Why You Shouldn’t Purchase Software Without A Live Demo
With the rapid growth of the software industry, there is a wide range of options available to businesses. With this increase in competition, it’s more important than ever to make sure that you choose the right software for your business. As a business owner, manager, or software aficionado, it’s important for you to be able to get the complete experience of a software before you find yourself settling with the wrong choice. The only way we see that being possible, is by making sure that you get no less than a live demo! No more PowerPoint slides or PDF walk through’s, the right way to go – no no – the only way to go … is with a live demo.
Experience the app live
By experiencing the app in a live demo setting, you’ll be able to decide whether it’s the right fit for you, your team, and your business. You will have the opportunity to see how the software works and ask questions of your own as you go through it.
During a demo, you’ll have time to:
– See how it works in real time.
– Try out any features that interest you.
– Get details on specific features that you don’t know if the app has.
View accurate loading times
When shopping for software, you should always make sure the vendor has a live demo of the product. This gives you an opportunity to see how well it performs and whether or not it will meet your needs. For example, if you’re looking for a completely mobile app, does it load quickly? Is there a slight delay when opening a new screen? And how does it perform on different devices (like an iPhone versus Android versus Huawei)?
If an app is slow or doesn’t load properly when you tap on a button, this could be incredibly frustrating for users and cost your business money in lost customers.
View steps, responses and processes live
Another benefit of live demos is that you can see the steps, responses, and processes in real time. This means that you don’t have to wait until after your purchase to see how the app really works. You’ll be able to view everything from start to finish when a live demo is performed for you.
No doubt about the app’s capabilities
A live demo is the only way to be sure that the app will do what you need and want it to do, when you need it. A live demo is especially important if you’re requesting specific features, custom integrations, and workflows. It’s important when making a big decision like which field sales software to go with, that you feel confident in your choice. The only way we see that happening is through a live demo where there are no doubts about what the app can and can’t do for you and your field sales team.
Live view functionalities
Live view functionalities enable you to see the real-time loading of your potential field sales app, which is of utmost importance. You will be able to know exactly how much time it takes for your app to load and in what way it performs when you are using it.
The live view functionality also helps you get a thorough understanding of the features of your potential new software application. With this feature, there is no doubt about the capabilities and limitations of an app. It also helps in seamless navigation through the app without any interruption or delay due to slow loading times.
PowerPoint Presentations are untrustworthy
Now, don’t get me wrong I love PowerPoint, but there is a time and a place for everything and with that being said, “PowerPoint Demos” are not demos! PowerPoint is a good way to represent a still object, statistics, charts, etc. but is was not mean to show the live, working and interactive feature or a software solution, especially not for a solution that could help make or break the success of your company.
PowerPoint presentations do not show you any live elements, features or use cases. In fact, they can be so far off from real-world scenarios that they may as well have been designed by a random person on the internet with no actual experience using the product in question. When you’re making an important decision about buying software for your company or organization (or even just yourself), you need to be able to see exactly how it functions in order to make an informed decision about whether it’s right for you, your team and your business – and unless there’s a live demo available for viewing and interaction, there’s no way for anyone else but those creating the slideshows themselves to know if those claims are true or not!
We hope that this article has provided you with some valuable information about live demos. It can be difficult to know if a new software is the right choice for your business, but by having someone demonstrate it live for you, you can find out if it will fit into your workflow seamlessly. This way, there are no surprises when you finally get around to using the app! At Geo Rep, we insist on live demos only! Don’t get blindsided by a PowerPoint presentation, book a live demo with us today.