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That’s No Ordinary RFI-Why BPM and the TEC RFI Are So Important to Your Software Selection Project
If you’re currently involved with your company’s software selection and implementation project, then I’m sure you can appreciate how difficult this process is

selection rfi  next in your software selection project. In addition to gathering basic information, an RFI is often used as a solicitation sent to a broad base of potential vendors for the purpose of gathering information, developing a strategy, building a database, and preparing for a RFP or request for quotation (RFQ). Why TEC’s RFIs Can Help You TEC’s RFI and RFP templates do a lot of the tedious work for you. They are created in a manner that allows an organization to easily define which features and functions

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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 the common mistakes organizations make when selecting enterprise software—and how best to avoid them. For further information please visit www.supplychainbrain.com.

selection rfi  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

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 enterprise’s needs, what-if scenarios, and supporting graphics and reports are essential when making a software selection.

selection rfi  measure. Second, when the selection team organizes and ranks criteria and measures product functionality, it usually creates an RFI by using spreadsheets. Despite the best efforts of spreadsheet designers, the choice between providing flexibility and ease-of-use to evaluators and clients while maintaining integrity by protecting fields can lead to risky trade-offs in spreadsheet design. Spreadsheets can neither be easily adjusted nor effectively analyzed to give reasonable results. Spreadsheets are also Read More

Your ERP Selection Challenge: Sage vs. Microsoft


Sometimes a tier-two vendor knocks off one of the giants. Your turn to tell me why... Every now and then I like to spend a few hours putting myself squarely in the shoes of someone who’s selecting an ERP system, this time by using the Discrete ERP Evaluation Center to compare discrete ERP software. Here’s how I responded to the Discrete ERP Evaluation Center questionnaire (click

selection rfi  Sage) can win ERP selection deals against one of the “giants” (such as Microsoft). But it’s also true that even from a purely function/feature perspective, the “flat ratings” don’t tell you everything you need to know. Can you tell me why, in a hypothetical case such as this one, Sage might have ended up outranking Microsoft from a feature and functionality perspective?  You’ll have to play around with the ERP Evaluation Center to figure it out. You can tell the system which functionality Read More

Your Guide to Enterprise Software Selection: Part Two


Enterprise software selection is a risky undertaking. Even after you’ve determined your requirements, the crucial software assessment and negotiation phases are potential minefields. Find out how you can reduce the risk involved in choosing a solution that meets your needs.

selection rfi  will ultimately shorten the selection process. TEC's RFI format uses industry-standard definitions; provides areas for prioritization, vendor responses, and supporting document attachments; and is easily loaded into TEC's decision support tools for further processing. At the end of this step, as many as 20 or 30 RFIs should be returned with vendor responses, ready to be compared and evaluated against each other. ( Click here for larger version ) Figure 1: Vendor responses to an RFI Step 3: Evaluate Read More

ERP Selection Case Study: IVT


IVT manufactures and sells heat pumps for houses and properties. The company is one of Sweden’s fastest growing, with an average growth of over 12 percent per year over the last decade. Until 1999, IVT used a enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that lacked certain functionality. With the new system, on the other hand, business “can continue as usual,” claims CIO Mathias Ristl. Find out why.

selection rfi  Selection Case Study: IVT IVT manufactures and sells heat pumps for houses and properties. The company is one of Sweden’s fastest growing, with an average growth of over 12 percent per year over the last decade. Until 1999, IVT used a enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that lacked certain functionality. With the new system, on the other hand, business “can continue as usual,” claims CIO Mathias Ristl. Find out why. Read More

Software Selection Services for Small Businesses


TEC’s impartial, proven, and automated process for software evaluation and selection guides small businesses through a full range of resources for IT-related research.

selection rfi  Selection Services for Small Businesses TEC’s impartial, proven, and automated process for software evaluation and selection guides small businesses through a full range of resources for IT-related research. Read More

Selecting an ERP Selection Consultant: Critical Factors for Success


Selecting a new ERP system is one of the biggest decisions a company will make, so choosing your selection consultant should be taken just as seriously. The right selection consultant can shorten the selection process and offer you a better chance of finding a system that will be a good match for your company. Read this white paper and know how to select the right one for your company.

