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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

selection article  sometimes used within the selection process to overcome these issues. The POC is a consulting exercise undertaken by the software vendor or value-added reseller (VAR). The purpose of the POC is to determine scope, functional fit, level of customisation, resources, and project timetable of high value software implementations. There are as many different terms for the POC including implementation planning study (IPS), pre-implementation study, pre-sales review, diagnostic, etc. The different terminology

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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 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

selection article  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

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 has to be completed in your lifetime. Read about an approach to software selection that helps an organization get to the primary objective of identifying the best software solution quicker but with the necessary due diligence.

selection article  any software evaluation and selection process, review the steps discussed in this article for appropriateness to your situation. Then, tailor the sequence and emphasis of the steps to suit your special needs. If you would like a PowerPoint presentation of this approach, please e-mail me. About the Author Joseph J. Strub has extensive experience as a manager and senior consultant in planning and executing ERP projects for manufacturing and distribution systems for large to medium-size companies in the Read More

Anatomy of a Technology Selection


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selection article  of a Technology Selection Business Management Issue At Dell Computer, the cycle-time from arrival of raw materials to receipt of cash payment after delivery of finished goods is measured in weeks and inventory turns are measured in days. Transaction data must be accessible with Zero-Latency at all management and measurement points. At one of its Platinum Council meetings where Dell executives meet with key customer account CIO's, Kevin Rollins, Dell's Vice Chairman, talked about the critical need Read More

Software Evaluation, Selection, and Procurement


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selection article  be found in most selection processes. The following table outlines the most common software evaluation and selection flaws, and the associated risk. Flaw Leads to... Project Risk Insufficient time devoted to evaluation and selection Ill informed decisions Poor software fit against business requirements Improper expectations on implementation cost, time, resources, etc. Erosion of project support Increased user resistance No business case or Poorly defined business case Inaccurate projection of: Costs Read More

PGP Consulting


PGP Consulting is a group of professional consultants specializing in business process improvement, and in the selection of technology solutions. PGP consultants conduct assessments of SMB human resources and current processes, procedures and work methods, strategic business plans and, if required, the possibility of implementing integrated tools such as ERP, MRP, CRM, and PSA. PGP consultants conduct assessments of SMB human resources and current processes, procedures and work methods, strategic business plans and, if required, the possibility of implementing integrated tools such as ERP, MRP, CRM, and PSA.

selection article  improvement, and in the selection of technology solutions. PGP consultants conduct assessments of SMB human resources and current processes, procedures and work methods, strategic business plans and, if required, the possibility of implementing integrated tools such as ERP, MRP, CRM, and PSA. PGP consultants conduct assessments of SMB human resources and current processes, procedures and work methods, strategic business plans and, if required, the possibility of implementing integrated tools such as ERP, Read More

Your Next IT Software Selection: Risk, Bottomless Money Pit or Opportunity


Every corporation needs to make decisions about the selection and implementation if new IT solutions on a regular basis. However, an industrial manufacturer or retailer cannot see this as being one of their core competencies. In most cases such a selection process is seen as a necessary evil rather than a challenge that uncovers new potentials within the company. Only the ones that are able to fully understand and control this process in conjunction with all internally and externally involved parties will be more successful then others. The implementation of new IT solutions can be a chance to increase efficiency, but only if the right goals are defined, the right solutions and partners selected, and results are being monitored on a continual basis. This white paper was designed to deliver you many hints on what to consider and help you reach your goals in your IT selection process faster.

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TEC Helps Major Paint Retailer Simplify Its Software Evaluation and Selection Using TEC Methodology


Kelly-Moore Paints, the largest employee-owned paint company in the US, recently engaged the services of software evaluation firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) to help it select an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to meet its growing needs.

selection article  Its Software Evaluation and Selection Using TEC Methodology TEC Helps Major Paint Retailer Simplify Its Software Evaluation and Selection Using TEC Methodology Kelly-Moore Paints Leverages TEC Selection Methodology to Help Select ERP System Read the Kelly-Moore Case Study Learn about TEC's Evaluation and Selection-Based Solutions Montreal, QC, November 26, 2007 - Kelly-Moore Paints, the largest employee-owned paint company in the US, recently engaged the services of software evaluation firm Technology Read More

Taking Measures for True Success: How to Choose Software That Meets Your Needs


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selection article  products design company credits selection of a winning PLM software solution to Technology Evaluation Centers’ expertise and support Lack of proper guidance and knowledge of PLM vendors and solution features almost cost Carolina Pad a failed selection.   Montreal, Canada (February 7, 2014) — Carolina Pad, a family-owned and -operated office and school supplies design company based in North Carolina, USA, was experiencing business challenges due to independently operating departments and multiple Read More

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selection article  Selection Case Study: Tylö Swedish-based Tylö is the world’s leading manufacturer of sauna, shower, and steam bath systems. Family-owned since the 1940s, today Tylö generates growth by leveraging IT-based operational support. Thus, when new growth objectives called for a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Tylö considered four alternatives: Movex, Jeeves, Axapta, and an upgrade of ASW. Find out which system it chose. Read More

TEC Programs for Consultants


Partner with TEC and we’ll equip your firm to deliver a variety of software evaluation and selection projects. Depending on your needs, we can set you up to deliver individual projects on a case-by-case basis, or to deliver multiple projects on an ongoing basis. We can also work with you to support your sales and marketing programs so you can make the most of your new capabilities. With over 50 successful consultant projects supported and a growing worldwide network of preferred partners, TEC is perfectly positioned to help you take your practice to the next level.

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