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 Services 2014 Analyst Summit—Enhanced Offerings for Better Business Outcomes

In this era of unprecedented changes, such as rising customer expectations, dramatically changing workforce, worldwide pressure on resources, and the exponential growth of data, companies must invest heavily in technologies to innovate and grow their business. SAP has markedly enhanced a slew of offerings to help its clients adapt and succeed in this changing climate. Read P.J. Jakovljevic's write-up and see how your company can harness SAP's latest offerings to achieve better business outcomes. Read More

More Than "Talent": Exploring Talent Management and Workforce Management as a Continuum

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  • Published: September 4 2014
“Talent” traditionally refers to key people—executives, experts, rock stars, etc.—that a company does not want to lose, while the majority of the company’s workforce are people who are considered more easily replaceable. But the general workforce can serve as a pool for future talent. This thought leadership explores some of the principles that are driving talent management and workforce management technologies—so you can help each and every one of your employees reach their potential and make the... Read More

Leadership Undone

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  • Written By: Raluca Druta
  • Published: August 29 2014
No matter what style leaders embrace, they dictate the tone of their employees' behavior and response to day-to-day activities as well as exceptions. But what affects the success of today’s leaders and what role does technology play in this regard? TEC research analyst Raluca Druta analyzes the concept of leadership to help us better understand how successful leaders are made and how technology can help them develop as well as enhance a can-do company culture. Read More

Data Visualization: When Data Speaks Business

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: August 25 2014
For many organizations, data visualization is a practice that involves not only specific tools but also key techniques, procedures, and rules. The objective is to ensure the best use of existing tools for extending discovery, gaining knowledge, and improving the decision-making process at all organizational levels. This report considers the important effects of having good data visualization practices and analyzes some of the features, functions, and advantages of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence... Read More

TEC Highlights Report: Infor SyteLine v.9

Similarly to other Infor ERP products, Infor SyteLine follows Infor’s general approach focusing on Infor 10x (the latest iteration of the Infor 10 release), micro-verticals, and a positive user experience. The Infor SyteLine 9 release boasts 150 new functional enhancements to the core Infor SyteLine product and an esthetically pleasing design. Read up on the major functionality enhancements, such as the new, attractive, and socially interactive user interface, in this TEC Highlights report from... Read More

Infor—Putting Innovation at the Center of Business

Infor is one of the top-selling enterprise resource planning (ERP) software vendors worldwide, developing the next generation of business software. Find out how the vendor’s application-focused approach has supported the exponential growth and transformation of its product lineup into fully integrated, state-of-the-art technologies and a forward-thinking array of business applications with very specific strategic functionality.  Read More

Data Warehousing in the Big Data Era: Are You BIReady?

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: August 12 2014
Netherlands-based BIReady automates the process of designing, deploying, and maintaining a data warehousing solution, allowing the optimization of all necessary BI and analytics tasks. Read this TEC product note from TEC senior BI and data management analyst Jorge Garcia to learn more about how BIReady is meeting its goal of helping companies become "BI ready." Read More

Market Landscape Report: Enterprise Software for Advertising and Marketing Services

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  • Published: August 2 2014
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems that address the needs of service industries such as advertising agencies represent a growing market. Although there are exceptions, business software vendors still approach the industry with a generalized set of functionality. This report aims to establish the areas of product functionality that this industry requires and identify a strategy vendors might take to improve the fit of their solutions to this market. Read More

Accellos and HighJump Merge, Create SMB SCE Leader

Accellos and HighJump Software, two leading providers of supply chain management (SCM) software and trading partner network technology for the SMB and enterprise markets have agreed to merge. Read TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic's report and find out what each brings to the table and what the merged company promises to offer its clients. Read More

SAP’s Talent Journey—Reworking the Notions of Talent

In the past couple of years, SAP—as the employer—has been driving the evolution of talent. But the company has not taken a textbook approach to talent management—it has emerged as an innovator in the corporate software market with heartfelt pursuit of its talent journey. Find out the strategies SAP has taken to rework the company's notions of talent in TEC Research Analyst Raluca Druta's report. Read More
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