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Step Four: Software selection July 31, 2005

Posted by Coolguy in Software Development.

At the start of the selection process you should determine what the exact criteria are for selecting a certain piece of software.

  • Project budget
  • Inhouse expertise
  • Functionality : Check features catalogue
  • Reliability
  • Security: Check security bulletin
  • Compatibility
  • Operational Support: Is training needed ?
  • Future Proofing: Is it being actively developed ?
  • Total cost of Ownership: Are there any metrics available ?
  • Stability of the vendor/community
  • Proven track record: Sucess stories ?
  • Fit-for-purpose with least possible changes to the standard software as possible
  • Maturity: First release date
  • Maintainability


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