TEC Offer Tools for Software Selection at Gartner's Small Business Vision Event in Boston
Montreal, June 5, 2006
MONTREAL - June 14, 2006 - According to TEC, selections for enterprise software such as ERP ( http://erp.technologyevaluation.com/press), ECM, CRM, or SCM solutions may fail to meet requirements if an organisation undertakes a selection process without a comprehensive understanding of its unique business needs. TEC ( www.technologyevaluation.com/press) believes that problems arise when companies do not prepare a proper request for information (RFI) to evaluate the pertinent responses from their short-listed vendors. However, TEC states that its sophisticated means for performing requirements analysis will ease the selection burden.
Gartner asserts that 70 percent of IT projects fail or fall short of expectations. With the growing SMB market spending over $400 billion (USD) worldwide annually, event attendees targeting this immense and diverse market were most responsive to TEC's stated objective of assisting SMBs in complex evaluations of enterprise software. At Gartner's Small Business Vision event, held in Boston on June 6, TEC's value proposition was presented by TEC senior research analyst Hans Mercx, to an audience consisting primarily of VARs and resellers.
Mercx stated that "SMBs have tried and failed in the past to perform successful software selections and implementations. SMBs are in need of a streamlined methodology to increase the success rate of their enterprise software evaluations and selections. Since 1993, TEC has developed the tools and methodology to streamline the evaluation and selection process. Providing the backbone technology and methodology to its consulting partners, TEC's solution combines the right technology with a proven methodology and knowledge capital in twenty-four major software categories, ensuring a higher success rate for its clients."
Based on TEC's involvement with thousands of IT projects, TEC has developed a best-practices approach combining industry knowledge and a decision support tool, in order to deliver an affordable solution to the SMB marketplace.
About Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC)
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) ( http://www.TechnologyEvaluation.com/press ) is a leading online source for impartial technology and consulting evaluations. TEC has helped reduce the cost, risk, and time associated with software selection since 1993. It has twenty-four online technology evaluation centers-ranging from ERP ( http://erp.technologyevaluation.com/press ), CRM, BPM ( http://bpm.technologyevaluation.com/press ), and SCM, to business intelligence-containing thousands of detailed criteria on over 500 technology solutions. TEC receives over 1.7 million visitors per month to its sites, and millions of page views per month are generated by a global audience of senior c-level and VP executives, technology and functional managers, consultants, and IT professionals.
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