The build or buy question has already been answered. Now, what do you want to buy, and from whom? This plan will get you over those hurdles fast.
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Here's an at-a-glance reference that itemizes what those application packages can do and how well their representative vendors stand up to your requirements.
Do you build it from scratch, or do you buy it off the shelf? This checklist will help you make an intelligent decision.
The application package won't be perfect out of the box. It will need modifications to make it fully serve your business needs. Use this matrix to guide you in identifying the necessary changes.
How much will implementing, customizing, operating and upgrading an application package cost? Analyze how it fits your budget with the package cost spreadsheet.
Which application packages and vendors are right for your project and how will you go about finding that out? This comprehensive list of evaluation activities and approach methods guides you through conducting the package evaluation process and choosing the finalists.
Need a large-scale application package and don't know where to start to pick one? This Microsoft Project plan details how to evaluate qualified vendors and packages, then guides you through the process of selecting an application package for implementation.
How do vendors and their packaged applications stack up against each other? Use this evaluation spreadsheet to see how they fulfill your business and technical requirements.
Defining project team roles and responsibilities ahead of time will save everyone's sanity. Here's a sample role/responsibility assignment matrix.
What is involved in conducting an evaluation test for an application package? Here's a guide for reporting the test requirements, procedures and results.