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Volume 4 Issue 107
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Trends in IT Needs, Purchasing, and Strategy
Are the C-level executives who authorize information technology (IT) spending paying enough attention to the critical IT requirements of the enterprise? Not necessarily, according to TEC Director of Knowledge Services Josh Chalifour. Learn more as Josh examines the changing relationship between IT and the C-level suite—and its effect on the strategic impact of IT on the organization.

A Portrait of the Indian Enterprise Software User
We looked at data from thousands of software comparisons conducted on the TEC site by end users in India, and uncovered some revealing statistics and trends. Learn about the changing profile of software buyers—and which software categories are generating the most interest—in one of the world's biggest, fastest growing markets.

Thinking Radically: Interview with BPM Expert Gary Cokins
Confused about how business performance management (BPM) differs from business intelligence (BI), and how to best approach a BPM solution for your company? Learn about the basics of BPM from one of the world's leading experts, as TEC interviews business performance guru Gary Cokins.

Demystifying "Vendor Shootout for ERP" Events
Perhaps you've seen the ERP Vendor Shootout ads on the TEC site, and wondered what it's all about. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic attended the latest edition, and gives his unique insider's perspective on this 2-day event that pits ERP vendors head-to-head in front of a live audience of potential buyers.

Analyst Reports on Leading Enterprise Solutions
TEC Certification Reports give you an analyst's view of leading software solutions' backgrounds, product highlights, features and functions, and competitive strengths and weaknesses. Check out these Certification Reports today:

• ECi Software Solutions M1 for ERP for Discrete Manufacturing
• IFS Applications (v. 7.5) for Discrete Manufacturing ERP
• Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 for ERP for Mixed-mode Manufacturing
• W4 BUSINESS FIRST 8.5 for Business Process Management
• Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 for Financial Packages
• Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 for Human Resources

Industry Insider
Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reconnects with Cincom Systems to discover that Cincom Acquire may not be the old-school client-server sales product configurator (SPC) he thought it was.

Compare ERP Software Now
Compare enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions using TEC Advisor, 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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Market News
The 12th Vendor Shootout for ERP—October 12–13
Hosted by the VAR Community, moderated by TEC, and sponsored by IBM, the Vendor Shootout for ERP is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for you and your team to see up to seven of the best in ERP software solutions—all in one place, all at the same time!

Geared toward ERP selection teams and decision makers for companies with manufacturing, distribution, or project-oriented requirements, the Vendor Shootout for ERP is ideal for businesses that are budgeting for or currently evaluating ERP software.

The Shootout makes its next stop in Dallas! Register today.

Popular IT White Papers
The 2011 Focus Experts' Guide to Business Intelligence
Business Intelligence for the Small to Medium Sized Business (SMB)
Midmarket ERP Solutions Buyer's Guide
Full Automation through ERP Helps Streamline Manufacturing Operations
Retailing in a Social Media World: Connect with Shoppers to Boost Market Share
How Much Should You Pay for Your Business Phone System?
Driving SMB Efficiency with Business Intelligence
Beating Complexity, Achieving Operational Excellence

IT Events Center: Click to Register!
Gartner IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit Sept 14–16
Lean Accounting Summit Sept 15–16
IBM Midsize Business Analytics Quarterly Virtual Summit Sept 27
The 12th Vendor Shootout for ERP Oct 12–13
TDWI World Conference: In-depth BI and DW Education Oct 30–Nov 4

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