Every now and then, I’ll examine the data from TEC’s past software selection projects, and explore the choices users have made. The information below is based on a real-life CRM selection project, but I have modified some of the data in order to respect confidentiality agreements still in place.
To put myself in the user’s shoes, here’s how I answered the CRM Evaluation Center
crm selections guide
). Note that Pivotal CRM scores a weighted average of 88.84, while NetSuite CRM+ scores 84.53: (click to enlarge) Now, you know as well as I do that software selections are not based on features and functionality alone. Other factors include (but are certainly not limited to) implementation strategy, vertical expertise, and of course, pricing. It’s also true that even from a purely function/feature perspective, the “flat ratings” don’t tell you everything you need to know. This is why