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e-Procurement: From Strategy to Implementation by Dale Neef

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Analysis and Design Phases

During the analysis and design phases, the project finally shifts from planning to doing, and with a well thought-out and endorsed project plan in hand, the organization can now begin to analyze and redesign the procurement process. There are normally several areas of focus.

Collecting Information to Confirm the Business Case

Apart from the cost/benefit analysis on the current process, remember also that total project costs will be much greater than those associated with simply purchasing and implementing a system. Consulting, additional software, integration with legacy systems—in other words, total implementation costs—will run normally at levels from 5 to 10 times the cost of the software platform alone. And although ...

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