Once the Scripted Software Demonstrations phase of the software selection process has been completed, manufacturing and distribution organizations will have made a tentative selection as to their preferred software vendor. In the Reference Calls, Site Visit, and Supplier Selection phase, manufacturers and distributors perform due diligence and finalize the selection of their preferred software supplier. First, organizations should work with the preferred software vendor to orchestrate reference calls with the vendor’s existing customers who are currently using the proposed ERP software solution. Next, the organization may elect to visit one of the software supplier’s customer facilities to see the software in operation in a production environment. Once these steps have been successfully completed, the manufacturer or distributor finalizes agreements to acquire and implement the selected ERP software solution.
For more detailed information about the Reference Calls, Site Visit, and Supplier Selection phase of the ERP software selection process, please review TGI’s online Reference Calls, Site Visit, and Supplier Selection resources.
Reference Calls, Site Visit, and Supplier Selection Resourecs
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