Dont Choose that Vendor IF…
#1 – You have to talk yourself into using them!!! If you have to convince yourself it’s most likely going to turn out really bad!
#2 – You are more obsessed with finding a solution than you are finding the right solution. Take your time…putting the wrong solution or vendor in place will cost you more in the long run!
#3 – They are not listening – a vendor who will not listen will become a lid to your organization – its growth and most possibly your own job.
#4 – You feel sorry for them – just because they are not doing well does not mean you are obligated to help their business out by hurting your own.
#5 – The thought of dealing with them makes you want to jump out of a window! Seriously, chemistry is essential to conquering the challenges that will be placed in front of you and your organization. Why place yourself in a situation having to work with people you secretly wish you could get away from?
#6 – You can’t get past that “thing in your gut!” No matter how great their reputation is…no matter how great sales pitch is…you have to go with your gut.
#7 – They spend the majority of their blaming their VAR partners for lack of success of projects they have been part of.. If they blame them then it will be a matter of time before they are blaming you.