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What are main steps in the software acquisition process?

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Main steps in the software acquisition process.

Program Explanation

Main steps in the software acquisition process are as follows:

Evaluating the information system requirements

During these phases of acquisition process following tasks are performed:

  • Identifying system’s key features.
  • Considering network and web-related issues.
  • Estimation of volume and future growth.
  • Specifying constraints related to hardware, software or personal needs
  • Prepare a request for proposal or quotation.

Identifying potential vendors or outsourcing options

The next phase is to identifying potential vendors or outsourcing options. There are various sources which can help in this process such as Internet can be used to look for IT product and services. All the information related to their products and services are available on their websites. In case one is looking for vertical applications one can look for industry journals or websites to get information and reviews on specific products of the company. Another approach used during this phase is taking help from consulting firms, such firms completely understand the needs of the company and help it in choosing from multiple popular software products for their firm.

Evaluate the alternatives

After identifying the potential vendors and outsourcing options next step is to evaluate these options and make decisions on which among them will be best for the organization...

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