Author: Predrag Jakovljevic

Logility Patents Its Supply Chain Planning Functionality

Logility, a provider of collaborative supply chain optimization solutions, has been issued a patent for advanced supply chain planning functionality. Read up on how advanced composite curves can help companies produce more accurate total plans while keeping inventory and costs low.  Read More

Epicor Acquires Shipping Capabilities from Partner Insite Software

Epicor recently acquired some operational assets and intellectual property of Insite Software, a provider of business-to-business (B2B) and direct-to-consumer (D2C) e-commerce platforms and international shipping solutions. Insite Software has been a technology alliance partner of Epicor since 2003, delivering shipping solutions integrated with Epicor ERP.  Read More

Autodesk Sets the Bar for Cloud Product Development

Enormous 3D model file sizes, massive data with a very high level of fidelity and precision, and elaborate 3D visualization are just a few of the requirements of customers using Autodesk and other design software solutions. At the recent Autodesk University 2014 conference, Autodesk announced several initiatives and products to enable designers and engineers to work in new and improved ways, including A360 Team, Autodesk Fusion 360, and Autodesk PLM 360. Find out more in this Autodesk product note from TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic. Read More

WorldPoint ECC Inc. Selects abas ERP

WorldPoint ECC Inc., international supplier of healthcare training and educational products, recently selected abas ERP for its ERP software. WorldPoint selected abas ERP over Sage ERP X3 because of its flexibility and breadth of functionality, and specifically its ability to cater to multiple areas of the company without major customizations.  Read More

Aras Innovator 11 Makes PLM Social and Mobile

Aras recently announced general availability of Aras Innovator 11, which introduces visual collaboration that uses social technology within the product lifecycle management (PLM) software platform. The collaborative platform was made to be really easy, so one doesn’t have to be a computer-aided design (CAD) professional to use it.  Read More

PTC Creo 3.0—Changing the CAD Game

Computer-aided design (CAD) software is changing. As more and more business is being subcontracted, outsourced, and offshored, manufacturers need to adapt to a multi-CAD world. They need to accommodate diverse formats of product design files and geometry data. As a result, CAD software is changing in an effort to make data more reusable and to enable customers and suppliers to collaborate more effectively.

PTC develops product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions. The company’s three-dimensional (3D) product design solution PTC Creo allows for CAD system interoperability, which is boosting user productivity, enabling collaboration, and fostering innovation.

This report from P.J. Jakovljevic and Ted Rohm reviews how the software works. You’ll learn about the technology behind PTC Creo and what direction the product development software vendor is headed in. Find out why PTC Creo is a game-changer for the industry. Read More

Retail Retold: How the Internet of Things Is Evolving Omnichannel Retail

Most merchants and consumers have adjusted to the multi-device, multichannel environment known as omnichannel retailing. But there are real challenges that the omnichannel environment brings to the retail industry, even before considering how the Internet of Things (IoT) will amplify the complexity. P.J. Jakovljevic and Raluca Druta report on how the IoT is altering the retail world. Read More

Microsoft Overhauls Power BI

Microsoft recently previewed its new version of Power BI. The new cloud business intelligence (BI) software version includes major enhancements, and has major implications for the market.  Read More

Mindjet, Post Spigit Merger—Still Fostering Innovation

Companies tend to wait until something goes wrong and then scramble to do something, rather than anticipating the inevitable lifecycle of a product. Similarly, many organizations put all of their energy into maintaining an existing competitive advantage only to lose out on potential innovation and creating the next competitive edge.

But employees and customers already have the ideas that could help businesses grow. To the organizations that thrive, innovation isn’t just second nature—it is rather a core process and a culture. It is not about waiting for change, but rather about making change happen repeatedly and even predictably.

Mindjet is an innovation management software company whose aim is to enable organizations to boost personal productivity through brainstorming and visualization of innovation and ideas. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic explores the company’s philosophy and interviews Milind Pansare, vice president of product marketing at Mindjet. Read More Launches AppExchange Store Builder recently announced AppExchange Store Builder to enable any company to create its own custom app marketplace. AppExchange Store Builder leverages technology used to create the renowned Salesforce AppExchange marketplace, replete with business apps that work tightly with's cloud solutions. Read More
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