I’m just finishing up a bathroom remodel in my home. When I started contemplating this project I acquired four quotes from a combination of both plumbers and home remodelers. Boy, were those quotes vastly different! The company I ended up hiring wasn’t the cheapest, but I hired him for the project because he agreed to do all the work (which included drywall, tiling and plumbing work) and he also agreed only to charge me for additional materials if the project ran longer or came into complications. That second provision paid off for me because as with most home projects, he did run into a myriad of complications and what was supposed to be a 5 day project turned into a 3 week project! So, while I might have paid a little more upfront, had I hired one of the other three contractors I would have either been doing a portion of the work myself (which of course would have come with its own set of major challenges) or I would have been paying significantly more than the original quote due to the additional labor and materials necessary to complete the project.
Researching and implementing an ECM system can require a similar thought process when you consider the overall cost of the project. Here are 5 good reasons NOT to take the cheapest route with your ECM system:
While my bathroom project took longer than expected, it does have a happy ending. I now have a beautiful, new bathroom that was done right. Could I have gotten it done cheaper? Possibly, but it could have also turned into a very expensive nightmare – as could your ECM project if you aren’t careful. So when you’re contemplating the installation of a new ECM system, take a moment to ask yourself, is this the cheapest way or the best way?
A couple years ago when I started thinking about running my first half marathon I knew it was going to be a real project and a real commitment. See, running doesn’t come easily or naturally to me and I don’t hesitate to say I’m usually bringing up the rear in most of my races. Although I’ve been an athlete my […]
Imagine if each time you entered an address into your GPS you only had a 50% shot that you would arrive at your correct location. You would be pretty upset if you weren’t in the 50% that made it to their destination. That is precisely what CMS has uncovered during round two of the online provider directory review. The average […]
The Winter Olympics are here! If you’re like me, you’re looking forward to the excitement and thrills of international competition! I am a snowboarder so I have a personal love for winter sports and will be glued to my TV and social media feeds watching the events and keeping medal counts. There is such an inspirational culture built at the […]
Tis’ the season for Christmas cards! We take family photos, pick out a festive layout, print them out and prep for mailing. Seems pretty painless, right? Think again. If you are like me you have addresses stored in a spreadsheet that haven’t been updated in years. It makes sense to update it when you receive new mail from a friend […]