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   Friday February 12, 2010 | Spotlight on ERP | Vol.3 Issue 18
Guide to Your ERP Success: Getting the Research Right

ERP projects crash and burn for many reasons, but one of the most common is faulty research. Here's how to prevent it from happening to you. Follow the steps laid out in TEC Analyst Gabriel Gheorghiu's guide to ERP research—and you'll be well on your way to building a solid foundation for a winning ERP implementation.

Ever wonder how the organizational pieces of the ERP puzzle fit together-how the end users, vendors, consultants, and VARS interact to form the ERP landscape you see today? Find out as TEC Analyst Kurt Chen takes you on a guided tour of the major players in the ERP ecosystem.

And finally…

CRM players are claiming they do business process management (BPM)—and BPM players are saying they do CRM. What's going on here, and what does it mean to your business? Find out as TEC's Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic examines the special "peas and carrots" relationship between these two popular software solutions.

Featured White Papers
Focus Research Is the SaaS Model Right for You?
SAP Business Intelligence: the Definitive Guide for Midsize Organizations
HighJump Software The Five Sure-fire Strategies for Gaining Management Approval for WMS Projects
PTC Expanding the Enterprise: Breaking the Barriers to Collaborative Product Development
Sage 6 Key Challenges Solved With End-to-end Human Resource Management
Focus Research Checklist: Adding Up the Return on IP Telephony Investments
Technology Evaluation Centers State of the MES Software Marketplace
Cognos, an IBM Company Unlocking Hidden Value from Investments in SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse
Market News

IQMS Demonstrates Strong Profitability and Customer Loyalty Despite Down Economy

Paso Robles, CA -- IQMS, an innovator in the design and development of manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing software, today announced its 2009 year review. Despite a remarkably tough economy, IQMS made gains in several areas, including posting double digit profits that will position the company for continued growth in 2010. With expansion in the Europe and Southeast Asia markets, escalated development in all areas of software, further use of the Automation Group, victories in various industry and technology awards events, and an increase in overall user and machine licenses, IQMS had a strong presence last year.

Avalara and Pronto Software Join to Expand Global Reach of SaaS Tax Solutions

Melbourne -- Pronto Software, an Australian developer of enterprise software solutions, has announced an Alliance Partnership agreement with Avalara, a US provider of Web-based sales tax automation solutions for businesses of all sizes. The agreement will enable Pronto Software customers to manage end-to-end sales tax calculation, compliance, and exemption certificate management through integration with Avalara's AvaTax service.

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