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TEC's buyer's guides are designed to help you make more informed buying decisions by examining the major vendors and products in a variety of different software spaces. You'll also find analyses of how different software types can help your business grow, and tips for selecting the right software solutions for your company.

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TEC 2014 HCM Buyer’s Guide for Medium and Large Enterprises
Written By: Raluca Druta Published On: June 30 2014 How do you treat humans as capital? The concept of human capital depends on its two parts: what we understand by "human" and what defines something as "capital." The supporting technology then is a shape-giving agent to what human capital management (HCM) or human resources (HR) departments can become.

This buyer’s guide examines high-level features offered by HCM technology vendors. In addition, the guide looks at what to consider when deciding between full suite and best-of-breed software solutions and explores new niche-oriented technologies. You'll also find articles on contemporary leadership models, talent management versus workforce management, and the role of enterprise learning in a company’s growth. Read More...
TEC 2014 ERP for Midsize Manufacturers Buyer's Guide
Written By: Aleksey Osintsev Published On: April 29 2014 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 is to provide clarity on the ERP software market for midsize manufacturing companies, its characteristic features, the market trends, as well as the major players and their products. The guide also includes a special report on cloud ERP solutions. Read More...
TEC 2014 Mobile BI Buyer's Guide
Written By: Jorge Garcia Published On: December 20 2013 Once considered a nice-to-have, mobility is now standard in most business intelligence (BI) applications. Most traditional BI and analytics software providers have a complementary mobile offering, and new software offerings are emerging that provide BI functions solely for mobile platforms. This buyer’s guide surveys the mobile BI landscape and describes some of the more important solutions in this space. This guide will help you understand the various types of software offerings on the market, give you insight into what your peers are looking for in mobile BI solutions, provide an overview of the main features and functions of mobile BI solutions, and show you how these solutions can help you transform your business. Read More...
TEC 2013 Supply Chain Management Buyer’s Guide
Published On: August 27 2013 This buyer’s guide provides an overview of supply chain management (SCM), including an in-depth look at the major issues affecting the supply chain today, and explains how SCM software can fulfill these needs. The guide also takes a broad look at major next-generation technology trends and how they are affecting SCM solutions. Included in this guide is a special report on the wholesale distribution industry, with an examination of the challenges facing this industry, and the innovation and technology that are driving change. Read More...
TEC 2013 ERP Buyer's Guide for Process Manufacturing
Published On: May 28 2013 A focus on user experience is driving ERP vendors to deliver lean, flexible solutions that blur the lines between traditional ERP tiers. Read this buyer’s guide and see how vendors are addressing the most pressing process manufacturing challenges—especially for food and beverage companies who face unique pressures in today’s health-conscious market—and how trends like integrated BI, in-memory analytics, mobility, and social media are changing the way process manufacturers do business. Read More...
TEC 2013 CRM Buyer's Guide for Medium and Large Enterprises
Published On: March 28 2013 Great customer service is the best (some say the only) way to truly stand out from the competition. CRM vendors are helping companies rise to the challenge with new tools for building and measuring relationships. In the 2013 TEC CRM Buyer’s Guide, analyst Raluca Druta walks you through the latest CRM developments and looks at how trends like customer experience management, mobility, and social media integration are changing the way companies do business. Read More...
TEC 2012 Financial Software Packages for Medium and Large Enterprises Buyer's Guide
Published On: December 7 2012 Accounting and financial management is one of the most mature enterprise software markets, but that doesn’t mean it’s stopped evolving. TEC analyst Aleksey Osintsev walks you through the latest developments in financials and accounting solutions and looks at how trends like cloud computing, mobility, and social media are reshaping the industry. The guide also includes feature lists, vendor comparison charts, thought leadership from industry experts, and real-world case studies. Read More...
TEC 2012 Business Intelligence and Data Management Buyer's Guide
Published On: October 26 2012 The advent of new computing models and innovative technologies is reshaping the business intelligence (BI) landscape. Read this buyer’s guide to get the latest on major changes in the BI and data management space and know the important factors to consider when looking for a BI solution. You’ll also get detailed product comparisons, a comprehensive vendor directory, customer success stories, and thought leadership commentary. Read More...
TEC 2012 ERP for Services Buyer's Guide
Published On: May 24 2012 ERP for services solutions are changing the way professional services companies do business by combining powerful project- and resource-management tools with essential back-office functionality. Learn all about these solutions in TEC's 2012 ERP for Services Buyer's Guide. Plus get detailed product comparisons, a comprehensive vendor directory, customer success stories, and thought leadership from industry experts. Read More...
TEC 2012 Supply Chain Management Buyer's Guide
Published On: March 23 2012 Businesses looking to gain an advantage over their competitors need much more than just better products—they need to be able to manage the complexity of their supply chain network and collaborate throughout the chain to promptly address major unexpected issues. In addition to an analysis of the state of the market, this buyer’s guide offers a special report on global trade management (GTM) as well as product comparisons. Read More...
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