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Chapter 9 -
Evaluating Third-Party Products
OCP Instructors Guide for
Oracle DBA Certification
Create a general requirements document
containing a compliance matrix that uses weighted measures to show
how each vendor meets the requirements.
Create and distribute a Request for Information
(RFI) document using the evaluation metrics created above as the
basis for the document.
Evaluate the vendor responses to the Request
for Information request.
Reformulate the requirements based on vendor
Create a vendor short list to keep evaluation
costs to a minimum.
An in-depth evaluation of each of the remaining
products takes place in this phase. The processes and methods
created in this step are more detailed than those created in the
initial elimination phase. Vendor responses to the Request for
Information may also require alterations to both evaluation
processes and evaluation metrics. Remember that any product is
usually a compromise of function, speed and cost. You need to
determine which factors are most important to you and weight them
more heavily during your evaluation. A Request For Proposal (RFP)
helps to formalize the evaluation process. The Request For Proposal
details the scope of the sales process and defines the procedures
and rules to be followed by the vendors. Vendors are more
enthusiastic about committing resources to the sales process when it
is clear to them how they are to respond and how their responses
will be evaluated.
The above text is
an excerpt from:
OCP Instructors Guide for Oracle DBA Certification
A Study Guide to Advanced Oracle Certified Professional Database
by Christopher T. Foot
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