Software Evaluation

Many steps are involved in selecting a software system from identifying the need to upgrade an existing system versus purchasing a new one, to narrowing the list of potential vendors, and to making the final selection. What could be considered as the most vital step in the process is the onsite vendor demos. At this stage, vendors have the opportunity to present their wares in a face-to-face setting showing all the fancy bells and whistles their system offers. But are all those bells and whistles important to your particular needs?