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This case is based in part on information from Kovair. Many organizations need to track software development projects, so other companies besides Kovair offer packages to do that. Suppose you were given the job of choosing such a package, list at least four criteria you would use in comparing different packages. Rank the items on your list from most to least important.

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Ralph Stair + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285867168

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ISBN: 9781285867168
Chapter 12, Problem 2CTQ2
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This case is based in part on information from Kovair. Many organizations need to track software development projects, so other companies besides Kovair offer packages to do that. Suppose you were given the job of choosing such a package, list at least four criteria you would use in comparing different packages. Rank the items on your list from most to least important.

Program Plan Intro

Information system:

  • An information system is a system which provides the necessary information to an organization to achieve the goals.
  • It monitors the transactions details, provides the required information to decision makers, and provides necessary documents to customers.
  • The main components in the information system are people, data, procedures, hardware, as well as software.
  • The main function of information system is to accept and process the input data and then stores the retrieved information and distributes it across the organization.

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Four criteria used for comparing different packages:

  • The criteria used for comparing different packages are shown below:
    • It should have a proper progress features.
    • It should be able to integrate the package with some popular tools easily.
    • To have a streamlined task management process where every project task goes through all stages.
    • To compare how closely a package meets system requirements...

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