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.

Meeting Challenges and Adapting to Change—ERP for W&D Companies

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  • Written By: Ted Rohm
  • Published: July 20 2015
Wholesalers and distributors play a critical role in linking manufacturing companies to retail stores and e-commerce channels. But as the wholesale and distribution (W&D) business model evolves, companies face an increasing number of challenges that threaten their survival.

With already low profit margins, W&D organizations find themselves squeezed from all sides. They experience pressures not only from manufacturers that produce various products, but also retailers who purchase these... Read More

Manhattan Associates Empowers Retail Stores with Omnichannel Fulfillment

Today’s retail store associate needs to be able to sell any product anywhere in the enterprise easily, and especially while a customer is standing right there beside her/him. Additionally, ever-rising customer expectations mandate that he/she should really be able to perform that same level of personalized service across all channels. Add to this is the fact that the associate now also needs to be able to combine pick-up-in-store and ship-from-store tasks into his/her selling and service activities—i.e,... Read More

NetSuite Cloud ERP Software Gaining Traction with Larger Enterprises

NetSuite, a business management vendor offering Web-based software solutions to midsized companies, has been increasingly targeting large corporations. NetSuite now offers cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) and omnichannel commerce software solutions to both midsized companies and large global organizations. Find out about some of the vendor’s recent developments, announced at the recent SuiteWorld 2015 user conference, and what they mean for NetSuite's customers and prospects. Read More

Accentia Middle East: Region-specific, Specialized, and Targeted ERP

Acentia Middle East distributes Infor M3 solutions in the Middle East and Northern Africa. The company has exclusive rights to represent Infor M3 ERP software and possesses all the necessary prerequisites to deliver such complex projects to its customers. The Infor M3 ERP solution as represented by Accentia provides an attractive combination of available functionality, flexibility, modern technology, and competitive cost. Download this report for TEC research analyst Aleksey Osintsev's overview... Read More

Facilitating Users’ Work at the Center of IFS Application Development

IFS is one of those software vendors that has users' needs at the core of its business. The enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor offers customers fully developed offerings and is the single point of communication for all their software implementation and support services. See how the vendor delivered on this message in the latest release of IFS Applications (version 9), how it approaches the cloud, as well as how it differentiates itself from other competitors on the market.  Read More

Helpshift: Trailblazing the Native Mobile CRM Software Market

In today's mobile and always-connected world, it is surprising that customer relationship management (CRM) software vendors still offer what seems to be an outdated type of support—Web- and desktop-enabled support. Helpshift, a newcomer to the mobile CRM market, is spearheading a new type of support for today's generation of mobile users. The in-app mobile CRM support allows users to contact support and get the help they need—all without leaving the application. Read about how this new type of support... Read More

Analyst Review of Exact Macola 10 for SMB Manufacturers and Distributors

Exact Macola 10 is the new-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for small to medium (SMB) manufacturers and distributors. The software has evolved to cater to the accounting, manufacturing, distribution, and customer relationship management needs of its customers, and provides a user interface that can be customized by users' job function. TEC's PJ Jakovljevic was at the Exact Macola Evolve 2015 conference to get all the details on the product's release. Read his review of the... Read More

Back to Basics: Cloud Computing 101

Computing in the cloud, one of the most impactful trends in both enterprise and personal computing today, is having a dramatic effect on how data is accessed, utilized, and stored, how software is run, and how information is secured. In fact, almost every form of computing resource, including storage, hardware, and software, is now being offered “in the cloud.”

For enterprises the choice of whether or not to "go cloud" is complicated, and requires an honest assessment of needs and a... Read More

QAD Develops Browser-Based ERP Software User Experience

In this product note, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at QAD Enterprise Applications suite, and its new browser ERP software user experience. Also explored are QAD Cloud EDI, and the QAD “Channel Islands” approach to ERP software user experience and architecture, and what this means for users. Read More

Version 9.0 Expands Tableau’s Analytics and BI Reach

In this product note, TEC's principal BI and data management analyst Jorge García takes a look at Tableau's new data analysis capabilities in its newest release, version 9.0. The new version adds major improvements in terms of data visualization, discovery, and analysis, and includes support for a number of new data sources and improvements for existing connections. Tableau 9.0 also introduces a set of elements that improve one of the hardest parts of the data analysis process, data preparation. Read More
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