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   Wednesday September 23, 2009 | Spotlight on ERP for Services | Vol.2 Issue 45
Sneak Preview: TEC's Utilities ERP Evaluation Center

Today's feature blog post offers you a preview of our soon-to-be-online Utilities ERP Evaluation Center. It also gives you a look at some of the special needs and challenges of the industries that comprise this sector such as electric power generators, network operators, power retailers, natural gas providers, steam and water supply providers, and sewage removal services.

Historically, electric utilities have employed different best-of-breed solutions for their Generation, Transmission, and Distribution units—but now, that's all changing. Today's second feature blog post looks at how the major vendors are all jockeying to be the first to develop a solid integrated solution for the electric utilities industry.

Check out today's feature white paper for a look at the economic, environmental, and regulatory issues facing US-based power utilities—particularly in light of the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Read the feature blog post: TEC's New Utilities ERP Evaluation Center: A Preview

Read the second feature blog post: Electric Utilities in Need of Software Vendors' Leadership!!!

Read the white paper: Energizing Utilities for the Economic Stimulus Plan: Strategies for Greater Efficiency and Sustainability

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Feature White Papers
MessageLabs | Now part of Symantec Converged Threats on the Security Landscape
EqualLogic How to Protect Your SQL Server Database
BMC Software Seven Ways ITIL Can Help You in an Economic Downturn
Cincom Systems 5 Tips to Assure a Successful ERP Implementation
Infor ERP in Manufacturing 2009: Expanding beyond Traditional Boundaries
Sage Social CRM: Customer Relationship Management in the Age of the Socially-empowered Customer
InsideCRM Call Center Buyer's Guide
Sabrix Five Things to Understand About Your Nexus Footprint
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Market News

Caché Chooses NGC for PLM and Global Sourcing

NGC's supply chain solutions will help Caché shorten the product lifecycle, collaborate with global trading partners, and manage raw materials

Miami, US – September 9, 2009 – New Generation Computing (NGC) today announced that Caché, a nationwide specialty retailer of sophisticated sportswear and dresses for women, has selected NGC's e-PLM and e-SPS software. Caché will implement NGC's product lifecycle management (PLM) and global sourcing solution as its strategic platform to improve speed to market, collaboration, and efficiency throughout the retailer's product development and production process.

Introducing the First Virtual PLM Bootcamp for the Consumer Products Industry

New York, NY – WYSWYG Productions is proud to present the first virtual product lifecycle management (PLM) educational event for the consumer products industry: PLM Bootcamp 09', on October 8th and 9th. With two days of jam-packed educational webinars, this event--sponsored in part by Technology Evaluation Centers--is designed to help apparel, footwear, retail, and manufacturing organizations learn best PLM practices.
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Interview Explores Pharmaceutical ERP Software Criteria for Manufacturers

Wayne, PA – Future Pharmaceuticals magazine recently released a podcast interview with Jay Deakins, president of pharmaceutical enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider Deacom, Inc., which examines the selection, implementation, and business process control benefits of using a single, fully integrated ERP system for pharmaceutical manufacturing.

The VAR Community Presents the 5th ERP Vendor Shootout: Baltimore, Maryland (US), September 24 to 25, 2009

The ERP Vendor Shootout™, hosted by the value-added reseller (VAR) community and moderated by Technology Evaluation Centers, is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for midsize enterprises to see the best enterprise software solutions in the world all in one place, all at the same time. Geared toward enterprise resource planning (ERP) selection teams and decision makers for companies with manufacturing, distribution, or project-oriented requirements, the ERP Vendor Shootout is ideal for businesses that are budgeting for ERP software or currently evaluating ERP solutions.

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