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.

JDA Software—A New Rejuvenated Company Catering to the Entire Omnichannel Supply Chain

In today’s world of omnichannel commerce, no one vendor can afford to not pay attention to the trends shaping and reshaping the market landscape. In this background and with a new CEO at its helm, JDA Software is taking a whole new approach to omnichannel commerce—developing a unified platform that will help organizations deliver a truly unified and consistent omnichannel experience to their customers.

TEC’s principal analyst PJ Jakovljevic attended the recent JDA Focus 2015 event, where... Read More

WorkForce Software EmpCenter: Sophisticated Software for Complex Labor Needs

Global organizations that require a workforce management (WFM) software solution may wish to consider the Workforce Software EmpCenter suite to manage the complex labor laws and policies of multiple jurisdictions, along with languages, currencies, and other requirements and nuances associated with conducting business internationally. The WFM software relies on configuration as opposed to customization in order to stay up to date with modifications in legislation.

WorkForce Software also... Read More

2015 Technologies Impacting ERP for Wholesale and Distribution

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  • Written By: Ted Rohm
  • Published: May 19 2015
The focus of this TEC report is the wholesale and distribution (W&D) industry and the technology market forces impacting this critical element linking producers and retailers in the distribution channel. TEC senior analyst Ted Rohm looks at how the big four forces driving change across the entire software landscape—social, mobile, analytics, and cloud—are affecting wholesalers and distributors, and gives an overview of how the latest technology trends of 3D printing, the Internet of Things, and... Read More

Red Hat Offers Differentiators in Business Process Management Space

In his latest vendor note, TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic takes a close-up look at open source software leader Red Hat, an up-and-coming player in the business process management (BPM) software space. A key differentiator for Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite is the subscription-based pricing model that makes it cost effective to deploy BPM for smaller applications, and for customers who prefer to prove value on a small scale before deploying more widely.  Read More

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
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