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Mercator Software Extends EAI Solutions for Insurance with XML
Mercator Software (which is changing its name from TSI International Software to reflect the name of its flagship product) has announced support within its

evaluates eai vendors  companies, and agents. ACORD evaluates all requirements and requests, relying on a broad network of industry experts, and makes the appropriate changes to ACORD Standards. The Standards that are affected include Forms, AL3 and ObjX . Market Impact Once again, an enterprise application integration vendor has realized the potential of vertical market focus. Since EAI applications require such a high level of customization, reducing the complexity by providing specific vertical applications which may

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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evaluates eai vendors  5—Corporate Strategy Corporate strategy evaluates the corporate road map and strategy of the software vendor with regards to specific timelines of how the product will be developed, sold, and supported within the process ERP software market. This is the most strategic and long-term set of evaluation criteria, and it rates how effectively the stated vendor's three-to-five year product, support, and sales strategy maps to the overall market direction. Snapshot of the Process ERP Software Landscape The Read More

Glossary of Enterprise Applications Terminology Part One: Accounts Payable Through Internet


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Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing


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Business Intelligence Vendors


Current pure play business intelligence (BI) leaders offer the advantage of superior analytics and planning capabilities; however, enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors are improving their analytic capabilities and accessibility.

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Vendors Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part I


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