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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of April 16th, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONSMiami-based flower distributor selects Sage ERP X3Industry tags: Distribution

compare vista utilities  for Sage ERP X3 Compare Sage ERP X3 to its competitors Press release Desigual rolls out Oracle ATG Web Commerce to e-commerce segment Industry tags: Retail Today’s brand owners must be able to manage their sale channels in an integrated manner, as it's too easy to find yourself multiplying efforts when coordinating multiple brands, sites, and partner initiatives—more so when you factor in both B2B and B2C. The ATG Web Commerce solution provides the means to centralize these efforts while integrating

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ERP for the Utilities Industry

Utilities (gas, water, electricity, and energy) software is typically built off customer billing systems encompassing a suite of modules covering fleet management, maintenance management, GIS, AMR, financials, and human resources, among others. 

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Case Study: Western Electronics


As a contract manufacturer, Western Electronics makes assemblies for its customers. This translates into a huge volume of data being exchanged—and an exponentially greater number of engineering changes to manage. The company was challenged to take control over its processes—especially bill of materials (BOM) management—and lead its customers into following best practices. With its new change management solution, the company is confident it has an accurate history and the latest revisions.

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ERP Discrete Vs ERP Process


To compare process ERP solutions head-to-head based on your organization's needs and characteristics , visit TEC's process ERP evaluation center.

compare vista utilities  process manufacturing categories. To compare process ERP solutions head-to-head based on your organization's needs and characteristics (size, industry, business model, geographical markets, IT platform and requirements, etc.), visit TEC's Process ERP Evaluation Center . To compare discrete ERP solutions head-to-head, visit TEC's Discrete ERP Evaluation Center .   For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST. Phone: 514-954-3665, ext. 367. Read More

Utility Businesses and Asset Management


Utilities have always held information about their assets, but traditionally this has been held in different parts of the business and not integrated into single coherent systems. Good asset management is increasingly about being able to feed information from business processes across the company into an asset management system, and using information from that system for financial and operational improvement.

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MS Govern


At MS Govern, we build software solutions specific to the requirements of Local Government and utilities. We proudly back our solutions with experienced project professionals, multi-level training programs and one of the most robust support networks in the industry. We design our solutions to empower your teams to be effective and efficient on the job, and to assist your constituents to be pro-active and accountable members of your community.

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Top Accounting Software Comparisons 2012


There were a lot of accounting solutions introduced or updated in 2011, and here's your chance to compare them—quickly and easily.

compare vista utilities  here's your chance to compare them—quickly and easily. Some of the big names include Microsoft , NetSuite, SAP, Aquilon Software, Sage, Pronto Software, Epicor, Exact, UNIT4, and Flexi Software—but there are dozens of excellent systems from lesser known brands. Which one is best for your organization? To find out, simply use TEC's Accounting Software Comparison Reports to compare any three accounting solutions of your choice. You can choose from over 100 different solutions, including the popular Read More

TEC Launches Center to Help Companies Evaluate and Select ERP Distribution Software


Enterprise software analyst firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its ERP—Distribution Evaluation Center, to help companies compare the most qualified ERP—Distribution systems based on their own, unique business needs.

compare vista utilities  Center, to help companies compare the most qualified ERP-Distribution systems based on their own, unique business needs. May 16, 2007 Montreal, Quebec, May 16, 2007—In response to growing global demand from IT decision makers in the distribution and logistics industries, software evaluation firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) announces the launch of its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)-Distribution Evaluation Center, designed to help companies select the right ERP-Distribution software solution. Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of June 18, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSLoudoun County Sanitation Authority selects SAP ERPIndustry tags: utilities "According to the plans of both the client and its system integrator, Sparta Consulting, the entire project is supposed to take only 14 months, which is a pretty intensive timeline considering a level of the solution selected and the company’s size. The modules to be implemented are financials

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6 Best Practices for Selecting ERP Software


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions are large, and complex by nature, making them very difficult to evaluate and compare. So how do you select the ERP solution that’s best-suited to your firm? In this guide, Focus Experts Dana Craig, Jonathan Gross, Tim Hourigan, Michael Krigsman, Tom Rogers, Bob Swedroe, and Chintan Tyagi share their top 6 best practices for selecting ERP software.

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Production and Supply Planning RFI/RFP Template


Strategic Supply Chain Planning, Operational Planning, Procurement Collaboration, Order Management, Fulfillment, and Channel Integration, Utilities for Planning Systems, Systems Integration, Product Technology

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How Does Your ERP System Architecture Address Change?


In today’s competitive market, businesses are living in a constant state of change—especially in the services sector, which has to contend with a more fluid “people resource” factor. Yet most installed ERP solutions are falling short. Why are nearly half of all businesses essentially blowing their annual ERP budgets to support change? And what are software vendors doing about it? Find out now, in TEC’s 2008 Market Comparison Report.

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Advanced Utility Systems


Advanced Utility Systems Corporation was established in 1997 to provide Customer Information and Billing solutions exclusively to utilities and municipalities. Founded by three partners, Advanced quickly emerged as an innovative software provider that today has a client roster of more than 60 utilities.

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Plugging Revenue Leakage in the Utility Industry


Utilities are under intense pressure to improve corporate performance despite increasing costs, regulatory pressures, and enhanced customer expectations. The need to supplement existing cash flows with the low-risk, low-investment, high-impact option of plugging revenue leakage has never been more critical. Find out how you can plug revenue leakage by using technology to make improvements across the utility revenue chain.

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SAP Industry Solutions for Mid-market Companies


For over a decade, SAP has offered industry-specific applications, starting with oil and gas and utilities solutions. Media, insurance, chemicals, banking, and public sector offerings have followed, highlighting SAP's lesser-known side as a market-oriented provider of industry-tailored solutions.

compare vista utilities  functionality, these companies should compare their needs to the offerings of SAP and alternative vendors, in order to find the best fit. SAP still has a reputation as being difficult to implement, change, and manage. The company has made strides in addressing these issues, but mid-market companies should decide for themselves (via detailed real-life business scenario demonstrations) whether SAP is overkill for their needs or not. While SAP has done an excellent job of gaining industry knowledge from Read More

Utilities


Water, electricity, waste management—all sectors of the utilities industry have been experiencing major changes in recent years. Challenges for the utilities industry arise from many sources, including the need to comply with new regulations, meet consumption demands because of global population growth, and others. To help overcome these challenges, companies in the utilities industry must update their software tools and acquire the ones that best suit their needs.

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