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NetSuite ERP TEC Certified in Discrete Manufacturing ERP


TEC is pleased to announce that NetSuite ERP is now TEC Certified for discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) under TEC’s ERP Evaluation Center. To obtain TEC certification, NetSuite completed TEC’s detailed research questionnaire and went through a formal, live demonstration of NetSuite ERP with TEC analysts. NetSuite was founded in 1998 by Larry Ellison and Evan Goldberg and

dss wav  3402 Audit Completed, PCI DSS, Safe Harbor 2 automated upgrades per year for every customer (via patented rollout process) Ability to customize without getting into software version lock NetSuite is also the only ERP cloud vendor that makes its uptime statistics available to the world, 24/7 at this link . NetSuite ERP supports manufacturers with a focus on five key areas as shown in the diagram below: One critical area where NetSuite shines is in providing a solution that helps an organization attain Read More

How Kelly Moore Paints Simplified Its ERP Software Evaluation and Selection


Kelly-Moore Paints, the largest employee-owned paint company in the US, was looking to consolidate all business activities into one company-wide platform. The challenge: it had only 10 months in which to complete the project—including requirements-gathering, evaluation and selection, and implementation. Find out how Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) helped Kelly-Moore take control of its software selection project.

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Pronto Software, ERP Vendor


Pronto Software—Australian vendor of software meeting the needs of a range of vertical industries such as retail and food and beverage—wants to ensure it sustains profitable growth. To find partnerships with value-added resellers (VARs) in North America and in other markets, Pronto relies on Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) software industry programs. Learn about the other ways Pronto benefits from using TEC.

dss wav  ebestmatch decision support system (DSS) is another benefit to Pronto during the sales process. Because ebestmatch can highlight a solution's features and functions, showing clients the profile in ebestmatch can be a good starting point for a sale: We have had a couple of situations where we've pointed people in the direction of the TEC site, knowing what result they would get if they ran a comparison between our solution and another given vendor. It can help you take charge of the sale. Leister Read More

The Path to ERP for Small Businesses, Part 2: Evaluation of ERP Software


If you’ve gone through the research phase while looking for ERP, the next major step is the evaluation process. At the end of it, you should have a shortlist of products that best fit your needs, which will be used in the final stage: the selection.

dss wav  way that using a DSS will help you evaluate and select the best option. Most software selection DSSes use data gathered through RFIs or RFPs—the main advantage to this is that you can easily manipulate hundreds or thousands of criteria, and you don’t need to chase vendors for the ratings. Comparisons between different products can be performed, and graphical tools allow decision makers to understand the main differences between several options. Best Practices when Using DSSes In order to efficiently u Read More

That’s No Ordinary RFI-Why BPM and the TEC RFI Are So Important to Your Software Selection Project


If you’re currently involved with your company’s software selection and implementation project, then I’m sure you can appreciate how difficult this process is. From figuring out what you want your new system to accomplish, to “go-live”—and everything in between—enterprise software selection is no easy feat. In fact, it can be downright grueling. To start your software selection project off on

dss wav  online decision support system (DSS), ebestmatch™. By taking advantage of our knowledge bases (KBs) to compare the vendors on your long list, you can quickly—and easily—see how well each vendor addresses your specific requirements. You can also use ebestmatch to create what-if scenarios that show you how well each vendor's solution will scale as your business evolves.3 The Choice Is Yours Time is of the essence when it comes to selecting software. The process can be long and drawn out, so why not Read More

TEC Helps Gibson Consulting Group Find an Enterprise Resource Planning System for Katy ISD


Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC), the leading resource for enterprise software selection, has partnered with Gibson Consulting Group Inc. (Gibson) in its quest to provide Katy Independent School District (ISD) with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to be deployed in their finance and human resource departments.

dss wav  TEC's decision support system (DSS) and analyst data assist with the evaluation, comparison, and selection of enterprise solutions and services. TEC's offerings include in-depth research, detailed product information, and software selection services for any industry or company size. http://www.technologyevaluation.com/ Read More

Global Refund


Swiss financial services company Global Refund needed to replace its antiquated customer relationship management (CRM) system. To find a mobile-enabled, user-friendly solution that could handle the company’s 15 million yearly transactions, Global Refund turned to TEC. Learn how TEC helped Global Refund turn its long-list of 40 vendors into a short-list of four, and shave two months off the selection process.

dss wav  eBestMatch™-TEC's decision support system (DSS) -as well as all relevant graphs and reports. Hansen passed on what he'd learned to his team, and they were then ready to perform the prioritization of requirements, as well as the feature and function analysis, in order to determine which available vendor solutions offered the needed functionality. Though Hansen and the requirements definition team didn't need TEC's expertise in that area, they nonetheless found a decided advantage in having access to Read More

