We’ve been discussing Usability: When It Comes to Usability, It’s Not About Your Super Users and Stakeholder Management: To Get Better Stakeholder Engagement, Think Like a Bartender quite a bit lately. As such, it was great to see our good friend Barb Ardell from Paladin weigh in on the topic of Change Mangement in a recent interview with SpendMatters: Applying a Change Management Method for Successful Technology Implementation. All three of these topics are intertwined when it comes to getting a new procurement platform off the ground.
You’ll definitely want to read the article yourself but, in a nutshell, Barb advises, among other things, two priorities that we have highlighted in our Usability and Stakeholder Management discussions: Have a Structure and Understand your Customers’ Needs.
When implementing a procurement or strategic sourcing platform, make sure to take advantage of all the good advice out there from people like Barb.
Above all, and we’re not the first to say this, keep it easy for everyone involved.