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Volume 6 Issue 93

See leading ERP solutions up close at the TEC Vendor Challenge

Join Technology Evaluation Centers and partners Aberdeen Group, Pemeco Consulting, and SupplyChainBrain for the TEC Vendor Challenge – ERP for Distribution, the premier North American software selection event for distributors, manufacturers, and other companies with extensive shipping and logistics operations, September 18-19, 2013, in Montreal, Canada.

You’ll get an up-close look at leading ERP solutions, meet face to face with leading analysts, industry experts, software vendors, and VARs, and get help finding the right software solution for your distribution requirements. Register today.

A Good Scripted Demo Is Key in Software Selection

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Scripted demos essential to the ERP selection process

Just because a software solution has all the features you need doesn’t mean it does what you want. That’s why scripted demonstrations are so important. They put features in context and give you a clear picture of the user experience. But as TEC’s Gabriel Gheorghiu points out, creating a good demo script is a lot harder than it seems. Discover the key to good demo scripts in Gabriel’s latest blog post.

Read the blog post.

Why Manufacturers and Distributors (Still) Need Different ERP Systems

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Manufacturing and distribution: still distinct

As manufacturers develop more complex distribution arms, and distributors provide more “value-added services,” it might look like we’re heading for some kind of convergence. But manufacturing and distribution are still very distinct businesses with very distinct ERP needs. Get the details in TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic’s latest report.

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Distribution Problems: Not Just for Distributors

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Distribution requirements: not just for distributors

Just because you're not a distributor doesn't mean you don't need distribution software. Plenty of manufacturers, online sales companies, and other businesses have complex distribution requirements that may not be covered by their ERP solutions. Get the details in today's blog post from ERP analyst Ted Rohm, and find out why you should attend TEC's upcoming Vendor Challenge event for ERP distribution.

Read the blog post.

Mobility in Manufacturing—No More a “Nice to Have”

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Mobility: coming soon to a manufacturer near you

From sales and customer service all the way to the shop floor, mobile applications are changing the way that manufacturers do business. In his latest blog post, mobility analyst Jorge García looks at some innovative apps that are augmenting, and in some cases even replacing, core manufacturing ERP functions.

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Cloud ERP is like... But on-premise ERP is like...

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Cloud is like a . . .

Industry watchers love to compare the difference between cloud and on-premise solutions to the difference between owning and renting a house or a car. But ERP analyst Aleksey Osintsev isn't buying it. Instead, he's offering up a few analogies of his own. Find out why he thinks they do a better job of summing up the cloud vs. on-premise experience.

Read Aleksey's blog post.

TEC Vendor Challenge

Vendor Snapshots

Meet some of the vendors that will be presenting at the TEC Vendor Challenge in these capsule summaries from TEC’s P.J. Jakovljevic.

Compare ERP Software

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

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Attending the TEC Vendor Challenge? There's a lot to do and see in Montreal. Here are a few handy guides.

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