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Sage SalesLogix v7.5.2: An Overview

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A couple of weeks ago, I viewed a webinar about Sage SalesLogix v7.5.2. I usually see a few webinars every month but I particularly liked this one. The presenter—Jason Askelson, Director of Professional Services—did a very good job at showing the highlights of the new release, providing a comparison between the previous version and the new one, giving an overview of the mobile version, and of how

PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development-Part 3: Siemens PLM Software

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After talking about Dassault Systèmes in Part 2 of this blog series, I’d like to move to another prominent player in the product lifecycle management (PLM) field—Siemens PLM Software. In this blog post, I will give my personal interpretations about the major relevancies between Siemens PLM’s offerings and lean product development (LPD). My first impression of Siemens PLM is the
  • Written By: Yu Chen
  • Published On: January 2010

Accelerating (and Fast-Starting) the SME Business at Oracle (and SAP) - Part 4

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Part 1 of this blog series outlined Oracle’s recent (and seemingly genuine) change of heart and approach towards partnering and catering enterprise applications to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The analysis then moved onto the Oracle Accelerate program, which was launched about three years ago to allow partners to sell more of smaller projects in a fixed time and price manner. Oracle

Retail Technology Experiments at Metro AG

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Last year, I had the pleasure of attending a Canadian retail conference where I was incredibly impressed by the presentation of Dr. Gerd Wolfram, the Managing Director of Metro Group Information Technology GmbH, IT service provider of the German retail giant Metro AG. Information technologies have a huge impact on retail business performance. This “magic” in IT technology was fantastic 15 to 20

APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 5

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Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of the APICS 2009 international conference in Toronto, Canada in early October. I attended few education sessions, as my conference visit focused more on exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors. My overwhelming impression from the conference's expo floor was that its main value proposition this year revolved around the flavors

Avoiding the Four Data Display Pitfalls in Dashboard Design

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Presenting data and results is one of the fundamental stages of every business intelligence (BI) or business performance (BPM) deployment. Data is also important when adopting a new solution, and for the overall success of a BI project—even when the project stage does not represent any major technical challenge. A dashboard is the main screen by which end users, executives, managers,

Product Note: NGC's Fashion PLM and Sourcing Solutions

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NGC e-PLM and e-SPS are NGC’s offerings in product lifecycle management and sourcing for the fashion industry. This product note analyzes the strengths and challenges that the solutions have and makes recommendations to both the vendor and users.
  • Written By: Yu Chen
  • Published On: January 2010

Outlook for 2010

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As 2009 comes to a close, we look forward to the New Year and everything trendy that it will bring. Today, TEC’s Research Analyst Round Table discusses the outlook in technology for 2010. We will touch on: •    Social Networking •    Social Product Development •    Business Intelligence (BI) for the Masses •    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS
  • Written By: TEC Staff
  • Published On: January 2010

Enterprise Applications Vendors Going Viral and Social: Another Take

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It would not be far off the mark to say that social media, user-generated content (UGC), and online collaboration all hit the mainstream in 2009, at least in the realm of business-to-consumers (B2C) commerce. According to Forrester, 63 percent of online retailers will make social e-commerce a top priority in 2010, with The Limited brands leading the way. As consumers and

TEC Certified: 2009 Vendor Wrap-up

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With 2009 behind us, Technology Evaluation Center’s (TEC’s) research analyst team takes a brief look at some of the newest vendors to join its research roster. Pronto Navigator SAP Lombardi Spectrum HR Demand SolutionsEnterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Solutions – Aleksey OsintsevProntoPronto Software Pty. Ltd. is mostly recognized in Australia (the country where it is
  • Written By: TEC Staff
  • Published On: December 2009
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