Posted on January 22, 2020 | Categories: Managed File Transfer
You know you want one – a powerful managed file transfer (MFT) solution – that enterprise solution that’ll make life easier, support multiple secure protocols, help you meet compliance regulations, alert you when transfers fail, restart them, and more. But, how do you know which MFT solution is right for you and your organization?
Just like buying a vehicle, you need to consider performance, options, dependability, service, budget, and more when evaluating a managed file transfer solution. After all, you’re not just parking this software “vehicle” in your own garage. Your decision impacts many people, multiple departments, an entire enterprise at times. It’s vital to assess your solution options carefully.
Forget the splashy ads, the come-ons and sales spiels. You need to get down to what your unique business needs are for file transfers; what your future requirements might be; your service expectations; and how well each provider can meet those needs and expectations. There’s a whole showroom of software options but, finding the one that’s right for you takes forethought, careful consideration of needs and outcomes, and ideally, a test-drive that impresses from the start.
These are some key questions your potential vendors should address as you start comparing your top candidates to one another:
A secure file transfer solution centralizes how you ultimately exchange information with others. It lets you create, schedule, monitor, and process sent and retrieved files. When evaluating your options, consider:
At the bare minimum, you’ll want your managed file transfer solution to be secure, encrypt activities, automate file transfers, help you meet necessary compliance regulations, be easy-to-use, and work across multiple platforms. You also should consider these features to maximize the use of MFT at your organization.
Once you have narrowed down your choice of providers/vendors to a small handful, use the check list in our Buyer’s Guide to more thoroughly compare vendors and products. Ask the important questions before committing your organization to a software solution you’ll want in place for many years to come.
Download our complete Buyer’s Guide. Here, you’ll get more comprehensive look at the many considerations to take when evaluating an MFT vendor, including industry- and compliance-specific concerns.
A free trial is an excellent way to determine which managed file transfer solution is right for you and your needs. When comparing your options, be sure to request a demonstration or trial to see your possible solution in action. Because getting started with a new software solution can take some time, you’ll want to keep these trials to a minimum. A free trial of GoAnywhere MFT lets you explore the software’s features, resources, cost-savings, and many benefits for yourself in your own environment.