Aberdeen Group, Pemeco Consulting, and SupplyChainBrain Team Up with Technology Evaluation Centers for TEC Vendor Challenge – ERP Distribution
Premier North American ERP event helps IT decision-makers short-list ERP solutions; offers software selection workshops, scripted vendor demonstrations, and face-to-face networking opportunities.
Montreal, Canada—August 15, 2013—Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to present the TEC Vendor Challenge – ERP Distribution, taking place in Montreal, Canada, September 18-19, 2013, in partnership with Aberdeen Group, Pemeco Consulting, and SupplyChainBrain.
The event brings software vendors, buyers, and industry experts from across North America together for two information-packed days of software demos, workshops, panel discussions, and Q&As focused on the needs of distributors, manufacturers, and other companies with extensive shipping and logistics requirements.
Vendors on hand to present live and interactive demonstrations will include ERP leaders such as Epicor, IBS, Infor, Netsuite, VAI, and Illumiti for SAP, as well as Negotium for Microsoft.
Learning, Networking, and Live ERP Demos. All Under One Roof.
Live Vendor Demonstrations, Interaction
TEC Vendor Challenge attendees will have the opportunity to see up to five demonstrations of leading ERP distribution solutions in an interactive, intimate setting, and talk one-on-one with vendors.
“Face-to-face interaction is key,” said Lorne Goloff, Vice President, Selection Services at TEC. “In person, you can exchange ideas much more efficiently. You can get an up-close look at how software solutions actually work, ask questions, and get answers right away. And that really speeds up the selection process. Our attendees will get more done in two days than they could in weeks of independent research.”
Comprehensive ERP Selection, Assessment, and Implementation Workshops
Attendees will learn how to navigate the enterprise software selection and implementation process from start to finish through a series of interactive workshops covering best practices for software selection and implementation. The event will also feature a panel discussion on trends in distribution.
Industry Analysts and Experts on Hand and Accessible
“Software selection is complicated,” said Goloff. “A lot of companies don’t know where to start. So we thought: let’s get all the experts—people who know software selection, people who know implementation, and people who know the products and the industry—together in one place where companies with important distribution needs can meet with them and get the help they need.”
Technology Evaluation Centers
A seasoned mediator and host of enterprise software events, TEC will bring its experience as a software selection advisory firm to the TEC Vendor Challenge. Attendees will benefit from TEC’s unique decision support tools, and be able to get a complimentary custom ERP short list with help from TEC consultants on the event floor.
Lorne Goloff will share his expertise in the workshop “Best Practices for Software Assessment and Selection,” where attendees will learn how to filter out vendor hype, compare ERP solutions objectively, and determine what their organizations really need from a new solution.
Aberdeen Group’s Senior Research Analyst for Supply Chain Management, Bob Heaney will be on the show floor answering attendees’ questions, and will also be participating in the show’s panel discussion on future trends in distribution.
“Any time you have ERP distribution software vendors, buyers, and experts all under one roof, you’ll get a unique picture of the current issues facing companies with a large shipping and logistics/distribution component, and how the vendors are responding,” said Heaney. “It’s a great snapshot of the state of the market that we’re happy to participate in.”
“We’re thrilled to have Aberdeen as a partner for the TEC Vendor Challenge,” said Goloff. “Bob Heaney’s years of supply chain expertise and deep industry knowledge will add valuable context to what they’re learning in our interactive workshops.”
Pemeco Consulting will bring its considerable expertise in enterprise software implementation to the show, hosting an interactive workshop titled “Winning Strategies for a Successful Implementation.” Pemeco Vice President and General Counsel, Jonathan Gross will be on the show floor answering attendees’ questions, and will also be participating in the show’s panel discussion on future trends in distribution.
“The Vendor Challenge is a great fit for Pemeco” said Gross. “By teaming up with TEC, we will collectively give attendees a really clear picture of the software acquisition process all the way through to go-live. And, any company embarking on an ERP project should turn its attention to implementation as early as possible, ideally before or during selection. And, that’s what we intend to convey. We’ll be covering key topics, including implementation project planning, business process reengineering, and organizational change management.”
“Pemeco is the ideal partner for the Vendor Challenge,” said Goloff. “The same companies who turn to TEC for help selecting enterprise software turn to Pemeco for help with the implementation.”
As media partner for the event, SupplyChainBrain will be on the show floor interviewing participants, vendors, and speakers for a series of thought leadership videos that will be available for viewing on SupplyChainBrain.com, as well as via technologyevaluation.com.
“The vendor challenge is an exciting event for us,” said Brad Berger, Publisher at SupplyChainBrain. “Having ERP distribution software vendors, buyers, and experts all under one roof gives our readers a comprehensive picture of what the real issues are for companies out there these days, and how the vendors are responding. It’s a great snapshot of the state of the market that we’re happy to share with our audience.”
“SupplyChainBrain’s thought leadership series will give attendees and the TEC audience unique insight into the major distribution issues facing companies today that they’ll benefit from even after the show,” said Goloff.
Early Bird Pricing Available Until August 18
The TEC Vendor Challenge – ERP Distribution takes place September 18-19, 2013, at the Delta Centre- Ville Hotel in Montreal, Canada.
Interested parties can register by visiting the event Web site.
Attendees who register before August 18 can take advantage of special early-bird pricing of just $450 USD per attendee.
Attendees can also take advantage of a special rate of just $174 USD per night for Delta Centre Ville’s newly renovated “Mode” rooms. Discount subject to room availability.
Register today by visiting the event Web site. Or contact the event planning team at 1 800 496 1303 ext. 394, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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