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A One-stop Event for Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Information
The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) hosts quarterly World Conferences to help organizations involved in data warehousing, business intelligence, and

event signup  One-stop Event for Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Information The Data Warehousing Institute ( TDWI ) hosts its quarterly World Conference in cities across the US to help organizations involved in data warehousing, business intelligence (BI), and performance management, by giving them access to industry experts, and providing impartial classes related to topics pertinent to the industry. As the industry grows, organizations are faced with questions about how to best access their data to drive

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Supply chain event management or supply chain network systems are a class of solutions designed to monitor, notify, analyze, measure, and control business process and execution types of activities. 

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Supply Chain Event Management Software Evaluation Report


Supply chain event management or supply chain network systems are a class of solutions designed to monitor, notify, analyze, measure, and control business process and execution types of activities.

event signup  Chain Event Management Software Evaluation Report TEC's Supply Chain Event Management Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information abo Read More

Oracle Renders Its PLM Outline Part One: Event Summary


Although its PLM solutions will not likely be the "all things to all people" any time soon, Oracle might be showing us its ability to develop its own applications in collaborative effort with its prominent customers.

event signup  PLM Outline Part One: Event Summary Event Summary While its tug-of-war bid for PeopleSoft continues to capture the market's attention (see Frantic Merger-Mania Spiced Up With Vendettas Leaves Customers Anxious ), somewhat less vocally albeit in a still thoughtful way, Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL), the largest database provider and one of the largest global providers of enterprise applications, continues to pursue its internally developed product strategy. Recently, Oracle claims to have experienced Read More

ERP for Distribution: See for Yourself How the Competition Stacks Up


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is proud to announce the TEC Vendor Challenge—ERP for Distribution. The Vendor Challenge event is for distributors, manufacturers, and other companies with extensive shipping and logistics operations. The event is being co-sponsored by our partners Aberdeen Group, Pemeco Consulting, and SupplyChainBrain. The event will be held from September 18–19, 2013 in

event signup  Distribution. The Vendor Challenge event is for distributors, manufacturers, and other companies with extensive shipping and logistics operations. The event is being co-sponsored by our partners Aberdeen Group, Pemeco Consulting, and SupplyChainBrain. The event will be held from September 18–19, 2013 in beautiful Montreal, Quebec. For more information and to register for the event, visit the Vendor Challenge Web site . At the Vendor Challenge, top enterprise software vendors will present their Read More

TIBCO Is on Spotfire with Its New Version 6.5, and Buys Jaspersoft Too


TIBCO, a significant contender in the provision of event-driven and data management solutions, started its year off highly inspired and energetic, and did not hesitate to make moves that clearly look to reposition the company so that it’s in line to compete with other powerhouses, specifically in the areas of managing and analyzing big data.

event signup  management capabilities such as event management, which may be especially advantageous in this era of big data and the Internet of Things.   TIBCO Is Playing Aggressive BI   These two news items within just a couple of weeks of each other signal clearly that TIBCO is getting aggressive about achieving success in the BI and analytics market. TIBCO has been working consistently to expand all of its BI and analytics services by improving on its in-house technology—for mobile and expanded analytics, for Read More

Emptoris "Procures" Zeborg's Spend Management Expertise Part one: Event Summary


Emptoris, an upbeat provider of strategic sourcing software for the global 5000 companies, announced its acquisition of spend management specialist Zeborg. However, despite a good fit, enlarged customer base, and improved cross-selling opportunity, some challenges and product gaps will have to be overcome.

event signup  Management Expertise Part one: Event Summary Event Summary The evolving supplier relationship management (SRM) market and its ever-evolving or emerging constituent parts like e-procurement, strategic sourcing, spend analysis and so on have lately shown great opportunities to the pure-play SRM vendors with genuine value prepositions. These have been seen in increased user awareness and adoption, certain venture capital investments in these days of scarce capital outside the trendy biotechnology sector, Read More

Oracle OpenWorld 2013-60,000 Attendees Minus 1


A Technology Event Like No Other This year’s Oracle OpenWorld was truly an impressive event. The sheer scale of the event parallels that of Oracle itself. Mark Hurd, President of Oracle, stated that with 60,000 attendees, OpenWorld 2013 was the largest single technology event ever. OpenWorld is now so large that the City of San Francisco finally agreed to completely close off Howard Street

event signup  Minus 1 A Technology Event Like No Other This year’s Oracle OpenWorld was truly an impressive event. The sheer scale of the event parallels that of Oracle itself. Mark Hurd, President of Oracle, stated that with 60,000 attendees, OpenWorld 2013 was the largest single technology event ever. OpenWorld is now so large that the City of San Francisco finally agreed to completely close off Howard Street, which runs through the Moscone Center, and temporarily rename it Oracle Plaza. OpenWorld 2013 Read More

Grape Escape 2014—2 Tech Companies Include News Items with Key Benefits to U.S. Landscape


During the IT vendor presentations of this summer’s Grape Escape Analyst Event, Apparancy and SYSPRO included news about specific initiatives aimed at U.S. companies, workers, and/or veteran population. Get all the details in TEC analyst Raluca Druta's write-up.

event signup  summer’s Grape Escape Analyst Event (held each year by JRocket Marketing ), two tech companies included news about specific initiatives aimed at U.S. companies, workers, and/or veteran population. First, let’s address Apparancy , with its application dedicated to streamlining veteran affairs (managed by the U.S. Veteran Administration department or VA) and then SYSPRO , with its offering directed at American manufacturers. Apparancy to Provide Support to Veteran Claims (Q4 2014) With its product Read More

