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Buying Information Systems : Selecting, Implementing and Assessing Off-The-Shelf Systems

By: James, David, Mr.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2012Description: 1 online resource (144 p.).ISBN: 9780754682851.Subject(s): Information storage and retrieval systems -- Purchasing | Information storage and retrieval systems | Information technologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Buying Information Systems : Selecting, Implementing and Assessing Off-The-Shelf SystemsDDC classification: 004 | 004'.0687 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables and Checklists; Introduction; Case Study: ElectAM; 1 Buying an information system is like buying a desktop publishing package, isn't it?; The range of software products; Configuring the software; Software procurement; Back to our question; 2 Where can I find advice?; General procurement guidelines; Information system implementation; Information system success/failure; Evaluating the system; A simple process view; ElectAM: Part 2; Requirements and scope; Vendor selection; System implementation; Multiple views; 3 Who should be involved?
StakeholdersStakeholder expectations; Management of expectations; 4 How do I manage the purchase?; ElectAM: Part 3; Case Study: PowerSound; Organising to buy; Managing team and contract; Summary; 5 How do I decide what I need?; What are you trying to achieve?; The Invitation to Tender; What not to specify; The User Requirements Specification (URS); How do the stakeholders fit into the process?; How will you know that you have got what you want?; 6 Which package/supplier should I choose?; ElectAM: Part 4; The traditional approach to vendor selection; Problems and considerations
A risky businessAn alternative approach to selecting a vendor; 7 How do I manage the implementation?; Case Study: CSM; What we can learn from this, and other, case studies; The management of expectations; 8 How do I know if the system is successful?; What is success?; Common measures of success; Why established measures don't work; Expectations versus perceptions; 9 Putting it all together; Manage the purchase; Manage the implementation; Celebrate or drown your sorrows; Glossary; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M
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Summary: Most organisations purchase off-the-shelf computer-based systems to help them perform their day-to-day business activities. Sadly, many of the purchases fail to live up to expectations. This book provides a blueprint of what to cover in the early stages o
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Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables and Checklists; Introduction; Case Study: ElectAM; 1 Buying an information system is like buying a desktop publishing package, isn't it?; The range of software products; Configuring the software; Software procurement; Back to our question; 2 Where can I find advice?; General procurement guidelines; Information system implementation; Information system success/failure; Evaluating the system; A simple process view; ElectAM: Part 2; Requirements and scope; Vendor selection; System implementation; Multiple views; 3 Who should be involved?

StakeholdersStakeholder expectations; Management of expectations; 4 How do I manage the purchase?; ElectAM: Part 3; Case Study: PowerSound; Organising to buy; Managing team and contract; Summary; 5 How do I decide what I need?; What are you trying to achieve?; The Invitation to Tender; What not to specify; The User Requirements Specification (URS); How do the stakeholders fit into the process?; How will you know that you have got what you want?; 6 Which package/supplier should I choose?; ElectAM: Part 4; The traditional approach to vendor selection; Problems and considerations

A risky businessAn alternative approach to selecting a vendor; 7 How do I manage the implementation?; Case Study: CSM; What we can learn from this, and other, case studies; The management of expectations; 8 How do I know if the system is successful?; What is success?; Common measures of success; Why established measures don't work; Expectations versus perceptions; 9 Putting it all together; Manage the purchase; Manage the implementation; Celebrate or drown your sorrows; Glossary; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M

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Most organisations purchase off-the-shelf computer-based systems to help them perform their day-to-day business activities. Sadly, many of the purchases fail to live up to expectations. This book provides a blueprint of what to cover in the early stages o

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