Identify Strategic Objectives
Determine what's important before you do anything else
Establish Process Boundaries
Be crystal clear about scope just like you would on any other project.
Review Relevant Business Process
Drill down into your existing business processes to gather your ERP functional requirements.
Identify Special or Unique Processes
What's special about your organization that vendors might treat differently?
Map Requirements Against Objectives
Prioritize your requirement and remember what's important.
Develop Vendor Long list
Now that you understand what you need, you're ready to start looking!
Identify Comparison Factors
Based on your strategic objectives, what are fair comparisons to make between products?
Develop Comparison Matrix
Requirements down the left, comparison factors across the top. Group as necessary.