A necessary step in both selecting and implementing a package is detailing the technical requirements required to run the application. Identify the hardware/software environment, interfacing systems, operational and backup procedures, and other key technical requirements.
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This matrix will help you define the changes you'll have to make to the existing hardware/software environment so that the application package will work properly.
Specify what your application package testing environment should consist of and how it should be configured.
Before deploying your new application to users, you must thoroughly test its installation in the production environment. Document your installation test procedures and verify that the package passed all tests.
Part of the application package evaluation process is to assess the need for third-party vendor support. This simple template profiles third-party vendors who can provide support to your application package.
You're about to conduct a pilot project using a packaged application. What documentation and files will you need to do it right?
How do you decide which application package vendors are suitable candidates for your project? Make sure industry and in-house benchmark standards factor into the mix.
Map the transformation of the data elements from source system tables to data warehouse target tables.
What tests do you need to perform on the new system and when before moving it into production? Here's a comprehensive test plan to help you cover all the bases and stay on schedule.
Should you implement an application package? Will it meet your business objectives, deliver what you want, benefit your business and provide value in the process? Spell it out with this spreadsheet.