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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

developing an rfp  two to three finalists. Developing the list of finalists can be made by talking to existing clients, word of mouth, reputation in the marketplace, financial background checks, and, if available, request of a demo CD. Critical to issuing the proposal, in addition to the actual RFP, is the establishment of key compliance dates, to include: Vendors' conference, date specific Proposal submission, date specific Follow-up on-site demo, week of date Contract negotiations, month of date Hold Vendors' Conference

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