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Beware of Vendors Bearing Solutions
Hype has been a major factor in the recent downfall of some of the enterprise application industry's most illustrious players. This article presents some very

rfp vendors gartner  If you use an RFP as a tool, warn each vendor that you will be spot-checking the answers. Then spot-check the answers. If any vendor is found misrepresenting their capabilities in any way, eliminate them from competition. Require a minimum of 15 to 20 references from each vendor who makes your shortlist. They should be in your general industry, of your size, and with similar requirements. If the vendor claims they have hundreds of customers and can't produce 15, eliminate them. They have a sales ethics Read More
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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 vendors gartner  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 Read More
CRM and BPM: “We Goes Together Like Peas and Carrots”
In 2009, I attended two Gartner Summit events: the Gartner Business Process Management (BPM) Summit in March in San Diego; and Gartner Customer Relationship

rfp vendors gartner  routing,  request for proposal (RFP)  submissions, sales follow-up, reference management, and case routing, to name but a few. The more these processes can be automated, the more employees can focus on their core competencies. Ultimately, streamlining and automating business processes allows organizations to enforce so-called  best practices  and free up employees to concentrate on higher-value activities. Workflow enablement can also take the guesswork out of more complex processes via the setting Read More
The Path to ERP for Small Businesses, Part 2: Evaluation of ERP Software
If you’ve gone through the research phase while looking for ERP, the next major step is the evaluation process. At the end of it, you should have a shortlist of

rfp vendors gartner  gathered through RFIs or RFPs—the main advantage to this is that you can easily manipulate hundreds or thousands of criteria, and you don’t need to chase vendors for the ratings. Comparisons between different products can be performed, and graphical tools allow decision makers to understand the main differences between several options. Best Practices when Using DSSes In order to efficiently use DSSes, there are a few things that you should take into account: • When comparing products, always start Read More
The Role of Sales Training Requirements Definition and Requests for Proposals in the Success of Technology Companies
The first step in choosing an effectiveness service provider (ESP) that best meets your company's needs is to develop a requirements definition. When used as a

rfp vendors gartner  document , which becomes an RFP to the ESPs. It is also your organization's guide. The requirements document should contain training objectives, baseline assumptions, event requirements, and a cost/benefit analysis. Each of these sections should then be broken down further. A short list of sample requirements appears at the end of the article . If you have an immediate need, employ the basic model presented below or a version of it that has been customized with your specific requirements. Once completed, Read More
What Screen-scraping Vendors Don't Want You to Know
This white paper focuses on a side of screen-scraping that vendors won't talk about. It details four drawbacks to screen-scraping that you won't discover until

rfp vendors gartner  Screen-scraping Vendors Don't Want You to Know This white paper focuses on a side of screen-scraping that vendors won't talk about. It details four drawbacks to screen-scraping that you won't discover until it's too late. Read More
10 Questions HR and Payroll Vendors May Not Want You to Ask
Efficient, cost-effective people management has become mission-critical for most businesses. You can’t afford to select an HR solution only to find that it

rfp vendors gartner  Questions HR and Payroll Vendors May Not Want You to Ask Efficient, cost-effective people management has become mission-critical for most businesses. You can’t afford to select an HR solution only to find that it lacks the functionality you really need, nor can many companies handle the disruption and cost of switching solutions if one doesn’t work out. Doing thorough due diligence on the front end pays off. You might already have a list of questions in mind to ask prospective vendors, but the Read More
The 13th Vendor Shootout for ERP Software: See How the Vendors Compare
The 13th Vendor Shootout for ERP is a great opportunity for companies looking for a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to evaluate some of the

rfp vendors gartner  13th Vendor Shootout for ERP Software: See How the Vendors Compare The 13th Vendor Shootout for ERP is a great opportunity for companies looking for a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to evaluate some of the important players. Previous editions featured Oracle E-Business Suite, IFS, Sage ERP X3, SYSPRO, and others. The 13th edition features eight vendors specializing in discrete manufacturing, with one exception (SAP Business ByDesign, which focuses on services). The solutions being Read More
E-procurement RFI/RFP Template
Buying Entity Features,Selling Entity Features,Consulting services,Marketplace,Asset Management,Product Technology

