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Magic Quadrant for B2B Gateway Providers
Business-to-business (B2B) gateway solutions have matured to the point where they can support a wide range of projects. However, there are still functional

b2b feature  standalone MFT software solutions, B2B gateway software vendors increasingly offer MFT functionality as an embedded feature or add on option for their B2B gateway software. EDI is dead ' long live EDI: Despite industrywide predictions of its demise in the late 1990s, electronic data interchange (EDI) use in many industries (such as automotive, retail and manufacturing) continues to increase. Status of B2B in Europe: Backed by maturing and proliferating cross-border B2B integration projects, the B2B

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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.

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ERP for Manufacturing (SMB)

TEC's new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, human resources, purchasing, quality, and sales management functionality. 

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Evaluating Enterprise Software - Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps? Part Two


There is certainly room to ask the fundamental question of whether the traditional practice of RFI/RFP-based selection processes has been adequate for the task of selecting complex systems. The record indicates there is much room for improvement. In essence, for complex selections like in the case of enterprise applications, the human-machine combination has to work together to drive the solution.

b2b feature  viable platform for business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce transactions. The transition of core business processes to the Internet has been a primary driver for continued, albeit slowed down, deployment of enterprise applications use in the 2000s. The new generation of enterprise systems has become more customer-focused and has extended beyond the enterprise through interaction and collaboration with business partners. The key to the Internet-driven, dynamic trade environment is agility, which is where Read More

LeveragePoint Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced LeveragePoint as a cloud-based newcomer to the business-to-business (B2B) pricing market with a novel pricing approach: value-based pricing. In this day and age of highly accelerated new product introductions, history-based pricing approaches are often inadequate. My previous post explained the company’s approach and current state of affairs. Part 2 follows

b2b feature  not enough. In the B2B space, economic factors loom large in the buying process and product managers have to go beyond benefits and link features and benefits to differentiated value. If a feature does not either provide a differentiated value or eliminate the differentiated value of a competitor then it should not be developed at all. Product managers have to make many trade-off decisions. A feature may deliver differentiated value, but how much and for which sectors of the market? The holy grail for Read More

Two Vendor Execs Discuss the Current B2B Pricing Market (and its Future)


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b2b feature  child. Commercially viable, off-the-shelf B2B pricing software as we know it today has only been available for the past five years or so. It’s simply a new entrant to the value-creation landscape. That being said, we estimate that hundreds of companies have made investments in pricing software in this short period of time. Given the profound returns our solution provides and the competitive edge it creates, many successful companies are understandably reluctant to share their stories. As such, I would Read More

GXS Acquires HAHT Commerce for More Synchronized Retail B2B Data Part One: Event Summary


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b2b feature  for More Synchronized Retail B2B Data Part One: Event Summary Event Summary A refutation of the claim that the ongoing consolidation in the enterprise application space has of late largely been about pilfering install base, increasing market share, and saving the costs of economy of scale -based product, might be the recent merger of two players in the business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce arena, which claim that the rationale for their merger is to provide a more comprehensive solution for Read More

Logility, IBM to Offer Mid Market Solutions on AS/400


IBM and B2B collaborative supply chain planning vendor Logility, Inc. have partnered to offer a joint solution for the AS/400e server platform.

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Mashups and Pervasive BI


In the world of Web-based business intelligence (BI), mashups combine two or more data sources in a single feature. Mashups are among the innovations that help spread BI wider and deeper across organizations. Known as “pervasive BI,” this concept hinges on offering features and applications that blend with—and navigate like—the familiar Web browser. Find out how pervasive BI can help your organization today.

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Case Study: UNICEF Generates More Online Sales with Webfoot


In today’s global economy, organizations must strengthen customer relationships to maximize performance. UNICEF needed customer software to support a feature-rich Web store allowing real-time flow of order data. With a new e-commerce solution, UNICEF rerouted more than 30 percent of its sales to self-service, with online orders up by an average of 50 percent. Learn more about how the Web retail system benefits UNICEF.

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Case Study: Newburgh Enlarged City School District


Schools often need to deploy computers that offer a limited feature set, as limiting a computer’s functions is important to protecting its purpose and keeping students focused. To lock down student workstation functionality, Newburgh Enlarged City School District finally implemented a solution to control system settings and application functionality. Learn more about the features and functionality of this workstation access solution.

b2b feature  Study: Newburgh Enlarged City School District Schools often need to deploy computers that offer a limited feature set, as limiting a computer’s functions is important to protecting its purpose and keeping students focused. To lock down student workstation functionality, Newburgh Enlarged City School District finally implemented a solution to control system settings and application functionality. Learn more about the features and functionality of this workstation access solution. Read More

PROS to Embed SAP HANA with Its Big Data Sales App


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b2b feature  than half of PROS B2B pricing customers run SAP solutions, and PROS has had to invest in its partnership with SAP to provide customers with cohesive solutions for their SAP environments. PROS is an SAP software solution and technology partner in the SAP PartnerEdge program, and a participant in the SAP EcoHub solutions marketplace. Since 2009, PROS solutions have achieved SAP-certified integration with SAP solutions, including the flagship PROS Pricing Solution Suite (PPSS) . In addition to strong Read More

TEC Vendor Showdowns Generate a Lot of Interest


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An Update on Zilliant (and the B2B Pricing Market, in General)


In this good, bad, and arguably recovering economy, many companies are looking to their pricing strategies and practices as a way to improve profits without necessarily repelling customers. Pricing is an important component of an enterprise’s business processes and financial performance, since companies in many industries can face a variety of pricing problems such as

b2b feature  on Zilliant (and the B2B Pricing Market, in General) In this good, bad, and arguably recovering economy, many companies are looking to their  pricing  strategies and practices as a way to improve profits without necessarily repelling customers. Pricing is an important component of an enterprise’s business processes and financial performance, since companies in many industries can face a variety of pricing problems such as unnecessary  discounting  and quoting prices below a  break-even  point. Read More

Company Makes Good On B2B Collaboration


Logility recently announced financial results for the third quarter ended January 31, 2000 and seemingly escaped the market turmoil that pummeled other enterprise applications vendors.

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Evaluating Enterprise Software - Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps?


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