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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 software project  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...
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How to Survive a Software Selection Project When Your Boss Is a Sociopath
Is your boss the main reason you call in sick on Monday mornings? Do you need to “manage” your boss in order to get any work done? Do you find yourself in the

evaluating software project  by the software you’re evaluating. Do not report unrelated processes. Do not report complaints. Do not try to fix a process that is not broken. Do not express your “to be” processes without first assessing your “as is” processes. Tip #4: Surviving the Sadism Any sadist worth his salt will suggest that you use Excel to compare software. That’s just sicko behavior at its worst, man. Realistically, you can’t use Excel to accurately compare how multiple solutions stack up side-by-side to handle 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 software project  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...
The Benefits of a Software Selection Project-Even when Management Imposes a Decision
The Project Delivery Group (PDG) here at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) works closely with our clients to assist and guide them through the process of

evaluating software project  through the process of evaluating and selecting their business software solutions. Over the years, this group has witnessed the multitude of issues and hurdles that can arise—oftentimes unexpectedly—during those selections and has become adept at helping its clients work through various scenarios. One of these issues relates to what happens when a company that is involved in a software selection process is suddenly mandated by upper management to purchase another software solution. The issue of an 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 software project  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...
Project Portfolio Management for Service Organizations: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Operations
There are two types of project portfolio management (PPM) solutions for professional services organizations (PSO). For smaller PSOs, best-of-breed vendors

evaluating software project  Portfolio Management for Service Organizations: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Operations Introduction In the last couple of years, the enterprise resource planning (ERP) industry has changed the landscape of the project portfolio management (PPM) marketplace. ERP vendors, such as SAP , Oracle , and Microsoft , have recognized the value of developing and delivering services to professional services organizations (PSO). Faced with this new reality, the best-of-breed vendors that Read More...
IT Project Management Tools: MS Project and Its Alternatives (Part 1)
In a previous blog post, I wrote about the Project Manager’s role and some of the constraints that affect the daily life of a PM, namely: scope, time, and cost.

evaluating software project  Project Management Tools: MS Project and Its Alternatives (Part 1) In a previous blog post , I wrote about the Project Manager’s role and some of the constraints that affect the daily life of a PM, namely: scope, time, and cost. This post will focus on some of the tools a PM uses on a day-to-day basis (and why), and some of the limiting factors that these tools present. In order to understand the use of PM tools it is essential to have an understanding of the PM’s role in the area of software Read More...
3C Software
3C Software, founded in 1988 in Atlanta, Georgia (US), has taken a comprehensive approach to developing cost management solutions for process and complex

evaluating software project  Software 3C Software, founded in 1988 in Atlanta, Georgia (US), has taken a comprehensive approach to developing cost management solutions for process and complex manufacturers. Through interviews with everyone involved in cost management—from accountants to engineers to chief financial officers (CFOs)—3C software creates a solution that offers functionality that is both comparable with any accounting method and integrative with other enterprise and manufacturing systems. Read More...
Powering Project-driven Businesses with Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud
Project portfolio management (PPM) is a critical component of any enterprise involved with projects, but many enterprises lack a holistic view of their project

evaluating software project  project portfolio management, PPM, cloud PPM, Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud, Oracle PPM, PPM challenges Read More...
Application Software Services: Outsourcing, Applications Software Competitor Analysis Report
The outsourcing application software knowledge base criteria are appropriate for selecting outsource providers in the area of business software development. It

evaluating software project  Software Services: Outsourcing, Applications Software Competitor Analysis Report The outsourcing application software knowledge base criteria are appropriate for selecting outsource providers in the area of business software development. It includes all activities performed by outsource providers including software development; software maintenance; software reengineering or rearchitecting; porting software to a new platform; and more. Read More...
A Software-as-a-service Primer for Independent Software Vendors
Unlike many over-hyped technology trends of the past, software-as-a-service (SaaS) is producing real business benefits for organizations of all sizes across

evaluating software project  Software-as-a-service Primer for Independent Software Vendors Unlike many over-hyped technology trends of the past, software-as-a-service (SaaS) is producing real business benefits for organizations of all sizes across nearly every industry. This primer outlines how independent software vendors (ISVs) must respond to these realities in order to meet the changing needs of their customers, employees, and business partners; and ensure their long-term viability and competitiveness. Read More...
Cezanne Software
Cézanne Software provides human capital planning (HCM) and management software, and develops and designs solutions that enable organizations to better plan and

evaluating software project  Software Cézanne Software provides human capital planning (HCM) and management software, and develops and designs solutions that enable organizations to better plan and optimize the human side of their business. The company’s focus is to provide the business owner with people-centered solutions to manage the execution and evolution of business processes that are critical for the organization's success. The privately held company's North American headquarters are in Boston, Massachusetts (US). Read More...
CARL Software
Founded in 1985, CARL Software specializes in computerized maintenance management systems (CMMSs) and enterprise asset management (EAM) software. The company is

evaluating software project  Software Founded in 1985, CARL Software specializes in computerized maintenance management systems (CMMSs) and enterprise asset management (EAM) software. The company is headquartered in Limonest (France), with offices in Paris (France), and international offices in Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United States (US). Read More...
On-premise to On-demand: The Software as a Service Opportunity for Independent Software Vendors
Predictions of the death of software are overstated. In reality, businesses are becoming more reliant on technology, not less. What’s changing, however, is the

evaluating software project  premise to On-demand: The Software as a Service Opportunity for Independent Software Vendors Predictions of the death of software are overstated. In reality, businesses are becoming more reliant on technology, not less. What’s changing, however, is the number of options available for managing, delivering, and paying for software applications. Many independent software vendors recognize the benefits of offering software as a service--a delivery alternative that can present long-term benefits for all Read More...
New Software Comparison Capabilities: Recruitment and Staffing Software
Over the past few months, we have built TEC’s Human Capital Management (HCM) Evaluation Center with a comprehensive set of features and functions, allowing our

evaluating software project  Software Comparison Capabilities: Recruitment and Staffing Software Over the past few months, we have built TEC’s Human Capital Management (HCM) Evaluation Center with a comprehensive set of features and functions, allowing our users to compare a wide variety of human resources (HR) and related enterprise software solutions available on the market. Last year saw the development of the Talent Management software evaluation competency, which nicely complements our core HR, learning management system Read More...

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