Owing to learning from the past experiences and to the help of specialized selection service providers, selecting an enterprise package has to a degree, become a routine occurrence in the life of an IT organization. Recently however, there has been much noise created by some pundits and vendors belittling the supposedly "archaic" way of selecting software through functions and features. Contrary to that, they would rather sell "business processes" or "solutions," further confusing the already overwhelmed customer. The nagging doubts and questions like "Have we been selecting software the wrong way all this time?!" naturally abound.
structured, repeatable process for evaluating technology solutions and the vendors that provide them. Most business managers, whether within vendors, prospective clients or implementers/resellers, have long yearned for an enabling repository system to minimize project risk for all sides of technology utilization. For instance, by quickly narrowing products down to a shortlist based on functional and technical features, vendors and VARs benefit from not pursuing unfruitful clients. Clients benefit because