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Seeking Vendors, the Early Part of Selection
How do you figure out, from within a large range of software vendors, which vendors to start evaluating? I'm curious to see some feedback on what most people

questionnaire example  idea of a preselection questionnaire that could narrow down the list of vendors you'd want to look at. It has evolved and works relatively well, but after a few years it's good to reconsider how it works and see if we can improve based on what we've learned, and on what people suggest. No matter the methods of identifying vendors, you can usually find some common ground underlying them, which might be used as high-level preselection criteria. The following three examples show that even if you don't use a

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