Six Mistakes that Lead to Poor Enterprise Software Adoption

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Forging Ahead Without Stakeholder Agreement

If there is an ideological rift within the business when it comes to new software implementation, more issues will present themselves as the project progresses or, worse yet, user adoption efforts may flat-out fail. The best approach is to keep a constant pulse on stakeholder opinions, sparking up macro-level conversations as often as possible. By discussing and debating the biggest issues in a project, stakeholders are encouraged to create a unified plan based on the most important question at hand: What's the best way to win user adoption with this project?

Enterprise software development is a massive undertaking. It's expensive, it's daunting, and yes, it can be risky. Yet somehow, after all of the hard work and budgeting that goes into these projects, it's disconcertingly common for businesses to run head-on into a brick wall just as they approach the finish line: No matter how smoothly the launch might have gone, there's always the looming possibility that users simply won't use the software.

The adoption problem is more prevalent than you might think: Surveys show that more than half of businesses are flat-out terrible at getting users to adopt new software. And although lots of businesses try to pick up the slack after a slow launch, we see a lot of platforms left to languish in decay because of poor user adoption. In this slideshow, Himanshu Sareen, CEO of Icreon Tech, has identified six common mistakes that businesses make in implementing new software, as well as ideas for how to maximize your own user adoption efforts.


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