10 Questions Before Switching SPM Software

David Marshall, managing director and co-founder of Performio is back with another webinar to help you re-evaluate your Sales Performance Management (SPM) software to see if you’re best sticking with your current provider or if your business is due for a switch.

The questions that are essential to ask SPM vendors can be broken down into two major categories: product fit and implementation and service.

Product Fit

You need to know how an SPM software is going to suit the unique needs of your business. Put the vendor through their paces and have them use a demo site so you can see how your data can be reflected using their SPM software. Always check how much of the functionality is ‘out-of-the-box’, configured and custom items, and understand how much of the user experience you as the customer will be able to control.

Implementation and Service

You might think that adopting one particular SPM software is a no-brainer. It works exactly how you need it to. But have you checked what the implementation process will be like? Always find out who exactly from your SPM provider will be working on your account and how well they know their own system. The worst case scenario would be a long – and costly – onboarding process and lengthy delays when need assistance because your account managers don’t know their software well enough.

The webinar finishes with a couple of bonus questions that could help you to better understand SPM software providers and their product, and if they might be the best fit for your business.

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