Maximize Your Investment: 10 Key Strategies for Effective Packaged Software Implementations

Accelerate packaged (COTS) software implementations, increase returns on investment, and reduce implementation costs and customizations with this book and eBook
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Maximize Your Investment: 10 Key Strategies for Effective Packaged Software Implementations

Grady Brett Beaubouef

Accelerate packaged (COTS) software implementations, increase returns on investment, and reduce implementation costs and customizations with this book and eBook
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849680028
Paperback232 pages

Book Description

Using packaged software for Customer Relationship Management or Enterprise Resource Planning is often seen as a sure-fire way to reduce costs, refocus scarce resources, and increase returns on investment. However, research shows that the majority of packaged or Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) implementations fail to provide this value due to the implementation approach taken.

Authored by Grady Brett Beaubouef, who has over fifteen years of packaged software implementation experience, this book will help you define an effective implementation strategy for your packaged software investment.

The book focuses on Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) implementations, and helps you to successfully implement packaged software. Using a step-by-step approach, it begins with an assessment of the limitations of current implementation methods for packaged software. It then helps you to analyze your requirements and offers 10 must-know principles gleaned from real-world packaged software implementations. These 10 principles cover how to maximize enhancements and minimize customizations, focus on business results, and negotiate for success, and so on. You will learn how to best leverage these principles as part of your implementation. As you progress through the book, you will learn how to put packaged software into action with forethought, planning, and proper execution. Doing so will lead to reductions in implementation costs, customizations, and development time.

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What You Will Learn

  • Identify factors to consider when selecting and applying a methodology for gathering and validating business requirements for COTS software
  • Minimize potential risks and maximize opportunities in your implementations
  • Understand the difference between prototyping and modeling, and when they should be used
  • Accelerate implementations by generating more knowledge and less information
  • Maximize enhancements and minimize non-value-added customizations
  • Increase Return On Investment (ROI) by developing a negotiation strategy with partners and users
  • Leverage the lessons of knowledge management to assist you in managing the information generated during an implementation

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