Selection of Software

by Vyomesh Vora, Calcomp, Anaheim, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering


Software selection is an important consideration as part of implementation of computer system. Various factors involved in the selection process are described. To determine whether the selected software will meet the needs of the user, a task matrix method is suggested. This method will enable the user to compare available third party software and arrive at the selection of a software which will most closely meet the predefined requirements. Both, technical and nontechnical aspects of the software selection are described.

Subject Headings: Computer software | Computer aided operations | Systems engineering | Comparative studies | Matrix (mathematics)

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