Contrary to what vendors may contend, not all of them are able to supply a cost effective solution that satisfies the critical requirements of an organization. In this case study from a recent selection engagement for a large series book publisher, we size up Oracle, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, and Lawson in terms of corporate viability, vision, product functionality, technology, and cost.
was a heavily weighted criterion in this selection and PeopleSoft's functionality offering failed to match its extravagant price, its overall ranking suffered. (For more on PeopleSoft, see TEC's note PeopleSoft - Are Business Intelligence and e-Commerce Enough? ) JD Edwards offered the best balance of functionality and cost effectiveness, falling within the publisher's proposed budget. Results and User Recommendations Based on the above analysis of data in the decision model, our client was able to cle