Lawson Opportunity Analyzer: Managing Processes with a Purpose

Business strategy execution requires the control and automation of complex processes, and the ability to quickly analyze data relevant to the enterprise. Companies have to address these processes in a responsive, flexible way. However, this cannot be achieved simply by optimizing local activities. Multiple activities from different departments must be synchronized, toward the overall goal of increasing organizational profitability.
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Transforming Spreadsheets: Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting for Midsize Companies

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This white paper describes how workgroups and midsize companies can transform their spreadsheet-only processes to create flexible and timely plans, budgets, and forecasts. It outlines recommendations for implementing a complete performance management system, using an integrated reporting, analysis, and planning solution purpose-built for workgroups and midsize companies. Read More

Big Data Movement—Managing Large-Scale Information in the Constantly Connected World

Many forces in today's world of big data are driving applications to become more real-time. Data needs to go many places, be sorted and stored in different formats, and used in a wide variety of ways. Capturing high volume data streams inside and outside datacenters can be complicated and expensive using traditional software messaging middleware on general purpose servers. In order to realize the full value of “big data” some organizations are switching to real-time message-oriented middleware appliances that excel at the high-speed distribution of large volumes of data. Read More

TEC 2014 ERP for Midsize Manufacturers Buyer's Guide

It’s hard to imagine a contemporary manufacturer running its business without using some type of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to facilitate managing its day-to-day production and financial, logistical, and other operations. In fact, many current manufacturers have selected and implemented several different ERP software solutions in their lifetime. Midsize manufacturers have the largest choice from the available ERP software on the market.

The purpose of this buyer’s guide is to provide clarity on the ERP software market for midsize manufacturing companies, its characteristic features, the market trends, as well as the major players and their products. The guide also includes a special report on cloud ERP solutions. Read More

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State of the Market: HR

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More than ever, executives are looking to transform human resources (HR) from a seemingly low-priority function into a strategic part of the business. This state of the market report from TEC discusses the challenges that small to medium businesses (SMBs) face when recruiting, hiring, and managing staff. It also features information about the latest human resources information system (HRIS) offerings for the SMB market. Read More

Monitoring and Managing Network Application Performance

For many companies, a network analyzer with application analysis capabilities is the essential tool in the IT administrator’s toolbox. No other tool can provide you with the level of individual transaction detail that is often necessary for solving problems. Learn the concepts and technologies behind effectively managing application performance, so you can identify and correct issues before they affect your business. Read More

Operational Business Intelligence: The Lawson Approach

Traditional business intelligence (BI) software has not been available to line-of-business managers, frontline employees, or external stakeholders, but that is no longer the case. New BI solutions unite transactional and analytical worlds. Knowledge workers and executives can now analyze operational processes in real time. Decisions can be made and entered back into operational systems combining BI and performance management strategies. Read More
 
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