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Outsourcing, Applications Software

This RFP is focused on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of application software. The typical types of activities that these outsource providers perform include software development; software maintenance; software reengineering/rearchitecting; porting software to a new platform; defect correction and bug fixing; and software testing; etc. Application areas could include core applications, enterprise applications, web applications, integration between applications, mainframe applications, desktop applications, wireless applications, software packages, and games. 

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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 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 testing  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 Requirements Read More

What Can Aras’ Selection as PLM Enhancement at MAN Diesel & Turbo Tell Us?


While multi-CAD (computer aided design) situations have been a matter of course at large manufacturing organizations, it appears that multi-PLM (product lifecycle management) software deployments will follow suit. To that end, Aras, an upbeat open source PLM software solution provider for large enterprises, recently announced that MAN Diesel @ Turbo (MAN), a provider of large bore diesel engines

selection testing  Can Aras’ Selection as PLM Enhancement at MAN Diesel & Turbo Tell Us? While multi-CAD (computer aided design) situations have been a matter of course at large manufacturing organizations, it appears that multi-PLM (product lifecycle management) software deployments will follow suit. To that end, Aras , an upbeat open source PLM software solution provider for large enterprises, recently announced that MAN Diesel & Turbo ( MAN ), a provider of large bore diesel engines and turbo machinery for marine Read More

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 process is key to successful software implementations.

selection testing  departments not part of selection team One-sided evaluation of software fit Unidentified software gaps Poor software fit Cost overruns due to unplanned work to resolve new software gaps Erosion of project support Increased user resistance Incomplete or inaccurate set of business / technical requirements Unidentified software gaps Inability to sufficiently test the system Cost overruns due to: Unplanned work to identify new requirements at a later date Unplanned work to incorporate additional Read More

Usability as an ERP Selection Criteria


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is often criticized for being complex and difficult to use—which puts up a barrier to receiving potential benefits. Systems with integrated search functionality and Web-like interfaces can make ERP solutions easier to use. Learn how to evaluate ERP software for its usability, so you can avoid investing in platforms that aren’t evolved toward usable and efficient interfaces.

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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 testing  of a best-practice software selection project, including the four steps involved in the definition of business and technical requirements. We''ll turn now to the all-important final phases of the enterprise software selection process. Phase 2: How to Assess and Evaluate Software The output from Phase 1 is a detailed list of functional requirements. Phase 2 covers the assessment and evaluation of all available solutions on the market. Solutions should be compared on a level playing field so that decisions Read More

Software Selection, Mafia-style


The Guardian's excellent article How to Do Business Like the Mafia lists 7 rules for running a successful business—legitimate or otherwise. And where there are business rules, of course, there’s enterprise software. Which led me to wonder just how the Mafia would go about the enterprise software selection process. Happily, we have Cosa Nostra's “10 Commandments” to help us

selection testing  about the enterprise software selection process. Happily, we have Cosa Nostra ''s “10 Commandments” to help us, thanks to an odd document that surfaced in November 2007. These so-called commandments were discovered by Italian police when they arrested Salvatore Lo Piccolo , the Sicilian Mafia boss. I’ll abstain from commenting directly on the commandments (thanks mostly to our legal department), and simply present you The Mafia’s 10 Commandments , with translations for software selection purposes: Read More

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. From figuring out what you want your new system to accomplish, to “go-live”—and everything in between—enterprise software selection is no easy feat. In fact, it can be downright grueling. To start your software selection project off on

selection testing  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. From figuring out what you want your new system to accomplish, to “go-live”—and everything in between—enterprise software selection is no easy feat. In fact, it can be downright grueling. To start your software selection project off on the right foot, you must first define all of your Read More

