need ERP. I think you need to know what you need requirements wise and then be flexible about what you really need and what can be worked around

-Market research - Spend some time figuring out the landscape of options. For any problem, there are a range of software options and some are better suited than others. Also there are high/low cost options with various pros/cons. Make sure you understand the market and ensure that vendors have awareness when you have a RFP