rfp vendors gartner  procurement RFI/RFP Template Buying Entity Features, Selling Entity Features, Consulting services, Marketplace, Asset Management, Product Technology Read More
Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Market Trends
In this unique question and answer series, vendors were given the opportunity to put forth their views on market trends, platform approaches, and mid-market

rfp vendors gartner  Stalwart Vendors Discuss Market Trends Over the last several months, we have attended numerous vendor events and user conferences, and have witnessed an avalanche of press releases and announcements about these vendors' respective strategies, their products' long- and mid-term road maps, immediate enhancements, and so on. While it is only natural that every vendor will claim its strategy, moves, or product offerings as differentiating, the general perception in the market is that most of the above are Read More
Federal Contract Management and Vendors' Readiness Part One: Entry of Small Vendors into Federal Contracts
When all enterprise vendors go for ERP and like solutions to help improve the business of small, midsize, and large aerospace and defense (A&D); engineer-to

rfp vendors gartner  Contract Management and Vendors' Readiness Part One: Entry of Small Vendors into Federal Contracts Event Summary In the market for application software there is a large number of small, highly focused vendors. The business model for these vendors focuses on a relatively small, tightly defined market with specific requirements that cannot be met with more generic products. These specialists, boutique, or niche vendors (neither of these terms is meant in a derogatory manner) will compete by having Read More
TEC Certified Software Vendors Win Trust and Business
Take the nextstep. To learn more about TEC'sCertification Program, please complete our short TEC Certification Qualification Questionnaire, and we ...

rfp vendors gartner  Certified Software Vendors Win Trust and Business TEC Certified Software Vendors Win Trust and Business Selling a complex product like enterprise software means prospects must be confident that your software will live up to its claims—and deliver on the functionality promised. That's where the TEC Certification Program can help your prospects and serve as a powerful tool for you ( apply now ). When your software is TEC Certified, it’s your proof to potential buyers that it has been subjected to a Read More
Marquee Vendors Partner for Deepening Inherent CRM and BI Links
Despite the logic behind combining customer relationship management (CRM) and business intelligence (BI) elements, the implementation of marketing automation

rfp vendors gartner  Vendors Partner for Deepening Inherent CRM and BI Links Event Summary The strong connection between business intelligence (BI) and customer relationship management (CRM) is being recognized by companies and vendors alike. In order to extend the customer life cycle and meet customer needs, enterprises are looking beyond mere call lists and focus group information. They are seeking to exploit the vast amounts of information they already have on their customers, in order to build more effective Read More
Enterprise Applications Battlefield Mid-Year Scoreboard Part 4: Other Vendors, CRM, SCP & User Recommendations
Application vendors find themselves in a precarious situation where, concurrently with dismal revenue inflow, there is a need for bigger investment in the

rfp vendors gartner  Applications Battlefield Mid-Year Scoreboard Part 4: Other Vendors, CRM, SCP & User Recommendations Enterprise Applications Battlefield Mid-Year Scoreboard Part 4: Other Vendors, CRM, SCP & User Recommendations P.J. Jakovljevic - August 29, 2002 Event Summary The market has recently witnessed a number of high-profile announcements of stalwart vendors in the enterprise applications space. Given the contrasting nature of these announcements, from impressive to disappointing financial performances Read More
Shortlisting EAM Vendors: A How-to Guide
TEC analyst Alex Hankewicz was positively purring after his certification of the IFS Applications EAM functionality a couple of weeks ago, thanks to what he

rfp vendors gartner  EAM Vendors: A How-to Guide TEC analyst Alex Hankewicz was positively purring after his certification of the IFS Applications EAM functionality a couple of weeks ago, thanks to what he called its comprehensive functionality and well thought-out and scalable architecture. He’s not normally very effusive, so when he described it as “one of the best I’ve seen,” I thought it was time to offer readers a walkthrough of TEC’s EAM Evaluation Center, which you can use to generate a free Read More

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