An Expert Management System (EMS) is a crucial tool for consulting firms to manage their interactions with experts and increase their chances of winning projects. Despite the benefits of such a system, some myths persist about EMS that can deter businesses from adopting them. In this article, we will debunk three common myths about EMS. We will also show how Tenderwell, an EMS designed by DevelopmentAid, addresses these.
Myth #1: EMS is only for large databases
One of the most common misconceptions about an EMS is that it is only helpful for companies with extensive expert databases. In reality, businesses of all sizes can benefit from an EMS. Small companies with a few experts can use EMS to manage their data, track interactions, and automate tasks such as follow-up emails and CV updates. Tenderwell, for example, is a scalable EMS that can accommodate the needs of both small and large organizations.
Myth #2: EMS is too expensive
Another myth about EMS is that it is costly and therefore only viable for rich companies. While some EMS can be pricey, affordable options do exist, such as Tenderwell, which offers different pricing plans to suit different budgets. Moreover, DevelopmentAid members enjoy a 50% discount off the standard offer. Experience shows that the cost of implementing any EMS will be offset by its benefits, such as increased productivity and higher win rates.
Myth #3: EMS systems are too complex
Some businesses hesitate to adopt an EMS because they believe it will be too complex and time-consuming to learn to use. As with any software out there, some EMS are complex. However, Tenderwell has a user-friendly design, making it easy for businesses to use. Additionally, Tenderwell’s professional staff will provide training and support to help organizations to get the new system up and running quickly. Once a company is familiar with Tenderwell, it will save time and improve efficiency by automating tasks such as CV management, searches, and expert follow-ups.
In conclusion, an EMS is a valuable tool for consulting firms of all sizes. With the three most common myths about EMS debunked, more businesses should consider adopting an EMS to improve their management of experts and increase their chances of winning projects. Tenderwell is a great example. It has received financial support from USAID and the Government of Sweden which has helped us to develop a system that meets the needs of small and large organizations alike.
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