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2006 PMI Research Conference Aims to Link Project Management Discipline with the Business Community
The 2006 PMI Research Conference was an excellent venue for gauging the direction in which project management research is heading. The presentations of the

example of excellent research  are successful. A good example was the construction project of the Sydney Opera House in Australia that had an estimated cost of $7 million (USD), with a five-year timeline. The project ended up costing $102 million (USD), and was completed in fifteen years. Although from a project execution point of view it was a disaster, today no one would argue the business success of the opera house, and its impact on the city of Sydney. Recognizing the business value of projects, the project management world has

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Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)

The Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Knowledge Base research helps determine support levels of various systems that help companies market their services or products effectively and efficiently. EMM tools help manage strategic planning and marketing resources (sometimes referred to as marketing resource management or MRM). This KB also covers rule-based techniques, pattern recognition, and other profiling features.  

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Concur Aims To Be Single Point Of (Purchasing) Access


Concur began as a vendor of shrink-wrapped travel and expense tracking software, but is now making a play to be a major provider of self-service Internet-enabled applications, including offerings in E-purchasing and Human Resources.

example of excellent research  very seriously. As an example of how it permeates their thinking, the Concur.net marketplace will extend past MRO or capital assets to include suppliers of travel and HR products. The latter offering could be especially attractive to companies with cafeteria-style benefits plans. Done right it could allow individual employees to manage their benefits offerings without resort to HR staff. Concur's activities have been devoted to Version 6.0 and to launching its ASP product and its new marketplace. This loo Read More

State of the MES Software Marketplace


Despite predictions that it would be subsumed by enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors encroaching from above and automation vendors encroaching from below, the manufacturing execution systems (MES) market has been growing steadily. This guide from TEC and Flexware Innovation provides state-of-the-market analysis, success stories from your peers, in-depth information on solutions, and a spotlight on leading vendors.

example of excellent research  Glaze says. As an example, he points to some of the changes in inventory management: We standardized part numbering and reduced raw material inventory from 200 parts to about 60. We changed the way we purchase so that now 80% of our materials are on consignment – time-phased to coordinate with our raw material needs. Epicor’s flexibility has fully supported this effort to the point where we trigger vendor billing for these materials when we open the box. Key Benefits Decorated has cut manufacturing Read More

Economic Benefits of PLM-enabled Collaboration


Many of today’s product lifecycle management (PLM)-enabling technologies allow complex information to be shared by dispersed teams of people. Product data management (PDM) technology is used to organize and provide access to your intellectual assets. PLM, its collaborative Product Definition management (cPDm) capabilities, and other solutions can help you go beyond asynchronous data sharing. Find out how.

example of excellent research  Herstal is a good example of a company that understands PLM's value and necessity. 4.2 Schneider Schneider Electric is one of the world's largest manufacturers of equipment for electrical power distribution, and for industrial control and automation. The company, with its headquarters just outside of Paris, France, helps power utilities distribute electricity; designs automation systems for the automotive and water-treatment industries; builds infrastructure for airports, road and rail networks, and port Read More

Walker Propelled by Winds of Change


Walker Interactive is putting itself through a transformation. Its goal is to bring integrated eBusiness to its very demanding customers.

example of excellent research  possibly unexpected changes. For example, while Walker used to do most of its software development in India, its new model calls for leading edge skills that it has only been able to find in the U.S. This is not necessarily bad, since the higher costs can be recouped from a greatly improved product, but it does signal that the corporate changes may be pervasive. Another kind of change will be the switch to ASP revenues. Selling and supporting ASP is a new game and, even with its ASP partners running Read More

Managing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence: A 360-Degree Perspective


For many companies, total cost of ownership (TCO) of business intelligence (BI) solutions is out of control. And the problem is growing, fueled by ever-increasing demands from the user community, massive new sources for data, new capabilities, shadow it landscapes, and the cost of keeping people abreast of all the changes. This paper focuses on developing a framework for monitoring and managing the TCO of BI.

example of excellent research  the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence: A 360-Degree Perspective For many companies, total cost of ownership (TCO) of business intelligence (BI) solutions is out of control. And the problem is growing, fueled by ever-increasing demands from the user community, massive new sources for data, new capabilities, shadow it landscapes, and the cost of keeping people abreast of all the changes. This paper focuses on developing a framework for monitoring and managing the TCO of BI. Read More

Nintendo of America, Inc.


With a focus on marketing, sales, and distribution of the company’s interactive entertainment products, Nintendo of America’s 180 “managers of image” market Nintendo’s games throughout the United States and parts of Canada. Because these managers spend the bulk of their time visiting retail operations to successfully brand the Nintendo product, the company was searching for a way to communicate detailed information to them, as well as to the rest of the company’s workforce. Nintendo also wanted to simplify the benefits enrollment process for employees and allow them to change their personal data on their own and at their convenience, without contacting the HR department.

example of excellent research  of America, Inc. With a focus on marketing, sales, and distribution of the company’s interactive entertainment products, Nintendo of America’s 180 “managers of image” market Nintendo’s games throughout the United States and parts of Canada. Because these managers spend the bulk of their time visiting retail operations to successfully brand the Nintendo product, the company was searching for a way to communicate detailed information to them, as well as to the rest of the company’s Read More

CitiXsys iVend Retail 5.0 for Point-of-sale Retail Certification Report


CitiXsys product iVend Retail is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of point-of-sale (POS) solutions in the Wholesale and Retail Trade 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.

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Info-Tech Research Group


Info-Tech Research Group is an information technology research and advisory company. Founded in 1997, the company’s focuses include IT research, analyst services, and market research.

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Business Analytics: Nucleus Research Note—How Analytics Makes Midsize Companies More Profitable


When senior leaders of small and midsize companies invest in analytics tools, they can improve operating results by enabling managers to make fact-based, data-driven decisions. Learn how in this report from Nucleus Research.

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Production Management Research


Primarily due to rapid development of technology in the past thirty years, the market structure throughout the world has changed considerably. Local markets have become accessible to foreign manufacturers, who are able to perform well in their newly established territories in part due to their superior application of technology. In this light, most companies, including small and medium size, have embedded globalization in their expansion strategies, consistently seeking for new markets abroad. Consequently, local manufacturing companies are facing global competition, forcing them to adopt new concepts with respect to people, process and technologies. This document describes these approaches to production planning in detail as well outlines a software solution. The software solution (Production/3) combines both pull and push techniques and enables small to medium size organizations to fully automate their production system while retaining their investment in their legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.

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Threshold of a New TEC Advisor


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The ERP Warehouse Module versus Best-of-breed WMS


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International research and advisory firm Forrester Research provides its clients consumer and business data, consulting, peer-to-peer executive programs, events, and online communities.

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Adobe’s support site receives approximately 1.3 million client inquiries per month and has been in need of an automated response system to decrease escalating support costs.

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