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Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions
For many companies, traditional business intelligence (BI) software is costly and resource-intensive. So are open source alternatives that require significant

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Requirements Definition For Package Implementations


How do you go about defining the requirements of large package systems, particularly those with the all-encompassing scope of ERP, EAM, and CRM software, and still satisfy the needs to the project team, the user community, and executive management? It’s a balancing act rivaling the circus performer trying to keep all of the plates spinning at once. While it is difficult to say one aspect of a project plan is more important than another, accurately and completely defining the needs to be fulfilled by the software is critical to the overall success of the implementation and the longevity of software. This article outlines a logical process for defining the requirements and keeping the plates spinning.

definition of white paper  deliverables from the requirements definition task. This task consists of the As Is, To Be, and Gap Analysis phases. As depicted below, a progression through these phases should provide users with a clear vision on the operation of the software. As we will see later, the typical sequence of these phases is As Is, To Be, and, then, the Gap Analysis. The software that you purchased acts a bridge to get you all or part of the way to the To Be environment. The Gap Analysis will determine how much weight this Read More

Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America


By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than $2.5 million (USD), and more than 98 percent have fewer than 100 employees. To compete, small businesses need to be innovative, and understand both personalization and value, and how to execute best practices to build success.

definition of white paper  that's as good a definition of success as there is. Bob's Best We follow our customers. Bob Cremer is president and CEO of Aronson's Furniture, an Illinois independent retailer of furniture, mattresses and electronics. The company currently has ten locations in and around Chicago and primarily serves the African-American and Latino communities. The business was founded more than 60 years ago. Mr. Cremer is also the current president of the Furniture Marketing Group. On beginnings Our main niche is Read More

Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of SME On-premise Business Management Applications and SAP Business ByDesign


This document analyzes the cost of ownership for a typical on-premise small and medium enterprise (SME) business management system, and compares it to the cost of an equivalent SAP Business ByDesign implementation. It uses a mixture of different on-premise systems rather than any single vendor's product. Although there are many similarly equipped business management products available, they all compete closely on price.

definition of white paper  the Total Cost of Ownership of SME On-premise Business Management Applications and SAP Business ByDesign This document analyzes the cost of ownership for a typical on-premise small and medium enterprise (SME) business management system, and compares it to the cost of an equivalent SAP Business ByDesign implementation. It uses a mixture of different on-premise systems rather than any single vendor's product. Although there are many similarly equipped business management products available, they Read More

The Integrated Information Management Infrastructure: The Business Value of the Best-of-Suite Approach


Overlooking how an application fits into your overall IT landscape can lead to costly implementations. But addressing data management with middleware solutions that work seamlessly with existing applications in your company’s IT environment can lead to significant benefits. Explore the value of technology decisions that support and maintain infrastructure-wide interoperability with regard to your data management solutions.

definition of white paper  Integrated Information Management Infrastructure: The Business Value of the Best-of-Suite Approach Overlooking how an application fits into your overall IT landscape can lead to costly implementations. But addressing data management with middleware solutions that work seamlessly with existing applications in your company’s IT environment can lead to significant benefits. Explore the value of technology decisions that support and maintain infrastructure-wide interoperability with regard to your data Read More

Best of Breed Versus Fully Integrated Software: The Pro's and Con's


After dealing with the over-hype of Y2K, companies have started to reconsider the best of breed as a viable solution to satisfy their software needs. This comes as a shock to the corporate systems culture when user communities were told that fully integrated software such as ERP, SCM, and EAM were the only way to meet their software needs. After developing a level playing field, this article examines the pro’s and con’s of one alternative over the other. Read on to see if you agree with the merits of the best of breed or fully integrated software approach to software selection.

definition of white paper  Fit By its very definition, you should expect a BoB solution for a particular functional area to have an excellent or a higher degree of fit than FIS software. The reality is that a BoB solution should more closely meet the requirements of users. In a BoB solution, software tends to focus on a smaller frame of reference, thereby concentrating on specific needs in an application area in greater detail. Consequently, the gaps in terms of functions and features between what the software offers and what the Read More

Oracle Corporation: Flying High for Being Jack-of-All-Trades and Master of Some


Database and enterprise application vendor Oracle has streamlined itself, overcome the hardships of the past and seems prepared and eager for the future. We express our view regarding its latest announcements.

definition of white paper  Corporation: Flying High for Being Jack-of-All-Trades and Master of Some Event Summary During the first four months of 2000, the market was inundated with a bonfire of announcements from Oracle Corporation. The climax was reached in the middle of March with the news that Oracle showed significant growth throughout its third quarter. The applications business alone was up 35% on the same period for the previous year, exceeding the growth of database solutions, which went up 32%, for the first time in Read More

The Pain and Gain of Integrated EDI Part One: The Pain of Integrated EDI


The real action is in merging the influx of electronically transmitted data with existing information already being processed within the ERP system, and the ensuing challenge is to make sense of this constant flood of information arriving daily in the form of EDI or XML messages.

definition of white paper  Pain and Gain of Integrated EDI Part One: The Pain of Integrated EDI The Pain of Integrated EDI There is more to the best-of-breed versus integrated suite dilemma than mere data synchronization between two disparate enterprise applications. Electronic data interchange (EDI) capability, which for some high-volume industries like automotive suppliers has become a unpleasant required, has been made more dangerous by the level of work that must be dedicated to ensure the accuracy of incoming and outgoing Read More

Evaluating the Total Cost of Network Ownership


The upfront expenses of a network comprise only 19% of the total cost. The remaining 81% can sneak up on bank management, often unaware of some subtle TCO factors

definition of white paper  the Total Cost of Network Ownership Brian Killian and Lynn Koller are associated with Brintech, www.brintech.com Introduction A bank devotes extensive resources to its computer network-both in human wherewithal and hard cash. The upfront costs can be high, and veiled costs compound the burden. Ultimately, an invisible price tag hangs from a computer network. Total cost of ownership (TCO) is a model that helps systems managers understand and handle the budgeted and unbudgeted costs of an IT Read More

Threshold of a New TEC Advisor


I'm happy to announce the beta launch of our new tool to help people start their research and evaluations of enterprise software systems. Think of it as the doorway to our TEC Advisor online evaluation and comparison application (accessible from our evaluation centers). In the following, I'll explain what it is and how it works. A few years ago I asked on this blog, "How do you

definition of white paper  of a New TEC Advisor I'm happy to announce the beta launch of our new tool to help people start their research and evaluations of enterprise software systems. Think of it as the doorway to our TEC Advisor online evaluation and comparison application (accessible from our evaluation centers). In the following, I'll explain what it is and how it works. A few years ago I asked on this blog , How do you figure out, from within a large range of software vendors, which vendors to start evaluating? I Read More

The Role of Sales Training Requirements Definition and Requests for Proposals in the Success of Technology Companies


The first step in choosing an effectiveness service provider (ESP) that best meets your company's needs is to develop a requirements definition. When used as a request for proposal, the requirements definition can be a powerful evaluation and negotiation tool.

definition of white paper  into three parts: Requirements Definition : This is the process of defining your organization's sales training needs, culminating in an RFP. Are you currently using a methodology? If so, what are its characteristics? Is the training strategic, or tactical, as described above? Do you need basic, advanced, or sales management training? Do you need to transfer product, industry, and service knowledge, or basic selling skills? Do you know how to assess the training needs of your existing sales personnel, or Read More

Best-of-Breed Versus Complete CAD-PLM Suites: The Debate Rages On


The PLM world is currently witness to fervent debate on the most appropriate type of PLM/CAD software. Best-of-breed solutions offer the needed capabilities and hence integrate the necessary software modules as per the customer’s needs, whereas all-in-one CAD/PLM suites attempt a “one size fits all” approach. In his report, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic provides his view on the intricacies of these two approaches.

definition of white paper  of-Breed Versus Complete CAD-PLM Suites: The Debate Rages On The PLM world is currently witness to fervent debate on the most appropriate type of PLM/CAD software. Best-of-breed solutions offer the needed capabilities and hence integrate the necessary software modules as per the customer’s needs, whereas all-in-one CAD/PLM suites attempt a “one size fits all” approach. In his report, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic provides his view on the intricacies of these two approaches. Read More

IBM Buys What’s Left of Informix


In another sign of consolidation within the database vendor market, IBM has announced that they are acquiring the assets of Informix Software (the database portion of Informix Corporation, which remained after the spin-off of Informix Business Solutions into Ascential Software). IBM intends to use the acquisition to improve their presence in distributed databases, and increase penetration in the small-to-medium enterprise market.

definition of white paper  Buys What’s Left of Informix IBM Buys What's Left of Informix M. Reed - May 2, 2001 Event Summary IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Informix Corporation (NASDAQ: IFMX) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for IBM to acquire the assets of Informix Software (the database portion of Informix Corporation, which remained after the spin-off of Informix Business Solutions into Ascential Software ), in a cash transaction valued at $1 billion. IBM feels that the acquisition strengthens their presence Read More

Service Lifecycle Management - Tapping into the Value of the Product Aftermarket


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) addresses the full lifecycle of a product. The focus of most of the current PLM solutions, however, does not make the most of the value available from servicing products after they have been sold. Service Lifecycle Management (SLM) promises valuable business benefits after a product has been shipped to the customer, tapping into the value of the product aftermarket.

definition of white paper  Management (PLM). The broad definition of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) describes it as a business initiative that addresses the full lifecycle of a product, from initial concept through retirement, in order to gain maximum value out of the product. The value being offered from most of the current PLM solutions, however, is gained primarily through improvements in the development and introduction of new products and product enhancements and centralized management of product data. While there are Read More

CitiXsys iVend Retail 5.0 for Point-of-sale Retail Certification Report


CitiXsys product iVend Retail is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of point-of-sale (POS) solutions in the Wholesale and Retail Trade Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

definition of white paper  iVend Retail 5.0 for Point-of-sale Retail Certification Report CitiXsys product iVend Retail is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of point-of-sale (POS) solutions in the Wholesale and Retail Trade Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More