There are 4 phases to every Wayferry software evaluation & selection project:
Develop a comprehensive requirements list, even finding requirements you don't know you need. For each requirement, find out who wants it, why they want it and how important it is to them.
Manage RFIs / RFPs. Use our gap analysis app to measure how well software product candidates meet your particular needs. Verify your requirements match market offerings.
Arrange the demos, gather & summarize feedback. Facilitate selecting the software. Audit & validate RFI / FRP to eliminate exaggerated vendor sales claims. Check references. Assist with vendor negotiations.
Information collected is delivered to the implementation project manager. Because no significant new requirements are discovered during implementation, the software goes live on time, within budget with a minimum of business disruption.
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