Software Manufacturers and Embedded BI: The Build versus Buy Question

Software manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) needing to embed business intelligence (BI) modules into their solutions are familiar with the “build versus buy” question. Learn about the factors you should take into consideration when making this decision, including cost, time to market, and the module’s quality and ability to be embedded—as well as the best practices.

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SaaS Versus On-premise ERP

Should your business acquire traditional on-premises enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions? Or should it invest in emerging software-as-a-service (SaaS)–based ERP solutions? Both options have benefits and both have risks. Download this white paper to see how SaaS ERP stacks up against on-premises ERP across eight categories. Read More

TEC 2015 Cloud BI and Analytics Buyer's Guide

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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... Read More

Using ERP for Process Manufacturing Quality Management

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Today, process manufacturing executives need to think about more than core batch and recipe management capabilities when considering software solutions like enterprise resource planning (ERP). Due to both regulatory and market factors, quality management and documentation of the quality and content of goods produced is essential. Advancing environmental awareness and the ability to handle recalls both factor into this increased focus on quality.

Customers have high expectations of manufacturers... Read More

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