JDA Portfolio: For the Retail Industry Part Three: JDA Portfolio 2004.1 Continued


With its new business model, JDA plans to build upon the broadening collective JDA Portfolio product lines to enable its customers to achieve a new level of operational excellence.

dss wav  product strategy with the WIN/DSS product (also explained shortly) for larger customers with annual sales of $5 billion (USD) and a large number of stores, or registers per store. Portfolio Store Portal is a web-based interface that provides retailers with real-time access to enterprise information on their host merchandise management systems, via the Internet. It enables retailers to immediately initiate associated store level processes such as shipment inquiries, transfer requests, store orders, Read More

3 DSS Myths Exploded


Making a decision related to your own business or the company you work for is not simple: modern business models have too much information to be analyzed by one person without the right tools. Examples of frequent but complex decisions include developing new business models, broadening investments on technology, expanding the number of stores, or even deciding whether it’s the right time to

dss wav  DSS Myths Exploded Making a decision related to your own business or the company you work for is not simple: modern business models have too much information to be analyzed by one person without the right tools. Examples of frequent but complex decisions include developing new business models, broadening investments on technology, expanding the number of stores, or even deciding whether it’s the right time to downsize the company. To make an informed decision, it’s necessary to collect the right Read More

A New Look on the Horizon for TEC


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has announced that it will be launching its redesigned web site on February 14, 2007. The announcement comes after months of information gathering and a refocus on its core competencies of enterprise software selection.

dss wav  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. Contact: Rezaul Haque, Internet Marketing Coordinator Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) 740 St. Maurice, 4th Floor Montreal, Quebec Canada H3C 1L5 (514)954-3665, ext. 259 Read More

Pronto Xi-The ERP from “Down Under” Becomes TEC Certified


Introduction to Pronto Software I’m pleased to say that the certification for the PRONTO-Xi enterprise resource planning (ERP) system has been completed by TEC’s analyst team. Here I’d like to share my impression and some conclusions regarding this system with you. This past week we had the pleasure of receiving Pronto as guests at TEC’s offices. Both Terry Leister, VP North America

dss wav  eBestMatch™ decision support system (DSS), which can be used by anyone looking to do a similar exercise for any enterprise software selection project. Among the functionality of the Pronto Xi ERP system, I would like to highlight the following: I personally liked the user interface logic that the system is based on, where the user has a variety of information readily available on the screen—in real time. In combination with online queries, screens, reports, and drill-down and screen customization Read More

Understanding the PCI Data Security Standard


The payment card industry data security standard (PCI DSS) defines a comprehensive set of requirements to enhance and enforce payment account data security in a proactive rather than passive way. These include security management, policies, procedures, network architectures, software design, and other protective measures. Get a better understanding of the PCC DSS and learn the costs and benefits of compliance.

dss wav  Security Standard The PCI DSS is designed to define a comprehensive set of requirements to enhance and enforce payment account data security. As such, the PCI DSS covers a broad range of topics, tools, processes and procedures. Requirements within the PCI DSS include security management, policies, procedures, network architectures, software design and other protective measures. This standard is designed to provide proactive rather than passive protection. The PCI Security Standards Council documents 12 Read More

13 Things a Customer Can Do to Avoid an ERP Implementation Failure


Have you ever wondered why every time you hear a story about an enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation failure, the vendor gets the blame? The customers did everything they could to avoid it, but the vendors either provided inappropriate training and support, or simply a poor quality product. Frankly, I do not think that an ERP implementation failure can possibly happen without at

dss wav  an idea how a DSS works). 3.    Hardware and software compatibility . Make sure the software you’re buying is compatible with the hardware you have or intend on purchasing. For example, if the ERP you have selected uses Reporting Services, you should be aware of the fact that only some versions of Microsoft SQL Server have it. 4.    Flexibility . Can the vendor give you more than it promised? Vendors can be very flexible, depending on how important you are to them. A small customer can obtain Read More

Leveraging Change Control to Meet PCI Requirements


Identity theft and credit card fraud affect all businesses—and the problem is only getting worse. In order to combat these threats, credit card companies have joined forces to introduce the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). For financial institutions, complying with PCI DSS by using real-time monitoring and selective enforcement software can help to relieve the burden of unauthorized changes.

dss wav  institutions, complying with PCI DSS by using real-time monitoring and selective enforcement software can help to relieve the burden of unauthorized changes. Read More