Selection Method for COTS Systems

Jonas Hedman, Bo Andersson

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    Resumé

    Historically, organizations developed their information systems in-house. Today, a large portion of information systems development is based on the acquisition of pre-made information systems, so-called commercially off-the-shelf (COTS) systems. This approach for developing information systems requires new skills and methods supporting the process of evaluating and selecting information systems. This paper presents a method for selecting COTS systems. The method includes the following phases: problem framing, requirements and appraisal, and selection of systems. The idea and distinguishing feature behind the method is that improved understanding of organizational ‘ends’ or goals should govern the selection of a COTS system. This can also be expressed as a match or fit between ‘ends’ (e.g. improved organizational effectiveness) and ‘means’ (e.g. implementing COTS systems). This way of approaching the selection of COTS systems as viewing them as a ‘means’ to reach organizational ‘ends’ is different from the mainstream views of information systems development, namely the view that sees information systems development as a problem-solving process, and the underlying ontological view in other COTS selection methods, which focus on selection of functionality not reaching organizational ends.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelCENTERIS 2014 - Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems / ProjMAN 2014 - International Conference on Project MANagement / HCIST 2014 - International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies
    RedaktørerJoão Varajão, Manuela Cunha, Niels Bjørn-Andersen, Rodney Turner, Duminda Wijesekera, Ricardo Martinho, Rui Rijo
    Udgivelses stedAmsterdam
    ForlagElsevier
    Publikationsdato2014
    Sider301–309
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2014
    BegivenhedThe 6th Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems. CENTERIS 2014 - Troia, Portugal
    Varighed: 15 okt. 201417 okt. 2014
    Konferencens nummer: 6
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    Konference

    KonferenceThe 6th Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems. CENTERIS 2014
    Nummer6
    LandPortugal
    ByTroia
    Periode15/10/201417/10/2014
    Internetadresse
    NavnProcedia Technology
    Vol/bind16
    ISSN2212-0173

    Emneord

    • COTS systems
    • Competing values framework

    Citer dette

    Hedman, J., & Andersson, B. (2014). Selection Method for COTS Systems. I J. Varajão, M. Cunha, N. Bjørn-Andersen, R. Turner, D. Wijesekera, R. Martinho, & R. Rijo (red.), CENTERIS 2014 - Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems / ProjMAN 2014 - International Conference on Project MANagement / HCIST 2014 - International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies (s. 301–309). Amsterdam: Elsevier. Procedia Technology, Bind. 16 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.protcy.2014.10.096
    Hedman, Jonas ; Andersson, Bo. / Selection Method for COTS Systems. CENTERIS 2014 - Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems / ProjMAN 2014 - International Conference on Project MANagement / HCIST 2014 - International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies. red. / João Varajão ; Manuela Cunha ; Niels Bjørn-Andersen ; Rodney Turner ; Duminda Wijesekera ; Ricardo Martinho ; Rui Rijo. Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2014. s. 301–309 (Procedia Technology, Bind 16).
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    Hedman, J & Andersson, B 2014, Selection Method for COTS Systems. i J Varajão, M Cunha, N Bjørn-Andersen, R Turner, D Wijesekera, R Martinho & R Rijo (red), CENTERIS 2014 - Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems / ProjMAN 2014 - International Conference on Project MANagement / HCIST 2014 - International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Procedia Technology, bind 16, s. 301–309, The 6th Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems. CENTERIS 2014, Troia, Portugal, 15/10/2014. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.protcy.2014.10.096

    Selection Method for COTS Systems. / Hedman, Jonas; Andersson, Bo.

    CENTERIS 2014 - Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems / ProjMAN 2014 - International Conference on Project MANagement / HCIST 2014 - International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies. red. / João Varajão; Manuela Cunha; Niels Bjørn-Andersen; Rodney Turner; Duminda Wijesekera; Ricardo Martinho; Rui Rijo. Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2014. s. 301–309 (Procedia Technology, Bind 16).

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    Hedman J, Andersson B. Selection Method for COTS Systems. I Varajão J, Cunha M, Bjørn-Andersen N, Turner R, Wijesekera D, Martinho R, Rijo R, red., CENTERIS 2014 - Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems / ProjMAN 2014 - International Conference on Project MANagement / HCIST 2014 - International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies. Amsterdam: Elsevier. 2014. s. 301–309. (Procedia Technology, Bind 16). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.protcy.2014.10.096