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Evaluating Enterprise Software - Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps? Part Two
There is certainly room to ask the fundamental question of whether the traditional practice of RFI/RFP-based selection processes has been adequate for the task

rfi rfp approach  about filling the functional RFI (well, they will have grumbled after seeing the large document, which is only human). There is certainly room to ask the fundamental question of whether the traditional practice of RFI/RFP-based selection processes has been adequate to the task of selecting complex systems. The record indicates there is much room for improvement. In essence, for complex selections like the case of enterprise applications, the human-machine combination has to work together to drive the

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rfi rfp approach  proper request for information (RFI) to evaluate the pertinent responses from their vendors. However, TEC states that its sophisticated means for performing requirements analysis will ease customers' selection burdens. About Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC) Technology Evaluation Center (TEC) ( http://www.TechnologyEvaluation.Com/press ) is a leading on-line source for impartial technology and consulting evaluations. TEC has been aiding software selection since 1993 to reduce the cost, risk, and Read More

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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.

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