If you make sure you buy the right system in the first place, negotiate the best possible price from the supplier, transfer or share as much risk as possible and then implement the solution properly it is much more likely you will not end up disappointed.
IT can be costly to acquire, operate and support. Certainly the costs of getting it wrong will invariably be much greater than the cost of getting it right. Many projects fail because the original specifications and/or contracts with suppliers are weak or ambiguous with the result that implementations are late and/or over-budget.
The true cost of ownership must also be identified and the ongoing costs operation, support and maintenance should also be negotiated upfront.
Our philosophy of recognising that the business need must drive IT and not the other way around enables us to directly relate what is procured to what is needed – and who carries the risk should anything go wrong.
IT is great when it works but too often it fails to fulfil expectations or is simply too difficult to use, especially for the non-technical user.
Meritec philosophy is that IT should simply be an easy to use and effective business tool that delivers advantage without hassle. Customers who see the need for IT but not the need to run or worry about how it all works will find our approach especially attractive. We avoid jargon, don’t blind with science and recognise that the IT is there to serve the business, not the other way around.
We enable the customer to concentrate on their business leaving us to make sure their IT investments successfully support their business needs.
Our consultants are vastly experienced in IT procurement, implementation and support. We significantly de-risk projects for our clients and help them to achieve successful and reliable IT – don’t take our word for it, ask our customers.