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Evaluating Enterprise Software-Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps? Part Three: Knowledge Bases and User Recommendations
RFPs and selection tools typically focus on features and functions. The business process protagonists consider this focus old fashioned. However, users want and

evaluating rfps  Enterprise Software-Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps? Part Three: Knowledge Bases and User Recommendations TEC Selection Uses Knowledge Bases Thus, we beg to differ that certain selection service providers' (including TEC's) methods are archaic but they rather save time and cost, while taking care of the functions and features inventory management. To that end, TEC released a number of knowledge bases (KBs), accessible through its evaluation centers Read More
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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 sys...
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Software Evaluation and Software Selection
Organizations are surrounded by ambiguity when making their implementation decisions. Accurate and relevant criteria that are properly weighed against an

evaluating rfps  making their implementation decisions. Evaluating and selecting enterprise software is a complex process characterized by both striking potential and dramatic risks. Executed properly, this process and its outcomes can deliver exceptional benefits. If executed poorly, however, the results can range from disappointing to devastating. Organizations that select the wrong hardware, middleware, or software will learn the hard way that the money they've lost is a result of inadequate vendor information and Read More
Cloud Assets: A Guide for SMBs-Part 2
The advent of cloud computing has brought with it many considerations and challenges for organizations looking to implement cloud services, which may be

evaluating rfps  be another means of evaluating performance. Data Security & Compliance. Above all else, establish the security requirements your business needs to function, and validate these with the vendor. Request reports on various incidents that have occurred, and discuss and agree upon permission to conduct audits on the vendor’s security practices. Additionally, your vendor and its potential third-party affiliates need to comply with your local data privacy legislation, which falls under your legal obligations. Read More
Software Selection: A Third Alternative Part Two: Seller's Perspective and the Third Alternative
Failed projects do not bode well for the vendor. It can cause their sales cycle costs only to rise even more and their reputation to suffer or, at least, become

evaluating rfps  not rewrite, mentality. Accordingly, evaluating and selecting software has become a more common occurrence for IT and user departments. The common focus that both buyers and sellers share in this process, is to do it as confidently and efficiently as possible. The third alternative for selecting software, as discussed in this article, attempts to provide assurances needed by the buyer and the efficiency desired by the vendor. Use a selection service to quickly arrive at your short list of vendors who can Read More
The Path to ERP for Small Businesses, Part 2: Evaluation of ERP Software
If you’ve gone through the research phase while looking for ERP, the next major step is the evaluation process. At the end of it, you should have a shortlist of

evaluating rfps  criteria, but when you’re evaluating complex software like an ERP system, it’s likely that you’ll have too many criteria to consider to compare vendors using a simple spreadsheet. Instead, you can model your decision in such a way that using a DSS will help you evaluate and select the best option. Most software selection DSSes use data gathered through RFIs or RFPs—the main advantage to this is that you can easily manipulate hundreds or thousands of criteria, and you don’t need to chase vendors Read More
Accept360
The Accept360 Suite is an end-to-end solution that links strategy and decisions from ideation through portfolio planning, roadmaps, requirements and

evaluating rfps  for generating, collecting, and evaluating ideas from customers, employees, and partners in one place; and Accept Product Strategy & Portfolio for product portfolio management (PPM). Read More
The Secrets to Buying a Cloud Based ERP -- November 16, 2010
In the Webcast, The Secrets to Buying a Cloud-based ERP, learn about IT's new role in evaluating, selecting, and implementing cloud-based ERP.

evaluating rfps  IT's new role in evaluating, selecting, and implementing cloud-based ERP. Join this Webcast to discover: how cloud technology has changed the way businesses look at ERP. how IT's role has shifted from technical to strategic advisor in cloud-based evaluations. the unique aspects of a cloud-based evaluation process. and how organizations must position IT in their evaluation and selection process for a successful outcome. Learn about IT's rapidly changing role in the cloud-based ERP environment. Register Read More
The Marketing Services Provider: A Marketer’s Most Strategic Hire
When marketing managers look to expand their teams, they measure individuals on a number of different attributes, including creativity and attention to detail

evaluating rfps  you should spend time evaluating the services offerings as well as the capabilities of various marketing services providers. Find out how. Read More
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 rfps  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
Evaluating Financial Management Software: Is It Time for a Change?
Before you decide if you need to update your financial management software, you should ask some questions about five key areas of your operations. For example

evaluating rfps  Financial Management Software: Is It Time for a Change? Before you decide if you need to update your financial management software, you should ask some questions about five key areas of your operations. For example, does your current system generate the types of reports you need? And does it allow your processes to support your policies? Evaluate all the challenges you face with your current financial management software—and find out how you can overcome them with an upgrade. Read More
Evaluating Cloud-Based ERP for Professional Service Organizations
In the webcast Top 5 Reasons Professional Services Organizations Are Embracing the Cloud to learn about: the impact of cloud technology on PSOs; t...

evaluating rfps  Top 7 Considerations When Evaluating Cloud-based ERP for Service Organizations today. Event date : Januaru 11, 2010, 1 PM Eastern Standard Time Sponsored by SAP For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST. Phone: +1 514-954-3665, ext.367. Special Offer Files 2010 Read More
Software Comparison in 5 Easy Steps
The latest addition to Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) Web-based software evaluation system, TEC Advisor, is the new Express Software Comparison Report

evaluating rfps  For example, if you’re evaluating solutions in TEC’s customer relationship management (CRM) model (comprising 1,187 criteria that reflect real-world usage), the resulting report provides a side-by-side product comparison for each of the CRM model’s five modules (Sales Force Automation, Marketing Automation, Customer Service and Support, Analytics and Reporting, and Product Technology). If you’re interested in reviewing the comparison results at a later date or presenting the data to your Read More
TEC Research Shows Manufacturers Still Biggest ERP Shoppers
Since the 2008 economic crisis hit, many firms have been forced to cut back in order to keep their businesses afloat. Enterprise software spending is one area

evaluating rfps  are unfreezing, companies are evaluating upgrade or replacement enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems with added functionality to support their changing business needs. So which sector is showing the greatest interest in evaluating ERP solutions? Find out after the jump. Of nearly 4,500 ERP evaluation projects conducted by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) between October, 2011, and March, 2012, in TEC’s online Evaluation Centers, manufacturing companies were in the top spot, with 28% of projects Read More
A Practical Buying Guide to Cutting through Blade Servers
Just uttering the term

evaluating rfps  a practical checklist for evaluating current market offerings. There is a place for blade servers in your enterprise, but not every enterprise needs every offering available. Read More
Easy ERP: A Challenge to Conventional Thinking
There is a new paradigm when it comes to evaluating ERP systems. With little difference between industry players' solutions, the key is the longevity of the

evaluating rfps  better, and it's faster. Evaluating Easy Now it's time to meet the vendors and take the packages for the test drive. Keep in mind that when you take that car for a test drive the focus is on the feel. You're not taking an inventory of every nut and bolt. Ease of implementation and ease of use have replaced the functionality inventory as the top priorities in a selection. We have already talked about changing the justification methodology from ROI to TCO, which changes the focus from maximizing benefits Read More

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