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Requirement Traceability-A Tester's Approach
The value of a requirement traceability matrix is in its ability to track and monitor each requirement to be incorporated into the customer's product throughout

requirement gathering  the information gathered during requirement elicitation from the customer. Figure 2. SDLC: The rotating wheel. The requirements that enter the SDLC are those of the users, which are mapped to both functional and nonfunctional requirements. They are then converted into design, and move forward along the wheel. Afterwards, the requirements move on to the development stage, and then to the testing stage. The customer receives the user requirements that have been molded into the end product (see figure 2).

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Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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TEC helps Arysta LifeScience North America Reduce Risk in Enterprise Software Selection


The North American unit of Arysta LifeScience Corporation, a world leader in crop protection and life sciences, was seeking business intelligence (BI) and business performance management (BPM) solutions to streamline how information was collected and analyzed across its various business functions. It had initially contracted Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) for a standard software evaluation and selection project involving a self-service approach, supported by TEC's objective and structured methodology. However, as the early stages of the project unfolded, specific functional requirements pointed to the need for additional advisory services, and so TEC's team of experts was brought in to lead a customized project.

requirement gathering  project unfolded, specific functional requirements pointed to the need for additional advisory services, and so TEC's team of experts was brought in to lead a customized project. Arysta LifeScience's six business functions (including supply chain, logistics, finance, marketing, and regulatory and compliance) each had different processes and consequently had their own unique BI solution needs. Helping streamline the requirement-gathering stage, TEC played a major role, working with business leaders and Read More

Can These Vendors Really Do What They Say? Bang Bang Maybe.


As communications coordinator for TEC’s selection services group, dealing with IT decision makers has helped me understand the complex decision-making behind a radical software change. You need to devote yourself to careful research and evaluation before making that no-going-back software selection. Getting the evidence you need to back up that selection can be a real challenge when you’re

requirement gathering  measures up to benchmarked requirements. If you want to learn more, you can schedule private meetings with the vendors you’re interested in.  Full disclosure: TEC moderates the ERP Vendor Shootout. However, in our role as impartial evaluators of enterprise software, we have no vested interest in seeing any one software solution come out as the “winner” of the Shootout event. On the contrary—there is no such thing as a “best vendor”: each business has different software needs, which is why we Read More

Software Update: TEC Advisor


My recent post Bye-bye Beta announced that TEC Advisor, TEC’s online software evaluation and selection system, exited the beta phase. I highlighted its newest features that pertained to the pre-selection module (i.e., the series of questions prior to evaluation). Since then, we’ve enhanced the evaluation module of TEC Advisor to allow users to more easily set priorities to functional areas, as

requirement gathering  tab, users create a requirement set that defines their business needs. On a scale ranging from “Not Important” to “Critical,” users create a profile reflecting their ideal solution by assigning priorities to relevant modules and sub-modules. During our beta release, TEC Advisor users had expressed their desire to automatically reset priorities back to the “Must Have” level because doing so manually was time-consuming; therefore in the latest release, we have added two icons to enable users to Read More

Auto Parts Distributor Saves 50 percent on ERP Selection with TEC


Arias Motors, the Dominican Republic’s leading auto parts distributor, had clear objectives about its new enterprise resource planning (ERP) selection: a timely implementation, an affordable total cost of ownership (TCO), and a structured evaluation process to guarantee a best-fit selection. Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), the impartial advocate for the enterprise software purchaser, helped Arias Motors select a system integrating all functional areas, from back-end processes to supply chain management (SCM). The process was completed in far less time than projected and at a savings of 50 percent on its initial estimated investment for the project.

requirement gathering  a software expert for requirement gathering and chose Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC).  Impressed by TEC’s streamlined approach to software selection, Arias Motors also opted for assistance with vendor demonstration script moderation, contract negotiation, and the development of an implementation work plan.  Vianey adds that “TEC’s professionalism and outstanding experience led us to engage them in additional advisory services.” Since the company needed a single integrated system, a phased Read More

The Case for Spreadsheet Automation: A High ROI Alternative to Traditional Budgeting, Forecasting, and Management Reporting


How can a budget administrator, burdened with the task of gathering data from hundreds of spreadsheets from all over the organization, manage this monumental undertaking? Additionally, how to avoid using a costly packaged budget application that doesn’t take the organization’s business rules into consideration? The solution: a spreadsheet automation tool that easily adapts to the organization’s unique corporate processes.

requirement gathering  Case for Spreadsheet Automation: A High ROI Alternative to Traditional Budgeting, Forecasting, and Management Reporting How can a budget administrator, burdened with the task of gathering data from hundreds of spreadsheets from all over the organization, manage this monumental undertaking? Additionally, how to avoid using a costly packaged budget application that doesn’t take the organization’s business rules into consideration? The solution: a spreadsheet automation tool that easily adapts to the Read More

Enabling Software and SaaS Vendors to Gain Competitive Advantage


Business intelligence (BI) software is increasingly a key component of IT architectures, and a requirement for most enterprise application sales. Both on-premise software vendors and software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors are responding by developing solutions that combine operational and analytic functionality—often by partnering with established BI providers. Learn what these partnerships mean for your organization.

requirement gathering  IT architectures, and a requirement for most enterprise application sales. Both on-premise software vendors and software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors are responding by developing solutions that combine operational and analytic functionality—often by partnering with established BI providers. Learn what these partnerships mean for your organization. Read More

Who Are White Papers Aimed at Anyway-The Technical Professional or the Poor Soul Who Got Stuck With the Job?


