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Volume 5 Issue 39
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  Thinking of Outsourcing Your Entire Recruitment Process? Here's What You Need to Know
  Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) is a real boon for some companies: enabling them to save both time and money while providing access to a better pool of job candidates. What’s RPO all about, and is your company positioned to reap the wide range of benefits it offers? Find out, as TEC analyst Sherry Fox takes a look at the realities, benefits, and pitfalls of recruitment process outsourcing.

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  Market News
  IQMS Releases Its Innovative Shop Floor HMI Device: RTStation
IQMS announces latest development in a line of MES applications that push the boundaries of shop floor control
PASO ROBLES, CA – March 27, 2012 – IQMS, a manufacturing ERP software developer with an ongoing, proactive commitment to its product and relationships, is pleased to present its most advanced product in shop floor control, the RTStation. Designed for effortless data input and operator feedback, the RTStation is a rugged, stationary shop floor device that increases operational efficiency and improves traceability in real time. Delivering superior shop floor to ERP software communication, the RTStation is the only ERP and MES solution from a single provider. Read the full press release.

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  Industry Watch: This Week in Enterprise Software News
Software Adoptions and Implementations
Peace Hills Insurance selects UNIT4's Agresso Business World
TEC profile for Agresso Business World
Press release
"UNIT4 won this faceoff against Oracle JD Edwards, MS Dynamics GP, and MS Dynamics NAV thanks to its unique capabilities to effect business change within the software. Peace Hills plans to implement three Agresso ERP modules: Financials, Planner, and Expenses from Agresso suite."— Aleksey Osintsev, TEC Research Analyst

Fluid control equipment manufacturer Vernay selects Epicor ERP
ETO manufacturing, discrete manufacturing
Compare Epicor ERP to its competitors
TEC profile for Epicor ERP
Press release
"As a legacy system replacement, Epicor ERP brings new capabilities and opportunities to the company. Support for global operations, design-to-order manufacturing, and lean principles, as well as the system’s flexibility, allowed Epicor to win this deal."— Aleksey Osintsev, TEC Research Analyst

Awal Gulf selects Infor10 ERP Enterprise
Complex discrete manufacturing
Press release
"It is refreshing to see Infor10 ERP Enterprise (formerly Infor ERP LN and Baan) experiencing a revival of sorts, especially outside the US. The product has always had a broad and deep functional scope, and has unfortunately been tainted by its original owners' actions in the late 90s/early 2000s. But now, Infor10 ERP Enterprise is one of Infor's major growth engines." — P.J. Jakovljevic, Principal TEC Analyst

Manufacturers SDMO, Korona S.A. upgrade QAD Enterprise Applications versions
Discrete manufacturing
TEC article profiling QAD
Press release (Korona S.A.)
Press release (SDMO)
"In a difficult economy and amid continued intense competition with much larger competitors, QAD continues to do well based on its relentless focus on select manufacturing verticals and an ability to deliver enough value to customers that they continue to buy new solutions and upgrade existing solutions." — P.J. Jakovljevic, Principal TEC Analyst

FulCircle selects WebFOCUS
TEC profile for WebFOCUS
Press release
"This supplier of contact center and fulfillment services selected WebFOCUS to provide the tools for data analysis and discovery as well as real-time intelligence. Information Builders keeps attracting attention as one of the big players in the BI arena." — Jorge García, TEC BI and Data Management Analyst

Tokyo Electron selects SumTotal
Learning management systems
Compare SumTotal to its LMS competitors
TEC profile for SumTotal
Press release
"SumTotal’s global reach in the area of learning management along with its multilanguage capabilities and support will be key benefits for Tokyo Electron. Direct access to product training means customer service employees can be more proactive and learn about company products in an accessible setting." — Sherry Fox, TEC HCM Analyst

Wente Family Estates selects UltiPro
HCM, talent management
TEC profile for UltiPro
Press release
"Wente Family Estates has selected an end-to-end talent management solution in UltiPro. UltiPro allows them to automate most of their previously paper-based business processes, which was in line with their environmental initiatives as well." — Sherry Fox, TEC HCM Analyst

PITT OHIO selects Manhattan Associates to manage freight operations
Press release
"This software will help PITT OHIO better communicate service and pricing options to its customers. While some in-house proprietary optimization software can prove effective, a battle-tested solution will provide a more profitable outcome." — Phil Reney, TEC Research Analyst

Graco goes live with Oracle GTM
TEC profile for Oracle
Oracle blog post
"Past a certain point, businesses should review how much effort they are putting into global trade management and determine if automation is a suitable option. This was plainly the case for Graco." — Phil Reney, TEC Research Analyst

Utilities Vendor Gradatim Migrates to Windows Azure
Press release
"Deploying software utilities on-premise often takes longer and calls for more resources than most businesses are really willing to provide. A cloud platform such as Azure allows Gradatim to offer a more accessible solution to its customers while restraining its IT infrastructure investment." — Phil Reney, TEC Research Analyst

Software Vendor M&As and Product Launches
Blackboard acquires Moodlerooms and NetSpot
Learning management systems
TEC profile for Blackboard
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Press release
"This is a departure from Blackboard's strategy of steering clear of open-source LMS alternatives. It will be interesting to see whether adoption by US non-profit colleges will increase over the coming year." — Sherry Fox, TEC HCM Analyst
Zoho launches mobile CRM, project management apps
Press release
"Customer service and project management are probably two of the jobs most commonly associated with field work. The availability of these mobile applications allows field workers more flexibility and better access to key data." — Sherry Fox, TEC HCM Analyst

HR Services launches "myStaffingPro Elevate" social recruiting software
Recruitment and staffing
TEC profile for Cezanne Software
Press release
"This product is a great leap forward into the world of social media. Its users will be able to automate job board postings and take advantage of one-click access to Facebook and LinkedIn." — Sherry Fox, TEC HR Analyst

IQMS releases shop floor device RTStation
Repetitive discrete and process manufacturing
Press release
"IQMS continues with its 'one-stop shop' strategy with this hardware release for the plant floor. RTStation ('RT' stands for real-time) is based on the Android OS, but is designed to be mounted to a machine, wall, or table. In addition, IQMS is writing Android apps for 7" or 10" Android tablets. The tablet version will have the same capabilities as RTStation, but is designed for mobility, with built-in wi-fi or cellular capabilities. Manufacturing-oriented ERP vendors will be hard pressed to deliver all of these capabilities soon." — P.J. Jakovljevic, Principal TEC Analyst

Meridian Systems launches new mobile apps
Construction, portfolio project management
Press release
"Meridian Systems has unveiled mobile applications for iPad and Windows that extend its flagship product Prolog. Mobility has been always important for construction companies due to their constant need to interact with remote sites. These new options will be advantageous for both existing and potential customers of Meridian." — Aleksey Osintsev, TEC Research Analyst

SAP announces availability of Finance and Controlling Accelerator software powered by HANA
Press release
"More and more SAP applications are being incorporated into the SAP HANA platform umbrella. This is all aimed at speeding and improving the financial performance of their customers." — Jorge García, TEC BI and Data Management Analyst

Oracle launches Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database 11g Release 2
Database technology/analytics
Press release
"Oracle's announcement aligns with the increasing hype around in-memory technologies in several areas such as BI and analytics. Once considered for analysts only, in-memory technologies are expanding their reach to other transactional areas to provide real-time response and improve performance in all organizational segments." — Jorge García, TEC BI and Data Management Analyst

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