TEC Certification Reports

TEC Certification is designed to help you evaluate enterprise software solutions so you can make more informed buying decisions. For a product to be certified, the vendor must complete a detailed request for information (RFI) and deliver a formal product demonstration to show our analysts the product's support for a specific set of real-world business processes.

These certification reports contain TEC’s detailed analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of TEC-certified software solutions, as well as some general analysis of the vendors that provide them.

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Epicor ERP 10 Certification Report

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  • Published: March 3 2015
Epicor ERP version 10 by Epicor is now TEC certified in the discrete manufacturing ERP, mixed-mode manufacturing ERP, ETO manufacturing ERP, SMB manufacturing ERP, ERP for distribution, financial packages, and accounting and small business software spaces.

Epicor ERP is an enterprise-wide solution that is capable of supporting medium and larger businesses in functionality and scalability while remaining user friendly, with a distinct and unambiguous logic that even relatively inexperienced ERP software users can easily learn and comprehend.

Epicor ERP version 10 is focused on the manufacturing, distribution, and services industries, and also supports the many narrow areas within these industries. The software is capable of handling many manufacturing styles, including assembly-to-order, configure-to-order, make-to-stock, and make-to-order, as well as mixed-mode manufacturing.

Epicor states that version 10 of its ERP brings the best of both the niche and generic types of ERP solutions together, as it is capable of filling the gap between vertical niche solutions that are highly focused and specific to certain vertical industries, and bigger, more generic ERP applications that tend to support global customers indirectly through partner networks and provide nonspecialized but common functionality such as financials.

Based on TEC's ERP software comparison data, Epicor is one of the richest and most complete manufacturing ERP products, and the same can be said for the realm of financial applications and solutions for small business.

Find out more about the product in the Epicor ERP certification report, including a detailed look at Epicor ERP's support for critical processes, product highlights, a roadmap of future product development, and detailed functionality graphs comparing the product to competitor solutions in the major functionality areas of the software arenas in which the product has been certified. Read More

WorkWise Role-Based ERP Certification Report

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  • Published: February 26 2015
Role-Based ERP (RB-ERP) by WorkWise is now TEC certified in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) for discrete manufacturing solution space. The RB-ERP solution supports multiple discrete manufacturing processes including engineer to order, configure to order, make to order, and make to stock. The RB-ERP customer base spans many manufacturing verticals, including vehicle product manufacturing; equipment manufacturing; metal forming, stamping, and assembly; build-to-order; and plastics manufacturing.

RB-ERP is accessed via workbenches that are customizable to match the user’s job function and role within the organization. The workbenches are not just a user interface layer, but are built on top of an application framework. The workbench designs make it possible for users to navigate and work across a broad range of operations quickly and efficiently.

There are a number of other tools and modules that stand out in the RB-ERP solution. For example, the RB-ERP mobile metrics tool, which provides mobile access to more than 200 pre-calculated metrics. And the product configurator within RB-ERP, which is much more powerful than the configurator tools normally delivered with an ERP system in this price range.

According to TEC senior ERP analyst Ted Rohm, although outside of the Midwest, WorkWise RB-ERP and the Oncontact CRM solutions are not very well known, "this well-kept secret needs to be let out so that manufacturers know there is a very capable and cost-effective alternative to the well-known job shop and mid-market manufacturing ERP solutions."

Find out why in the Role-Based ERP TEC certification report, including key product differentiators, a detailed look at support of processes and new functionality with the latest version of the RB-ERP, and detailed functionality graphs comparing the product to competitor solutions in the major functionality areas for ERP solutions for discrete manufacturing.  Read More

Bizagi BPM Suite Certification Report

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  • Published: February 12 2015
Bizagi BPM Suite by Bizagi is now certified by TEC in the business process management software space.

According to TEC senior analyst Jorge Garcia, Bizagi BPM incorporates the features characteristic of a state-of-the-art BPM solution within a simple yet powerful business process management suite, and Bizagi BPM is a solution that should be given due consideration by organizations looking for a full-fledged BPM solution.

Bizagi’s mantra from its BPM Suite, “modeling over programming,” encompasses how the organization looks at the BPM practice. With this key approach, Bizagi provides an enriched BPM suite oriented to avoid the hurdle of programming as much as possible, liberating business users to use Bizagi with a pure model-based approach, with minimal coding. Bizagi BPM is also fully business process compliant, with standards such as business process model and notation (BPMN).

Find out more in the Bizagi BPM Suite TEC certification report, including key product differentiators, a detailed look at support of processes and new functionality with the latest version of the BPM Suite, and detailed functionality graphs comparing Bizagi BPM Suite to competitor solutions in the major functionality areas for business process management solutions. Read More

Infor LN for ERP Certification Report

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  • Published: February 11 2015
Infor LN is a best-in-class enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution built to provide companies with a strategic platform for growth and innovation. It is specialized to support micro vertical industries while optimized for complex, global operations.

Infor LN 10.3 by Infor is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of ERP solutions for discrete manufacturing and engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing in the ERP Evaluation Center, as well as for online evaluation of financial packages in the Accounting and Financial Management Evaluation Center.

Infor LN offers a robust business platform based on advanced technology to support company-wide operations. It includes components that support analytics, a social collaboration environment, and a mobile workforce.

