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“Helping your business succeed”.

We believe innovative growing businesses are the heart & soul of the economy. You see opportunities and have the courage to act. You employ & develop people, pay taxes, support communities, and invest in growing your enterprise.

Our mission here at Software Shortlist is to help businesses like yours take advantage of available software to improve their performance.

We don’t sell software. We don’t develop it. We don’t implement it. There are plenty of firms doing those things and doing them well. We focus solely on software selection: helping you find the right solution for your unique needs.

We’re proud to bring an independent voice to software selection. Our unique model allows us to provide a free shortlisting service for businesses, matching you up with the top vendors able to deliver your requirements, or to tailor our advisory services exactly to your needs.

So if you’re thinking about how software could improve your business, let’s talk.

What we do:

Software Shortlist provides information, resources and services to help businesses select software. This includes:

> Get A Shortlist: a free service that introduces businesses to a shortlist of relevant solution providers, based on their specific requirements. Find out more and request a shortlist now at Get A Shortlist.

> Online shortlists:  dedicated zones for serious ERP and CRM buyers, showcasing leading solutions, customer case studies, whitepapers, expert articles & other resources. Visit ERP Shortlist and CRM Shortlist

> Software directory:  for other software categories we offer a free online directory of business software, including ERP, CRM, timesheet, PSA, LMS, ATS, and more.

> Expert articles:  articles on a range of software topics are available in our expert articles section. Additional ERP and CRM specific articles can be found in the online shortlists.

> Buyer’s Guides:  publications designed to help prospective buyers consider their options before purchasing a new system, such as the ERP Buyer’s Guide.

Our partners:

Software Shortlist partners with hundreds of software vendors and implementation partners who are seeking introductions to well-qualified prospects for their solutions. Our free service is provided through vendors paying a simple upfront fee for each introduction we make. Alternatively we can work directly for buyers representing their needs to vendors, recommending shortlisted software options for you to explore, or helping you establish your software project to ensure success.

We are continually expanding our network of partners. If you’d like to join us, please see our vendor information page.


About Software Shortlist Pty Ltd

The Software Shortlist website is owned and operated by Software Shortlist Pty Ltd (ACN: 129 547 888), a division of iStart Limited. The company was founded in February 2008 by Craig Westcott and Xavier Russo, and merged with iStart on the 1st July 2012 under Managing Director Hayden McCall.

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About iStart Limited

Since 2001 iStart has been showcasing the benefits to business of using better technology in Australia and New Zealand. We aim to inform, educate and motivate buyers on the use of software as a strategic asset in their business. Visit the site to research the latest solutions that companies in your industry are using today. Whether it be CRM, ERP, Business Intelligence, Mobility or Supply Chain e-commerce, iStart goes beyond the product to speak with business people who have deployed the technology to understand their objectives, the journey they took on the way and what benefits they are enjoying. If you are considering a technology investment, then iStart is the place to begin.

iStart showcases the leading products and services by solution-type and industry vertical available in Australia & New Zealand (see the Directory section); we highlight industry trends affecting the technology landscape, and we publish useful advice and research from experts. We also cut through the vendor hype and publish case studies from the coalface to demonstrate leading companies successfully using solutions.

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