X
Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.
Get free sample report

Compare Software Solutions
Visit the TEC store to compare leading software solutions by funtionality, so that you can make accurate and informed software purchasing decisions.
Compare Now
 

 are you ready to move to the cloud


Are You Ready for the Cloud?
In almost every organization’s internal meetings and corridors, there’s a lot of chattering about whether cloud computing is an option that can bring tangible

are you ready to move to the cloud  cloud deployment types. There are some options that you will have to explore depending on the type of resource you will be moving to the cloud: a public cloud, a private cloud, a hybrid solution, etc. It will be important to gain knowledge about the actual offers and the possibilities for moving to the cloud. With a better understanding of the possible paths for your cloud adventure, you can consider and evaluate your potential service providers. Evaluate providers using common criteria like cost,

Read More


Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

Get free sample report
Compare Software Solutions

Visit the TEC store to compare leading software by functionality, so that you can make accurate and informed software purchasing decisions.

Compare Now

Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Management

Get a shortlist of BI solutions based on your company’s needs and characteristics. It’s fast, free, and easy—and you’ll get the results immediately. 

Evaluate Now

Documents related to » are you ready to move to the cloud

Ariba's 15-Year Journey into the B2B Commerce Cloud


Ariba’s collaborative business commerce solutions focus on the basics: buying, selling, and managing cash. Ariba’s cloud-based vision has grown a vast network trading community to help businesses connect with each other and with suppliers. TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews Ariba's 15-year history and discusses its market with Dan Ashton, Senior Manager of Solutions Marketing for Commerce Cloud Solutions.

are you ready to move to the cloud  and 2011, what issues are keeping you awake at night? DA: In our history as a company, we’ve always created technology ahead of the market. Over the past 10 years, we’ve really seen that the market is coming to where Ariba’s vision and network are. We hope that companies continue to leverage business collaboration solutions to help create better business. TEC: What about Ariba’s future, its functional scope and verticals? DA: Ariba is committed to making B2B commerce as easy as consumer commerce. Read More

Epicor 9: Delivering What Oracle and Others Are Yet to Achieve? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series outlined Epicor 9 (aka Epicor ERP [evaluate this product]), Epicor Software’s next-generation converged product suite. A similar feat has yet to be accomplished even by mighty Oracle within Oracle Fusion Applications. The article also discussed Epicor’s accompanying “Protect, Extend, and Converge” strategy for providing customers with  a migration path choice on their

are you ready to move to the cloud  What Oracle and Others Are Yet to Achieve? - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series outlined Epicor 9 ( aka Epicor ERP [ evaluate this product ]), Epicor Software ’s next-generation converged product suite. A similar feat has yet to be accomplished even by mighty Oracle within Oracle Fusion Applications . The article also discussed Epicor’s accompanying “Protect, Extend, and Converge” strategy for providing customers with  a migration path choice on their own timetable and convenience. The article Read More

Barcoding 101 for Manufacturers: What You Need to Know to Get Started


For manufacturers, barcoding carries with it numerous benefits, including increased accuracy, efficiency, and traceability, along with easier adherence to customer or regulatory requirements. Discover how implementing barcoding as part of an integrated software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution can help manufacturing companies of all sizes, and in many different industries, improve operations and business performance.

are you ready to move to the cloud  PCs. Containers or parts are scanned as they move around the shop floor, providing a highly accurate, real-time inventory system. Source: Plex Systems Resources Related to Barcoding 101 for Manufacturers: What You Need to Know to Get Started : Barcode (Wikipedia) Barcoding 101 for Manufacturers: What You Need to Know to Get Started At a Glance   This paper highlights what manufacturers need to know to take advantage of barcoding to improve their business performance. The benefits of barcoding are Read More

Red Hat Heads for the Cloud with OpenShift


It would be an understatement to say that Red Hat is an interesting enterprise software company. Since its founding in 1994 and initial public offering (IPO) in 1999, the vendor has focused on businesses and divisions thereof that embrace open-source computing tools. In 2001, Red Hat introduced Enterprise Linux, a “frozen” mature version of Linux whose support and maintenance the vendor could

are you ready to move to the cloud  user, ISV partner, etc., are you targeting with OpenShift Online? Are you closer to IT staff or LoB users? Are you closer to the Salesforce Platform or GoogleApp Engine (or something in-between)? RHOS: OpenShift Online is our public PaaS service. We compete most directly with Heroku, rather than Force.com/Database.com, which are really more focused on users that are building add-ons for salseforce.com. We also compete with Google AppEngine and Amazon Elastic Beanstalk in the public PaaS space. PJ: What Read More

The New Role of the CFO: from Bean Counter to Corporate Wizard


Find out in the new role of the cfo: from bean counter to corporate wizard.

are you ready to move to the cloud  Chief financial officers (CFOs) are being transformed from bean counters to corporate wizards in companies both large and small. But what's driving this fundamental change? And how can CFOs play an even greater role in the direction and success of their organizations? Find out in The New Role of the CFO: From Bean Counter to Corporate Wizard . You'll learn how technology is revolutionizing the role of the CFO; which five focus areas are turning CFOs into corporate wizards; how CFOs are driving a Read More

Experiencing the Customer Experience: Listening to, Learning from, and Acting on the Voice of the Customer


To ensure a positive customer experience, companies must first learn what their customer values, and then determine how they are measuring up to those values. Obtaining and taking action on customer feedback is what customer experience management is all about.

