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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Comparing Software Comparison Sites
A few online tools make it easy to compare criteria about software, side-by-side. Of course, you probably expect that I think TEC provides the mother of all

feature by feature comparisons  or not. An important feature is that users add the functions/criteria on which to rate software, meaning a potentially wide group of people could be contributing their knowledge to the comparison. There is a lot to like in the ITerating wiki. It opens up a comparison process to a wide and possibly unexpected audience. This could be a strength, helping visitors gain a variety of data but it could also prove a weakness. I’d love to see ITerating provide more background about the perspectives of each set

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Compare Software Solutions

Visit the TEC store to compare leading software by functionality, so that you can make accurate and informed software purchasing decisions.

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ERP for Manufacturing (SMB)

TEC's new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, human resources, purchasing, quality, and sales management functionality. 

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