Author: Aleksey Osintsev


TEC 2014 ERP for Midsize Manufacturers Buyer's Guide Now Available

Medium-sized manufacturing organizations constitute a unique segment of companies. They occupy a particular niche in the business world—mature and large enough to exploit advanced management concepts and engineering technologies, yet small enough to stay close to customers and flexible enough to rapidly adjust products and business processes to changing environments. Read More

TEC 2014 ERP for Midsize Manufacturers Buyer's Guide

It’s hard to imagine a contemporary manufacturer running its business without using some type of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to facilitate managing its day-to-day production and financial, logistical, and other operations. In fact, many current manufacturers have selected and implemented several different ERP software solutions in their lifetime. Midsize manufacturers have the largest choice from the available ERP software on the market.

The purpose of this buyer’s guide... Read More

Cloud ERP for Manufacturing: 6 Considerations

There is no shortage of cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software offerings nowadays, for almost any vertical manufacturing market segment. But while cloud solutions are routine for many businesses, manufacturing companies have not yet fully embraced them. TEC analyst Aleksey Osintsev explores the main reasons why manufacturers are staying away from the cloud and overturns them. Read More

UNIT4 Continues Its Success in the Canadian Public Sector

Medicine Hat becomes the latest Canadian municipality to choose UNIT4 Agresso ERP. Read TEC analyst Aleksey Osintsev's take on the deal.  Read More

How Do You Choose between SAP and Oracle? Run Them Side by Side

Ansell Limited, an Australia-based global manufacturer of protection solutions, announced that its European, Middle East, and African operations went live with SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) software two weeks ago. The company pointed out that although it’s too early to claim a full success, the first results are definitely pretty optimistic. For anyone who follows ERP selection news, this announcement is nothing unusual. However, the context is surprising.  Read More

SYSPRO U.S. Reinforces Its ‘SMARTER’ Einstein Value Proposition—Analyst Roadshow December 2013

As was demonstrated at SYSPRO’s annual roadshow, organized and hosted by JRocket Marketing and its highly spirited founder and president Judith Rothrock, SYSPRO’s programs and initiatives are intended to offer extra value to customers on top of what the vendor’s software offers out of the box.  Read More

IFS Study on Enterprise 2.0: Businesses Aren’t Really Interested?

IFS has just published a short report unveiling the results of a study conducted with Advantage Business Media. Research analyst Aleksey Osintsev looks at the findings and speculates about what it says about ERP users, even while clearly social ERP is here to stay. Read More

Infor SyteLine ERP Software Is Now TEC Certified

It’s my pleasure to announce that a new software product within the Infor manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions family—SyteLine ERP—has been certified by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). This solution for various industries now features the “TEC Certified Product” badge in TEC’s IT Showcase, meaning the software vendor has filled out TEC’s functionality questionnaire and Read More

UNIT4 Living in Change: Acquisition With a Human Face?

Yesterday it was widely announced that a private equity firm, Advent International, has reached an agreement with UNIT4 to buy out all UNIT4 shares and take the vendor private. As Reuters noted, this move would help the Dutch company "speed up expansion without the pressures of being listed on the stock market." I have a few thoughts on the subject. First, any public company typically Read More

Small Businesses Need Decent Solutions Too

The ERP software market for large organizations and mid-sized companies is dramatically different from its small business software counterpart, which consists of business management solutions for small family-operated companies or slightly larger micro-businesses. But recent technology shifts are transforming the market, and solutions that would not have been appropriate for a small business in Read More
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