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.

Who Should Be Involved in Your Enterprise Software Selection Process?

Whether you are a small company looking to grow your business by automating routine and laborious business tasks or a larger company looking to uniformly run your operations across various divisions, you may need to consider buying a new enterprise software system or upgrading your current one. And once you’ve decided that an enterprise software purchase is in order, you need to determine how to go about selecting a system. One of the very first questions you’ll need to answer is who will be involved... Read More

LogFire Fits Warehouse Management Software to the Cloud

LogFire offers the only multi-tenant and cloud-based warehouse management software on the market, boasting a lower pricing scheme and shorter implementations than its on-premise counterparts. The company's cloud warehouse management software (WMS) also differentiates itself in the WMS market with its intended user base: multi-channel retail, e-commerce, and source-to-store process companies, as well as its presence in many Latin America countries.

In this warehouse management software... Read More

BI Software with Intuitive, Interactive Data Visualization and Analytics

Long-standing business intelligence (BI) software vendor Dundas Data Visualization, or simply Dundas, keeps reinventing itself by developing fresh, new BI products organically by putting to good use the experience it has garnered in the BI and analytics spaces over the past 20 years. The company has renewed its flagship offering Dundas Dashboard by providing enhanced data visualization and discovery capabilities. The brand new product Dundas BI is an end-to-end BI platform that provides support... Read More

Teradata 15—Scalable, Integrated, and Connected

Whereas release 14 of the Teradata Database meant a step forward in terms of improving performance, efficiency, and manageability, release 15 brings improvements to many functional features, such as enabling the database to scale in many directions.

Extending the database’s number of data types as well as reinforcing its application and information integration capabilities, Teradata has taken important steps to enable its database to fit better within an integrated data ecosystem, one... Read More

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
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