are you ready to move to the cloud  current and prospective customers are willing to give you if they believe it will benefit them. Your job is to convince them that it will, and then deliver on that promise. Secondly, have the guts to follow your customer's lead. Make sure you are asking the right questions, that you thoroughly understand the answers, and that you are committed to taking action. Nothing frustrates a customer more than being asked for his or her input and opinion only to find out it has not been taken into consideration. Read More

Manage the Change or Change the Management during an ERP Software Selection: The Change


Change happens all the time—but why are changes in our personal lives similar to those in our professional lives?  There are some major events that occur and change things forever. For an individual, such a change can be caused by marriage; for a company, by the selection of an ERP system. There is always a way out when relationships stop working (both between people and companies), but it can be

are you ready to move to the cloud  because all your friends are doing it and you shouldn’t look for or replace your current ERP system because everyone else in your industry is doing it. 2.  Understand the disadvantages : It’s important to understand the disadvantages change will bring preferably before it happens. It is more important to understand the disadvantages of change, because it’s the weaknesses—not the strengths—that can make a relationship (personal or professional) fall apart, if not understood and dealt with Read More

On the Move: Great Productivity Solutions for the Mobile Sales Team


In this paper it’s argued that over the next three to five years, the winners in sales will be the ones who figure out how to smoothly and productively manage a mobile sales team. Selling will be a mobile discipline. It’s imperative to craft a plan for making mobility standard and keeping information secure.

are you ready to move to the cloud  mobile crm ppt,what is mobile crm,mobile crm application,mobile crm solution,cwr mobile crm,mobile crm applications,microsoft mobile crm,mobile crm solutions,mobile crm software,windows mobile crm,mobile crm,mobile sales team Read More

The Magic Is in the Screen


Projection is often seen as the big compromise: you must have either a very powerful and bright projector or a very dark room to achieve high-quality, commercially acceptable images. However, many people don’t know that a revolutionary concept is now available—a screen technology that allows very high-quality projected images in brightly lit environments that removes the need for dark rooms or very expensive projectors.

are you ready to move to the cloud  Magic Is in the Screen Projection is often seen as the big compromise: you must have either a very powerful and bright projector or a very dark room to achieve high-quality, commercially acceptable images. However, many people don’t know that a revolutionary concept is now available—a screen technology that allows very high-quality projected images in brightly lit environments that removes the need for dark rooms or very expensive projectors. Read More

Collaboration: The New Standard in the Supply Chain


Collaboration is becoming more and more critical to managing the supply chain process. Collaboration can take many forms in the supply chain, such as visibility, data sharing, collaborative forecasting, outsourcing, sharing resources, or joint processes. Context is needed to understand what is meant by collaboration". In this report, TEC Research Analyst Bob Eastman looks at collaboration and how it relates to demand planning and forecasting, sales and operations planning, vendor-managed inventory, and logistics, and gives important milestones marking the development of the use of collaboration in the supply chain over the last 50 years.

are you ready to move to the cloud  collaboration,supply chain,context,S&OP,VMI,SMI,logistics,demand planning and forecasting,Sales and Operations Planning,vendor-managed inventory Read More

The Integrated Information Management Infrastructure: The Business Value of the Best-of-Suite Approach


Overlooking how an application fits into your overall IT landscape can lead to costly implementations. But addressing data management with middleware solutions that work seamlessly with existing applications in your company’s IT environment can lead to significant benefits. Explore the value of technology decisions that support and maintain infrastructure-wide interoperability with regard to your data management solutions.

are you ready to move to the cloud  addressing data management with middleware solutions that work seamlessly with existing applications in your company’s IT environment can lead to significant benefits. Explore the value of technology decisions that support and maintain infrastructure-wide interoperability with regard to your data management solutions. Read More

Drink-IT, the Ideal Solution for the Efficient Reorganization of the Norwegian Mack Brewery




are you ready to move to the cloud  Mack Brewery, NORRIQ case study, NORRIQ, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Drink-IT, IT system, brewery, drink manufacturing, ERP beverage Read More

Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge


The requirements of operating in a global, just-in-time (JIT) market have made supply chains much more complex than they were 10 years ago. Much of the software meant to assist in managing this complexity has itself become too complex to use—and too expensive to cost-justify. Discover the benefits of using a less complex supply chain solution that better supports a collaborative effort along your supply chain.

are you ready to move to the cloud  many companies. Supply chains are longer, involve more stakeholders, and at the same time are less forgiving of error and waste. Meanwhile, customer loyalty is fleeting, competition is growing, and margins are shrinking in many industries. In this climate of complexity and uncertainty, overall business success is more and more a matter of optimizing the supply chain: Many times the blame for product failure lies not in engineering, marketing, or sales, but in the inability of the supply chain to deliver Read More

Professional Service Strategies that Win: Executive View of the Cloud


This report focuses on how cloud infrastructures are being used by sales and marketing, finance, and operations in professional service organizations (PSOs). It outlines the benefits of using a cloud infrastructure to manage enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other enterprise systems. With the right solutions in place, globally dispersed project teams have unlimited accessibility to secure and reliable information.

are you ready to move to the cloud  on how cloud infrastructures are being used by sales and marketing, finance, and operations in professional service organizations (PSOs). It outlines the benefits of using a cloud infrastructure to manage enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other enterprise systems. With the right solutions in place, globally dispersed project teams have unlimited accessibility to secure and reliable information. Read More