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CRM Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part Two: Using A Knowledge Base To Reduce The Time, Risk And Cost Of A CRM Selection
Using a knowledge base in the selection process can reduce the time, risk and cost of procuring technology. Well constructed knowledge bases that are used in a

criterion validity  of priorities where every criterion is given an equal weight. The results appear in Figure 3. The two metrics that appear in Figure 3 are calculated by TEC's patented BestMatch statistical decision support engine. The BestMatch engine converts the verbal priorities set in Figure 2 to a numerical weight. The sum of the numerical weights on the end level criteria total 100%. A vendor rating for each product in the knowledge base exists for each end level criterion. Figure 4 details the vendor ratings and Read More
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Measuring the Business Value of IT
Many organizations do a poor job of measuring the business value of their IT investments. Simple financial metrics are not good enough. But there are a number

criterion validity  numerical score for each criterion and the weighted totals are summed to give a single quantitative number for its business value. Weightings are assigned based on each criterion's importance given the ongoing business strategy and business environment. IT effciency measures its impact on the IT organization. In an effort to reduce costs and become more agile, IT organizations are increasingly developing enterprise architectures, establishing standards, and acquiring core competencies in key skill areas. Read More
Software Selection: An Approach
Selecting package software can have long-term benefits or long-term regrets. To avoid the latter, your approach needs to be sound, logical, and prudent. It also

criterion validity  weight assigned to each criterion by the grade and then summing the resulting values. The higher the combined score, the better the vendor's software appears to be in satisfying your functional requirements. You are taking the vendor's response at face value. But remember that the vendors have been told that their response to the RFP will part of the signed contracted. The cost of modifications will be rolled into the total cost of the proposal and will offset what could be viewed as a high grade of 2. Read More
e-Business Service Provider Evaluation & Selection
This is a transcript of an audio conference on E-Business Service Provider Evaluation and Selection presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used

criterion validity  and 'quality'. In this criterion we assess the vendor's ability to deliver services. Ability to deliver is judged on two main aspects: scope of services the vendor actually covers, and management of resources to serve the client base. Finally, we add overall performance measures of quality drawn from client referrals where available. Service delivery does not simply depend on size of the organization, though of course large firms have - or should have - more ability to deliver people. There is evidence Read More
Knowledge Based Selections
Knowledge Based Selections allow companies to truly reach an optimum and justifiable technology decision. Knowledge Based Selections have several unique

criterion validity  Based Selections Knowledge Based Selections J. Diezemann, B. Spencer & J. Dowling - March 14, 2001 Executive Summary   Performing a selection for a technology product requires a company to marry a myriad of internal business requirements, both present and future, with a myriad of vendor attributes that relate to both products performance as well as the ability to effectively provide long-term value to clients. In order to truly reach a best and justifiable decision that will stand up to the Read More
2008 Software Re
A new year is upon us and with that, the word “resolution” comes to mind...res-o-l-u-tion – [rez-uh-loo-shun n] - noun 1. a resolve or determination: to

criterion validity  not they support each criterion in a list of available functionalities. ( Sample evaluation reports , with two vendors and up to 50 criteria, are available as free downloads.) Once you have done these things, you will have a long list of potential vendors. Software Selection Resolution # 3 I swear that I will, in timely fashion, send a request for information (RFI) to all the vendors on my long list (and I swear that I will be patient in waiting for their responses). What more needs to be said, really? Read More
Web 2.0 --
Another buzzword (albeit not another three letter acronym [TLA]) that has slowly (or not) but surely crept into our collective mind is certainly Web 2.0

criterion validity  to then type some criterion. After clicking the submit button, the new page would show the possible results, so that the user can select a certain supplier, and then continue to input all other necessary data for the order. Conversely, Web 2.0 should allow the user to type the partial supplier's name (a la Google Search) to immediately receive the potential matches, select the correct one and continue accordingly. Further, Given that Web 2.0 is first and foremost an application interface question, there Read More
Human Capital Analytics: The Metrics That Matter
Most organizations are capturing thousands of pieces of data about their employees on a daily basis, but it can be hard to focus on the data that really matters

criterion validity  Capital Analytics: The Metrics That Matter Most organizations are capturing thousands of pieces of data about their employees on a daily basis. As such, it can be hard to focus on what data really matters. It’s important for a company to define the type of data it should be looking at and the key performance indicators (KPIs) that can help it make better people decisions. What Gets Measured, Gets Managed In order to demonstrate added value to the organization, human resources (HR) executives need ac Read More
Enterprise Messaging Evaluation and Procurement Audio Transcript
This is a transcript of an audio conference on Enterprise Messaging Evaluation and Procurement presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the

criterion validity  Product Technology - This criterion defines the technical architecture of the product, and the technological environment in which the product can run successfully. Product Cost - Initial and Ongoing cost of product, this is not TCO as it does not account for internal support costs. Corporate Service and Support - This criterion defines the capability of the vendor to provide a high level of implementation services and ongoing support. Corporate Viability - This is a critical yet often overlooked category Read More
Seeking Vendors, the Early Part of Selection
How do you figure out, from within a large range of software vendors, which vendors to start evaluating? I'm curious to see some feedback on what most people

criterion validity  industry could be a criterion for guessing which vendors address your requirements. In the third example, you might be entering certain key types of functionality, hoping the search engine returns a few good results. You need a billing system? So you type billing software vendors . The results you're seeking then are based on criteria for a certain sort of functionality . We usually come up with 15 to 20 questions that we think are very high-level criteria for a certain type of software system. Questions Read More
IBM’s Unix Servers Eclipse Sun
IBM’s latest RS/6000 server, the high-end S80, outsold Sun Microsystems’ E10000 by almost three-to-one in the fourth quarter. Who cares – it’s the performance

criterion validity  OS robustness is the criterion, Sun should be considered in the lead. Read More
Continuous Data Quality Management: The Cornerstone of Zero-Latency Business Analytics
No matter how well an enterprise implements a CRM, ERP, SCM, Business Intelligence, or Data Warehouse project, poor data quality can destroy its utility and

criterion validity  Data Quality Management: The Cornerstone of Zero-Latency Business Analytics The Cost Of Poor Quality Data No matter how well an enterprise implements a CRM, ERP, SCM, Business Intelligence, or Data Warehouse project, poor data quality can destroy its utility and cost real dollars. According to recent industry studies: Poor data quality costs businesses $611 billion per year in the United States alone (TDWI). 75% of businesses have experienced significant problems due to faulty data (PWC). Only Read More
Advertising Online - A Guide to Successful Market Penetration Part Two: Search Engine Strategies
Everything stems from your keywords since it is these words that will let you be visible to the billions of online searchers.

criterion validity  Online - A Guide to Successful Market Penetration Part Two: Search Engine Strategies The Strategy Search CPC Model Keyword Advertising Most search engines use the CPC model, and price keywords based on their market value. Currently, the market is stating that generic keywords such as investment and insurance are highly valued and consequently more obscure, but targeted keywords are valued much lower. Another, more efficient system is categorizing the website and determining the market value of Read More
Magic Quadrant for B2B Gateway Providers
Business-to-business (B2B) gateway solutions have matured to the point where they can support a wide range of projects. However, there are still functional

criterion validity  the products evaluated. This criterion includes how customers receive technical support or account support. It also can include ancillary tools, customer support programs (and their quality), availability of user groups and SLAs. Operations The vendor s capability to meet its goals and commitments. Factors include the quality of the organizational structure, such as skills, experiences, programs, systems and other vehicles that enable the vendor to operate effectively and efficiently. Completeness of Read More

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