In addition to functional fit, Panorama’s methodology also considers the technical fit of potential vendors relative to the client’s technical environment and infrastructure needs. The intent of this assessment is to evaluate technical fit and potential deficiencies as well as any costs the client would incur to support the new ERP environment. This 30-point technical assessment is facilitated by Panorama via a joint workshop between the client and vendor technical teams to assess key areas such as network protocols, security, server OS, performance and scalability.
Panorama’s assessment documents the client’s current environment, the vendors’ requirements to support their software, gaps between vendor requirements and the client’s current infrastructure, and other recommendations and costs associated with the assessment. The intent of this activity is to assess the strengths, gaps and implications of migrating to each of the short-listed vendors.