I spend a lot of time analyzing the capabilities of software. One, clients expect you to know that stuff without you billing them for it. Two, I live in fear of assuming a piece (or combination) of software won’t do what I promised. It also can be fun – as window shopping can be.
I bumped into the analysis Gareth Tucker did for a super-small business, yesterday. Here’s another for larger businesses (prices seem to be in New Zealand Dollars). Here’s a concerted effort to serve a business’ complete needs with Google Apps.
A friend showed me Bellstrike a silly-simple website building platform for non-profits, today. This is all good stuff that I wanted to give mention. Think strategically before making these choices or bring someone in who’s trained to do so.