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Emphasizing Integration Over Acquisition

Quantify your potential government software platform as a truly integrated solution


Die with number threeGiven the scope and complexity of modern governance processes and workflows, it is becoming increasingly difficult to identify a software solution that can meet or exceed all your project requirements within a single integrated platform—but it is worth the effort.

As the pace of innovation is increasing, so too are the demands for government enterprise software platforms to do it all – particularly in a modern government setting where citizen calls for improved engagement are clashing with the inevitable realities of budget constraints.

To respond to this appetite for solutions that ‘tick all the boxes’, enterprise software providers with more limited platforms have responded by going on a buyer’s spree of mergers or acquisitions to build out a solution that more adequately reflects the needs of the marketplace. While laudable in its pursuit of full feature functionality, the downside of this approach is it often results in poorly integrated software platforms that represent significant challenges in terms of their capabilities for facilitating cost effective implementation, performance, stability and upgradability.

Given the direct impact it can play on both the success of your project implementation as well as the long-term viability of your governance platform, a core aspect of your product evaluation should therefore focus on a comprehensive evaluation of the product pedigree as scored via the following attributes:

Next week, we’ll continue our ongoing series on How to Deploy a Digital Government Platform by showing you how to ‘Evaluate the vendor’s product roadmap to ascertain longterm partner stability and project viability.’