Past experience shows us that the vast majority of enterprise technology evaluations run over time and budget, and once selected, the majority of the implementations fail to meet functional, return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO) expectations.
Enterprise technology selections for ERP, CRM, SCM, and other enterprise applications provide valuable lessons that can be applied to selecting PLM software, but there are some key differences that need to be recognized.
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selection practice so far. It is daunting for corporate IT buyers to discern the true capabilities, strengths and weaknesses of a given enterprise application suite, given the propaganda that pervades vendors'' endeavors to differentiate themselves (see Beware of Vendors Bearing Solutions ). When making strategic IT acquisitions, buyer''s project teams, inundated with an abundance of available products and technologies, have a difficult time translating the content of glitzy marketing slides and