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Should Your Software Selection Process Have a Proof of Concept? Part One: Structures and the Selection Process
This article explores how the proof of concept (POC) fits into the software selection process, when a POC should be undertaken, structural variables, and the

example of a concept paper  ways. Below is an example: Development of business case for implementation and key success factors Determination of requirements and production of a request for proposal (RFP), which is issued to software vendors and VARs for response Selection of shortlisted software vendors or VARs based upon response to RFP Demonstration of solution Selection of preferred software vendor and VAR and software solution Negotiation of commercial terms and issue of purchase order The POC process should occur after the

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Document management (DM) for health care and hospitals manages the storage, display, faxing, and scanning of paper and electronic documents.  

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