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.

Why Manufacturers and Distributors (Still) Need Different ERP Systems

  • Source:
  • Written By:
  • Published: August 16 2013
The distinction between manufacturing- and distribution-focused enterprises used to be very clear. Lately, however, the offshore movement of manufacturing capacity has made many domestic manufacturers look and act very much like distributors, while distribution companies have had to start performing functions that typically have been performed by manufacturers. Yet, even as the lines become increasingly blurred between manufacturing and distribution, the key processing needs of these organizations... Read More

Enterprise Mobility in Life Sciences: Responding to Change and Transforming Healthcare Delivery

  • Source:
  • Written By:
  • Published: August 8 2013
Life sciences enterprises are undergoing tremendous change on a number of fronts. Healthcare-related organizations involved in the life sciences industry are challenged more than ever with providing and ensuring continuous and effective supply and delivery of services, drugs, and equipment, and improving the quality of patient care. See how mobile technologies can help life sciences companies address today's trends and tomorrow’s challenges. Read More

Coupa: Spend Management Software Leader or Challenger?

  • Source:
  • Written By:
  • Published: July 30 2013
Coupa was born more than six years ago out of the need to provide cloud procurement software that was affordable and easy to install and use. Today, Coupa enables organizations to harness every online transaction to optimize spend—providing a true cloud SaaS application that offers rapid deployment and reduced IT burden. Get the details on Coupa in part 1 of a two-part vendor feature from TEC’s own P.J. Jakovljevic. Read More

SAP Cloud for Travel: A Newcomer Market Challenger

  • Source:
  • Written By:
  • Published: July 29 2013
Rising travel costs, increasing business travel in this age of globalization, including online bookings across multiple sites, and increasing costs to process expenses all drive the development of travel and expenses (T&E) solutions. TEC’s P.J. Jakovljevic looks at SAP Cloud for Travel, and describes how recent enhancements in the product offer travelers and organizations additional choice and efficiencies for T&E management. Read More

One In-memory Solution Fits All: QlikView Stands Out with Unique Approach and Broad Applicability

  • Source:
  • Written By:
  • Published: July 15 2013
In 1993, Swedish-based Qlik Technologies launched a desktop data management solution that soon evolved so that both the application and data resided entirely in RAM memory, converting the solution into one of the first in-memory based applications. Today the QlikView solution boasts approximately 28,000 customers in more than 100 countries. In this report, TEC data management analyst Jorge García gives an overview of the history, highlights, strengths, and challenges of QlikTech’s flagship in-memory... Read More

Starfish ETL Spotlight Report

  • Source:
  • Written By:
  • Published: July 11 2013
Data integration and data migration processes are an important component of an organization's data management cycle. After assessing real data movement scenarios within its own list of customers, CRM consulting services company Technology Advisors has stepped into the software development field with several applications to add value to existing CRM offerings. The company launched Starfish ETL, a migration and data extraction application, in 2010. In this TEC Spotlight report TEC Senior Data Management... Read More

BPMonline Spotlight Report

  • Source:
  • Written By:
  • Published: July 8 2013
Positive customer experience is becoming a paramount business driver. Companies thus need to reorient their business processes toward delivering the best customer experience possible. A process-based CRM solution can help organizations place customer satisfaction in a central position when defining business processes, values, and goals. See how BPMonline’s rare product can help you synergize BPM and CRM and innovate your customer experience strategy. Read More

2013 TEC Market Report: Social Business Platforms

  • Source:
  • Written By:
  • Published: June 25 2013
What do you get when social networking and business collide? According to CRM analyst Raluca Druta, you get an explosion of new ways to collaborate and innovate. Emerging social technology tools are inspiring software vendors to design social business platforms that are changing the way companies manage employees, develop products, and interact with customers. Download this report for an overview of the business need for social business platforms and a look at several software vendors who are innovating... Read More

QAD Explore 2013: Veteran Vendor Ready to Tackle the Future

  • Source:
  • Written By:
  • Published: June 17 2013
QAD is a candid ERP vendor catering to the complex needs of global manufacturing companies. Over the years, the vendor has delivered incremental enhancements as well as new capabilities to enhance its customers’ business. TEC’s P.J. Jakovljevic brings you QAD’s latest developments, and shows you how QAD’s products may also be useful for smaller start-ups in fields with many industry regulations, such as life sciences. Read the report. Read More

Kinaxis’ Response Management Helps Keep Supply and Demand in Balance

  • Source:
  • Written By:
  • Published: June 14 2013
In the supply chain software market Kinaxis faces stiff competition from the likes of SAP, Oracle, JDA, and Logility, among others, but with double-digit revenue growth for the past seven years the company is obviously doing something right. Supply chain analyst Bob Eastman brings us through Kinaxis' makeovers over the years to a look at the supply chain solution's architecture, then explores the company's innovation strategy as of late, including its pipeline of continual product updates and improvements... Read More
Results 71 - 80 of 170
|< <
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
... > >|