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.

SAP Delivers Innovative Supply Chain Execution Solutions

SAP recently announced the general availability of the 9.1 versions of the SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) and SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) applications in its continuous pursuit of innovating its supply chain execution (SCE) platform. This release is heralded as the next step in SAP’s integrated SCE platform, enabling its customers to achieve efficient logistics and order fulfillment processes.  Read More

Executive Brief: 3 Key Success Strategies for Insurance, Banks, and Financial Services

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  • Published: July 7 2014
Financial services organizations are always looking for ways to improve business processes to implement tighter control—and improve the bottom line. But finding new ways to boost efficiency is challenging. One strategy for success is to improve the use and allocation of resources in order to eliminate errors from duplicate data entry. Discover more about this strategy and two others, as well as how they can benefit you. Read More

A Guide to Microsoft’s BI Ecosystem—Understanding Microsoft’s Approach to BI for the Enterprise

In the last 4 to 5 years, the business intelligence (BI) and data management scene has evolved at an incredibly fast pace. Software pioneer Microsoft has extended the reach of its enterprise software solutions to the BI and analytics space by offering a wide variety of software applications to enterprises for performing BI and analytics capabilities based on different organizational needs and requirements. Aiming to help users with their BI software selection efforts, this research series explores... Read More

JustEnough Software—Becoming a Retail Planning Stalwart

JustEnough Software is gaining prominence in the demand management space, providing solutions for retail, wholesale, and direct-to-consumer businesses. Read this report from TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic and see how JustEnough's software helps retailers stock the right merchandise in the right locations—driving customer service and revenue through improved availability.  Read More

Infor HCM Suite—Comprehensive HR and Smart Talent Science

Ensuring your company has the best people onboard is not a trivial task. Find out how Infor HCM Suite's core HR capabilities allow your team HR team to focus on strategic opportunities, while its embedded predictive talent analytics tool, Infor Talent Science, allows you to only evaluate good candidates, but also put the right people in the right roles for your company's success.  Read More

Plex Manufacturing Cloud ERP—Running Your Business from the Shop Floor to the Top Floor

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  • Written By: Ted Rohm
  • Published: June 5 2014
Plex Systems was one of the earliest adopters of the cloud deployment model for software delivery. Plex Systems’ flagship product, Plex Manufacturing Cloud (formerly Plex Online), is a SaaS ERP solution that extends beyond the boundaries of typical ERP software for manufacturers to provide a comprehensive “shop floor to top floor” coverage. Find out what this means for its customers in this spotlight report from TEC Senior ERP Analyst Ted Rohm. Read More

ETAdirect—An Enterprise-Class Solution in the Cloud

ETAdirect, TOA’s flagship enterprise offering, is capable of handling transactions from tens of thousands of field technicians working for the same company, and it appears to be one of the few options on the market for buyers with such high-volume traffic. Read about the vendor’s strategy and get a product overview in this report from TEC research analyst Raluca Druta. Read More

The Teradata Database and the Intelligent Expansion of the Data Warehouse

In 2002 Teradata launched the Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse, becoming a key player in the data warehouse and business intelligence scene, a role that Teradata has maintained until now. Teradata mixes rigorous business and technical discipline with well-thought-out innovation in order to enable organizations to expand their analytical platforms and evolve their data initiatives. In this report TEC Senior BI analyst Jorge Garcia looks at the Teradata Data Warehouse in detail, including... Read More

Saba’s @Work 2014 Global Summit—The Impact of Happiness

Everyone knows that a happy worker is a productive worker. In fact, many successful companies today have embraced this concept in an effort to enhance employee productivity. Saba Software, a talent management solutions provider, is capitalizing on this concept by recognizing that happiness in the workplace is an important differentiator for finding and retaining good employees. Read about what Saba is doing to deliver employee happiness and its impact on the company's product development strategy... Read More

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Getting Rounded Out

With nearly 4 million users worldwide and a competitive hold in the sales force automation realm, what does Microsoft have in store for its Dynamics CRM offering? The vendor is seeking to provide its customers with “smarter marketing” features and a variety of social media analysis capabilities to more effectively engage their customers and deliver the most impact to their business. Get the details in P.J.’s report.  Read More
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