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Taking Measures for True Success: How to Choose Software That Meets Your Needs
Taking Measures for True Success: How to Choose Software That Meets Your Needs. Download Whitepaper on 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.

WHY OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE: ability to control it? Why is the rate of failure so high? One main factor Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has observed is that the less-than-inspiring rates of success noted above often boil down to the organization s current experience and historical success with larger-scale implementations involving complex functionality. In other words, the success of a software selection and implementation project depends on whether your current internal resources are sufficiently skilled and experienced to
10/1/2008 12:32:00 PM

Software Vendor Red Flags » The TEC Blog
I faced with explaining why the project milestones are falling behind. If the above scenario sounds all too familiar take comfort according to a recent study published in Business Week (May 2007) “It is estimated that ERP projects fall off track due to these common oversights:” Incomplete Plan A lack of comprehensive planning can lead to oversights and unpleasant surprises. If your plan left out something small, you might be able to absorb the additional expense. However, if you left out something

WHY OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE: Red Flags, RFP, Software Selection, Vendor Evaluation, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
21-01-2008

The Case Against Modifying Your Enterprise Software
he Case Against Modifying Your Enterprise Software.Read White Papers and Other Software for Your Investigation of The Case Against Modifying Your Enterprise Software. Consider the case of two hypothetical companies—Company A and Company Z—each using an identical enterprise software package delivering identical core functionality. Company A has the same number of users, but the total cost of ownership (TCO) experienced by Company Z is about twice the TCO enjoyed by Company A. Why? We explain.

WHY OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE: enjoyed by Company A. Why? We explain. The Case Against Modifying Your Enterprise Software style= border-width:0px; />   comments powered by Disqus Related Topics:   Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP),   IT Infrastructure and Development,   Software Selection Related Industries:   Management of Companies and Enterprises Source: IFS Learn more about IFS Readers who downloaded this white paper also read these popular documents! Extending BI’s Reach: Anticipate Outcomes, Forecast Results, and
5/12/2006 12:41:00 PM

Software Update: TEC Advisor » The TEC Blog


WHY OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE: beta, decision support, new release, software comparison, Software Evaluation, Software Selection, special access key, tec advisor, vendor data, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
29-07-2011

If Software Is A Commodity...Then What?
Many, if not most categories of software have become commodities. Vendors hate to hear it, but most of the products in a category produce the same results, pretty much in the same way. If this is true, how do user select the right vendor? How does a vendor get selected?

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7/31/2003

The No-drama Software Upgrade
The No-Drama Upgrade. Download Free IT Comparison White Papers In Relation To End User Management. When you upgrade enterprise application software, you want to realize expected benefits as quickly as possible and minimize costs, disruption, and risk. In tough economic times, there is absolutely no room for budget overruns and the potential disruption to business operations—which are always risks of an application upgrade. An end-user management solution can help you realize return on investment (ROI). Find out how.

WHY OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE: processes. Contents Executive Summary Why manage end-user experience & performance during your upgrade Why are Upgrades So Difficult? Higher operational costs, higher support costs and process execution shortfalls equal big business risk It s All About the End-users! Successful upgrades focus on end-users not the applications Maximize Upgrade ROI Knoa EPM helps you stay on budget, reduces support costs and helps you avoid business disruption Optimize the Upgrade Life Cycle Knoa EPM helps you baseline, p
2/19/2009 12:07:00 PM

Software Evaluation, Selection, and Contract Negotiation
Software Evaluation, Selection, and Contract Negotiation. Get Free Knowledge Associated with 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.

WHY OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE: Pound of Implementation - Why Selection Is the First BEST Step (And Most Overlooked) To Achieve A Successful Software Implementation This white paper addresses the critical issues within the selection phase and why it so important to making the implementation a success. When embarking on a major software evaluation, selection and implementation project, a typical situation may look like this (assuming you are a mid-sized or large organization): Will spend between $250,000 to several million dollars on sof
3/27/2007 8:43:00 AM

A Good Scripted Demo Is Key in Software Selection » The TEC Blog


WHY OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE: decision support system, distribution ERP, ERP for Distribution, Software Selection, software selection methodology, software selelction demo, tec advisor, TEC Vendor Challenge, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
23-08-2013

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.

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6/25/2003

A New Platform to Battle Software Bloat?
Lawson has unveiled a new standards-based business applications platform designed to increase overall application quality and improve the product lifecycle experience for current and future Lawson clients.

WHY OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE: A New Platform to Battle Software Bloat? A New Platform to Battle Software Bloat? P.J. Jakovljevic - October 7, 2005 Read Comments Lawson In early in May, a few weeks before Lawson announced its merger with Intentia , Lawson unveiled a new standards-based business applications platform at the Conference and User Exchange (CUE) . Designed to increase overall application quality and improve the product lifecycle experience for current and future Lawson clients, the application encompasses construction,
10/7/2005

Software Selection Slagging » The TEC Blog
the subject and that’s why I’m surprised they didn’t say something more critically astute in their post, which I cited above. The 180 Systems blog author (sorry to treat this anonymously, I couldn’t find a name associated with their post) said “We have not spoken to any of their customers about the usefulness of their services or used it ourselves. Our first impressions are that we find it hard to believe that they have vetted thousands of criteria on hundreds of vendors.” It would be

WHY OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE: decision support tool, selection consulting, selection methodology, TEC methodology, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
17-12-2007


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