Will Sage Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? Part One: Event Summary


By recently acquiring ACCPAC International and Softline, the Sage Group continues to round out by annexation. It currently still has the largest geographic coverage in the lower-end of the mid-market.

event signup  Softline Acquisitions? Part One: Event Summary Event Summary The tremors, earthquakes, and similar tectonic activities in the lower-end of the enterprise applications market will not seemingly end soon, but some massive mountainous regions la Andes or the Alps seem to be forming. One would inevitably be Microsoft Business Solutions ( MBS ), following two major, well-publicized acquisitions in the early 2000s (see Microsoft Keeps on Rounding up Its Business Solutions ), while the Sage Group has been Read More

SAP HANA to the Cloud


During SAP's TechEd event, SAP unveiled its plans for delivering SAP HANA in the cloud—SAP HANA Cloud, an in-memory cloud platform offering. SAP's cloud platform will include some important offerings: SAP HANA AppServices, allowing developers to create applications using SAP HANA, Java, and other software development services SAP HANA DBServices, to provide customers with database

event signup  Cloud During SAP's TechEd event , SAP unveiled its plans for delivering SAP HANA  in the cloud—SAP HANA Cloud, an in-memory cloud platform offering. SAP's cloud platform will include some important offerings: SAP HANA AppServices , allowing developers to create applications using SAP HANA, Java, and other software development services SAP HANA DBServices , to provide customers with database services in the cloud Vishal Sikka, member of the SAP Executive Board, Technology and Innovation, describes Read More

GXS Acquires HAHT Commerce for More Synchronized Retail B2B Data Part One: Event Summary


GXS, a business to business e-commerce pioneer, announced its acquisition of channel management specialist HAHT Commerce. However, despite a good complementary fit, enlarged customer base, and improved cross-selling opportunity (especially to existing customers in the retail sector), some challenges will have to be overcome and a more detailed strategy will have to be fleshed out.

event signup  B2B Data Part One: Event Summary Event Summary A refutation of the claim that the ongoing consolidation in the enterprise application space has of late largely been about pilfering install base, increasing market share, and saving the costs of economy of scale -based product, might be the recent merger of two players in the business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce arena, which claim that the rationale for their merger is to provide a more comprehensive solution for accommodating increasingly global Read More

SAP Coming to Your Next Sports and Entertainment Event


SAP has announced plans to acquire Ticket-Web GmbH @ Co. KG, a provider of ticketing solutions and niche customer relationship management (CRM) software for sports and entertainment promoters. Ticket-Web employees will become part of SAP, and the deal is expected to close during the second quarter of 2013. The move is expected to pave the way for SAP to offer enhanced solutions to help promoters

event signup  Next Sports and Entertainment Event SAP has announced plans to acquire Ticket-Web GmbH & Co. KG , a provider of ticketing solutions and niche customer relationship management (CRM) software for sports and entertainment promoters. Ticket-Web employees will become part of SAP, and the deal is expected to close during the second quarter of 2013. The move is expected to pave the way for SAP to offer enhanced solutions to help promoters, venues, and teams market events over the Internet and better support Read More

SAP—Making HANA More Attractive in the Cloud


At a recent virtual event, SAP unveiled the next steps in the evolution of the SAP HANA Cloud Platform. Read about the key strategies spearheading SAP HANA's evolution in the cloud.

event signup  ,” SAP launched a virtual event to unveil SAP’s next steps in the evolution of the SAP HANA platform in the cloud. The virtual event, accompanied by an official press release , and hosted by Jonathan Becher, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at SAP, and Dr. Vishal Sikka, member of the Executive Board of SAP AG, Products & Innovation, announced SAP’s next steps to expand SAP HANA’s features with new offerings as well as new purchasing and consumption options for its customer base. SAP Read More

Best Software Delivers More Insights To Its Partners (As Well As To The Market) Part Two: Event Summary Continued


During Insights 2003, Best Software announced several new industry-specific kits and a strategic acquisition in support of its vertical product strategy, which targets manufacturers, distributors, nonprofits and accountants. More than 40,000 accounting and bookkeeping firms currently use or recommend Best Software products.

event signup  The Market) Part Two: Event Summary Continued Vertical Product Focus, Integration and Cross-selling Remain Key Tenets Addressing another must have' trend of future modern enterprise applications the delivery of vertical industry solutions Best Software, Inc. 's initial vertical product focus includes the areas of nonprofits, accountants, distribution and manufacturing. The company's 2002 acquisition of MIP has given it a stronghold in the nonprofit market segment, while the company also currently has Read More

Vendor Shootout for ERP


Established in 2007, the Vendor Shootout™ for ERP is a leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) software evaluation, comparison, and selection event. Geared toward ERP selection teams and decision makers for companies with manufacturing and/or distribution requirements, this event is ideal for businesses who are budgeting for or are currently evaluating an ERP software upgrade or replacement. Moderated by Technology Evaluation Centers, the Vendor Shootout™ for ERP has served as the foundation that has helped hundreds of manufacturing and distribution organizations to jump-start their enterprise software selection process.

event signup  and/or distribution requirements, this event is ideal for businesses who are budgeting for or are currently evaluating an ERP software upgrade or replacement. Moderated by Technology Evaluation Centers, the Vendor Shootout™ for ERP has served as the foundation that has helped hundreds of manufacturing and distribution organizations to jump-start their enterprise software selection process. Read More