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SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 Release Feature Pack 3 Now Available
SAP has recently unveiled new analytics features for some of its business intelligence (BI) portfolios that are aimed at enhancing access to and manipulation of

feature  BusinessObjects 4.0 Release Feature Pack 3 Now Available SAP has recently unveiled new analytics features for some of its business intelligence (BI) portfolios that are aimed at enhancing access to and manipulation of big data. The feature pack 3.0 for the 4.0 solution release of SAP BusinessObjects includes SAP BusinessObjects BI [ Evaluate ] and SAP BusinessObjects BI Edge edition [ Evaluate ]. The release includes enhancements in what SAP calls its five pillars for business analytics: core BI,

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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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RFPs and selection tools typically focus on features and functions. The business process protagonists consider this focus old fashioned. However, users want and need an inventory or check lists of the functions to understand if the business process will work. One always has to start from somewhere, and there is no better place to start researching enterprise software than from its functional and technical capabilities.

feature  of this fit is feature bloat, meaning that all other industries must suffer the consequences of these non-essential functions. Bloat, in the form of complex program logic is required not to execute the function but to determine which of many paths the program must take. The cost of bloat is real. Code complexity leads to quality problems. Code complexity means support becomes more difficult. Enhancements and modifications prove more costly and error prone. Implementations are more lengthy and difficult. Read More

Software for Real People Part One: MindManager Feature and Functions


Many software applications are indispensable for the operation and management of the enterprise. They, however, may actually stifle creativity--arguably the most valuable aspect of human capital--by requiring the user to adapt to the tool rather than have the tool supporting the user.

feature  People Part One: MindManager Feature and Functions Introduction Throughout history, economic growth and wealth creation has been the result of one thing: productivity. In its simplest definition, productivity is the improvement in the ratio of output to input. To remain viable and competitive, every firm must continuously improve productivity. If it fails to accomplish this, the firm's very existence is a drain on economic resources. Ultimately market forces (Adam Smith's invisible hand ) will find more Read More

Evaluating Enterprise Software - Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps? Part Two


There is certainly room to ask the fundamental question of whether the traditional practice of RFI/RFP-based selection processes has been adequate for the task of selecting complex systems. The record indicates there is much room for improvement. In essence, for complex selections like in the case of enterprise applications, the human-machine combination has to work together to drive the solution.

feature  periodically update) the large feature and function criteria-based requests for information/proposal (RFI/RFP) documents. Namely, some pundits and vendors have begun to belittle selecting software in the supposedly archaic way through functions and features. Contrary to that, they would rather sell business processes or solutions, further confusing the already overwhelmed customer. The nagging doubts and questions like Have we been selecting software the wrong way all this time?! naturally Read More

Adonix + CIMPRO = A Feature-Rich Process ERP Product, But With Challenges


Adonix is fulfilling its promise to bring a full Process ERP offering to the mid-market. The new Adonix X3 Process automates and integrates the complex formula management and planning requirements of process manufacturers, however, the vendor needs to resolve knowledge and experience issues with the existing sales force and partners and any new channel partners.

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Oracle Database 11g Product Family


This white paper provides an overview of the various feature sets available within the Oracle Database family of products. Built using a reliable database architecture, these products provide the necessary foundation to successfully deliver more information with higher quality of service and efficiently manage change within the environment to deliver better value.

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Excel Users Are “Doomed.” Long Live Excel User Interface


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feature  availability of a Google Maps feature  integrated to the Account’s and Leads detail screen of its online CRM solution. This new feature appears to be useful for individuals who visit their customers or prospects on-site. The easy access to customer location allows for the optimization of a customer visit schedule. Commence has developed a midsize market CRM product that offers more than the typical sales automation, marketing automation, and customer support features. The new feature is an addition Read More

SMB Phone Systems Product Requirements Worksheet


Using this worksheet from Focus Research, you can evaluate your business phone system feature requirements in relation to how well vendors meet them. Score how well vendors perform the categories you’ve identified by filling in your ratings in the columns to the right, using a scale of one to five, with five being best. If the feature isn’t important to your particular needs, simply leave the field blank.

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Supporting Teamwork by Abridging Departmental Silos (and All That in a Cloud)


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feature  TEC, our most popular feature is something we call a Vendor Showdown. We take two or three vendors who market the same type of solution (ERP or CRM or business process management, or HR, etc.), and compare their functionalities head on. The results are based on the most recent RFI information we gather from the vendors. As a quick example, our discrete ERP RFI contains a list of  3,690 feature functions. The vendors fill out the RFI by indicating whether or not they support each of the 3,690 Read More