Anyone who’s ever been involved in choosing enterprise software knows it’s not an easy job. It takes months of preparation that involves gathering information from various departments, mapping business processes, preparing a business case, interviewing stakeholders, and getting buy-in from executives and users on the project. And that’s only the beginning! But whose job is it to do all of this

requirement gathering  own—with no other additional requirements. Considering it a “solution” is therefore legitimate. Example 2—INCORRECTLY using the word “solution” A financial institution was looking for a more robust way to backup its data. In order to do so, it would require an enterprise backup system in addition to a variety of other tools. This complete backup solution would be comprised of a backup client agent, backup servers, the storage media—as well as the hardware to support such media, and the Read More

Bonitasoft, Part 2: Interview with Marketing VP Mac McConnell


Part 1 offered some background on Bonitasoft, provider of open source business process management (BPM) software, and highlighted its approach of targeting process owners.To further flesh out Bonitasoft’s value prop, we recently talked to Mac McConnell, Bonitasoft’s vice president of marketing. He is responsible for all aspects of global marketing, including brand awareness, communications, demand

requirement gathering  Is social media a requirement for your target market, and what are you doing in that regard? MM: We’re not seeing a need for “social BPM” per se. Our customers are not coming to us looking for that. What they’re looking for is an increase in process-driven application adoption. The best way to do that is to link the business process with installed social apps; it could be Salesforce Chatter , it could be Jive , it could be outside social streams like Facebook or LinkedIn . Because we are so Read More

HCIMS - Help Desk RFI/RFP Template


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requirement gathering  This functional and technical requirement set template covers industry-standard functional criteria of Help Desk for the Health Care Industry that can help you easily gather and prioritize your business needs in a simple and categorized excel document. More than a RFP template, it is a working document that serves as a knowledge base reference throughout the life-span of your Help Desk for the Health Care Industry software project. Use this template to gather your Help Desk for the Health Care Industry Read More

Your 360-degree View of the Customer: Keep the Customer in View


Vendors of customer relationship management solutions, and the companies that use those solutions, praise the advantages of having a 360-degree view of the customer. The approach is meant to provide a company with a full picture of its customers in order to enhance the customer experience, provide better customer service and support, and improve the company’s sales and marketing initiatives to

requirement gathering  360-degree View of the Customer: Keep the Customer in View Vendors of customer relationship management solutions, and the companies that use those solutions, praise the advantages of having a 360-degree view of the customer. The approach is meant to provide a company with a full picture of its customers in order to enhance the customer experience, provide better customer service and support, and improve the company’s sales and marketing initiatives to better target those customers. One problem that Read More

Profiting from PCI Compliance


Although the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has become a global requirement, many organizations are lagging in compliance. For many companies, regulatory compliance can already be an overwhelming and confusing area to navigate, and the need to comply with the PCI DSS might feel like yet another burden. Discover the efficiency gains of building a strategy designed around PCI compliance.

requirement gathering  has become a global requirement, many organizations are lagging in compliance. For many companies, regulatory compliance can already be an overwhelming and confusing area to navigate, and the need to comply with the PCI DSS might feel like yet another burden. Discover the efficiency gains of building a strategy designed around PCI compliance. Read More

Echo360 Introduces Student Analytics


The campus and distance learning solutions vendor Echo360 Active Learning released a new application that provides analytics for student activity before, during, and after class. The tool is able to output summaries that represent individual students' participation and areas where he/she is encountering difficulties. In addition, it measures student engagement in and out of class.

requirement gathering  is indeed a popular requirement among students—who are, in fact, paying clients to the educational institutions that they attend. Analytics that focus on student activity and reveal the learning habits of students are desperately needed in education—especially by instructors who intend to stay relevant. Read More

Realizing Secure Networks by Overcoming Complexity: The Proteus IP Address Management System


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requirement gathering  need is compounded by requirement for corporations to implement IP version 6 (IPv6)-compatible networks to ensure capacity and service over the next decade. This transition will require careful planning, and naming systems will play a critical role. Read More

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Most ERP applications have three major components: manufacturing, distribution, and finance. For process manufacturing, quality management is so embedded in all the processes that it also becomes a core requirement. This white paper discusses the process manufacturing paradigm and provides a guideline for any process manufacturing company that needs to identify ERP system requirements most suitable for their business.

requirement gathering  also becomes a core requirement. This white paper discusses the process manufacturing paradigm and provides a guideline for any process manufacturing company that needs to identify ERP system requirements most suitable for their business. Read More