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5 Steps to Successfully Conducting and Rating Software Demos
So, you’re the guy/gal who’s been put to the task of choosing your companies next enterprise software solution? Well, if you’re reading this, you’re most

letter inviting vendors  by sending them a letter requesting a product demonstration re-stating the scope of the software selection project and your business’ needs proposing a time frame for any requests for clarification of the script proposing a time frame for confirmations of demo with all pertinent details Each vendor will be given the opportunity to clarify any terms that might seem ambiguous, or examples of business rules with your selection team prior to the demonstration. Your selection team should not ask the vendor

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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