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System Vendor Comparisons
A number of system vendors may claim to be able to supply a system that will implement the functional requirements for a new editorial or publishing system. However, they should be asked to provide answers to a number of questions, including those in the following list:
  • is the technology mature (but not too mature)?
  • does the system make sufficient use of open and standard technologies?
  • how much does it cost?
  • how much customisation will it require to meet the specific functional requirements (who can do this work, and at what cost)?
  • how easily can it be integrated into external systems?
  • what are the future plans for the system, and is there a plan for upgrading existing installations?
  • is there local support for the product?
Text-box consulting has wide experience of building and advising on editorial systems and publishing systems.