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The Key to Effective Business Decision Making
Quick, effective decision making is the key to success in today’s volatile economy. Today’s TEC executive briefs are all about getting the visibility you need to make better decisions.

In Three Keys to Better Data-driven Decisions, you’ll learn how to streamline your processes and align your resources to make the best use of your business data.

If your employees are accessing your data through mobile devices, don’t miss Mobile BI: Features, Challenges, and Opportunities. You’ll find out how to maximize the benefits of mobile BI and still keep your data secure.

And finally, in The Three Pitfalls of Business Expansion, you’ll find out how not having the right information about your business can slow your company’s growth—and what you can do about it.

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Market News
Promys PSA Software Reviewed and Certified by Technology Evaluation Centers
TEC review and certification of Promys’ PSA Software allows prospective customers an objective way to evaluate Promys’ solution vs. other PSA vendors’ offerings.
Oakville, ON — June 19, 2012 — Promys, a leader in professional services automation software for the IT Solutions provider industry, is pleased to have been reviewed and certified by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC).

TEC helps businesses define their software requirements and then provides informed, impartial software reviews that allow companies to research, evaluate, and select the software system that is the best fit for their requirements more quickly and cost-effectively than using other methods. TEC provides companies in the market for new enterprise software everything they need to evaluate offerings including research, vendor data, reports, templates, and access to the TEC Advisor software selection system. Read the full story here.

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Industry Watch
Here's a sampling of what's in the news this week.
Software Selections and Implementations
D&K Engineering selects Aras Enterprise PLM software
Industry tags: PLM, complex electromechanical products and equipment
"This was a head-to-head win over Oracle’s incumbent Agile PLM solution. Aras was reportedly selected as a replacement for its openness (interconnectivity) and flexibility. Free and open source PLM software is becoming increasingly more popular over proprietary PLM alternatives." — P.J. Jakovljevic, Principal TEC Analyst

Chinese supermarket chain selects Oracle Retail Management software
Industry tags: Wholesale and Retail Trade

"After evaluating SAP and Oracle software offerings for retail, fast-growing Chinese retail chain Better Life opted for the Oracle product suite, for its 184 supermarkets across southern China. Reportedly, among the key deciding factors were deep retail functionality, embedded industry best practices, scalability, and references from leading world-class retailers." — Aleksey Osintsev, TEC Analyst
IMCO Engineering & Construction selects IFS Applications
Industry tags:Construction
"Based in Kuwait and Qatar, IMCO will implement IFS Applications, primarily to support its day-to-day operations across the Middle East. Requirements were naturally for multicountry and multicurrency support, project management and contract management, human resources, and local payroll functionality. Construction and project management-focused business are among IFS’s target vertical markets, and it's no surprise that the vendor won the 1.7 million (USD) contract. And having certified the software, I am personally not surprised, as IFS Applications presents a very dynamic and powerful offering to the market." — Aleksey Osintsev, TEC Analyst
 Read all of this week's industry news commentary  
on the TEC Blog.

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