Five Reasons to Hire a Software Selection Consultant


Buying a large enterprise software system is not something that many organizations do on a regular basis. While software vendors are constantly hyping the benefits of their particular system, buyers do not necessarily have the background needed to separate the wheat from the chaff. Fortunately there are consultants dedicated to putting their industry knowledge to the service of the purchaser

selection testing  to Hire a Software Selection Consultant Buying a large enterprise software system is not something that many organizations do on a regular basis. While software vendors are constantly hyping the benefits of their particular system, buyers do not necessarily have the background needed to separate the wheat from the chaff. Fortunately there are consultants dedicated to putting their industry knowledge to the service of the purchaser. These consultants provide impartial information and guidance to level the Read More

ERP Selection Facts and Figures Case Study Part 1: Business Model Scenarios


During a recent Enterprise Resource Planning selection engagement with a large aerospace and defense manufacturer TEC had the opportunity to evaluate and compare the offerings of four top vendors. Each vendor’s offering differed in such areas as functionality, flexibility, process fit and ease of use. Find out what TEC learned as a result of the selection engagement.

selection testing  Selection Facts and Figures Case Study Part 1: Business Model Scenarios ERP Selection Facts and Figures Case Study Overview of the Selection  A mid-market Engineer-to-Order manufacturer in the aerospace and defense sector retained the services of TEC to help select an Enterprise Resource Planning System. This system is intended to replace disparate applications that lacked the functionality and integration to support the company''s Lean Manufacturing initiatives. One of the most important steps in Read More

How a Jerk at Work Can Put the Kibosh on Your ERP Software Selection Project


The old software selection “how-to” horse may not have been beaten to death yet, but it’s certainly received a few good whacks. As you already know, particularly if you peruse the TEC site or subscribe to TEC’s newsletters, there are myriad articles on the challenges of software selection from various sources, offering advice to everyone from worried delegators at the top of the corporate food

selection testing  on Your ERP Software Selection Project The old software selection “how-to” horse may not have been beaten to death yet, but it’s certainly received a few good whacks. As you already know, particularly if you peruse the TEC site or subscribe to TEC’s newsletters , there are myriad articles on the challenges of software selection from various sources, offering advice to everyone from worried delegators at the top of the corporate food chain to beleaguered cubicle-serf managers closer to the bottom. 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 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.

selection testing  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

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 testing  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 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 of superiority before you head out the door to scrape your car or pummel your way onto public transport. Either way, reading your horoscope is a pleasant diversion. But here's a horoscope for the new year that provides you with more

selection testing  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 of superiority before you head out the door to scrape your car or pummel your way onto public transport. Either way, reading your horoscope is a pleasant diversion. But here''s a horoscope for the new year that provides you with more than just coffee-side chuckles. If you read between the lines, you''ll Read More

4 Simple Steps to VoIP Vendor Selection


Cutting-edge technologies such as LTE and 4G networks are transforming the way employees communicate, and VoIP services are being adopted by an increasing number of organizations. The challenge for companies today is finding a VoIP solution that best meets business needs, budgetary constraints, and technical requirements. This report can help companies narrow down their options quickly and efficiently, through four simple steps.

selection testing  Steps to VoIP Vendor Selection Cutting-edge technologies such as LTE and 4G networks are transforming the way employees communicate, and VoIP services are being adopted by an increasing number of organizations. The challenge for companies today is finding a VoIP solution that best meets business needs, budgetary constraints, and technical requirements. This report can help companies narrow down their options quickly and efficiently, through four simple steps. Read More

CRM Testing Throughout Implementation


In terms of strategic partnerships, the acquirer is responsible for judging how well customer relationship management (CRM) software will function on the equipment and at the site, and with staff, customers, and third-party applications. Acceptance testing involves three basic flavors: user acceptance, operational acceptance, and contractual acceptance. While it is not the only step involved when implementing a CRM system, testing is a fundamental way of finding information and will help you judge a system’s returns and pitfalls.

selection testing  Testing Throughout Implementation Introduction You''ve selected your vendor and ordered your customer relationship management (CRM) system. Someone uttered the magic words strategic partnership . Now contracts have changed hands, and there''s a dialogue going on about your company''s deep secrets, and, perhaps, money has started to move. No matter how strategic your partnership, as an acquirer, you have a different set of values and desires than your supplier. This article is written mainly for those of Read More