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Topic Overview: Enterprise Apps Vendor Selection

Forrester's Reference Tool For Applications Decisions

November 11, 2008


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Choosing the right vendor remains a critical success factor for every enterprise's business success. Consolidation in the vendor market, a plethora of deployment options, and the progression to a next generation of applications built with service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web services drive customers to augment, upgrade, replace, or migrate from existing systems. Forrester's vendor selection research provides a knowledge base of the basics, best practices, trends information, forecasts, strategic advice, and vendor and product comparisons that firms need to navigate the complexities of selecting, implementing, upgrading to, extending, or migrating to new solutions.

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Table of Contents

  • Why Vendor Selection Matters
  • Forrester's Take On Vendor Selection
  • Phase One: Organize The Selection Effort
  • Phase Two: Narrow The Field
  • Phase Three: Evaluate And Begin Negotiations
  • Phase Four: Decide And Move Forward
  • Upcoming Research
  • For More Information
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