Podcast: Guide to choosing a systems integrator
Michael Doane, founder and chief intelligence officer of Performance Monitor discusses his firms study of the top systems integrators. Doane gives tips and information about how to evaluate a systems integrator and get the best value out of the investment. A performance monitor survey of nearly 700 systems integrator clients gave a revealing glimpse at the way companies are evaluating the firms they choose.
| Guide to choosing a systems integrator
(4:52) You conducted a survey of 700 clients of major application outsourcers. How did you find these clients and what are the demographics of your study?
(8:08) What systems integrators are represented in your recent studies?
(9:14) Did you anticipate more India-based firms in your study?
(10:23) What are some key takeaways from your latest system integrator research?
(13:00) You say that tools and methodology should be important factors in evaluating a systems integrator. What are tools and methodology?
(15:30) What are most companies focused on when they choose a systems integrator?
(17:00) What set of criteria should be prioritized when evaluating and choosing a systems integrator?
(20:23) We are hearing that even the leading systems integrators are having trouble attracting skilled talent. How can a company make sure that they get the "A-team" when they choose a systems integrator?
(23:15) Your survey showed that these leading systems integrators are meeting and even exceeding some of the goals set by their clients?
(25:29) Is it easy to measure the value out of your systems integrator? Are benchmarks available?
(26:46) How did SAP consulting rate in your survey?
(28:50) Is Oracle consulting getting the same high marks?
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