| ||Ask HN: Is a starting an enterprise software startup worth the hassle?|
70 points by diminium on June 30, 2012 | hide | past | favorite | 20 comments |
|I was talking to a few people who worked for a big company. The software they use are some of the worst software I've ever seen. The workers there hate it and it makes them unproductive. Sounds like a good place to make a start-up, right?|
That is until I found out the people who use the software have virtually no input in purchasing it. Not even the IT people who have to maintain it has any input in it. All purchasing decisions are made three states away in a purchasing department that buys stuff by list of features - whether or not those features work efficiently or even correctly for that matter.
How is this maze navigated? Is it worth the hassle if you don't have deep contacts and relationships inside every big company?
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