About TEC

At Technology Evaluation Centers, we help companies like yours research, evaluate, and select the best enterprise software solutions for their unique business requirements. From small businesses to large enterprises, our clients include hundreds of private- and public-sector organizations in a variety of industries.

TEC specializes in impartial and quantifiable software selection. Our unique Web-based technology allows us to deliver a variety of software evaluation and selection services online, and to deliver results in far less time than traditional consulting engagements. We don't represent, resell, or implement specific software solutions—we analyze vendor solutions objectively to make sure your interests come first. Our extensive knowledge bases contain data about hundreds of vendors and solutions that you can use to find the best fit solution for your business.

TEC's proven approach combines
  • extensive online IT research, including knowledge bases that catalog vendors' support for thousands of enterprise software features and functions;
  • a proven software selection methodology, refined over hundreds of selection projects;
  • state-of-the-art Web-based decision support technology designed specifically for software selection; and
  • the expertise of our analysts and software selection experts.
All of our software selection resources and services combine these elements to help you choose best-fit solutions quickly and cost effectively. And we can configure them in ways that work within your procurement parameters, and fit within your procurement budget.
TEC Corporate Fact Sheet

TEC bridges the gap between enterprise decision makers and the vendor/VAR community.

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TEC's Web-based Evaluation Centers bring together all of the resources you need for a successful software selection. Every day, companies in a variety of industries use TEC's Evaluation Centers to make rational, justifiable software selections more quickly and cost-effectively than they could by using traditional methods.

Each Evaluation Center gives you access to resources related to a particular software type, industry, or business area:
  • IT research, including articles, reports, white papers, and more, written by our analysts and other experts.
  • the TEC Advisor Evaluation and Selection system—a comprehensive online application for defining your enterprise software requirements, seeing how vendors measure up, and choosing the best solution.
  • Software Evaluation Reports—side-by-side comparisons of enterprise software solutions, customized online and delivered right to your inbox.
  • Request for Information (RFI)/Request for Proposal (RFP) Templates, developed using TEC's extensive knowledge bases. These downloadable templates help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors.
  • profiles of vendors, VARs, and consultants in TEC's online Vendor Showcase and IT directory.
Our Evaluation Centers cover 10 different software types, 24 different industries, and 6 business areas. They draw detailed vendor and product information from over 75 comprehensive models of enterprise software features and functions. These models are the backbone of the TEC Advisor Evaluation and Selection system, as well as our Software Evaluation Reports, and RFI/RFP Templates.

Start your enterprise software selection online today. Visit TEC's Evaluation Centers.


Whether you're just starting to consider an enterprise software purchase or already in the middle of a complicated selection, TEC's Software Selection Services team is available to guide you through the evaluation and selection process. Our services range from complete, online self-service project portals that provide you with the tools you need to run your own selection project, to hands-on involvement in various project phases.

TEC's method has been proven to reduce the overall cost and duration of the software evaluation and selection process, significantly lower the risk of choosing the wrong software, and lay the groundwork for a successful implementation. We can tailor any of our services to suit your business requirements, budget, timeline, and available resources. And we'll ensure that everything we do is well documented so your decision is transparent and justifiable.

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If you're an IT consultant, TEC's partner programs can help you broaden your firm's services portfolio. Using our software selection methodology, online systems, data, and sales approach, you'll be able to handle more software selection projects and make your existing projects more profitable.

We can equip your firm with the resources to deliver complete evaluation and selection projects to your clients. Each project includes a secure online portal, access to our Evaluation Centers and TEC Advisor, functional and technical requirement sets, and other software selection resources.

As a TEC partner, you'll also receive training on our research, evaluation, and selection methodology; marketing, sales, and lead qualification techniques; and software architecture life cycle management strategies so you can deliver superior results in record time.

Learn more about our programs for consultants.