Tool Evaluations


Companies make substantial investments in the tools that complete their CIF environment. Companies often need to acquire and deploy tools to assist them with developing, deploying and managing the Corporate Information Factory. Intelligent Solutions, Inc. (ISI) stays abreast of market offerings and maintains a vendor-neutral position. By using our tool evaluation process and evaluation matrices, ISI consultants can assist companies with these important decisions while reducing the time it takes to evaluate and select the tools.


The schedule for a tool evaluation is dependent on the type of tool, the number of vendors being considered, and the customer’s procurement processes. With the use of the ISI templates and time saving techniques, the evaluation can often be performed in an elapsed time of two to four weeks.


Each formal review will provide the client with three deliverables.

  • Tool(s) requirements definition
  • Tool evaluation matrix with client controlled weights
  • Tool short list recommendation