Product Evaluation

While the number of competing software products available is the sign of a healthy marketplace, it can make selecting the right product difficult.

Far Edge offers independent product evaluation services, with the emphasis on the best product quality at the lowest price. After an initial consultation, in which we determine your requirements, we evaluate a broad range of commercial off-the-shelf, customised and open source solutions, drawing on expertise from our software development and networking resources to scrutinise the reality of marketing claims made by vendors.

Our product evaluation addresses the following areas in plain English:

  • Ease-of-use
  • Stability
  • Upfront and Ongoing Costs
  • Availability of Vendor Support (Including Projected Availability)

Some recommendations we have made of commercial offerings:

  • Groupware Server– Microsoft Windows Exchange Server 2003
  • Sales Lead Management – GoldMine
  • Medium and Large Scale Content Management Systems – External Provider
  • CFR 21 Part 11 Compliance – External Provider

Some Open Source products that we have recommended as best-of-breed:

  • Helpdesk Issue Tracking – Request Tracker 3
  • Small Site Content Management System – Mambo
  • Document Management for ISO 9001 Certification – KnowledgeTree (customised)
  • File/Print server - Samba

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