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Selecting PLM Software Solutions Part 2 - Problem Overview
Past experience shows us that the vast majority of enterprise technology evaluations run over time and budget, and once selected, the majority of the

justifications example  rely solely on frivolous justifications like their gut-feel, executive mandate, or tiresome spreadsheet compilations without ability to discern the best solution (other than to arithmetically count the number of pluses and minuses, without taking into considerations their true importance). Many companies have consequently been stuck with under-performing software products and dejected users, and are still unable to gauge their system to determine how far they are from the ideal solution for their

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Deltek's Second Bite at the IPO Cherry (Part I)


In the last decade or so of covering the enterprise applications market, I've witnessed so many products and vendors disappearing and reappearing under a different name, ownership, etc., but it is for the first time now, at the end of 2007 that I saw basically the same vendor go public for the second time (and in a 10 year timespan). Namely, Deltek (evaluate its flagship product), the leading

justifications example  quite likely that the justifications for the IPO back in 1997 sound quite similar to those of Parker's today (e.g., expansion, improved brand recognition, visibility, and whatnot). Deltek had indeed made a number of acquisitions previously as a public company and had reached the US$ 100 million mark by 2002. The de-listing at the end of 2002 was justified by the fact that being public was just too much of a hassle and unneeded expense for the C-level executives (due to the just introduced Sarbanes-Oxley Read More

Who the Heck Needs ROI?


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justifications example  probably increases it, since justifications favored by politically influential folks are less likely to be questioned—especially when the proponent is also the decision maker. Failing to quantify intangibles, again typically unwittingly, is also related to justifying taking a favored approach while appearing to subject the decision to hard scrutiny. The common technique of financially quantifying tangibles but merely separately listing intangibles without quantification actually provides an out —a 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 a routine occurrence in the life of an IT organization. Recently however, there has been much noise created by some pundits and vendors belittling the supposedly "archaic" way of selecting software 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 like "Have we been selecting software the wrong way all this time?!" naturally abound.

justifications example  rely solely on frivolous justifications like their gut-feel, executive mandate, or tiresome spreadsheet compilations without ability to discern the best solution (other than to, for those who have attempted some due diligence, arithmetically count the number of pluses and minuses, without taking into considerations their true importance). Reviewing the objective and logical path followed to arrive at a preferred vendor can disarm even the harshest dissenter to the selection process. Furthermore, how many Read More

An ERP Vendor, with its Powerful Parent Backing, Tackles Software as a Service


Glovia hopes to become a manufacturing service platform that will connect and integrate various business systems that user companies currently use. The vendor's software-as-a-service offering is one of the routes it plans to take to get there.

justifications example  to spin their own justifications as to why they do not offer such comprehensive, multi-tenant ERP products at this stage. On the other hand, the offering might be a sign of Glovia's more active pursuit of brand new customers from the lower end of the market, which is a departure from its mainly pursuing the expansion opportunities within its install base (including opportunistic new account pursuits) of midsize and upper midsize companies. Conversely, Glovia Services' primary target is new customers. Read More

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Thomas Kurian Unveils Expanded Oracle Cloud Services Portfolio


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Enterprise Applications--The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part Six: Looking to the Future


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What Brings Customers Closer to Your Product Development?


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