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Global Vendor Negotiation Strategies
TechnologyEvaluation.Com has defined 6 global negotiation categories and macro questions that should be reviewed in preparation for any major technology

negotiation in purchasing  with the more detailed negotiation tips outlined in its Software Negotiation Tips report. The lead negotiator should review and consider the six categories documented below in preparation for any major technology negotiation. All six are critical individually, yet should always be pursued within the context of the larger negotiation discussion. Selection Process Scope Can I add to or subtract from the overall scope of products and services up for bid to lower the overall cost? Can I link necessary

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ERP for School Districts

The ERP knowledge base for K-12 school districts and municipalities focuses on back-office functionality, including financials, human resources (HR), and payroll. It covers important functionality for employee self-service activities, purchasing management, and inventory management. 

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