TEC Industry Reports

These reports feature original research from TEC analysts. They cover a wide variety of topics related to selecting and using enterprise software. They also examine general and industry-specific trends, developments, and issues.

Innovative HCM Technologies: A Look at Emerging Solutions for Recruitment and Employee Engagement

Specialized human capital management (HCM) solutions in specific areas such as recruitment and employee engagement can be a good fit for companies that don’t need a full HCM suite or a best-of-breed solution, or those constrained by a limited budget for their HCM initiatives. This report looks at eleven specialized players in the HCM market and how they are using innovative technologies to fit smaller HCM budgets and specialized HCM needs. Read More

Unit4 Rebrands and Re-platforms for People-centric Businesses

P.J. Jakovljevic takes an in-depth look at project- and people-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor Unit4’s recent changes in value prop and strategy in his latest vendor note.  Read More

From Transaction to Transformation: How Financial Software Keeps Pace with Business

As finance departments face increased expectations to play a strategic role in their enterprise’s development, finance executives look to financial software solutions to help increase growth and manage resources. But when most software solutions support standard business requirements, how do you choose the one that is best suited to your company?

In this report, TEC's senior research analyst Aleksey Osintsev looks at the rising importance of choosing the right accounting and financial... Read More

Tyco Retail Extends RFID & IoT Across the Store Floor and the Supply Chain

Tyco Retail Solutions, a global vendor of retail performance and security solutions, has nearly 50 years of experience in the realm of loss prevention. In this vendor note TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic takes a look at Tyco's RFID expertise and the vendor's recent releases in areas outside of loss prevention, as well as the platform upon which Tyco's solutions are based, the TrueVUE Retail Platform.  Read More

Infor CloudSuite—No Two Clouds Should Be Alike

In his latest product note, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic takes a look at Infor CloudSuite Healthcare, a new CloudSuite product from Infor offering care delivery organizations access to healthcare-specific functionality and analytics within a cloud environment. Read More

deFacto Performance Management: Enterprise Performance Management Redefined

In this product analysis report, TEC analyst Jorge Garcia takes an in-depth look at the deFacto enterprise performance management (EPM) solution in the context of today's EPM landscape. The report covers an introduction to deFacto and its approach to EPM, deFacto product highlights, and a general look at EPM and its history, role, importance, and value in modern enterprises.  Read More

The Biggest SAP Product Launch in a Quarter Century and What it Means to ERP

SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA), SAP's next-generation business suite, is being touted as the company's largest product development undertaking since the launch of the venerable client/server SAP R/3 offering in 1992. TEC's principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic takes an in-depth look at S/4HANA in his latest product note, including the advances made with the new product and how they result in the solution's promised simplicity, speed, and flexibility. SAP's release event left him with lots... Read More

The Makings of a Great ERP User Experience

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  • Written By: Ted Rohm
  • Published: March 17 2015
In recent years, it has become evident that all vendors of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions provide robust functional capabilities or partner with best-of-breed solutions to fill functional gaps. But one area where ERP solution providers are beginning to differentiate themselves is how they deliver on user interface, thereby shaping a user’s experience within the system. But what makes a great user experience?

It's vital to ensure that the user experience elements that your... Read More

HCM Best Practices for Midsize Businesses

Midsize organizations find themselves in a unique position: they have surpassed smaller organizations in number of employees, business capabilities, and revenue, but have not usurped their stronghold of the business landscape as have larger corporations. How should these organizations manage their human capital and continue to grow their business and effectively compete in the market?

TEC human capital management (HCM) analyst Raluca Druta thinks midsize businesses must take HCM lessons... Read More

SAP Means Business with SMEs, This Time for Real

TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic talks about SAP SME news and developments from the global SAP SME Summit in his latest vendor note, including the SAP SME ERP portfolio, SAP Business ByDesign, SAP Business One, SAP Business All-in-One on HANA, and more.  Read More
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