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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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What Does Having a Paperless Office Really Mean?
Establishing a paperless office may appear to be a daunting task, but if you understand your operational goals, and if you know what to expect from a paperless

comparison column  B . The same comparison is then performed for the other features. The bracketed numbers are a multiplication of the numbers listed in column one by the ranking of the office systems for that feature. This multiplication provides a weighted value of how each system compares to each other for a specified feature. The Total row simply sums up the columns of the multiplied values. The results from this simplified example show that Paperless Office System A is the better choice, based on a quantifiable

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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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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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Fatal Flaws in ERP Software Create Opportunity for Niche Software in CPG Companies


ERP software may fail to meet critical business requirements. When companies find that their ERP doesn't meet all of their business requirements, they should investigate niche software vendors who are focused on fixing fatal flaws. This paper discusses one of the potential fatal flaw areas in the CPG industry.

comparison column  Flaws in ERP Software Create Opportunity for Niche Software in CPG Companies Fatal Flaws in ERP Software Create Opportunity for Niche Software in CPG Companies Featured Author - Bill Friend* - April 24, 2004 Overview After companies purchase an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system they may discover that the ERP software fails to provide all of the functionality their business requires. These shortfalls have been characterized as fatal flaws . If a company uncovers a fatal flaw in their ERP Read More

Informatica Morphs into Enterprise Decision Support Vendor


Informatica Corporation, long an established vendor in the Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) market space, has morphed themselves into a vendor of solutions for the "e-Business infrastructure". In conjunction with their contract to build an enterprise data warehouse for the United States Postal Service and their MX2 metadata exchange initiative, Informatica is reinventing itself.

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Lose the Starry-Eyes, Analyze:An Ideal Customer for Relevant INFIMACS


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comparison column  that we adjusted the comparison benchmark to make it follow a path similar to Relevant's strengths and weaknesses. The prioritized global priorities bar graph (Figure 3) shows that Relevant's strongest point is Manufacturing Management, while its weakest area is human resources. Using only these graphs for an ideal Relevant customer, and the data available in the ERP Evaluation Center 's knowledge base, we can determine a lot about the areas for which Relevant's systems are most suited. The Relevant Read More

PRONTO-Xi v.670 for Mixed-mode Enterprise Resource Planning Certification Report


Pronto Software's enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, PRONTO-Xi v.670, is now TEC Certified. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations who rely on the integrity of TEC's research services for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this 39-page TEC report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

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A Quantitative Comparison of High Efficiency AC vs. DC Power Distribution for Data Centers


This paper presents a detailed quantitative efficiency comparison between the most efficient DC and AC power distribution methods, including an analysis of the effects of power distribution efficiency on the cooling power requirement and on total electrical consumption. The latest high efficiency AC and DC power distribution architectures are shown to have virtually the same efficiency, suggesting that a move to a DC-based architecture is unwarranted on the basis of efficiency.

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Enterprise On-Demand CRM Comparison Guide


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Enterprise Unified Communications Comparison Guide


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comparison column  Unified Communications Comparison Guide This handy grid gives you an at-a-glance comparison of six leading enterprise unified communications providers—including Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, and ShoreTel—and breaks down the basic pricing, messaging and conferencing features, and the telephony and mobile features you need to make an informed buying decision. Read More

A Comparison of PowerVM and x86-Based Virtualization Performance


Virtualization technologies allow IT organizations to consolidate workloads running on multiple operating systems and software stacks, and allocate platform resources dynamically to meet specific business and application requirements. This paper discusses the advantages of virtualization, highlights IBM PowerVM, and analyzes the performance of virtualization technologies using industry-standard benchmarks.

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Enterprise Phone Systems Comparison Guide


Internet protocol (IP) telephony is increasingly replacing traditional private branch exchange (PBX) technologies. But to replace their incumbent telephony systems, decision makers must look carefully at what’s available, what they’ve got, and what they need, before crafting a short list of candidates. This comparison guide from Focus Research is designed to help midsize and large enterprises do just that.

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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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