Decision Support Systems -- Overview and Case Studies

Decison support systems range from simple electronic filing cabinets to complex data intensive and analytically sophisticated executive information systems. This primer provides an overview with real case studies.

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TEC 2015 Cloud BI and Analytics Buyer's Guide

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: December 9 2014
After the advent of the Internet, "cloud computing" is perhaps the biggest trend in the recent history of the IT industry. Computing in the cloud has dramatically affected how organizations run their businesses, and has accelerated the emergence of innovative BI and analytics offerings, from efficient software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings to more robust solutions offered via a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) or infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).

This buyer’s guide provides an overview of the variety of cloud BI and analytics software offerings on the market and their main features and functions. Current market trends and case studies and thought leadership from some of the leading vendors in this software space are also included. Read More

TEC 2015 Cloud BI and Analytics Buyer's Guide

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: December 9 2014
After the advent of the Internet, "cloud computing" is perhaps the biggest trend in the recent history of the IT industry. Computing in the cloud has dramatically affected how organizations run their businesses, and has accelerated the emergence of innovative BI and analytics offerings, from efficient software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings to more robust solutions offered via a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) or infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).

This buyer’s guide provides an overview of the variety of cloud BI and analytics software offerings on the market and their main features and functions. Current market trends and case studies and thought leadership from some of the leading vendors in this software space are also included. Read More

TEC 2015 ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Buyer's Guide

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  • Written By: Ted Rohm
  • Published: February 3 2015
The TEC ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide was developed to provide unique perspectives on the state of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution market for manufacturers. Discrete manufacturers face a number of business challenges in the 21st century, including the traditional challenges of planning and managing production, managing costs, and staying compliant with regulations, and newer challenges related to the ability to support customizable and complex products and global markets, and hiring qualified staff.

How are manufacturers and vendors dealing with these changing requirements for manufacturing ERP? Read on to find out. In addition to a functionality comparison of manufacturing ERP products currently on the market, the TEC 2015 ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide includes the results of TEC’s ERP trends survey (showing some surprising trends and stats), a discussion about how ERP vendors are differentiating themselves these days with elements enhancing user experience, and a special section dedicated to configure, price, and quote (CPQ) solutions and their growing importance to discrete manufacturers. Case studies and thought leadership from leading vendors in the discrete manufacturing ERP software space are also included as examples of recent successful ERP implementations and upgrades. Download the free guide now for TEC's expert analyst insight into manufacturing ERP trends, functionality comparisons, and vendor differentiation.  Read More

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To select a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, Katy Independent School District (Katy ISD) turned to Gibson Consulting Group to manage the project’s complexities. Gibson partnered with TEC, taking advantage of the eBestMatch decision support system (DSS). Find out how TEC and Gibson helped Katy ISD reduce the cost and duration of the selection project, and deliver a compelling business case to stakeholders. Read More

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