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Volume 5 Issue 23
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  The 13th Vendor Shootout for ERP Software: See How the Vendors Really Compare
  Microsoft, Oracle JD Edwards, SAP, Plex, Infor, Epicor, IQMS, and abas—all under one roof, all battling head to head with live ERP product demos. It’s all happening at the upcoming 13th Vendor Shootout for ERP—and in today’s feature blog post, TEC analyst Gabriel Gheorghiu gives you a sneak preview of how six of these vendors stack up in financial, manufacturing, and inventory management functionality.

  TEC VAR Accreditation Report: The Answer Company
  The Answer Company is a value-added reseller (VAR) with almost 20 years experience helping companies across North America implement business management software. Learn about this VAR’s background, product lineup, list of services provided, and how well three clients ranked its overall performance in this TEC VAR Accreditation Report.

  Comparing Discrete ERP Software?
  Use TEC Advisor to compare enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for discrete manufacturing, according to your organization's needs and characteristics. It's free, fast, online, and easy—and you'll see the results immediately.

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  Reader Polls
  Let us know your opinion on these ongoing business challenges.

• Process manufacturing: Running the right type of ERP software?
• Supply chain management: Satisfied with your supply chain management?
• Business intelligence: How mobile is your BI?

Coming Soon: TEC Certification for Plex, ABAS Software AG, and Ability
TEC is pleased to announce that ERP solution vendors Plex, ABAS Software, and Ability have joined TEC's certification program.

Full certification reports will be live on TEC’s sites shortly. Certification reports contain TEC’s detailed analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of TEC-certified software solutions, as well as vendor analysis.

Read the TEC Vendor Showcase overviews of these ERP solutions now:

• Plex Online
• abas Business Software
• Ability 585

New Vendor Data on Software Functionality Now Available to TEC Members
If you're seeking enterprise software, you need to determine how well your requirements are supported by a vendor's product. HireIQ Inc. recently completed TEC's request for information (RFI) to help you do just that. Data is now available for HireIQ Hiring Optimization Suite, a software suite that includes InterviewIQ and LanguageIQ.

Read the full profile, download the software evaluation report, and compare the system to other products, all at TEC’s Vendor Showcase.

Market News
From March 6th to 10th, 2012, ABAS Software AG and its software partners from around the world will demonstrate abas Business Suite (ERP, DMS, BI, Mobile Solutions), the complete package for midsize companies, in hall 5, stand C18.

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IT Events Center: Click to Register!
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