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Evaluating SaaS Solutions: A Checklist for Small and Midsized Enterprises
This paper from Saugatuck Technology discusses relevant criteria for evaluating SaaS solutions targeting small and midsize firms, and raises key questions that

evaluating rfp responses  and plan. Sponsor Perspective: Evaluating SaaS Solutions Businesses like yours need initial support as you roll out the software, a commitment to a long-term vision and roadmap, and a solution that can scale up as your business grows. In turn, a strong vendor/partner will look to you for ideas to improve their products and offer a strong network of users and partners. Consider the following as you explore the best solutions and vendors for you: Form an Evaluation Committee Enlist a cross-functional team

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information such as an address, to more complex information used at different stages of an assembly line.  

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