Owing to learning from the past experiences and to the help of specialized selection service providers, selecting an enterprise package has to a degree, become a routine occurrence in the life of an IT organization. Recently however, there has been much noise created by some pundits and vendors belittling the supposedly "archaic" way of selecting software through functions and features. Contrary to that, they would rather sell "business processes" or "solutions," further confusing the already overwhelmed customer. The nagging doubts and questions like "Have we been selecting software the wrong way all this time?!" naturally abound.
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luck, because the Vendor X and Vendor Y were not invited to bid? While it would be unfair to disparage the visionary and strategic level research that some analysts and IT research houses provide to vendors to help them determine their future direction (e.g., buying market spending forecasts, various surveys' findings, whether to embrace a services oriented architecture [SOA] and which industry standards, etc.), this by no means answers all the nitty-gritty questions vendors and VARs often wonder about.