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


Owing to learning from the past experiences and to the help of specialized selection service providers, selecting an enterprise package has to a degree, become a routine occurrence in the life of an IT organization. Recently however, there has been much noise created by some pundits and vendors belittling the supposedly "archaic" way of selecting software 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 abound.

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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.

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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.

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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


A little while ago, in her post Beware Supply Chain Excel Users—YOU are DOOMED!!!!, my colleague Khudsiya Quadri warned Microsoft Excel users that Excel is not a good option when enterprise applications are expected to be used. Reading her post and the comments that followed is a good exercise in learning different perspectives from different people. However, in my post, I’ll refrain from agreeing

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Commence Adds Google Maps to the Online CRM Software


Commence Corporation has announced the 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

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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)


According to the adage “When one door closes, another one opens,” there are opportunities and unfulfilled customer needs even in this dour economic environment. Rather than hiding in a cave and waiting for the calamity to pass, some creative business software companies and individuals have been coming up with new value propositions to solve real problems for their customers. Perhaps

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TEC Vendor Showdowns Generate a Lot of Interest


Here at 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

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