Home
 > Research and Reports > TEC Blog
Keyword Search:

TEC Blog

Discussing Enterprise Software and Selection

Get insight into industry developments, market trends, vendors, products, business processes, and more, with articles written by our analysts and other industry experts.


APICS 2009 Convention: Day 2
Written By: Gabriel Gheorghiu Published On: October 6 2009 The conference really started today, with a general session featuring guest star speaker Jason Jennings, business thought leader and best-selling author. And quite a showman, we might add. At first, we learned a few new jokes and found out who the most effective (and by “effective,” we mean “adaptable”)  companies in the world are (among them: IKEA, Staples, Koch, and Smuckers). You Read More...
APICS 2009 Convention: Day 1
Written By: Khudsiya Quadri Published On: October 5 2009 Arrived in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) to attend the APICS international convention and expo—hats off to the Canadian weather (cold!!!!!!!). This first day is dedicated to the development and organization of APICS members and partners. We gained an understanding of the APICS footprint, internationally speaking, through the general session.  The general session was a great way for us to Read More...
Microsoft’s Latest Acquisitions: Who Benefits?
Written By: Khudsiya Quadri Published On: October 5 2009 Microsoft recently acquired four vertical solutions that target process manufacturing (Fullscope Inc.), professional services (Computer Generated Solutions Inc.), and retail industries (To-Increase and LS Retail ehf).  These acquisitions are no different from any other software industry vendor acquisition, as each player in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) space is trying to expand its Read More...
A Two-layer Model for Fashion PLM Functionality
Written By: Yu Chen Published On: October 5 2009 To help fashion players achieve the most out of adopting PLM methodology and systems while respecting the uniqueness of fashion products and business processes, the article introduces a two-layer model to facilitate the process of selecting a fashion PLM solution. Read More...
The Art of Software Selection: What Would Buddha Do?
Written By: Sherry Fox Published On: October 3 2009 “Truth is one; paths are many.” - H. H. Sri Swami Satchidananda Buddhism and software selection. Say what? Yes, you read that correctly. As an “aspiring Buddhist,” I’ve come to learn that Buddhist philosophy can find its way into virtually every aspect of one’s life. While ancient Buddhism still remains a mystery to many, it could certainly help shed some light on a few modern-day dilemmas Read More...
Managing Trees versus Managing Grass
Written By: Yu Chen Published On: October 2 2009 Within the product lifecycle management (PLM) arena, there is a category of solutions with a very specific industry focus: fashion and retail PLM solutions. For example, Lectra calls its solution Fashion PLM; at PTC, its FlexPLM solution is created for retail, footwear, and apparel; TradeStone Software names  its solution Merchandise Lifecycle Management (MLM)  (instead of PLM) and focuses on Read More...
When Shortlists Are Too Short, Who's to Blame?
Written By: josh chalifour Published On: October 2 2009 This insightful case study from SageCircle talks about how a vendor almost missed out on a $35M deal because it was left off an RFP shortlist. Although the case study is geared toward software vendors—focusing on the importance of an active analyst relations team—it also illustrates important points applying to software selection projects. The case study is in some ways a cautionary tale for Read More...
Food and Beverage Industry: Overview of Software Requirements
Written By: Joseph J. Strub Published On: October 2 2009 The food and beverage industries have very special needs, many of which are externally regulated. Read on to discover some of the unique challenges and software requirements for these industries. Read More...
Three Tips for PLM Boot Camp ’09 Attendees
Written By: Yu Chen Published On: October 1 2009 PLM Boot Camp ’09 is coming in one week. As one of the committee members for this event, I’m delighted to provide three tips to those who are planning to attend this two-day virtual conference. Tip #1: Prepare to See a “Different” PLM PLM Boot Camp ’09 is obviously focused on product lifecycle management (PLM). However, it also has vertical foci: the fashion and consumer products industries. Read More...
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 2
Written By: Predrag Jakovljevic Published On: October 1 2009 Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of an immaculate supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Indeed, the company was the industry standard for Read More...
|< <  ... 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 ...  > >|
Results 1991 - 2000 of 5347

Recent Searches
Others A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

©2014 Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. All rights reserved.