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Step 2: Write your requirements list

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Download our checklist to help you draw up a list of the features you need software to have. This will help you compare products and choose the right one for you.

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Step 3: Calculate your software budget

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Download our 2 checklists to help you understand the potential financial benefits and savings, plus the financial costs, you need to consider before buying software.

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Step 5: Make new software work for your team

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There are lots of potential challenges when introducing new technology into your business. Download our checklist for tips to help ensure that getting buy-in from your team isn’t one of them.

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How to recognise your business needs

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Identifying your business needs is key to understanding how to help it grow. Download and complete our Business Health Check to find out what shape your business is in.

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Digital rollout: to 1 person or a small team

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Find out how to achieve a digital rollout of new software to a specialised team, and how this can affect the other departments in your business. Download and complete our action plan to help you take it one step at a time.

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Digital rollout: to a single team

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Find out how to achieve a digital rollout of new software to a specialised team, and how this can affect the other departments in your business. Download and complete our action plan to help you take it one step at a time.

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Digital rollout: to several teams

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Explore how to introduce new software to several departments across your business. Download and complete our action plan to help you manage a smooth digital rollout.

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Digital rollout: to all teams

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Find out how to introduce new software that will affect all teams in your business. Download and complete our action plan to help you achieve a smooth digital rollout.

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