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Beware of Vendors Bearing Solutions
Hype has been a major factor in the recent downfall of some of the enterprise application industry's most illustrious players. This article presents some very

evaluating rfp vendors  the risk involved with evaluating and selecting business solutions. Once the risks posed by the negative trends affecting the enterprise solutions marketplace are internalized, IT management will likely search out a greater number of potential solutions, not just the obvious ones. IT management must relentlessly qualify all of them. Tough questions must be asked and answered. In some evaluations, for example, one vendor's integrity (validated by their current customers) must have more weight than another Read More

Core PLM for Discrete Industries
The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including manage...
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Evaluating Enterprise Software - Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps? Part Two
There is certainly room to ask the fundamental question of whether the traditional practice of RFI/RFP-based selection processes has been adequate for the task

evaluating rfp vendors  about the appropriateness of evaluating software by asking vendors to complete (and periodically update) the large feature and function criteria-based requests for information/proposal (RFI/RFP) documents. Namely, some pundits and vendors have begun to belittle selecting software in the supposedly archaic way 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 Read More
JDA Portfolio: For the Retail Industry Part Six: ERP Vendors and User Recommendations
ERP vendors promise products linking to financial and manufacturing systems (which logically, is currently the vendor's own system) and include collaborative

evaluating rfp vendors  until that time, users evaluating the above individual products should keep themselves informed, and consider generally available (GA) functionality only. This was Part Six of a six-part note. Part One presented the Event Summary. Parts Two through Four detailed the components of JDA Portfolio 2004.1. Part Five Analyzed the Market Impact. Recommendations. Parts One through Five were published December 27th to 31st. Read More
Small ERP Vendors Missing The ASP Boat
Our experience from conducting dozens of ERP software selection engagements recently teaches us that some number of smaller enterprises, first-time ERP buyers

evaluating rfp vendors  addressed in conjunction with evaluating the capabilities of the software package, and understanding if the ASP offering differs from the traditional licensed offering. More comprehensive guidelines for determining if you should consider the ASP model along with thoughts on selecting an ASP can be found in The ASP Decision . Read More
Evaluating Enterprise Software - Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps?
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

evaluating rfp vendors  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 Read More
Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Platform Approaches (Wars)
Infor and IFS, two upper mid-market, stalwart vendors, were the first to respond to our questions-and-answers series directed at software application vendors

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Vendors Begin to Round Out Their CRM Suites
Front-office vendors Baan Co. and SalesLogix Inc. round out their customer-relationship management application suites adding new marketing, service, and E

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BI Hits the Road III: Two Niche Vendors Considered
As I’m writing this post, more software vendors are launching their mobile business intelligence (BI) solutions. So I’ve decided to hurry up and start talking

evaluating rfp vendors  relevant to consider when evaluating a mobile BI solution. Mobile platform . This is the type of mobile operating system on which the mobile BI solution can run. Connectivity and integration . Many organizations need to connect the new mobile solution to a pre-existing BI platform or other types of systems. Can you connect or integrate your mobile BI application with other traditional BI applications? Architecture . How is the BI platform installed: is it hosted, or on-premise? And how is information bein Read More
Disruptive Innovations? On-demand Pricing Models and Vendors
Vendors must make fundamental changes to sales and support processes to accommodate on-demand, transaction-based pricing. Software vendors must rethink the

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Five Steps for Switching ERP Vendors
The enterprise resource planning (ERP) market has grown to include new solutions and delivery models, adding software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings to on

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10 Questions HR & Payroll Vendors May NOT Want You to Ask
When an organization decides to improve its HR, payroll, and talent management processes and enters the market for a new people management solution, the

evaluating rfp vendors  HCM,human capital management,Ultimate Software,UltiPro,HCM solution,payroll,vendor questions,HR,human resources,talent management,people management Read More
Demonstration Post-Mortem: Why Vendors Lose Deals
In competing for client dollars, one failing makes demonstrations deadly for large and small vendors alike: lack of preparation.

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Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Evaluating and Implementing DCIM Solutions
While many who invest in data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software benefit greatly, some do not. Research has revealed a number of pitfalls that end

evaluating rfp vendors  Common Pitfalls of Evaluating and Implementing DCIM Solutions While many who invest in data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software benefit greatly, some do not. Research has revealed a number of pitfalls that end users should avoid when evaluating and implementing DCIM solutions. Choosing an inappropriate solution, relying on inadequate processes, and a lack of commitment/ownership/knowledge can each undermine a chosen toolset’s ability to deliver the value it was designed to provide. Read More
10 Things to Consider When Evaluating Your Mobile Workforce Management Strategy
Your service organization is dynamic and changing, with different growth strategies and mergers and acquisitions in the works, and with many of your technically

evaluating rfp vendors  Things to Consider When Evaluating Your Mobile Workforce Management Strategy Your service organization is dynamic and changing, with different growth strategies and mergers and acquisitions in the works, and with many of your technically savvy workers using more than one mobile device to get the job done. But how do you manage your mobile workforce in this past-faced business world? Find out how to balance customer satisfaction with business efficiency and enable continuous improvement and Read More

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