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.

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

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
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