This report provides product analysis, comprehensive functionality comparison with the average ERP solution on the market, and in-depth analyst commentary. You’ll learn about Infor LN’s mission, target market, and business strategy, as well as the product’s key differentiators in a highly competitive ERP market. Infor LN is well suited to organizations that manufacture complex products and operate on a global scale. Read More

UNIT4 Coda Financials (V13) Certification Report

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  • Published: February 11 2015
Coda Financials (V13) by UNIT4 has been certified by TEC in the financial management software space. Coda Financials’ LINK architecture combines three core capabilities in one design: a single financial model, a framework for control, and great connectivity and integration capabilities with other business packages. The Coda Financials solution provides very strong and consistent support in all the functional areas of TEC's financial packages model, including a very high level of support in the functional areas of cash management, budgeting, and general ledger.

UNIT4 positions its Coda Financials software as a package for organizations that operate in multiple countries within multi-currency and multi-language environments, have complex structure and sophisticated business processes, or need to run multiple subsidiary companies with a single accounting and financial software system.

Find out more about the Coda Financials solution in this TEC certification report, including a detailed review of the product functionality, a product roadmap, key product differentiators, and detailed functionality graphs comparing Coda Financials to competitor solutions in the major functionality areas for financial management solutions. Read More

Zavanti ERP Certification Report

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  • Published: January 29 2015
Zavanti ERP is now certified by TEC in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) for services and project portfolio management for professional services automation (PPM for PSA) software spaces.

The Zavanti ERP system is purpose-built for its target industries: property developers, commercial and residential builders, property management companies, and professional services firms (engineering, architecture, contractors, and consultants). The Zavanti ERP suite with integrated financials assists with the control and management of business operations, and the system modules all work together seamlessly so that information only has to be entered once to be available across the entire system.

The core enterprise resource planning (ERP) system has been developed in-house by Zavanti, whereas the front-end customer relationship management (CRM) system is an adaptation of MS Dynamics CRM for the real estate and professional services industries, acquired in March 2014. The Feasibility module was developed recently in response to real estate clients’ requirements to automate some of the processes for feasibility modeling and analysis.

Based on TEC’s comprehensive software functionality comparison data, Zavanti ERP ranks as a stronger than average solution when compared against other products in the ERP for services and PPM for PSA solution spaces. According to TEC Senior ERP Analyst Ted Rohm, author of the report, Zavanti ERP is a well-rounded solution with strong capabilities to support portfolio and project management; resource planning and scheduling; opportunity, contact, and contract management; time and expense management; budgeting, costing, and billing; and fully capable back-office functionality.

Find out why in the Zavanti ERP TEC certification report, including a product roadmap, key product differentiators, and detailed functionality graphs comparing Zavanti ERP to competitor solutions in the major functionality areas for PPM for PSA and ERP for services solutions. Read More

NetSuite OpenAir PPM for PSA Certification Report

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NetSuite OpenAir is now certified by TEC in the project portfolio management for professional services automation (PPM for PSA) software space.

To achieve TEC certification, NetSuite provided an extensive demonstration on the latest OpenAir version to TEC. During the first part of the product demonstration, NetSuite was asked to demonstrate OpenAir’s user interface, usability, customization, and underlying business platform support (including reporting, document management, and workflows). In the second part of the demonstration, NetSuite performed the live execution of a suite of real-world business process scenarios, covering project definition and management, enterprise portfolio management, resource management, time and expense management, and project accounting.

TEC Senior ERP Analyst Ted Rohm takes an in-depth look at NetSuite OpenAir in this report on the certification, including product history, product highlights, a comprehensive functionality review, business platform support, and more. Detailed functionality graphs comparing NetSuite OpenAir to competitor solutions are also included for seven major functionality areas for PPM for PSA solutions.

After a thorough analysis, TEC concludes that OpenAir provides all the key functionality needed by a professional services organization to support its business operations, including comprehensive project management, resource management, time and expense management, and project accounting functionality. In 2014, NetSuite OpenAir PSA received the CODiE Award for "Best Project Management Solution" from the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA). Find out why in the full NetSuite OpenAir certification report, available now. Read More

VISIBILITY.net for ERP for ETO Manufacturing Certification Report

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The VISIBILITY.net solution was developed by Visibility to meet the unique needs of manufacturers of complex and unique products, and therefore has a rich set of functionality to meet the needs of the custom to-order market. Project-based manufacturers with relatively low-volume but high-priced products, take note: VISIBILITY.net is a robust, well-designed, easy-to-use system. VISIBILITY.net is now TEC certified for evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing. Read the report for an in-depth product analysis. Read More

iCIMS Talent Platform for Talent Acquisition Certification Report

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  • Published: December 9 2014
The iCIMS Talent Platform enables organizations to manage their entire talent acquisition lifecycle, from building talent pools to recruiting and onboarding, all within a single Web-based application. By focusing specifically on talent acquisition, iCIMS is able to offer a focused recruiting and hiring solution that is configurable, agile, and able to quickly adapt and stay ahead of the rapidly changing HCM industry. iCIMS Talent Platform is now certified by TEC in the realm of talent acquisition—download the certification report now for product analysis and comparison, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More

DEACOM ERP for Process Manufacturing Certification Report

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  • Published: December 9 2014
DEACOM ERP's single system and code model is unique in the ERP marketplace, and has allowed Deacom to offer an ERP solution that is robust yet flexible, making it easily adaptable and simple for customers to use and maintain. Version 15 of DEACOM ERP is a significant milestone in the evolution of the solution, with the system’s architecture moved completely to the Microsoft technology stacks and an improved user experience. DEACOM ERP has been TEC certified in the process manufacturing space—download the certification report now for in-depth product analysis and a comprehensive functionality comparison. Read More
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