Is TEC Certified for Engineer-to-order Enterprise Resource Planning (ETO ERP)

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TEC is pleased to announce that by Visibility Corporation is now TEC Certified for engineer-to-order enterprise resource planning (ETO ERP) manufacturing under the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Evaluation Center.

Visibility Corporation is the provider of the solution for complex and mixed-mode manufacturers. Visibility is a privately owned company founded in 1988 with headquarters in Andover, Massachusetts. Its solutions are installed in more than 300 customer sites, supporting more than 35,000 users worldwide. The company's international headquarters is located in Cheshire, United Kingdom, serving customers across Western Europe and the Asia-Pacific regions. The company is a full-service provider of ERP software and services required to deliver solutions to its customers.

Visibility targets the complex “to-order” ERP manufacturing market. The “to-order” market includes manufacturers requiring engineer-to-order (ETO), configure-to-order (CTO), make-to-order (MTO), and other complicated “to-order” manufacturing processes. Visibility's sweet spot is manufacturers with annual revenues between $10 million and $200 million (USD). Its client profile also has the following characteristics:

  • Is project and job oriented

  • Operates in highly engineered/hybrid environments

  • Follows a design/build/assemble/service approach

  • Sees actual cost tracking as important

  • Is a single site or multi-entity, and has US domestic or international requirements

  • Requires improved business monitoring

  • Needs extensive collaboration and responsiveness

The following screenshot, based on TEC’s model of research about ETO ERP solutions, shows how’s product functionality compares with those of an overall benchmark of what you can typically find on average across the ETO ERP market (i.e., the average solution).


Based on the comprehensive software comparison data that TEC possesses, ranks as a highly competitive solution against other products in the ETO ERP solution space.  As the above chart shows, the solution scores higher than the average solution in the Financials, Purchasing Management, and Quality Management functionality. is also a solid competitor against the average industry solution in the other functional modules, including Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, and Sales Management.

A number of new features have been introduced by Visibility to its solution. Most notably are its cloud and mobile offerings. The company has announced cloud availability on Amazon Web Services and Rackspace. The mobile solution, VisMobile, has been expanded to support labor tracking and warehouse management on the iPad. also has additional integration capabilities in the form of application program interfaces (APIs) for purchase orders (POs), general ledger (GL), labor, and budgets, along with a Microsoft Project interface. Finally, the product has enhanced functionality supporting Kanban and service areas.

You can see how stacks up to the competition in much greater detail using TEC’s proprietary TEC Advisor tool now. I will be writing the full certification report, with more on the product’s background, highlights, features and functions, and competitive strengths and weaknesses. The report will be available in a few weeks on the TEC 2013 Certification Reports page.
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