Compatibility speaks to the following:
- Business Fit – Asking the right questions can help you determine if a product or service fits your business goals. If asking why doesn’t produce a definitive answer, don’t proceed.
- Technical Fit – Will the product provide adequate security protocols? Does it meet compliance and governance needs?
- Does the product meet user requirements? It’s possible for this stage to be overlooked. Users are often forced to adapt to technology throw their way. It’s always best to get a user’s buy-in at this stage. Conducting hands-on tests can provide some incredible feedback from customers about what they like and don’t like about a product.
The key is to treat any product proposal with the user in mind, and not just the company.