TEC Joins Forces with EOH Technology Consulting to Assist Businesses Matching Software Choices to Strategic Requirements

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TEC Joins Forces with EOH Technology Consulting to Assist Businesses Matching Software Choices to Strategic Requirements
Bedfordview, Gauteng, South Africa (PRWEB) October 21, 2005

TEC Joins Forces with EOH Technology Consulting to Assist Businesses Matching Software Choices to Strategic Requirements EOH Technology Consulting (EOH) and Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) announce the launch of a new alliance designed to assist companies with comparing, evaluating, and selecting enterprise software.

EOH Technology Consulting (www.eoh.co.za), a division of JSE listed EOH, one of South Africa’s leading technology, consulting, and outsourcing companies, has been appointed as a Certified Professional Services Provider by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) (www.TechnologyEvaluation.com/press), the first web-native technology research enterprise. The new alliance will provide customer-centric, locally focused, value-added business solutions for those seeking IT and ERP functional and technical expertise. This will be supported by impartial, analyst-vetted software selection assessments.

According to Harvard Business Review, 20% of IT investments made this year became “shelf ware”. Gartner says that approximately 70% of IT projects fail or fall short of expectations. “These statistics justify the need for a software selection service that blends global knowledge with local expertise and this is exactly what we will achieve as a Certified Professional Services Provider for TEC,” says Keith Fairhurst, director, EOH Technology Consulting (www.eoh.co.za). The alliance is designed to provide superior software selection services to customers considering IT and enterprise ERP investments, planned implementations, or upgrades of existing technology. “Coupled with our twenty-five year South African IT pedigree, we are able to offer a valuable service and customer-centric solution to existing and new customers,” says Fairhurst. South African organizations can now select and implement software that objectively meets their business requirements. Furthermore, it is possible to map out future IT strategies by assessing current systems against requirements and determining gaps in support of a replace or enhance strategy.

TEC says the purpose of the Certified Professional Services Provider program is to allow TEC (www.TechnologyEvaluation.com/press) to team up with proven, experienced, and objective professionals to deliver superior software package selections and strategic IT assessments far more efficiently and effectively than by traditional means. Richard Dean, vice president, strategic initiatives at TEC says, “We are very pleased to add to our network of Certified Professional Services Providers a partner the caliber of EOH Technology Consulting (www.eoh.co.za) It’s an honour to have as an ally one of the most influential management consulting firms serving English-speaking sub-Saharan Africa. “

Fairhurst says that issues such as a software vendors’ inability to duplicate demonstrated capabilities in functional environments and failure to define system specifications that accurately and completely reflect current and future business requirements, further underpin the need for software selection tools such as TEC’s. In addition, driving further demand is the added pressure for organizations to be transparent, provide distinct audit trails, and hard evidence of procurement choices. “TEC’s methodologies will make this possible, reducing the burden of compliance and supporting good governance for our customers.”

Already having completed training, the EOH Technology Consulting team is excited about the benefits of TEC’s methodologies, promising customers lower total project costs, shorter time to project return on investment (ROI) and maximum leverage from investments in current systems.

About EOH
EOH is a business and technology solutions provider creating lifelong partnerships by developing business and IT strategies, supplying and implementing solutions and managing enterprise-wide business systems and processes for medium to large clients.

EOH operates in the following three clusters of business units as a fully integrated business:

Consulting – Concentrated under the EOH Consulting brand are business units offering services ranging from strategic and business process consulting, project services, change management, supply chain optimization, and education. The EOH Consulting business unit is responsible for delivering IT solutions that make business sense. We focus on providing remarkable technology solutions using robust methodologies to perform along the following four dimensions of IT excellence:

  • Business-alignment
  • Quality
  • Risk management
  • Cost management

Technology – Through a number of subsidiary companies, EOH is able to sell, implement, and support a range of world class business applications including enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence, advanced planning and scheduling, e-commerce and manufacturing execution systems (MES).

Outsourcing – EOH offers comprehensive maintenance and support of client’s IT infrastructure and applications through the rendering of full IT outsourcing, application hosting and managed services. In addition EOH offers full business process outsourcing (BPO) services.

EOH has a presence in all major centres in South Africa and Botswana, and operates in the rest of Africa.

Contact Information:
Rentia Tutton
Group Marketing Manager
Tel: +27 (11) 607-8100
Fax:+27 (11) 616-9929

About Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC)
Established in 1993, TEC (www.TechnologyEvaluation.com/press), the first web-native software industry analyst, is an impartial advocate for buyers of enterprise software. TEC provides decision support solutions that enable stakeholders to objectively identify the software products that best fit their companies’ unique business and systems requirements, and contribute most effectively to superior business performance.

From ERP (ERP.TechnologyEvaluation.com/press), SCM, CRM, business intelligence, and outsourcing, to financial, health services, radio frequency identification (RFID), and open source, TEC’s network of knowledge bases, with data vetted by its analysts, continues to expand in keeping with the growing needs of enterprise IT professionals.

More than 400,000 global subscribers turn to TEC for research and analysis via its daily newsletter, and refer to its extensive archive of articles and white papers.

Contact Information:
Lynne Brash
Coordinator, Media Relations
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC)
Tel: (1) (514) 954-3665 extension 254
Fax: (1) (514) 954-9739

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