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TEC Helps Utilities Company Select Best-fit Financials and Human Resources Systems
South Coast Water District (SCWD), an independent provider of high-quality water services based in Laguna Beach, California (US), was experiencing some of the

define knowledgeable  staff. SCWD decided to define its process requirements internally in order to select an appropriate financials system with integrated human resource (HR) functionality so it could operate more efficiently and eliminate the need for paper processes. Soon after the in-house project began, SCWD’s IT manager Bryon Black realized it needed auxiliary expert assistance, and engaged Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) on a business process modeling (BPM) project. “Having TEC’s advisors on-site to prompt

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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