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user selection  Knowledge-Based Matchmaker Part 4: User Recommendations Executive Summary Selecting a piece of enterprise application software has never been an exact science. Vendors' hype, consultants' conflict of interest, users' doubts, tediously long selection processes, and unclear decisions rationale are some of the unfortunate watchwords for most selection practices. It is daunting for corporate IT buyers to discern the true capabilities, strengths and weaknesses of a given enterprise application suite, given

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Recruitment and Staffing

Recruitment and Staffing functionality allows the user to select and hire the right people with the right skill sets, as well as track the information regarding their recruitment for later analysis. It covers criteria such as Organization Structures and Modeling, Corporate Branding, Sourcing, Applicant Tracking, Assessment and Selection, Governance and Compliance, Vendor Management Systems (VMS) Portal, Recruitment Analytics and Reporting, and Product Technology. 

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Anatomy of a Technology Selection


Dell Computer Corporation spent millions preparing to deploy an ERP system before realizing that the solution to one set of issues created a more severe problem. Note based on discussion among Michael Dell, Kevin Rollins, and Morten Topfer of Dell Computer Corporation and Dell’s Platinum Counsel of customers.

user selection  as primary factors with user interface and external application integration as secondary issues. Table 1 is a section from a multi-dimension reference architecture for integrated application systems. It cross-references the characteristics of such systems with anticipated impacts on Business Process, Information Technology, and Organizational Dynamics systems. Such a tool allows a much more thorough examination of investment risk than the traditional list of features, functions, and capacities. IT Read More

The Subjective Criteria of ERP Selection


I hope our readers, to greater or lesser degrees, are familiar with our business software selection methodology—as we have been writing a lot on this matter. But the lion’s share of these publications often refer to either the functional or technical sides of the selection process, or what type of business processes a future system can support and how can be achieved. Here, I would like

user selection  to participate in annual user conferences—or at least be made aware of them. Ease of use. This set of criteria is purely subjective and depends on the judges’ conception and interpretation of what is good or not good for the company and its users. A software system’s graphical capabilities, interface intuitiveness, colors and shapes, multiscreen mode, navigation limitations, and interface modification capabilities are all examples of “ease-of-use” characteristics that are, actually, the face of 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

user selection  comes to software selection. User buy-in is one of the most critical parts of the software selection process (also see commandment #9). Without it, you’ll end up with shelfware. Conversely, you should know when to draw the line where excessive customization requirements are concerned. Any customization endeavor can be fraught with expense and risk. Besides, the software applications on your shortlist are likely the result of thousands of hours of research into best practices for your industry. 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.

user selection  a clue to the user that there is something here that can be further explored. Three selection criteria So where does this leave us when considering usability in the enterprise applications selection process? I would suggest three general criteria by which an application could be evaluated to ensure that it is either eminently usable currently or will be evolved towards greater usability in the immediate future. Ask vendors pointed questions not only how the current version of the application incorporates Read More

SAP Software to Include Fiori User Experience, Free


SAP has responded to customer pressure and announced that SAP Fiori user experience and SAP Screen Personas software will be included with SAP software.

user selection  Software to Include Fiori User Experience, Free SAP has responded to customer pressure and announced that SAP Fiori user experience and SAP Screen Personas software will be included with SAP software. SAP Fiori was launched last year and provided SAP users with a refreshing new and simple user experience across multiple devices. However, from the time of launch until now, SAP has been charging customers for SAP Fiori. The growth and adoption of Fiori over the last year created a challenge for SAP. One Read More

ERP Selection: Starting Out on the Right Foot


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software selection and implementation can be complicated. But having an ERP strategy in place from the start makes it easier. And a good ERP strategy starts with the selection process itself. This Aberdeen Analyst Insight examines how best-in-class companies select ERP as part of an overall ERP strategy.

user selection  Selection: Starting Out on the Right Foot Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software selection and implementation can be complicated. But having an ERP strategy in place from the start makes it easier. And a good ERP strategy starts with the selection process itself. This Aberdeen Analyst Insight examines how best-in-class companies select ERP as part of an overall ERP strategy. Read More

