Choosing the right partner for your Intellectual Property management can be challenging. The market is nearly saturated with IP Management System (IPMS) companies proposing cutting-edge features, technologies and approaches that will solve your IP management headaches. How do you prioritize the myriad of factors and what questions should you ask to ensure you’re making the right investment?

Regardless if you’re evaluating your very first IPMS or moving away from an older legacy system, appraising the options can be daunting. I know this first hand as I’ve spent 16 years managing the implementation, support and development of IPMS solutions for a wide variety of customers. In my latest white paper, I outline steps for evaluating potential IPMS and give you tips on how you can confidently make smart decisions when moving your IP strategy forward.

Here’s a snapshot of what you’ll learn from “10 Steps to Select an IPMS Provider that Meets the Mark”:

Before selecting a provider, you’ll learn why it’s worthwhile to consider whether SaaS is right for you and your provider’s credentials in offering this kind of solution. Further, you’ll learn how incorporating SaaS into your IP strategy can give you a competitive advantage and reduce the strain on your organisation’s resources.

You also will learn why automation is imperative when selecting an IPMS provider that offers productivity improvement features such as PTO integration, workflow and task management, automatic email processing, prior art management, and customizable dashboards.

The white paper also discusses how potential IPMS providers are leveraging the power of big data. Will your new IPMS assure data availability, accuracy and the ability to layer in insight from external IP data? Many providers over-promise and under-deliver in this critical area.

These factors and questions are just a few of the 10 factors covered in the white paper. Download it now to learn more about what you should consider: the reputation and depth of expertise of your IPMS, value-added forms and reporting tools, task flow and data management capabilities, ease of implementation, and much more.

Not all IP management systems are created equal.

Take the first step in moving your IP management forward: Download the white paper here.