Technology and partner selection starts with customer requirements collection and clarification. Architectures sometimes also need reviewing and revision. Before starting the selection process, it is necessary to define the evaluation criteria for technology and partner ranking. The first phase of the selection is preliminary vendor screening, which is performed based on written material and interviews. Most potential vendors and partners are then approached with a Request for Information or a Request for Proposal. The responses to the requests are analyzed based on the evaluation criteria. The result is a fact based selection proposal to the customer. In some cases, selection proposal is verified with limited scope proof-of-concept implementations by the shortlisted vendors.
Midagon has helped several customers select digitalization technologies as well as implementation partners. We have a tested competitive bidding toolbox that we use which includes basic evaluation of many technologies and partners from many application areas, such as BI, e-Learning and ERP. Our experienced IT professionals understand business requirements and can contribute to architecture planning and other areas of technology and partner selection.
Working with customers we have already selected technologies and partners in many application areas. What is your next selection process and how could we help you to make the right decision?