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Question 1.   Vendors typically charge a licensing fee based on the number of users or "seats" a company anticipates it will require.
On average, what portion of these seats (fully paid for) actually go unused?
  10%
30%
More than 50%
 

Question 2.   There are two primary costs to consider. The cost of the software itself, and the cost to implement it.
On average, the implementation cost is _____ percent of the software cost.
  20%
50%
100% or more
 

Question 3.   Lifetime Cost (over a five year period or so) of any planning package includes software costs, implementation costs, training, 3rd party software; as well as ongoing fixes, modifications and updates.
The software costs can amount to as little as just ____ percent of the Lifetime Cost.
  50%
30%
20% or less
 

Question 4.   A fix or change to any vendor's standard software is typically made for free. However, most companies require at least some customization to the standard software.
On average, the cost to make a fix or change to customized software is:
  $50 an hour
$100 an hour
$200 an hour, or more
 

Question 5.   Once you've selected a software vendor, they will need to configure the system to meet your exact reporting requirements and other needs. This is commonly referred to as the "Detailed Design Phase".
If the detailed design isn't done right the first time, rework will be required. On average, this rework can add how much to the implementation costs?
  Add 30%
Add 50%
Double the cost
 

Question 6.   For at least one major vendor there is a capacity limitation, and a leading financial firm hit it. With another vendor's product, it can take three days of implementation time just to load the CD disks onto a company's network. Another vendor has lost money in each of the last four years, and may possibly be facing some financial difficulties.
  None of this is true
Some of this is true
It's all true
 

 
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