One-stop shop to find the right solution
July 24, 2018

One-stop shop to find the right solution

Rodel Buena | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with TrustRadius for Buyers

I am searching for possible service providers for my new initiatives in IT transformation, particularly on machine learning, API, and blockchain, and how I can use these new technologies in a Retail, Distribution, and Financing business. I have already eliminated my data center and moved to the cloud starting with AWS IaaS and now I'm looking to use Google Cloud Platform on my PaaS projects.
  • To understand my options (i.e. build my short list or long list)
  • To compare products
  • To determine what to ask a vendor
  • To validate vendor claims
The user reviews were the best guide that helped me start comparisons and solutions suggested were researched further to come up with a short list. Some of the reviews were so thorough and comprehensive that there was almost no need to search further. My next step would be to engage via email conversations.
When I read the reviews, I particularly look for user experience and the pros and cons of using the solutions. I am also interested in the personal comparisons that users and reviewers did especially in the features vs. cost area. Sometimes reviewers go to the extent of suggesting how to effectively use a product in a particular industry.
It is important to know that there are others who had experience in the listed products and solutions. The more reviews the better for me to determine the authenticity of their claims.
  • Reviews
  • Suggestions
  • Categories
  • TrustMap
  • Product Overview
  • Pricing comparison
  • Some suggestions for Philippine environment
  • Side-by-side comparisons
Web searches and other comparisons were used but reviews are always better to start with, especially if I do not have enough of an idea about and information on the solution being evaluated. Using the Categories and then drilling down on a particular product is also helpful. Then I compare those at the top of my list first before I move to add other products.
TrustRadius is straightforward and very reliable. That is what stood out. I particularly like its simplicity and uncluttered web pages. Plus it saves my searches and I think it makes use of machine learning that shows me more relevant suggestions. The feeling I have always is that the information is truthful.
I find it best to start with reviews then proceed to compare the products mentioned in the reviews. I recommend TrustRadius for its simplicity and because it is straightforward. It is not like the others that have so many pop-ups and advertisements that tend to distract my focus. It is also very comprehensive, everything you need to search is already here.