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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge base models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process industries. It details product development and portfolio management, manufacturing process management, ideation and requirements management, service data, and regulatory and compliance criteria. This comprehensive knowledge base incorporates the criteria of TEC's other PLM knowledge bases. 

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Microsoft Paints CRM Landscape On Lately A ‘Still Nature’ Business Applications Scenery


While most of its applications co-opetitors have been licking their wounds and bracing for a long summer drought, fat cash cushioned Microsoft has been putting together the pieces of its CRM (and likely the overall enterprise applications) strategy mosaic

faq knowledge base  base, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), visibility into open customer call inquiries, and a storefront that provides order visibility through integration with MBS' products. The deal with Crystal Decisions would be another move in the right direction to embed business intelligence (BI) tools and reporting capabilities into enterprise applications, and thereby mask their intrinsic complexity. Enterprise applications have always been great repositories for transactional data but have traditionally rarely Read More

Servigistics and MCA Solutions Join Forces on "Super Tuesday"




faq knowledge base  prepared Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page . In addition, both vendors were described in in-depth TEC articles in 2011, respectively entitled  “What’s New at MCA Solutions?”  and  “A Leader in Service Management Tackles Multi-Dimensional Growth.” The Merger Rationale It appears that Servigistics came out of its “Super Tuesday” as the undisputed frontrunner in the SPP/O space. MCA was the major spare parts multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) specialist competitor and a thorn Read More

Will A Big Fish's Splash Cause Minnows' Flush Out Of The CRM Pond? Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations


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faq knowledge base  base, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), visibility into open customer call inquiries, and a storefront that provides order visibility through integration with MBS' products. Thus, the competition from Microsoft is likely to immediately affect the prominent players in the lower-end of the market, including FrontRange (the GoldMine product), Best Software (the ACT! and SalesLogix products), Epicor Software (the Clientele product), Multiactive Software (the Maximizer Enterprise products), Interface Software Read More

Microsoft Throws .NET At SMEs, With CRM As Bait


While Microsoft might be honest today with its claims of staying away from the true enterprise-level CRM applications space, no one can be sure that its appetite will remain in check for very long.

faq knowledge base  base, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), visibility into open customer call inquiries, and a storefront that provides order visibility through integration with Great Plains' products. It does not take a genius to realize that over time and with these features in place, the MS CRM product might appeal to the more sophisticated prospects as well. MS CRM should offer better Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) due to the native integration to the Microsoft technology pile and the rest of the Great Plains product Read More

Knowledge Based Selections


Knowledge Based Selections allow companies to truly reach an optimum and justifiable technology decision. Knowledge Based Selections have several unique characteristics that enable a company to rapidly and effectively marry internal business requirements with a myriad of vendor attributes that relate to both product performance and long-term value to clients.

faq knowledge base  Based Selections Knowledge Based Selections J. Diezemann, B. Spencer & J. Dowling - March 14, 2001 Executive Summary   Performing a selection for a technology product requires a company to marry a myriad of internal business requirements, both present and future, with a myriad of vendor attributes that relate to both products performance as well as the ability to effectively provide long-term value to clients. In order to truly reach a best and justifiable decision that will stand up to the Read More

Infor SunSystems: Financial Packages Competitor Analysis Report


This financial software knowledge base anticipates as many factors as possible to establish your selection criteria for general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, reporting, and other bookkeeping requirements. This knowledge base in particular, offers a view on enterprise financial packages, which can complement an existing ERP system.

faq knowledge base  SunSystems: Financial Packages Competitor Analysis Report This financial software knowledge base anticipates as many factors as possible to establish your selection criteria for general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, reporting, and other bookkeeping requirements. This knowledge base in particular, offers a view on enterprise financial packages, which can complement an existing ERP system. Read More

The Power of Knowledge -- Knowledge is Power (Part 2)


Part 1 of this blog series introduced the need for knowledge management (KM) software applications as part of a more comprehensive and strategic service management (SSM) suite. One such broad SSM suite has been offered by Servigistics. Servigistics’ Service Knowledge Management (SKM) solution, the newest module within Servigistics SSM, is designed to meet the requirements of the technical

faq knowledge base  Power of Knowledge -- Knowledge is Power (Part 2) Part 1 of this blog series introduced the need for knowledge management (KM) software applications as part of a more comprehensive and strategic service management (SSM) suite . One such broad SSM suite has been offered by Servigistics . Servigistics’ Service Knowledge Management (SKM) solution, the newest module within Servigistics SSM , is designed to meet the requirements of the technical service organizations that manage complex problem Read More

Key Tenets of World-class Search and Knowledge Management for Customer Service


The critical difference between industry leaders and laggards is a focus on the consumer experience. Search is a fundamental bridge between an enterprise and its stakeholders, and the quality of the search experience is a core driver of experiential perceptions. Delivering a powerful search experience builds a brand perceived as responsive, empathetic, and knowledgeable. Sounds good, right? So where do you start?

faq knowledge base  Tenets of World-class Search and Knowledge Management for Customer Service The critical difference between industry leaders and laggards is a focus on the consumer experience. Search is a fundamental bridge between an enterprise and its stakeholders, and the quality of the search experience is a core driver of experiential perceptions. Delivering a powerful search experience builds a brand perceived as responsive, empathetic, and knowledgeable. Sounds good, right? So where do you start? Read More

NetSuite: Discrete Manufacturing (ERP) Competitor Analysis Report


The discrete enterprise resource planning (ERP) knowledge base addresses discrete manufacturing (distinct items such as auto parts or chairs) as well as non-manufacturing industries. Research vendors that support a range of functionality for production planning, shop floor control, and product costing. The knowledge base also provides information on financials, human resources, and other enterprise management modules.

faq knowledge base  Discrete Manufacturing (ERP) Competitor Analysis Report The discrete enterprise resource planning (ERP) knowledge base addresses discrete manufacturing (distinct items such as auto parts or chairs) as well as non-manufacturing industries. Research vendors that support a range of functionality for production planning, shop floor control, and product costing. The knowledge base also provides information on financials, human resources, and other enterprise management modules. Read More

Windchill: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Competitor Analysis Report


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faq knowledge base  Business Suite: Financial Packages Competitor Analysis Report This financial software knowledge base anticipates as many factors as possible to establish your selection criteria for general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, reporting, and other bookkeeping requirements. This knowledge base in particular, offers a view on enterprise financial packages, which can complement an existing ERP system. Read More

Netsuite’s Resilient Subscriber Base


With the success of software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based vendors, more applications are being accessed over the Web. Applications once considered too proprietary or mission-critical for SaaS, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), are now being delivered as services. After seeing the increasing rates of SaaS adoption, Nucleus Research decided to examine the user base of SaaS vendor NetSuite. Find out what they learned.

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Dynamics GP: Financial Packages Competitor Analysis Report


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