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   Monday July 19, 2010 | Spotlight on ERP | Vol.3 Issue 84
A Cheaper, Simpler Alternative to ERP

Not every business requires a costly and complicated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, but what's the alternative? Learn about a different approach to business management software—one that can deliver all the functionality your company may need—for far less money and trouble than a traditional ERP solution.

Consona's recent acquisition of leading open source and cloud computing ERP vendor Compiere may have raised more questions than it answered. Find out what's behind Consona's thinking—and what Compiere brings to the table—as TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic sits down with Consona chief executive officer (CEO) Jeff Tognoni.

It's inevitable: one day you'll realize your current business software has to go. But how do you proceed after that "Aha! moment" strikes? Here's an approach to finding new software you'll find both simple and effective.

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Featured White Papers
HighJump Software Exposing the Hidden Costs of Supply Chain Execution and Warehouse Management Software
Technology Evaluation Centers SaaS Buyer's Guide for Wholesale and Distribution
Focus Research Enterprise Phone Systems Comparison Guide
Plex Systems Comprehensive ERP and Financial Management for a Manufacturing Competitive Advantage
Miles Technologies Software-as-a-service Overview
Sage HR Technology Tools: What You May Be Missing
Technology Evaluation Centers Taking Measures for True Success: How to Choose Software That Meets Your Needs
Market News

Fluoresco Lighting & Signs to Implement ECi M1 in All Facilities

Fort Worth, Texas—July 13, 2010: ECi Software Solutions (ECi), a leader in industry-specific information technology solutions, announced today that Fluoresco Lighting & Signs will implement ECi’s M1 manufacturing ERP software in all of its facilities. Fluoresco is one of the acknowledged leaders in the design, manufacture, installation and retrofitting of lighting systems and electrical signs. “
We are excited to expand our partnership with Fluoresco,” says Mike Gibson, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Sales for ECi. “Through leveraging the strength and efficiencies of ECi’s M1 solution, it’s allowed Fluoresco to continue its strong growth. Fluoresco will be able to integrate all its locations seamlessly onto M1 with little business disruption. M1 continues to prove its ability to scale with our valued customers as they grow from start-ups to manufacturing companies to large multi-national operations.”

Microsoft Announces Telerik as Winner of 2010 Central and Eastern European Partner of the Year Award

Sofia, BULGARIA -- Recognizing excellence in the partner network in Central and Eastern Europe, Microsoft today announced that Telerik, a leading vendor of development, automated testing, and team productivity tools, as well as UI components and content management solutions for Microsoft .NET, was recognized as a winner of the 2010 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. The awards honour Microsoft Registered Partners, Microsoft Certified Partners, and Microsoft Gold Certified Partners that have delivered exemplary solutions for their customers during the past year. Telerik was selected based on its Sitefinity content management system (CMS).  

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Article Series: The Path to ERP for Small Businesses  
Part 1: The Research

Part 2: Evaluation of ERP Software

Part 3: Selection of ERP Software

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