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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 Read More...
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Software Evaluation, Selection, and Procurement
The statistics for completing packaged software implementation projects are grim. This article examines how the software evaluation, selection, and procurement

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...
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

selection article  A software evaluation and selection team that does not include affected parties will invariably face high-levels of resistance and increased risk of failure. When implementation troubles set in or questions arise over the software capabilities, organizational buy-in and support will help you manage through these issues. Without it, the project can and will lose momentum. Be thorough in your requirements definition Again this is a simple concept, but one that is often bypassed due to expediency or 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

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...
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

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...
Aras Open Source PLM--Will its Business Scale?
The ZDNet article on PLM/BPM vendor, Aras, covers reasons this former proprietary vendor decided to open source its Innovator products. Two points that stuck

selection article  Open Source PLM--Will its Business Scale? The ZDNet article on PLM/BPM vendor, Aras, covers reasons this former proprietary vendor decided to open source its Innovator products . Two points that stuck out for me, concern what open sourcing enabled Aras to do. According to the article, using an open source development model allowed Aras to develop its software much more quickly--it cites Aras as being one of only 10 ISVs to gain full certification for its software running on Microsoft’s forthcoming Read More...
A Smarter Path to ERP Selection
Performing business operations with unintegrated departments and systems is often inefficient, as manually entering and reentering data in multiple locations is

selection article  Smarter Path to ERP Selection Performing business operations with unintegrated departments and systems is often inefficient, as manually entering and reentering data in multiple locations is time consuming, error prone, and inefficient. An ERP system can be key to achieving enterprise integration. Businesses that take an integrated approach to their ERP projects—an approach that accounts for the interrelation among requirements assessment, selection, and implementation phases—will be better equipped Read More...
TEC Helps Organizations with BPM Software Comparison and Selection
Enterprise software analyst firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its Business Process Management (BPM) Evaluation Center, helping project

selection article  BPM Software Comparison and Selection TEC Helps Organizations with BPM Software Comparison and Selection Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) August 24, 2005 Enterprise software analyst firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its Business Process Management (BPM) Evaluation Center, helping project managers, consultants and decision makers compare the most qualified BPM systems based on their own, unique priorities. Software evaluation firm, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has created a Read More...
What PAS 55 Means for EAM Software Selection
PAS 55 compliance is a priority for asset-intensive companies that must maximize asset value. Learn how enterprise asset management (EAM) software can

selection article  Means for EAM Software Selection PAS 55 compliance is a priority for asset-intensive companies that must maximize asset value. Learn how enterprise asset management (EAM) software can facilitate the practices in this specification, including the most demanding requirement—asset lifecycle management encompassing all asset stakeholders including contractors, suppliers, engineers as well as internal users. Read More...
The Vital Importance of Software Selection to the Enterprise
In great detail, Gabriel Gheorghiu, software selection project manager, Technology Evaluation Centers, walks through the steps needed for successful software

selection article  Vital Importance of Software Selection to the Enterprise In great detail, Gabriel Gheorghiu, software selection project manager, Technology Evaluation Centers, walks through the steps needed for successful software acquisition. Gabriel Gheorghiu was interviewed by SupplyChainBrain at the TEC Vendor Challenge in September 2013. Read More...
An Overview of the Knowledge Based Selection Process
The TechnologyEvaluation.Com’s (TEC) Knowledge Based Selection Process is a multi-part comprehensive analysis of a vendor’s tactical, strategic and qualitative

selection article  of the Knowledge Based Selection Process An Overview of the Knowledge Based Selection Process B. Spencer, J. Diezemann & J. Dowling - March 15, 2001 Introduction The TechnologyEvaluation.Com's (TEC) Knowledge Based Selection Process is a multi-part comprehensive analysis of a vendor's tactical, strategic and qualitative measures as compared to the specific business and technology needs of our clients. The selection process encompasses nine process steps: Capability Assessment/Request for Information The Read More...
A Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 2: A Tutorial
This tutorial, part 2 of a two part series on Knowledge Based Selection, demonstrates the selection processes and capabilities of Knowledge Based Selection

selection article  a Decision Support System selection process. This second part of our two-part article is a tutorial with which illustrates using such a system to select a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA). Though a PDA is far less complex than, for example, an ERP system, processes and procedures enabling narrowing down of solutions, and avoiding dissatisfaction, while taking on assessed risks, are part of process in Knowledge Based Selection methods. A Selection as a Tutorial    In this article, we shall follow a Read More...

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