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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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That’s No Ordinary RFI-Why BPM and the TEC RFI Are So Important to Your Software Selection Project
If you’re currently involved with your company’s software selection and implementation project, then I’m sure you can appreciate how difficult this process is

reviewing rfp responses  At the same time, reviewing your business processes can help you pinpoint areas where you can replace inefficient practices with best practices that will be supported by your new software. List and Prioritize Your Functional and Technical Requirements1 Functional requirements are capabilities that you need the software to have. BPM ensures that all functional requirements are included in your RFI and eventual request for proposal (RFP). It helps you identify your customization requirements early on and

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Business Intelligence (BI) RFI / RFP Template

Reporting and Analysis, Analytics, Data Warehousing, Workflow, Data Integration, Support, and System Requirements  

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