When it comes to important software purchase decisions, it is difficult and risky to make a selection based only on responses to RFIs, product brochures, or even live demos. Many vendors may claim to support the capabilities you are looking for and in fact they may, to one degree or another, support them. However, in one instance the capability may come fully configurable and out-of-the-box as part of the core application, while in another case it may be an add on with additional costs, and yet in another package it may require significant customization.
At Nextware we can help you through the entire software selection process, from requirements gathering, selection of candidate vendors for evaluation, creation of RFIs, detailed evaluation of products and technologies, and developing comprehensive reports that cover all aspects of your selection criteria, making the final selection decision as easy as possible.
We prioritize your requirements and group them into categories. Our comprehensive evaluation process covers all relevant aspects of the solution including:
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Nextware successfully completes its vendor selection project at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. This project was initiated to select a software vendor that met the lab’s strict criteria for the secure and scalable management of a repository of classified images. In fact, Nextware’s recommendations on system selection went beyond what was initially expected and covered a larger and more complete scope for the management of LLNL’s image repository.
Nextware lead the vendor selection process from beginning to end starting with detailed requirements gathering through in person interviews, followed by classification and prioritization of requirements and finalizing the requirements document through review and approval. The selection process then followed in two phases. The first phase of the process involved the selection of four candidate systems that best matched overall system requirements. The second phase involved a detailed analysis of system capabilities across the four candidate systems and a comparison of system capabilities across all requirement categories.
“Unlike most system selection processes that rely solely on information gathered through vendor demos and vendor responses to RFIs,” explains Nazanin Shamsian, Director of Services at Nextware, “we take a hands-on approach whenever possible. For this particular project, we directly evaluated the four candidate systems after installing the trial versions within the LLNL environment and evaluating system capabilities against actual user data sets.”
Nextware’s final evaluation report gave LLNL a complete side-by-side quantitative comparison of the candidate systems across all requirement categories, making the final selection clear and obvious..
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