Successful Software Selection Projects Must Follow the Right System Evaluation Process and Methodology
What steps are needed for a successful software selection project? Selecting the right software solution involves a lot more than locating a reputable software developer or reseller.
Below is an excerpt from the Software Selection Process Steps white paper, which is part of the Software Selection Tool Kit.
This document represents a general process flow which may be tailored to fit your organization’s specific needs.
White Paper Excerpt
As in any project plan, a detailed and methodical process must commence to guarantee success. A plan for software selection and purchase of new ERP software is no different than any major project being undertaken by a corporation. It requires a significant investment of time and resources, requires the involvement of the entire organization, as well as a considerable amount of research, planning, and reevaluation along the way.
This document is designed to offer an example of the typical ERP software selection process. Although this document and described process flow refers to ERP specific products, the core of the selection methodology may be utilized to search for and purchase other products such as supply chain management software, manufacturing software, or other related business software.
The best projects are well thought out and fully researched. Reviewing this document, as well as the other documents available in TGI’s Software Selection Tool Kit, is one of the first steps to a successful software selection and implementation project.
Download the Software Selection Process Steps white paper, or click here to download the complete Software Selection Tool Kit from the TGI Resources Library.
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