RE: New Poll Question

Subject: RE: New Poll Question
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 14:24:17 -0500

I'd be wary of such a poll. Apologies to all who've heard the following story:

At a previous company, I wrote a spec of minimum requirements for an electronic document management system -- about three pages, and pretty "light" as these things go. Once we had an agreed spec, we invited some vendors to come and make their product pitches.

We asked the vendors in advance to compare their out-of-the-box capabilities with our spec during their presentations. Most of them (surprise!) required customization that dramatically skewed the initial price comparison. Only one product met the spec as sold.

Every company's needs are different; the Whirlers' collectively favorite product is unlikely to be the one that exactly meets your spec.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marsha G. Kamish
> Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 2:04 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: New Poll Question
> I went to the Web site to search for a consensus on document
> management systems and the last roundup was back in 1998.
> Have we done a poll recently on which one each of us uses or
> which one the collective thinks the best? If not, how do I
> suggest that poll? I couldn't find a 'contact us' link or anything....
> Our new company would like to purchase a 'light' version as
> we are not that big a company and don't have huge resources.
> Thanks for any and all advice!

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