DAM Implementation: Like Putting Together an Ikea Bed
You've interviewed your stakeholders. You wrote your list of requirements. You met with and have seen demonstrations from a number of vendors.
At last — you choose a vendor and sign the contract. Your work is done.
Not so fast.
Buying technology is the easy part. Now comes the work of implementation.
Don't Enter Implementation Lightly
Implementation of any software is like buying an Ikea bed. It looks great in the showroom — all assembled with pillows and sheets and bedside tables — but don’t forget that you’ve got to take it home as a flat-pack.
And you could end up regretting your purchase when you find you haven’t got half the screwdrivers, allen keys and know-how to get the thing constructed.
That’s why it’s vitally important to think about how you’ll execute the implementation of your DAM system before you sign a purchase order.
Ideally the implementation team at the company you are buying your DAM platform from will get involved from the outset of the sales process, so you can get a good first impression of the people you’d be dealing with. If the vendor suggests this, take it as a good sign.
But there’s more to it than first impressions. So here’s a practical instruction manual that we’ve put together to help you ensure that you really achieve the DAM system you want.
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