Getting users to learn and adopt new software solutions is always a challenge. Barriers to adoption are varied, but many are due to expectations and operational needs not easily predicted or planned. So it’s as important to have a long-term support plan throughout the software lifecycle as it is to pick and implement the solution in the first place.
A comprehensive support plan is the first essential step toward ensuring that users will get their questions promptly answered, that system problems will be rapidly resolved, and that an application's services will continue running optimally. The plan must be forward-looking and flexible, anticipating routine maintenance as well as planned system upgrades.
Putting the right software systems in place is a critically important investment. Keeping them in top form protects that investment, enabling your long-term vision to be achieved.