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Ardent Software Enters the SAP Data Extraction Market


Ardent Software has announced the addition of SAP extraction and load capabilities to their DataStage product, increasing their strength in the Extract/Transform/Load tool market. Due to the prevalence of SAP in the Enterprise Resource Planning space, this addition will provide a competitive advantage over some of the other major ETL vendors such as Sagent and Computer Associates.

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Acta Technology Helps Add Business Intelligence Capabilities to Major ERP Vendors


Sand Technology Systems International Inc. (NASDAQ: SNDT), a provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions, announced today that it is partnering with Acta Technology, Inc. (Acta) to provide "guaranteed and cost-effective" BI results for users of SAP R/3. Both Sand and Acta will be featuring the Nucleus RapidMarts as preferred solutions for the increasing numbers of customers seeking effective ways to handle BI applications with SAP.

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Best Software To Hold Competition At Bay


Having garnered an astutely broad enterprise applications’ portfolio, Best Software recently unveiled its 'customer and/or partner for life' strategy to fend off any intruder to its US market stronghold, especially Microsoft Business Solutions.

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The Path to ERP for Small Businesses, Part 2: Evaluation of ERP Software


If you’ve gone through the research phase while looking for ERP, the next major step is the evaluation process. At the end of it, you should have a shortlist of products that best fit your needs, which will be used in the final stage: the selection.

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Software Size Units


The conventional unit of measurement for software size is the point. Unfortunately, the point-based measurement system fails to account for many of the complexities of software development. This paper proposes software size units (SSUs) as an alternative to points, defines their component elements, and explains how to use SSUs for more accurate software estimations and easier productivity assessments.

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TEC is pleased to announce that you can now compare field service management (FSM) solutions head-to-head using TEC Advisor—our free online software evaluation and selection tool. FSM solutions provide planning and scheduling, work order management, customer engagement management, and other essential functionality for companies with highly mobile, customer-facing workforces. You can

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Infor Taps AWS to Deliver Vertical Cloud Suites


Infor announced Infor CloudSuite, its first group of industry-specific application suites available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure. Infor will leverage the AWS cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) to allow customers to take advantage of Amazon's expertise and economies of scale.

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New Report Profiling MODX Revolution WCM


TEC is offering a new report profiling the software vendor MODX and its Revolution WCM system. This report is now available to download (free) from TEC's library of reports. The MODX Web content management system is a relatively new commercial open source offering. It's designed with an emphasis on customizability. Although MODX has a large community using its systems in small and medium-sized

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Oracle Database 11g High Availability


A highly available IT infrastructure is a critical success factor for businesses in today’s fast moving and “always on” economy. But the traditional approach to building high availability infrastructure is expensive to implement and rarely meets user’s service level expectations. Learn how technologies available in the Oracle Database 11g can help you avoid costly downtime and recover quickly from unavoidable failures.

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Has Your Company Outgrown QuickBooks? How to Tell and What to Do About It


QuickBooks is highly respected as the world’s most popular accounting system, with more than 4.5 million users. Indeed, QuickBooks provides an excellent solution for smaller companies. However, growing companies will eventually outgrow the database performance and feature set offered by QuickBooks. This white paper provides guidance in case this happens to you.

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Unleashing the SAN In Your IP Network


Computer storage holds the lifeblood of today's economy. From movies, music, books, and classroom materials, to corporate, personal, and financial data of all sorts, everything is being stored digitally. For this reason, the information and the knowledge derived from today's Internet-reliant world have become the core elements by which our society increases its productivity. Find out more in this white paper from Stonefly.

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