Management system selection is not just about the software: the provider matters, too. Today, many new software companies are popping up left and right – they are light, innovative, and have no baggage. They also have no history, and who is to say if they will be around in three or five years? If the vendor, and the software, are new and little known, you risk higher expenses later. Consider the costs when you have to integrate other systems with a solution that few consultants are familiar with. Consider the risks you might run if the provider ceases to exist. Finally, don’t underestimate the importance of running a software that is supported by many companies, so that you can always have a plan B if you can’t (or don’t want to) get support from the official channels. After all, we have all been in the situation where official support proved inadequate, too expensive, or simply not fast enough. In short: Make sure you always get the support you need, when you need it. Choose a provider with a consolidated presence in the market, and a software solution that enjoys widespread technical support, for example through a large network of partners. If you still have doubts and questions regarding software selection for your food and beverage chain, do not hesitate to contact our team of experts.