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Should Your Software Selection Process Have a Proof of Concept? Part One: Structures and the Selection Process
This article explores how the proof of concept (POC) fits into the software selection process, when a POC should be undertaken, structural variables, and the

rfp selection  based upon response to RFP Demonstration of solution Selection of preferred software vendor and VAR and software solution Negotiation of commercial terms and issue of purchase order The POC process should occur after the preferred software vendor or VAR and software is chosen. The POC process is a major undertaking, and thus should not be used as a tool to compare one solution to another. Furthermore, as the POC is oriented to the chosen solution and implementation methodology, the content or process unde Read More

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Software Selection: An Approach
Selecting package software can have long-term benefits or long-term regrets. To avoid the latter, your approach needs to be sound, logical, and prudent. It also

rfp selection  the next step. Prepare RFP and Rank Selection Criteria Up till now, you have been creating documentation for internal purposes. In this step you need to make this documentation fit for public consumption. Internal axioms that are second nature and obvious to your company need to have sufficient specificity to avoid confusion and misunderstanding on the part of vendors. Suggested sections for the request for proposal (RFP) are: Company Background Hardware, Network, and Software Environment Application Requ Read More
Software Evaluation and Software Selection
Organizations are surrounded by ambiguity when making their implementation decisions. Accurate and relevant criteria that are properly weighed against an

rfp selection  sends requests for proposals (RFPs) to a shortlist of vendors. Shortlisted vendors are typically invited to demonstrate their solutions, and from there, bids are placed, and a decision is made. Unfortunately, throughout this process, the selection teams face a number of difficulties in their projects. First, because of the great appreciation on product functionality and product technology requirements, other criteria that can determine the eventual success or failure of a new system are left out. For exam Read More
Software Selection Horoscopes for January 2008
Come on, admit it: you read your horoscope. Maybe not every morning. But you do read it, even if just for comic relief, or because it allows you to feel a surge

rfp selection  look at some free RFP templates . Capricorn: Your organized and systematic nature will come in handy in the coming weeks, especially if your company is considering a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for small to medium business SMB . But no matter how organized you are, it never hurts to have a little help. Make sure you know what steps are involved in the software selection process . Aquarius: Try not to shock anyone in the coming weeks—particularly if you’ve been tasked with choosing Read More
Software Selection Processes-Accelerating Vendor Identification
Software selection is complex and time-consuming. Taking shortcuts or skipping steps in the process increases the risk of making the wrong choice. But attending

rfp selection  to respond to every RFP they get. RFPs are very expensive to complete, especially the ones that ask for the encyclopedic 90-page response. Once the “long-list” or “shortlist” software vendors have been identified, you will need to engage the vendor's sales process. Like any good sales organization, software vendors classify leads and devote the most resources to the most qualified prospects. By establishing a budget, creating a project team, and defining a time frame for making a purchase decision Read More
How to Avoid Common Software Selection Mistakes
Why do software selection projects fail? SupplyChainBrain's Managing Editor Robert Bowman interviews Lorne Goloff, TEC's VP of selection services, to talk about

rfp selection  to Avoid Common Software Selection Mistakes Why do software selection projects fail? SupplyChainBrain's Managing Editor Robert Bowman interviews Lorne Goloff, TEC's VP of selection services, to talk about the common mistakes organizations make when selecting enterprise software—and how best to avoid them. For further information please visit www.supplychainbrain.com. Read More
A Good Scripted Demo Is Key in Software Selection
One of the main challenges in evaluating business software solutions is first creating a good script to demonstrate the software—one that’s neither too vague

rfp selection  Good Scripted Demo Is Key in Software Selection One of the main challenges in evaluating business software solutions is first creating a good script to demonstrate the software—one that’s neither too vague nor too detailed. If it’s too vague, all the vendors will be able to demonstrate all the criteria listed—and this will have little value for decision makers who need to assess one solution against another. On the other hand, if the script is too detailed, vendors will take a lot of time to Read More
How to Start Down the ERP Selection Path
A decade ago, about 70 percent of major software initiatives failed, and nearly a quarter were cancelled. Today, with better data management, more flexible

rfp selection  to Start Down the ERP Selection Path Infor ERP VISUAL supports the full business lifecycle, from planning to sourcing to making to delivering . It is an ideal solution for a manufacturer seeking to upgrade an aging or inadequate ERP system, an emerging business looking at ERP for the first time, a business unit within a larger organization that needs specialized functionality, or anything in-between. Source: BizTech Resources Related to How to Start Down the ERP Selection Path : Enterprise Resource Read More
Software Selection Slagging
Consulting firm, 180 Systems, posted a little note regarding an article we recently published on some parts of the evaluation and selection process that we

rfp selection  Selection Slagging Consulting firm, 180 Systems, posted a little note regarding an article we recently published on some parts of the evaluation and selection process that we promote. I'd recommend checking out the 180 site for additional information. In fact they have a brief list of steps that tend to be very similar to commonly recognized selection best-practices, and are in many ways, close to what we at TEC recommend (more on that later as we're preparing to publish our internal guide). 180 Read More
ERP Selection Case Study Audio Conference Transcript
This is the transcript of an audio conference conducted by TEC on May 22 and again on May 30. The conference discussed the recent experiences of TEC

rfp selection  Selection Case Study Audio Conference Transcript ERP ERP Selection Case Study Audio Conference Transcript J. Dowling - June 22, 2001 Introduction   This audio conference, based on recent TEC selection engagements makes some presentations hopefully valuable to buyers and sellers of ERP software packages. What we are going to describe is: the demonstration phase leading up to the demonstration phase and the actual execution of ERP package demonstrations clients The product demonstration phase causes two Read More
Your Guide to Enterprise Software Selection: Part One
Enterprise software selection is a risky undertaking for any organization. Find out how you can reduce the risk with a best-practice approach to assessment

rfp selection  Guide to Enterprise Software Selection: Part One IT acquisition and purchasing decisions are often conducted in an atmosphere of unmet expectations, internal political agendas, vendor promises, and brand name hype. Decisions are driven by executive mandate, rule-of-thumb, or insufficient analyses based on rudimentary spreadsheet comparisons. This is a sure recipe for failure, as demonstrated by the horror stories published continually in trade magazines and the press. We'll describe a best-practice Read More
Software Evaluation, Selection, and Procurement Part Two: Recommendations for Improvement
Pursuing an alternative strategy for software evaluation and selection, based on the capital investment paradigm and the principles outlined in this article, is

rfp selection  Evaluation, Selection, and Procurement Part Two: Recommendations for Improvement Recommendations for Improvement Take a Guide Software evaluation and selection is a learning process. The selection team will learn a great deal about itself, the company requirements, external software vendors, application software tools, and outside consultants. During this journey of discovery it is often helpful to take a guide someone who has been there before and can lead you through the process. When looking Read More
Software Selection Services Overview
TEC’s Software Selection Services team can equip your company with everything you need to manage your own selection project, or get directly involved to guide

rfp selection  Selection Services Overview TEC’s Software Selection Services team can equip your company with everything you need to manage your own selection project, or get directly involved to guide you through important project milestones. In either case, you'll benefit from our best-practice selection methodology as you build the foundation for implementation success. Read More
Software Evaluation, Selection, and Contract Negotiation
Most articles about the pitfalls of software implementation projects highlight the mistakes made during implementation. Examples include poor project management

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