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GE Comes to Lunch. Want to Guess Who the Appetizer Will Be?
General Electric announced the effective slicing of its General Electric Information Services company into two new business units to focus on E-commerce. The

evaluate eai  foolish for GE to evaluate whether Purchasing Expert will stand up against Ariba or Commerce One. If not, a different strategy might be appropriate. Attempting to partner with Commerce One (which we think unlikely) or to purchase a second tier vendor like Concur could be the best way for GE to keep from being relegated to the children's table. User Recommendations A user looking for a hosted E-procurement solution, especially one with existing ties to GE or one that is heavily reliant on EDI can expect GE Read More...
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Geac Hopes To See System21 Shine Again Like 'Aurora' Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations
One is only to hope that the Geac’s renewed interest in alliances and acquisition will be to the point of effectively enhancing prosperous product lines as

evaluate eai  new ERP system should evaluate the offering, while observing closely Geac's future plans. Although Geac's partnership strategy is justifiable given the company's current state of affairs and as it results in offerings that it may have otherwise never happened, it places a burden on the company of having to rely on its partners' update schedules, is problematic in terms of integration issues and potential support difficulties If vertical-specific solutions are all the customer needs and are near a perfect Read More...
NAPM Puts The Spotlight On Change
TEC VP, James F. Dowling is quoted in the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) magazine Purchasing Today on the meaning of “Value”. The quote

evaluate eai  Supply Chain Management and evaluate major vendors in depth. Some of the articles of particular interest to the Purchasing Community include: E-Procurement Is Not Electronic Purchasing - Part I E-Procurement Is Not Electronic Purchasing - Part II EAI - The Crazy Glue Of Business Applications Anatomy of a Technology Selection They're Us, But We're Not Them! WAM Offer Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solutions For Chemicals How Supply Chain Planning Projects Morph Into Black Holes i2 Technologies Lives Life Read More...
ERP Belle Époque Officially Ended With the Demise of Baan and SSA
Once high-flying ERP vendors, Baan and SSA, have officially ceased to exist as independent companies on the same day in the first week of August thereby marking

evaluate eai  advise potential users to evaluate these products, although learning about new features would not hurt. We suggest evaluating the bells-and-whistles, price, and corporate viability of other vendors instead, before making a selection. On a more general note, given that over the last few years, the ERP market became stratified into growing and profitable vendors on one side, and stagnating and non-profitable vendors on the other side and since this will become even more accentuated, customers are advised to Read More...
Catalyst International to Tread Water With SAP Through 2000
While Catalyst should be congratulated for improving profitability, the Wall Street and user communities were clearly expecting to see more revenue from its

evaluate eai  will certainly wish to evaluate Catalyst, but will have to wait until 4Q 2000 for general availability of the dedicated interface between the two applications. These users should view the stated timeframe for the release with caution, however, as Catalyst had previously announced an interface would be available in 3Q 2000. Currently, Catalyst uses third party software from EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) vendor Mercator to integrate WMS and SAP R/3. Provided Catalyst can one day refine its abilit Read More...
Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 2: Where Is It Now?
Enterprise Application Integration has changed massively in the past two years. Where is the market, and what vendors are left in the game?

evaluate eai  Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 2: Where Is It Now? Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 2: Where Is It Now? M. Reed - September 6, 2001 Summary Since January 2000 when TEC last addressed the trends in Enterprise Application, there have been massive changes in the overall direction of Application Integration in general and EAI in particular. A great many of the players have changed in the vendor arena, new Read More...
Do You Need a State-of-the-Art ERP Solution? Complete this Gap Analysis to Find Out
As your company grows and faces new challenges, you must continually evaluate whether your work processes and information technology (IT) solutions can address

evaluate eai  challenges, you must continually evaluate whether your work processes and information technology (IT) solutions can address these issues and help grow your business. Read here on how to perform a preliminary gap analysis to determine whether you need to upgrade your IT solutions and business processes to meet your current business requirements as well as adapt to future requirements. Read More...
BRM System-Using Information to Enhance Supplier, Customer, and Employee Interactions
As your company grows and faces new challenges, you must continually evaluate whether your work processes and information technology (IT) solutions can address

