Illustrative Constraints to the Provision and Use of Business Solutions
Demand-Side Problems (User Constraints)
- Users lack information about available solutions
- Users are unable to effectively identify their business problems.
- Users do not have the capacity to pay for solutions up front
- Users are risk averse to trying solutions.
- Users do not see the value of existing or proposed solutions
- Users want solutions packaged together
Supply-Side Problems (Provider Constraints)
- Solutions lack the benefits and features that users want
- Providers are risk averse to targeting new users, such as women or microenterprises
- Providers lack information about the users of their services and solutions
- Providers do not fully understand the cost/benefit of the solutions they provide
- Providers lack business or technical skills
- There is insufficient demand for their solutions (users do not recognize the value)
- Variable quality of solutions harms the reputation of good providers