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The Forrester Wave™: Smart Data For Smart Decisions
• Broad, deep coverage
» Software » Hardware

» Service providers

• Transparent criteria and grading • Forrester makes the call • Clients can customize

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Objective Vendor Evaluation Tool

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Forrester will produce more than 80 Waves in 2005
• Services, hardware, software
• Regular update schedule • Sample Wave topics:
» Consumer marketing platforms » RFID middleware » App server platforms » Retail pricing applications » Portal technologies for pharmaceutical firms
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Analysts use a rigorous process

Define Criteria

Evaluate

Fact Check

Publish

Update

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Transparent Criteria and Scores

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Each criteria can expand to up-to 3 levels of detail.

Individual Vendor Scorecard
In-depth explanations of all criteria and grading rationale
Forrester Weightings and Scores Explanations for every score

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Ability To Customize

Clients can customize the weightings according to their individual needs

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Create Short List

Custom weightings will yield a custom vendor short list

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Overview

More detail about the Wave Excel tool and links to each evaluated vendor

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Scorecard Summary
Scorecard Summary documents provide detailed evaluations for each vendor.

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