selection rfi  an ERP Selection Consultant: Critical Factors for Success Selecting a new ERP system is one of the biggest decisions a company will make, so choosing your selection consultant should be taken just as seriously. The right selection consultant can shorten the selection process and offer you a better chance of finding a system that will be a good match for your company. Read this white paper and know how to select the right one for your company. Read More

The Path to ERP for Small Businesses, Part 3: Selection of ERP Software


The third and final part of the path to ERP for small businesses series describes the software selection stage, including the dos and don’ts during vendor product demos, how to create a shortlist, and finally selecting the vendor that provides the best product and services for your needs.

selection rfi  Small Businesses, Part 3: Selection of ERP Software Parts 1 and 2 of this series described the processes of research and evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. At the end of these two stages, you should have a pretty good idea which type of software might fit the needs of your organization and which vendors might provide this solution. Part 3 will describe the final stage—selecting the software that best fits your specific needs. You started by defining the main activities and 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 applications, and easier launches, there are fewer failed enterprise resource planning (ERP) programs. But some companies still manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Discover seven ERP selection rules to follow before you even start looking for a vendor.

selection rfi  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

Technology Project Selection and Management in Community Banks


The way a bank selects, implements, and monitors a technological product significantly contributes to the final effect on the bank's environment.

selection rfi  Project Selection and Management in Community Banks Lynn Koller is associated with Brintech, www.brintech.com Beat them or love them. It matters not. Vendors bombard financial institutions with advertisements for all sorts of software and hardware, often claiming to revolutionize some aspect of banking. Some products meet and exceed expectations. Other products plainly fail to do anything of value for the bank. To complicate the divide between good and bad, the way a bank selects, implements, Read More

Growing Small Business F.J. Westcott Gets Help with ERP Software Selection from TEC


F.J. Westcott, a photographic equipment distributor based in Toledo, Ohio (US), recently discovered its legacy system could no longer keep up with its growing business. However, Westcott realized it needed to do its homework before jumping into the purchase of a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Company executives, including chief financial officer (CFO) Jeff Cohen, did just that by attending an ERP Vendor Shootout moderated by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). These biannual events are intended to simplify the ERP selection process for companies with manufacturing, distribution, and project-oriented requirements, by hosting top ERP packages demonstrations side by side. Westcott found TEC's comprehensive and structured software evaluation and selection methodology could determine which, out of the hundreds of ERP systems on the market, was the best-fit for its evolving business.

selection rfi  Help with ERP Software Selection from TEC Growing Small Business F.J. Westcott Gets Help with ERP Software Selection from TEC Photography equipment distributor F.J. Westcott contracts TEC for comprehensive and objective guidance in ERP evaluation and selection project Montreal, QC, October 29, 2009 - F.J. Westcott, a photographic equipment distributor based in Toledo, Ohio (US), recently discovered its legacy system could no longer keep up with its growing business. However, Westcott realized it needed Read More

ERP Selection Case Study: PIAB


Swedish-based PIAB is a global leader in industrial vacuum technology, and develops and sells solutions for improving productivity in the graphical, medical, and automobile industries, among others. Established in the 1950s, PIAB has subsidiaries and distributors in over 50 countries. In the early 2000s, PIAB sought to replace its aging enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Find out which system it chose, and why.

selection rfi  Selection Case Study: PIAB Swedish-based PIAB is a global leader in industrial vacuum technology, and develops and sells solutions for improving productivity in the graphical, medical, and automobile industries, among others. Established in the 1950s, PIAB has subsidiaries and distributors in over 50 countries. In the early 2000s, PIAB sought to replace its aging enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Find out which system it chose, and why. Read More

Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting Software Evaluation and Selection Guide


Enterprise planning—budgeting, forecasting, and reporting—is a crucial component of financial management that contributes to companies’ success. However, planning is often seen as a time-consuming burden. Find out how an enterprise planning system can help you deliver more timely and reliable plans and enhance strategic decision making, to more quickly identify, analyze, and forecast the impact of changes as they occur.

selection rfi  Forecasting Software Evaluation and Selection Guide Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting Software Evaluation and Selection Guide If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. IBM Cognos solutions for planning, budgeting and forecasting provide small and midsize businesses the same financial flexibility and insight enjoyed by finance organizations at the largest multinationals. Source : Cognos, an IBM Company Resources Related to Read More