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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

evaluation of rfp vendors  disaster coming every week, evaluation committees are trying desperately to figure out how to assure themselves and the companies for whom they work that every risk is at least recognized, if not eliminated. In many cases they are going about it the wrong way. The elimination of risk is not the result of a thicker RFP. Recommendations Without intending to outline a comprehensive evaluation process, there are some very simple things that you can do to prevent yourself and your company from being 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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An Overview of the Knowledge Based Selection Process
The TechnologyEvaluation.Com’s (TEC) Knowledge Based Selection Process is a multi-part comprehensive analysis of a vendor’s tactical, strategic and qualitative

evaluation of rfp vendors  objectives. An average technology evaluation takes into consideration only a small portion of the necessary criteria needed to adequately evaluate a potential vendor. By and large these criteria focus on functionality and technology and are vital to a potential acquisition, but they are primarily tactical in nature. At this stage of the process, a TEC specialist walks the project team through an overview of strategic market criteria such as the vendors' ongoing service and support capabilities, their fina Read More...
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

evaluation of rfp vendors  The backbone of an evaluation center is a knowledge base —a combination of criteria and methods required to analyze one or more enterprise solutions to make a decision. The knowledge bases use industry-standard terminology and match the features, functionality, and services offered by the largest variety of vendors. Each knowledge base is organized in a hierarchical tree structure, and contains a breakdown of the detailed features and functions of a vendor's solution, as well as the business priorities 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

evaluation of rfp vendors  Small Businesses, Part 2: Evaluation of ERP Software Part 1 of this series of articles described the process of research , the first important step in any software selection project. Part 2 will describe the evaluation of the products available in the market to determine which one fits best for the needs and requirements defined during your research, which will help you create the shortlist that will be used to make the final decision. Once you have the list of main processes and the workflows that Read More...
The Role of Sales Training Requirements Definition and Requests for Proposals in the Success of Technology Companies
The first step in choosing an effectiveness service provider (ESP) that best meets your company's needs is to develop a requirements definition. When used as a

evaluation of rfp vendors  This is the actual evaluation of the training program(s). What is the underlying sales methodology? Is the methodology suitable to your markets, products, and services? Is the complexity of the solution compatible with your sales team? Does the complexity of the methodology match the products or services being sold? Does this program have documented, demonstrable success? How does the vendor suggest you measure program success? Does the vendor provide tools for assessment? Can the program be tailored to Read More...
Nine Questions to Ask 360-system Vendors
Many organizations are searching for automated solutions to support their 360 initiatives. Fortunately, selecting vendors is a lot like making a new hire. You

evaluation of rfp vendors  Questions to Ask 360-system Vendors Nine Questions to Ask 360-system Vendors If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. eXplorance provides companies, educators, government, and non-profit organizations with 100% Web-based software for intelligence gathering and analysis online surveys, 360 degree feedback reviews, performance appraisals, and other feedback management processes. Source : eXplorance Resources Related to 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

evaluation of rfp vendors  Innovations? On-demand Pricing Models and Vendors Effect of Transition on Vendors Quick ramp-up, lower implementation, and the almost non-existent support costs of hosted software services makes utility or on-demand pricing appealing customers. However, vendors embarking on these new pricing models (see Parts One and Two ), which treat software as a service, are sure to experience growing pains. Traditional upfront licenses provide a big gulp of revenue which decreases between releases. 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.

evaluation of rfp vendors  Post-Mortem: Why Vendors Lose Deals Introduction Large software vendors seem to have many advantages over smaller vendors. Vast financial resources allow them to develop and market a slew of complementary applications (either from integrated suites or through extensive partnering), leverage well-trained consultants for implementations, and deliver global support services twenty-four hours a day. Smaller vendors are often relegated to a narrow industry or functional niche, have fewer Read More...
The Future of Talent Management: Underlying Drivers of Change
The next generation of talent management practices and solutions will largely be driven by economic evolution, demographic changes, and technology advancements

evaluation of rfp vendors  Future of Talent Management: Underlying Drivers of Change The next generation of talent management practices and solutions will largely be driven by economic evolution, demographic changes, and technology advancements. These factors are dramatically influencing the way people work, the way companies are organized, and the way talent is managed. This paper explores how current business and talent management processes and technology must evolve in order to effectively deliver business value in the next 5 Read More...
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

evaluation of rfp vendors  priorities in TEC’s BI Evaluation Center . I welcome your thoughts—please leave a comment below, and I’ll respond as soon as I can. Read More...
Justification of ERP Investments Part 1: Quantifiable Benefits from an ERP System
Studies that surveyed manufacturers about the impact of ERP systems on firm performance indicate that company size and industry do not affect the results

evaluation of rfp vendors  an ERP system. Performance evaluation based on ratio analysis can also use comparisons between one's own company and similar firms in terms of size and industry. The Annual Statement Studies provide comparative ratios for this purpose. This use of comparative ratio analysis will use the same three ratios for inventory turnover, days receivable, and return on assets. To perform the analysis, you identify the median and upper quartile ratios for firms in the same industry. These roughly correspond to Read More...
5 Steps for Switching ERP Vendors
Learn how in 5 Steps for Switching ERP Vendors.

evaluation of rfp vendors  Steps for Switching ERP Vendors With all the new ERP offerings and attractive delivery models like SaaS now available, you may be thinking of switching ERP vendors. But changing ERP vendors is notoriously tricky, and there's a right way to approach it. Learn how in 5 Steps for Switching ERP Vendors . You'll discover what to do—and what to avoid—when it comes time to overhaul your ERP setup. Get the facts—before you act. Download your free PDF copy of 5 Steps for Switching ERP Vendors today .   For 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

evaluation of rfp vendors  business. As for Technology Evaluation Centers ' ( TEC 's) statement Products that are totally rewritten will be great SOA-based solutions largely for the green field sites…, Infor believes that even customers that deploy new solutions for green field sites are leery of unproven software solutions. Further, TEC's opinion that SOA-enabling existing enterprise solutions is putting lipstick on a pig applies to some, but not necessarily to all. Infor believes that one should be careful about what to Read More...
Out-of-the-box Integration
Is it is possible for small and medium businesses (SMBs) to achieve levels of application integration historically reserved for large enterprises with deep IT

evaluation of rfp vendors  of-the-box Integration Is it is possible for small and medium businesses (SMBs) to achieve levels of application integration historically reserved for large enterprises with deep IT pockets? Duplication of data can be eliminated with the right electronic document management system (EDMS). Discover how an EDMS can be integrated with other core business applications to replace paper files and documents, driving efficiency and managing IT costs. Read More...

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