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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

professional selection  contractual negotiations for licensing, professional services, and support are completed. In this situation, the client should be aware that some of the effort within a POC will be directed to closing the opportunity rather than strictly an analysis and design process. Further, as the sale is still at risk, participants from the software vendor or VAR are likely to be less candid than if they in post sales environment. Justification of a POC The POC has been introduced to overcome some of shortcomings of Read More...
Turning Distribution Companies into Professional Software Buyers
Consultants and enterprise technology investors are partners in the acquisition process, says Denis Rousseau, director of project delivery at Technology

professional selection  Distribution Companies into Professional Software Buyers Consultants and enterprise technology investors are partners in the acquisition process, says Denis Rousseau, director of project delivery at Technology Evaluation Centers. Denis Rousseau was interviewed by SupplyChainBrain at the TEC Vendor Challenge in September 2013. Read More...
Professional Services and Support
Professional services address very specific needs, such as public relations, portfolio management, software engineering, etc. They are provided by specialized

professional selection  Services and Support Professional services address very specific needs, such as public relations, portfolio management, software engineering, etc. They are provided by specialized individuals, companies, or departments within a company. Even though support may be considered a part of the professional services business area, a distinction has to be made between the two. Support usually refers to technical support, which is a special type of professional service requiring highly qualified Read More...
Professional Services Organizations Automate their Processes
Major vendors are entering the professional services software market and small niche vendors are repositioning themselves to compete. This changing market is

professional selection  the heart of most professional services organizations and IT departments lies a portfolio of projects and the people managing and executing those projects. The key components in the delivery of these projects include Portfolio, Project, and Engagement Management —managing all aspects of a group of projects, their tasks, milestones, and resources from the time of their engagement to their delivery. Resource Planning and Scheduling —identifying and recruiting the necessary resources and staff based on Read More...
Software Evaluation and Software Selection
Organizations are surrounded by ambiguity when making their implementation decisions. Accurate and relevant criteria that are properly weighed against an

professional selection  company. Without having a professional decision support tool to organize and keep priorities in check, as well as to conduct simulations and analyses of the vendors'' performances or fit-to-purpose after priorities are changed, one department''s “needs” can contribute an unreasonably high value to certain criteria in the decision. Project teams do not have the ability to obtain objective, vetted data on available vendor solutions. Vendor demonstrations are often marketing pitches that fail to focus on Read More...
Selecting an ERP Selection Consultant: Critical Factors for Success
Selecting a new ERP system is one of the biggest decisions a company will make, so choosing your selection consultant should be taken just as seriously. The

professional selection  an ERP Selection Consultant: Critical Factors for Success Selecting a new ERP system is one of the biggest decisions a company will make, so choosing your selection consultant should be taken just as seriously. The right selection consultant can shorten the selection process and offer you a better chance of finding a system that will be a good match for your company. Read this white paper and know how to select the right one for your company. Read More...
Professional Service Strategies that Win: Executive View of the Cloud
This report focuses on how cloud infrastructures are being used by sales and marketing, finance, and operations in professional service organizations (PSOs). It

professional selection  finance, and operations in professional service organizations (PSOs). It outlines the benefits of using a cloud infrastructure to manage enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other enterprise systems. With the right solutions in place, globally dispersed project teams have unlimited accessibility to secure and reliable information. Read More...
TEC Portal: Software Selection Made Easier
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professional selection  Portal: Software Selection Made Easier Taking on a major software selection project without the necessary tools, product information, and expertise can be a nightmare. Where do you start? How do you objectively compare vendor''s functionalities? Luckily, with TEC''s self-serve software selection portal, you don''t need to worry. The portal is designed to help your selection project every step of the way. It provides you with access to unmatched selection resources, including access to our decision support Read More...
Software Evaluation, Selection, and Procurement
The statistics for completing packaged software implementation projects are grim. This article examines how the software evaluation, selection, and procurement

professional selection  Evaluation, Selection, and Procurement Introduction A 1995 Standish Group research study based on over 8000 software implementation projects found that nearly one third of the projects were canceled before completion. And over 50% of the projects cost nearly twice their original estimates. The study further concluded that only 16% of all software projects are completed on time and on budget (only 9% for large companies) 1 . With these grim statistics firmly in hand, a plethora of books, white Read More...
Why Professional Services Organizations Need Improved Financial and Resource Management
Professional services organizations (PSOs) currently face a number of financial and resource management pain points. Discover the benchmarks PSOs can use to

professional selection  Professional Services Organizations Need Improved Financial and Resource Management Professional services organizations (PSOs) currently face a number of financial and resource management pain points. Discover the benchmarks PSOs can use to improve management capabilities and how business applications can help PSOs achieve their goals, including streamlining their businesses, increasing operating margins, and meeting the internal and external challenges posed by today’s fast-paced global marketplace. Read More...
Software Selection Slagging
Consulting firm, 180 Systems, posted a little note regarding an article we recently published on some parts of the evaluation and selection process that we

professional selection  Selection Slagging Consulting firm, 180 Systems, posted a little note regarding an article we recently published on some parts of the evaluation and selection process that we promote. I''d recommend checking out the 180 site for additional information. In fact they have a brief list of steps that tend to be very similar to commonly recognized selection best-practices, and are in many ways, close to what we at TEC recommend (more on that later as we''re preparing to publish our internal guide). 180 Read More...
ERP Selection: 6 Best Practices You Need to Know
ERP Selection: 6 Best Practices You Need to Know. Here are six best practices to help make your ERP search a success.

professional selection  Selection: 6 Best Practices You Need to Know Here are six best practices to help make your ERP search a success. From knowing your needs, to making sure the vendor can support your requirements, to understanding the importance of training your staff on the new system, you''ll get time-honored advice on how to make the right ERP choice. Let the experts lead you on the path to a winning ERP selection project. Download your PDF copy of 6 Best Practices for Selecting ERP Software today!   For assistance, Read More...
How a Jerk at Work Can Put the Kibosh on Your ERP Software Selection Project
The old software selection “how-to” horse may not have been beaten to death yet, but it’s certainly received a few good whacks. As you already know

professional selection  a Jerk at Work Can Put the Kibosh on Your ERP Software Selection Project The old software selection “how-to” horse may not have been beaten to death yet, but it’s certainly received a few good whacks. As you already know, particularly if you peruse the TEC site or subscribe to TEC’s newsletters , there are myriad articles on the challenges of software selection from various sources, offering advice to everyone from worried delegators at the top of the corporate food chain to beleaguered Read More...
Software Selection Services for Small Businesses
TEC’s impartial, proven, and automated process for software evaluation and selection guides small businesses through a full range of resources for IT-related

professional selection  Selection Services for Small Businesses TEC’s impartial, proven, and automated process for software evaluation and selection guides small businesses through a full range of resources for IT-related research. Read More...
Killer Key Performance Indicators for Professional Services
With the growing significance of services to the bottom line, it’s never been more important to effectively monitor, measure, and manage your services business.

professional selection  Key Performance Indicators for Professional Services With the growing significance of services to the bottom line, it’s never been more important to effectively monitor, measure, and manage your services business. Knowing which key performance indicators (KPI) can help drive success and contribute to your bottom line is essential. But with over 150 KPIs available, where do you start? Discover how these few small key improvements can help your service business performance. Read More...

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