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Is Epicor Poised to Rule the Mid-Market Retail Sector? (Part III)
Part II of this blog topic analyzed Epicor's forays into the attractive retail sector via the CRS Retail acquisition two years ago. Most recently, with the

evaluation version sas  out at TEC's POS Evaluation Center, are NCR , Gemmar Systems , JDA Software , Datavantage (MICROS) and Cornell-Mayo . In addition, somewhat complementary product lines that are architected on the Microsoft.NET Framework technology and service oriented architecture (SOA) concepts, should eventually create a cohesive one-stop-shop retail product suite. Namely, despite some overlapping products (which will be tackled shortly), NSB adds the new capabilities/modules like Sales Audit, Planning (Store &

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Web Content Management (WCM)

Web content management (WCM) systems manage content creation, review, and approval processes for web site content. This may include public Web sites (Internet) or private web sites (intranet or extranet). Use a WCM solution to organize and manage documents; provide content version control, collaboration utilities, and user- or document-level security. 

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Best-of-breed Approach to Finance and Accounting


CODA's savvy accounting and financial offerings include budgeting, forecasting, scorecards, and tools that use Microsoft Excel spreadsheets collaboratively and securely. However, CODA must defend its narrow specialist and best-of-breed approach against larger-scale integrated enterprise system offerings.

evaluation version sas  applications such as supplier evaluation, spend optimization, demand aggregation, strategic sourcing, inventory analysis, and manufacturing analysis. Among the suppliers of mainstream query and reporting and BI/analytical tools, MicroStrategy , Informatica , Cognos, SAS , Applix, and Hyperion all now offer products aimed specifically at supply chain analysis, well beyond their initial financial strongholds. One should never forget the competition from other point vendors that have developed software to Read More

New Vendor Acquisition Strategies in the Enterprise Applications Field


The latest acquisitions of SSA Global indicate a new phase in the vendor's acquisition strategy and development cycle, and are furthering its goal to be number three (after SAP and Oracle) in the world of enterprise resource planning vendors.

evaluation version sas  4M approach underlying the evaluation of acquisition candidates: Motivation—is the candidate motivated? Money—will there be sufficient payback? Method—does the candidate have the right people? Match—does the acquisition fit SSA Global's big picture ? The vendor's goal is to ensure that it keeps customers for life. In order to do that, it must preserve the customers' investments while continuing to deliver a long-term product strategy of convergence, modernization, and vertical focus, all in a Read More

Massive Data Requires Massive Measures


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BI Hits the Road III: Two Niche Vendors Considered


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TEC Launches New Business Intelligence and Business Performance Management Evaluation Centers


Software evaluation firm Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC) today launches its new Business Intelligence (BI) Business Performance Management (BPM) Evaluation Centers to help companies select the software solutions they need to optimize their performance and to stay competitive within their markets.

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Cloud Accounting Evaluation Guide


Cloud computing changes the landscape for financial accounting software. The challenge today is to separate the innovative leaders of the financial accounting software space from the also-rans trying to pass off old technology. This guide will help readers understand the very different choices they may have to consider and decisions they may need to make when selecting their next financial accounting software solution.

evaluation version sas  Accounting Evaluation Guide Cloud computing changes the landscape for financial accounting software. The challenge today is to separate the innovative leaders of the financial accounting software space from the also-rans trying to pass off old technology. This guide will help readers understand the very different choices they may have to consider and decisions they may need to make when selecting their next financial accounting software solution. Read More

Desire2Learn Releases Version 10.1


The learning solutions provider Desire2Learn has launched Desire2Learn Learning Suite v10.1. The release introduces a series of new features: quick course creation enabling instructors to embed rich media in learning and assessment activities and personalize learning experiences to improve students' learning results. Students are able to access course materials from any device. With

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Single Version of the Truth


Today's enterprise is no longer a single, vertically integrated organization. Globalization, outsourcing, and off-shoring have created an environment where end-to-end supply chains include many players, with a shared need for accurate and timely information.

evaluation version sas  Version of the Truth Introduction By all indications we are truly living in the Information Age. So why do we continue to have supply chain bottlenecks—disruptions in the flow of goods and information at a global level? Why are many of the technology solutions unable to meet the challenges facing those engaged in global trade and transportation? What is required in order to unleash the promise of the digital economy?[] In search of answers to these questions, ChainLink Research initiated a fact Read More

Software Evaluation, Selection, and Procurement Part Two: Recommendations for Improvement


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evaluation version sas  TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for the mining industry in the ERP 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

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SAS Institute Shoots for the Two-Stop-Shop with new Release of Warehouse Administrator


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