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   Monday September 28, 2009 | Spotlight on ERP | Vol.2 Issue 47
The Importance of Subjective Criteria in ERP Selection

Check out today's feature blog post for a look at how subjective criteria such as ease-of-use; the vendor's reputation; size and financial profile; post-implementation training and support; and price can impact your final decision when selecting an ERP solution.

How can you minimize the total cost of technical support for your enterprise applications? Today's feature article answers that question as it explores the three main types of costs—direct, indirect, and opportunity—associated with purchasing enterprise software.

Increasingly, midsized companies are outsourcing the management of their ERP systems. Today's feature white paper offers you a comprehensive guide to selecting an ERP outsourcing partner, and looks at the factors involved in making the process a success.

Read the feature blog post: The Subjective Criteria of ERP Selection

Read the article: Minimizing the Total Cost of Technical Support for Enterprise Applications

Read the white paper: Forget Speeds and Feeds-ERP Outsourcing for the Mid-market

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Feature White Papers
SAP Supercharging SOA
Sabrix Managing Transaction Tax Audit Risk: How to Protect Precious Cash Flow by Proactively Addressing Audits
MessageLabs | Now part of Symantec Converged Threats on the Security Landscape
Inovis Partner Performance Management
Cincom Systems Is It Time for a New ERP System? How to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Your ERP System
Kinaxis Case Study: Leveraging Response Management in a Super-charged Environment (Case Study)
InsideCRM Sales Force Automation Buyer's Guide
BMC Software Five Steps to Gaining Control and Managing Complexity in the Data Center through Service Automation
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Market News

SHS signs partnership with award-winning ERP vendor

Montreal, 21 September 2009: SHS, a leading IT consulting and software implementation services provider, has signed a vendor partnership with world-class ERP provider Pronto Software. The agreement enhances SHS's market position by introducing a new award-winning, fully integrated
ERP solution to the competitive business software market.

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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Gartner Master Data Management Summit
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