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Software Evaluation, Selection, and Procurement Part Two: Recommendations for Improvement
Pursuing an alternative strategy for software evaluation and selection, based on the capital investment paradigm and the principles outlined in this article, is

vendor supplier selection evaluation decision making method  of tests. Require the vendor (or an implementation partner) to build a prototype using real data and execute a test using real processes. Produce extract files and reports that are close approximations of technical interfaces and user requirements. Allow users from various business departments to see, touch and manipulate the system. Basically build a prototype. You should expect to compensate the vendor for his time and effort to build such a model since the work product serves as a solid basis for full

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Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) Software Evaluation Report

Criteria in this Software Evaluation Report pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this Software Evaluation Report will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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