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5 Steps to Successfully Conducting and Rating Software Demos
So, you’re the guy/gal who’s been put to the task of choosing your companies next enterprise software solution? Well, if you’re reading this, you’re most

business letter for sending a proposal  software to your changing business needs The demo script should cover the following areas: company introduction system overview menus features system navigation customization capabilities report writer security features support and more… If you request a demonstration but do not provide a script to follow, there’s no guarantee that the vendors will show you parallel functionality to compare. They may show you what they think are the most impressive features—which don’t necessarily cover the

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