Maximizing Business Performance through Software Packages: Best Practices for Justification, Selection, and Implementation, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Maximizing Business Performance through Software Packages

Best Practices for Justification, Selection, and Implementation, 1st Edition

By Robert W. Starinsky

CRC Press

400 pages | 39 B/W Illus.

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Description

Learn how to:

§ Select the best ERP software for your organization

§ Choose the most effective wrap around software to enhance the performance of an existing ERP system

§ Align software selection with business goals and objectives

§ Budget for the software and the hidden costs involved in its implementation

At times a daring, maddening, and even frightening process, finding and implementing a suitable software package is never an easy task. The cost of the software package is often a fraction of the overall expense. Unless carefully selected, a major software package implementation can consume a considerable amount of your organization's time and energy. An ill-informed purchase can cost your organization it's customers, dollars, and reputation.

Maximizing Business Performance through Software Packages: Best Practices for Justification, Selection, and Implementation explores the business challenges involved in justifying, selecting, and implementing software packages. It contains practical advice and insights on how to select "good fitting" software packages, how to justify them in terms of their ability to enable business process change or improvement, and most importantly, how to implement them successfully.

Selecting and implementing enterprise architecture technology software solutions involves a large expenditure across all the resources of an organization. The process has become increasingly complex as business functions have become increasingly integrated. Maximizing Business Performance through Software Packages: Best Practices for Justification, Selection, and Implementation provides a definitive source that will help you select the solutions that best fit your business needs.

Table of Contents

The Software Package Revolution

The Software Package Marketplace

Business Performance Measurement: An Introduction

Determining Business Needs through Discovery

Linking Business Process Improvement and Software Packages

Building the Business Case for a Software Package

Understanding Software Package Infrastructure

Software Packages: Getting What You Want Isn't Always Easy

Software Selection: The First Steps

Software Package Selection: The RFP Process

Software Package Selection: The Evaluation Process

Software Package Implementation: Planning Yields Success

Appendix A: About the Templates

Appendix B: Contacting the Author

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS083000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Information Management
COM032000
COMPUTERS / Information Technology