Author: Aleksey Osintsev


An Amateur Software Buyer’s Guide to Outplaying Vendors

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Whether it is an enterprise resource planning (ERP), a customer relationship management (CRM), or any other system, acquisition and deployment of enterprise class software is usually a significant move for a company of any size and industry. It leads to disruption of the company’s business activities, so much so that hardly any employee is left unaffected during such a major project.

Ability 585 ERP Is Now TEC Certified

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In a recent live demo session with enterprise resource planning (ERP) software vendor Ability, I had the chance to get an in-depth look at Ability 585 ERP. It’s not every day that a product’s capabilities exceed my expectations, but this was the certainly the case with Ability 585 ERP, which is now TEC Certified for ERP for Manufacturing (SMB). Ability’s core principle is to provide

The Benefits of a Software Selection Project-Even when Management Imposes a Decision

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The Project Delivery Group (PDG) here at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) works closely with our clients to assist and guide them through the process of evaluating and selecting their business software solutions. Over the years, this group has witnessed the multitude of issues and hurdles that can arise—oftentimes unexpectedly—during those selections and has become adept at helping its clients

Transforming Your Organization? Start with Accounting

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Before the lean enterprise paradigm swept across the manufacturing industry, I doubt many business people would have considered accounting as a serious tool for changing the mindset of decisions makers and how businesses operate. It turns out, however, that there’s more than one way to do accounting, and the accounting approach an organization uses can have a significant impact on a business’s

TEC’s New Approach to Comparing ERP Software for SMBs

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Sharp-eyed visitors to our Evaluation Centers may have noticed a new addition recently: ERP for Manufacturing (SMB). Each of TEC’s Evaluation Centers is a comprehensive software research and evaluation environment that contains information you’ll need to make an objective software buying decision. TEC’s Evaluation Centers also allow you to compare software products side by

TEC Certification Complete for Tenrox Project Workforce Management

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TEC recently completed certification of Tenrox’s project management software Project Workforce Management. Download the report now for a detailed analysis of the software’s strengths and weaknesses. While we previously certified the software in the context of project portfolio management software for professional services automation (PPM for PSA), this latest certification allows TEC

Solarsoft iVP Certification Complete

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I’m pleased to announce that TEC recently completed certification of iVP, Solarsoft’s flagship ERP product for discrete manufacturing. Download the certification report here.TEC Certification is an impartial analyst review of a software product that verifies the product's ability to address real-world business processes. This allows TEC members to make better-informed decisions about

9 Things to Look For in Lean Accounting Software for Manufacturers

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I attended the Lean Accounting Summit in Orlando in September, and I’m still struck by the totally different attitudes of companies that choose lean transformation versus conventional non-lean companies. Lean thinking certainly isn’t new to the business community, but many managers and business influencers still have no clear understanding of lean. They typically pick and choose their lean

The Grape Escape 2011 Roundup

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Although this year Judith Rothrock could not attend herself, she’s the driving force behind the annual JRocket Marketing Grape Escape® industry analyst event, now in its 11th year. As always, this year’s Grape Escape was a well-organized event hosting some key industry players. It afforded me and my colleague Gabriel Gheorghiu another opportunity to meet the software vendors who are JRocket

Ramco ERP Certification Just Awarded

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We are proud to welcome Ramco ERP to our family of TEC Certified systems. The detailed Ramco ERP certification report (strengths, weaknesses, bells and whistles) will be available soon, but here’s a sneak preview. Launched as an independent company in 1999 (following a demerger from its then parent company Ramco Industries), Chennai (India)-based software vendor Ramco has around
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