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Build Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Total ($) % of Total Cost
Project management
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Model/methodology development
End-user training
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Software
Software analysis & design
Development - client/server
Development - Web
Development - software localization (if applicable)
Development - integration modules
Development - data localization
Development - data mapping
Development - data migration
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Documentation
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IT staff time
Business staff time
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Project management
Research
Requirements gathering
Budget approval
Input data collection
Software evaluation
Software selection
Gap analysis
Proof of concept modeling
End-user training
Vendor management
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Software
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Implementation fees (and/or internal costs)
Testing (integration, performance, user acceptance)
Configuration fees
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Development - integration (if necessary)
Development - data mapping
Development - data migration
Customization fees
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Maintenance & Support
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IT staff time
Business staff time
Schedule delays
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