Your Private-Access Research for Software Selection


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user selection  Private-Access Research for Software Selection Being more concise and thorough in your software research can positively impact your ultimate goal: finding the right solution for your real business requirements. In this economic climate, you can't afford to have a failed implementation. That's why thousands of companies like yours depend on TEC's self-serve software selection portal to help find the best possible enterprise solution. You'll have access to resources and support that cannot be matched Read More

Software Evaluation, Selection, and Contract Negotiation


Most articles about the pitfalls of software implementation projects highlight the mistakes made during implementation. Examples include poor project management, scope creep, uncommitted users, or lack of an executive sponsor. All of these areas of focus are valid, but often we forget that before starting the implementation, somehow we had to choose a package and sign a contract.

user selection  project management, scope control, user buy-in and executive sponsorship to magically change the functionality of the package to fit your company? Keep in mind the following: Accurately defining your future requirements requires someone who has lived best practices. It is very difficult, if not impossible to do this with internal staff alone. Further, pulling resources away from the day-to-day activities often results in this effort taking longer and being less accurate. Most of the websites that allow Read More

‘Twas the Night Before Software Selection


‘Twas the night before selection, and all through the place, Enterprise software was a decision we faced. Our requirements are gathered, BPM is all done, Now all that’s left is a choice; only one! We know what we want, and we know what we need, But the stakeholders are skeptics; our advice they won't heed. We’ve thought about everything and all that we do— Our everyday tasks

user selection  the Night Before Software Selection ‘Twas the night before selection, and all through the place, Enterprise software was a decision we faced. Our requirements are gathered, BPM is all done, Now all that’s left is a choice; only one! We know what we want, and we know what we need, But the stakeholders are skeptics; our advice they won't heed. We’ve thought about everything and all that we do— Our everyday tasks—not one, but a slew! What we know is this: it’ll cost us a lot. Willing to Read More

Software Selection Services for Large and Public-sector Enterprises


TEC can help large and public-sector organizations ensure that their software selection projects are justifiable, cost-effective, auditable, and in compliance with local, national, and international regulatory and safety standards.

user selection  Selection Services for Large and Public-sector Enterprises TEC can help large and public-sector organizations ensure that their software selection projects are justifiable, cost-effective, auditable, and in compliance with local, national, and international regulatory and safety standards. Read More

ERP Selection Case Study: Tylö


Swedish-based Tylö is the world’s leading manufacturer of sauna, shower, and steam bath systems. Family-owned since the 1940s, today Tylö generates growth by leveraging IT-based operational support. Thus, when new growth objectives called for a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Tylö considered four alternatives: Movex, Jeeves, Axapta, and an upgrade of ASW. Find out which system it chose.

user selection  Selection Case Study: Tylö Swedish-based Tylö is the world’s leading manufacturer of sauna, shower, and steam bath systems. Family-owned since the 1940s, today Tylö generates growth by leveraging IT-based operational support. Thus, when new growth objectives called for a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Tylö considered four alternatives: Movex, Jeeves, Axapta, and an upgrade of ASW. Find out which system it chose. Read More

A Good Scripted Demo Is Key in Software Selection


One of the main challenges in evaluating business software solutions is first creating a good script to demonstrate the software—one that’s neither too vague nor too detailed. If it’s too vague, all the vendors will be able to demonstrate all the criteria listed—and this will have little value for decision makers who need to assess one solution against another. On the other hand, if the script is

user selection  (e.g., administrators, managers, regular users) can benefit from the usability of the solution. The second part will cover setup of master files (for customers, suppliers, and products), as well as warehouse configuration. The third part will follow a typical distribution workflow that starts with creating quotes and placing sales orders and ends with picking and shipping. This flow has 14 steps, which cover general features such as sales order pricing, shipping and handling, wave picking, etc. To 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.

user selection  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

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 advantages and disadvantages of the POC from the client and value-added reseller point of view.

user selection  Your Software Selection Process Have a Proof of Concept? Part One: Structures and the Selection Process Introduction There are a number of studies that point to a high rate of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer resource management (CRM) implementation failure. There are many reasons for these failures. The selection phase has been identified as a key area where problems arise. The proof of concept (POC) is a tool sometimes used within the selection process to overcome these issues. The Read More