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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

the vendor selection process  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 for the POC sometimes reflects the structures for the process. This article explores h Read More

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Software Selection Processes-Accelerating Vendor Identification
Software selection is complex and time-consuming. Taking shortcuts or skipping steps in the process increases the risk of making the wrong choice. But attending

the vendor selection process  after a failed implementation. The vendor engagement process can take an exceptionally long time to execute, especially when more than a few vendors are being included in a selection study. However, it is possible to use the new technologies available to accelerate this process. About The Author Jeff Gusdorf, CPA, is a principal of Brown, Smith, Wallace Consulting Group ( http://www.bswllc.com/ ), with a focus on enterprise applications for the wholesale distribution market. BSW Consulting publishes resea Read More
Business Process Management in Free and Open Source: An Overview of the Demand and the Supply
Free and open source software (FOSS) has become a hot topic in the business process management (BPM) market. This article discusses the relevance between BPM

the vendor selection process  are currently listed in the TEC BPM Vendor Showcase , 15 vendors support Linux. Amongst these 15 vendors, 10 of them support MySQL, and amongst these 10, seven of them also support PostgreSQL (figure 5). Figure 5. Percentages of BPM vendors that support FOSS’s database and OS Although these 27 vendors don’t make an exhaustive list, the percentages in Figure 5. give a sense of priority when supporting Linux, MySQL, and PostgreSQL from high to low, coinciding with the demands from the user side as we ha 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

the vendor selection process  our client's business processes, the vendor diligence level demonstrated throughout the process and the product flexibility as perceived by the client. This process step allows the project team to concentrate on the totality of the selection factors, not simply those with respect to product features and functions. Vendor RFI responses are validated against market data and entered into the decision-support tool for the initial results. Bidder's Conference / Vendor Discovery   After the vendor responses ar Read More
5 Common Hurdles During the ERP Selection Process-And How You Can Avoid Them
With so many different enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications on the market, selecting the right solution can be extremely time-consuming and daunting.

the vendor selection process  asking for references from the vendor and checking to make sure the references are satisfied is a recipe for failure! In order to prudently check references, an organization must ask the vendor to provide you with a reference you can physically visit, that are in your marketplace, similar in number of employees and users, are located in close proximity, have similar functional and technical requirements, and that have been using the specific ERP software for at least 1 year. Following these simple suggest Read More
Drink-IT, the Ideal Solution for the Efficient Reorganization of the Norwegian Mack Brewery


the vendor selection process  IT, the Ideal Solution for the Efficient Reorganization of the Norwegian Mack Brewery Read More
E-Procurement Usability: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Adoption of enterprise resource planning (ERP)-based E-Procurement solutions has hit a plateau in recent years due to inherent usability deficiencies

the vendor selection process  Procurement Usability: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Adoption of enterprise resource planning (ERP)-based E-Procurement solutions has hit a plateau in recent years due to inherent usability deficiencies, exacerbated by heightened user expectations. It is now possible to leverage all the existing infrastructure of leading platforms with a friendlier, consumer-like user interface (UI) that can be rapidly deployed with minimal cost or change management impact. Find out how. Read More
The Next Generation Network Operations Center: How the Focus on Application Delivery is Redefining the NOC
The majority of IT organizations are under great pressure to evolve to a next-generation network operations center (NOC). A survey of 176 IT professionals has

the vendor selection process  Network Operations Center: How the Focus on Application Delivery is Redefining the NOC The majority of IT organizations are under great pressure to evolve to a next-generation network operations center (NOC). A survey of 176 IT professionals has revealed that over a quarter of NOCs don’t meet their organization’s current needs for application performance management. Learn how to migrate away from the current stove-piped NOC to an integrated operations center that effectively supports all components Read More
Business Process Management Notations within Business Process Management
Business process management notation (BPMN) is an initiative to increase standardization within process modeling. What are the principles of BPMN, and what is

the vendor selection process  management notation (BPMN) is the latest standard for modeling business processes and Web services. The Business Process Management Initiative ( BPMI ) (www.bpmi.org) was established to develop, support, and encourage the use of BPMN. The BPMI Notation Working Group ( BPMN-WG ) worked for over two years to develop BPMN before its 1.0 release in May 2004. The primary goal of the BPMN initiative was to develop a standard notation methodology, understandable to all business people, throughout the process of Read More
The Wave of the Future for PCB Manufacturing
Few printed circuit board (PCB) companies create dedicated engineering system, and even fewer are successful when they do. Some computer-aided manufacturing

the vendor selection process  Wave of the Future for PCB Manufacturing Few printed circuit board (PCB) companies create dedicated engineering system, and even fewer are successful when they do. Some computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) suppliers promise the capability to customize their systems—but the task is usually left to overburdened engineering and IT staff. So how do you transform engineering from organizational bottleneck to a corporate asset? Read More
Technology and the Lean Enterprise: Building an Infrastructure That Drives the Highest Value to the Customer
Across the industrial machinery and components industry, successful lean initiatives are increasing as manufacturers recognize the key enabler of continuous

the vendor selection process  and the Lean Enterprise: Building an Infrastructure That Drives the Highest Value to the Customer Across the industrial machinery and components industry, successful lean initiatives are increasing as manufacturers recognize the key enabler of continuous improvement and eliminating waste—technology. This white paper presents six brief case studies of manufacturing companies that have built an underlying technology infrastructure to support a foundation for increasing their value to their Read More
Customer Centricity: The Devil Lies in the Details
The purpose of this white paper is to help readers understand the importance of customer-centricity in today's highly competitive and constantly evolving

the vendor selection process  Centricity: The Devil Lies in the Details The purpose of this white paper is to help readers understand the importance of customer-centricity in today's highly competitive and constantly evolving business landscape. Its aim is to remove misconceptions and guide you to achieve true customer-centricity. Read More
Sage 500 ERP for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the

the vendor selection process  planning (ERP) solutions in the Process Manufacturing ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More
The TCO of BI: The QlikView Customer Experience
Total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis allows organizations to provide a like-for-like comparison between various solutions for the same project. Assuming that

the vendor selection process  TCO of BI: The QlikView Customer Experience Total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis allows organizations to provide a like-for-like comparison between various solutions for the same project. Assuming that the benefits of a project would be the same regardless of the solution, the solution with a lower TCO would therefore yield a higher ROI as well as faster payback. This IDC white paper provides a TCO analysis of the QlikView business intelligence (BI) solution. Read More
On the Move: Great Productivity Solutions for the Mobile Sales Team
In this paper it’s argued that over the next three to five years, the winners in sales will be the ones who figure out how to smoothly and productively manage a

the vendor selection process  the Move: Great Productivity Solutions for the Mobile Sales Team In this paper it’s argued that over the next three to five years, the winners in sales will be the ones who figure out how to smoothly and productively manage a mobile sales team. Selling will be a mobile discipline. It’s imperative to craft a plan for making mobility standard and keeping information secure. Read More
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