Accession Number : AD0782477

Title :   Guidelines for the Acquisition of Software Packages.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s) : Lientz,Bennet P.

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Many decisions dealing with computer software systems involve the potential acquisition of packages for a specific or limited general purpose nature. Guidelines for acquisition are presented here which stress the implementation feasibility of such packages. This reflects the behavior that operational considerations not only impact the cost of a package but also are neglected in favor of traditional cost/benefit analysis. The use of the guidelines in the areas of operations management, computer systems management, and accounting are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer programming, *Acquisition, Accounting, Finance, Time sharing, Decision making

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE