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The Lexicon of CRM - Part 1: From A to I
C.R.M. itself is an acronym, standing for Customer Relationship Management. This is part one of three-part article to provide explanation and meaning for most

dss decoder  stored in the databases. DSS - Decision Support System . An automated system that enables an employee, typically a manager, to make better decisions based on the analysis of collected data. The TESS (Technology Evaluation Support System) database system offered by TEC is an example of a DSS. E   EAI - Enterprise Application Integration . Represents the efforts that often need to be made to link data between disparate applications running on different databases. CRM packages are trying to avoid external

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Essential ERP - Its Functional Scope


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dss decoder  with decision support system (DSS) packages, like Cognos and Business Objects. Multinational capabilities (Euro compliance, increased support of multinational requirements, etc.) remain top functional criteria. Finally, new functionality brought by workflow, document management, and Web capabilities enables organizations to improve communications with non-accounting staff and casual users, thereby increasing the overall profitability of corporate accounting operations. Human Resources & Payroll This Read More

Lectra First PLM Software Vendor to Achieve TEC Certification for PLM for Fashion and PLM for the Distribution of Fashion Products and Accessories


Paris, January 4 2011 — Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions for industries using soft materials—textiles, leather, industrial fabrics, and composites—has announced that Lectra Fashion PLM V2R2, its product lifecycle management solution designed specifically for the fashion industries, has just been awarded certification from TEC. Lectra Fashion PLM is the only solution to have achieved TEC certification in the fashion and fashion products and accessories distribution sectors.

dss decoder  things, decision support software (DSS) enabling stakeholders to objectively identify the software solutions best suited to their operational, technical, and performance optimization requirements. The evaluation method developed by TEC determines the ability of solutions to meet the needs and priorities identified by companies and ultimately allows decision-makers to reduce the risks involved in selecting corporate IT solutions. TEC has the necessary legitimacy for evaluating PLM solutions, particularly Read More

TEC Case Study: Corona


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dss decoder  TM decision support system (DSS) and reports showing weighted average and ranked scores for each vendor solution a solid methodology for scoring vendor responses, ensuring confidence in final choice a faster, more efficient, and time-saving software selection project-done by distance and at minimal cost   Company Background: South American Ceramics Specialist Colombia-based Corona, a private, family-owned business founded in 1881, is one of the largest conglomerates in South America. Corona specializes Read More

TEC Joins Forces with BPT Partners to Create the Industry’s Leading CRM Evaluation Center


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dss decoder  provides decision support systems (DSS) that enable stakeholders to objectively identify the software products that best fit their company’s unique business and systems requirements, and that contribute most effectively to superior business performance. TEC has been aiding software selection since 1993, reducing the cost, risk, and time associated with software selection. It has over twenty online technology evaluation centers, ranging from enterprise resource planning (ERP), CRM, and supply chain Read More

A Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 1: Decision Support Discussion


In going through a business decision process for complex technology selections, more and more use is being made of technologically driven processes using Decision support tools and captured knowledge. The use of these systems and the capability to drive a solution from them assumes an ability to accurately express business requirements and business value within these tools. In this article, we explore the marriage of knowledge management and decision support in forming knowledge based selection systems and procedures that can assist in reducing the current appalling record of IT project failures. This is illustrated by the process to select a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA).

dss decoder  growing trend to combine DSS and knowledge bases for product and project evaluation that can benefit all sides, leading to a methodology called Knowledge Based Selection. Getting the methods and the technology right is important. This is the main focus of TECs value proposition through its research and tools development programs. Maximizing the benefits from using knowledge driven selection processes requires two key components: accurate data and a clear process enabling stakeholders to navigate through Read More

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dss decoder  intelligent  decision support systems (DSS) . The company financed its operations in the early stages of development by raising money from venture capital (VC) firms, and in 2000 from its initial public offering (IPO) on the NASDAQ stock market under the CKSW ticker symbol. The wholly owned US subsidiary, ClickSoftware, Inc. , is located in Burlington, Massachusetts. Since the mid-to-late 1990s, the company has transformed its business model to provide workforce and service management products and Read More

Intelligent Manufacturing Systems: Beating the Odds, Mightily - Part 2


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dss decoder  and decision support systems (DSS ) processing speed has reportedly been an important criterion for customers selecting IQMS. As Randy Flamm, IQMS’ president and founder, said during our recent exchanges: “At IQMS we have always believed it is easier to develop and nurture a product rather than attempt to integrate to another company’s package.  Essentially this is what SOA is about – integrating many packages for use across an enterprise.  For the most part, our opinion is “SOA what!”  We Read More

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