Software Procurement Policy
Procuring software packages for an organization is a complicated process that involves more than just technological knowledge — there are financial and support aspects to consider, proof of concepts to evaluate and vendor negotiations to handle.
The purpose of this policy from TechRepublic Premium is to help the IT department ensure that all necessary information is collected and assessed when reviewing software packages in order to make the most qualified purchase possible.
From the policy:
1. Software evaluation
A software evaluation team must be established in order to build a test plan, including analysis of the software requirements and methods to ensure potential products meet these needs. The team should be representative of all groups who will use the final product. An evaluation plan should be built with a proof of concept in mind. Candidate packages for evaluation will then be determined and narrowed down to a workable number of choices via the next three steps.
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