evaluate eai  challenges, you must continually evaluate whether your work processes and information technology (IT) solutions can address these issues and help grow your business. Read here on how to perform a preliminary gap analysis to determine whether you need to upgrade your IT solutions and business processes to meet your current business requirements as well as adapt to future requirements. Read More...
Deltek's Second Bite at the IPO Cherry (Part IV)
Part III of this blog series analyzed the relatively recently launched Deltek Vision 5 [evaluate this product] and Deltek Costpoint 6 [evaluate this product

evaluate eai  Deltek Vision 5 [ evaluate this product ] and Deltek Costpoint 6 [ evaluate this product ] suites. It also tackled the related potential opportunities for Deltek. For one, key up- and cross-sell opportunities should come from: Additional modules, especially from the newly minted Deltek EPM [ evaluate this product ] suite: The majority of new Deltek customers initially purchase a single module or a select few modules of the suite (e.g., project management, financials, human resources [HR] or timesheets) Read More...
Saga Continues Roll Out of EAI Tools
Saga Software announces availability of its Sagavista 1.1 Enterprise Application Integration software which is supposed to provide a faster messaging layer for

evaluate eai  of vendors to be evaluated. Examples of other vendors to be evaluated are Active Software, BEA Systems, CrossWorlds Software, Talarian, Tibco, and Vitria. Care should be taken to ensure that interfaces exist for the required databases. In addition, customers should both visit reference sites and investigate the quality of the vendor's professional services staff, as consulting will most likely be required. Read More...
Mercator Continues to Suffer Turmoil - Can They Stay on the Map?
What’s new at EAI vendor Mercator Software? TEC updates a report from August 2000. Mercator Software has found themselves on a long and rocky road, where the

evaluate eai  Continues to Suffer Turmoil - Can They Stay on the Map? Mercator Continues to Suffer Turmoil - Can They Stay on the Map? M. Reed - January 9, 2001 Event Summary In August 2000, TEC examined the fate of Mercator Software (NASDAQ: MCTR). See EAI Vendor Mercator Drops to a Lower Place on the Map for complete details). The vendor missed their second quarter earnings estimate by 4 cents a share (predictions were 8 cents a share), and dropped 54 percent in value. Estimates showed the stock at $24.75. Read More...
EAI Vendor CrossWorlds Eases Middleware Customization
CrossWorlds Software, an enterprise application integration vendor, is making it easier for customers to acquire components and utilities with specific

evaluate eai  Vendor CrossWorlds Eases Middleware Customization Event Summary CrossWorlds Software, an enterprise application integration vendor, has announced that it is now offering downloadable Java components to make it easier for customers to acquire components and utilities with specific functionality. The vendor will create a CrossWorlds Exchange site on a subscription basis, for $50,000 per year with additional fees for some components. The vendor's goal is to simplify development for customers and make their Read More...
Business Intelligence that Works: Getting True Value out of Your Business Intelligence Investment
With business intelligence (BI), decision-makers can feel the organization’s pulse, evaluate the performance of key business functions, and take action based on

evaluate eai  feel the organization’s pulse, evaluate the performance of key business functions, and take action based on their analysis. However, many organizations invest time, money, and resources in BI processes, only to waste their newfound capabilities. Why? And, more importantly, how do you ensure that your BI solution won’t be one of them? Read More...
Is It Time for a New ERP System? How to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Your ERP System
As time passes, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems drift further and further into misalignment with enterprise goals, strategies, and tactics

evaluate eai  ERP System? How to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Your ERP System As time passes, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems drift further and further into misalignment with enterprise goals, strategies, and tactics. Eventually your legacy ERP system begins to interfere with your company’s ability to operate efficiently. Examine ERP evaluation criteria and techniques, and equip yourself with the tools and knowledge you need to measure your current ERP system’s effectiveness. Read More...
SCE Leaders Partner To See Beyond Their Portfolio Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations
One of the biggest challenges facing IT departments today is still unlocking data and processes from a plethora of heterogeneous applications running on

evaluate eai  Leaders Partner To See Beyond Their Portfolio Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations IT Challenges Lately, some supply chain execution (SCE) leaders, not wanting to rest on their laurels of recently outperforming the entire enterprise applications market (if not many more other markets across the entire economy spectrum), have entered a number of partnerships with the aim to thereby extend their value proposition far beyond their expertise on the execution side of the supply chain management Read More...

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