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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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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.

tec selection testing  if you choose. Currently, TEC maintains information on over 820 enterprise application solutions. Step 2: Create and Issue the Request for Information (RFI) Your selection team must now create an RFI in a format that will be easily understood by the vendors. Traditionally, this is done using spreadsheets. You should also determine a time limit for vendors to respond. The RFI may include thousands of criteria listed, and if it is not properly organized, it can lead to many questions from the vendors—and Read More

JD Edwards ERP Products Thriving under Oracle


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How Flakeboard Aligned Its Multisite Organization by Applying TEC's Evaluation and Selection Methodology


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tec selection testing  (Kurt) Chen is a TEC research analyst with over 10 years of experience in IT strategy consulting and project management. With extensive experience in planning and realizing enterprise information systems, Kurt conducts software research oriented toward both business needs and market trends. Before joining TEC, Kurt was a cofounder of a leading PLM developer in China. As one of the early PLM advocators in China, Kurt contributed toward Chinese industry standards for enterprise information system implementa Read More

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


A failed software implementation can cost companies millions in wasted time and money. To ensure your software selection project isn’t a sorry statistic, use the right metrics to gauge your success. Time, budget, and functionality aren’t enough--focus your efforts on requirements analysis and definition. Take measures to ensure your software meets your needs, and discover how to perform accurate requirements analysis.

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Best Practices for Software Selection


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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

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The Art of Software Selection: What Would Buddha Do?


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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.

tec selection testing  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

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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

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