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Sound Management Yields Great ROI in Battery Ventures' Consona Deal

Battery Ventures' investment in software company Consona yielded one of the last decade's best ROIs for any private equity firm investing in enterprise software. But did that success come at the expense of Consona's R&D? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic says no. Instead, the secret to Battery's success was simple: it ran Consona better—and made the company more valuable in the process. Details in P.J.'s latest report.

Mixed-mode ERP Solutions—Analyst Reviews

Today's TEC certification roundup gives you the straight facts on four leading ERP solutions for mixed-mode manufacturing:

JustFoodERP (v.12.01)
Solarsoft Tropos 4.0.0
Sage 100 Standard ERP (v. 4.5)
IQMS EnterpriseIQ 7.8

You'll find out all about the products' strengths, weaknesses, and development roadmaps—plus some insight into the vendors' position in the market—in these impartial reviews from TEC's analysts.

Compare Mixed-mode ERP
Use TEC Advisor to compare ERP software solutions for mixed-mode manufacturing, according to your organization's needs and characteristics. It's free, fast, and easy—and you'll see the results immediately.

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Five Steps for Switching ERP Vendors

The enterprise resource planning (ERP) market has grown to include new solutions and delivery models, adding software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings to on-premise ERP solutions. This has prompted some companies to switch to more suitable solutions. But jumping into a "rip and replace" scenario can be trickier than installing ERP for the first time. These five steps for switching ERP vendors help ease the transition.

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Market News

15th Vendor Shootout for ERP
View live scripted demonstrations from software industry leaders, including: Oracle, Infor, Epicor, IQMS, SAP, Abas, Plex, and Sage.

Focus: Manufacturing and Distribution
Where: San Francisco, CA
When: September 26-27, 2012

Why you should attend:

  • Jumpstart your evaluation and selection project by comparing up to eight ERP solutions in just two days
  • Evaluate your existing software against top industry players
  • Get up close and personal with a selection of the best solutions in the marketplace
  • Get an expert perspective from Technology Evaluation Centers

Take part in the most informative and interactive software vendor event in the industry. Space is limited, so register now to secure your place!

ERP for Services

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Why Performance Management? A Guide for the Midsize Organization
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IT Events Center: Click to Register!

TDWI World Conference | September 16-21, 2012
Top 10 Practices for a Successful LMS Replacement | September 20, 2012, 1-2pm EDT
Business Analysis Conference Europe 2012 | September 24-26, 2012
Enterprise Architecture Achieving Business Efficiency and Innovation | September 27, 2012
15th Vendor Shootout for ERP | September 26-27, 2012
Data Management, Information Quality and DW/BI Conference Europe 2012 | November 5-7, 2012
Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit | December 3-5, 2012

About Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC)
TEC is the leading advocate for the enterprise software purchaser. By providing
objective technology research, detailed information about vendors and solutions,
Web-based software evaluation and selection services, and expert advice, TEC
helps private- and public-sector organizations choose the best enterprise software
solutions for their unique business needs—quickly, impartially, and cost-effectively.
ERP for Services

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