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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Human Capital Management at the Forefront of Progressive Companies and Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) Latest Buyer’s Guide
Most human resources (HR) professionals would agree—a company’s workforce is the key to adapting, evolving, and keeping up with today’s ever-changing, highly

free annual evaluation form  Taleo. To download a free copy, visit: http://www.technologyevaluation.com/research/TEC-buyers-guide/TEC-2014-HCM-Buyer-s-Guide-for-Medium-and-Large-Enterprises.html . For more information on TEC’s software advisory and selection services, contact +1 514-954-3665, extension 404, or e-mail selectionservices@technologyevaluation.com . About Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC) Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is a software advisory firm helping private and public sector organizations around the

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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

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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Project Management Pitfalls


Through the implementation of enterprise wide systems many organizations have experienced success in transforming their enterprise from a reactionary task driven environment into a modern proactive, cohesive organization which can provide visibility to Senior Management and to customers and suppliers alike. ERP implementations are usually large, complex projects, involving large groups of people

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SCT Corporation: The Last Viable Process Manufacturing Vendor Standing?


Although a relative newcomer, the Process Manufacturing Solutions division of SCT has been able to remain focused on the process manufacturing industry. With the exit or weakening position of most other process-focused vendors, SCT should thrive. However, its low profile marketing strategy, undeveloped channel and a limited number of implementation partners are some of the challenges it has yet to surmount.

free annual evaluation form  A spin-off into a free standing company or a divestiture by the parent is possible (30% probability) as this portion of SCT continues to gain in investor value. Although these options will change the nature of the Process Manufacturing Solutions division, negative impacts on its future success or ability to invest are not seen as significant. In fact, it would offer the Process Manufacturing Solutions division SCT direct access to market capital and greater visibility in the marketplace. Vendor Read More

To Upgrade, or Not To Upgrade: That Is Not The Question-But How To Upgrade Is


Companies can easily spend hundreds of thousands of dollars implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) package. After completing this rollercoaster ride, however, companies are typically faced with the question of whether to implement the latest, greatest version of the package.

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5-step CRM Software Selection Guide: A Pragmatist’s Guide to CRM Software Selections


Selecting a new enterprise customer relationship management (CRM) solution is an undertaking that requires careful planning and managed execution. And in fact, there are a number of common mistakes that organizations make. Failing to execute the selection process in an objective and structured fashion can be an expensive financial mistake—as well as a fatal hit to your professional reputation.

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Robert Eastman Joins Technology Evaluation Centers


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Merchandising Systems Software Evaluation Report


Merchandising systems are the enterprise back and front-office software solutions upon which the majority of retailers rely to manage and support their daily tasks. These systems typically record product performance, which allows buyers to purchase merchandise according to that information and to make accurate merchandise decisions. Moreover, retail systems have capabilities for tracking inventory, capturing sales data, and managing retail prices.

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Software Evaluation and Software Selection


Organizations are surrounded by ambiguity when making their implementation decisions. Accurate and relevant criteria that are properly weighed against an enterprise’s needs, what-if scenarios, and supporting graphics and reports are essential when making a software selection.

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Document Management System (DMS) Software Evaluation Report


Document management systems (DMS) assist with the management, creation, workflow, and storage of documents within different departments. A DMS stores documents in a database and associates important information about the documents, to the documents (known as metadata). Most systems provide workflow engines to design and support document creation, publication, and usage. DMS solutions are often used by insurance and health care industries, government bodies, or other organizations processing high volumes of documents.

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PLM for the Fashion Industry Software Evaluation Report


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.

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Field Service Management (FSM) Software Evaluation Report


Field service management (FSM) software is a set of functionalities for organizations or departments within organizations that have as main focus the intallation, maintanance, reparing, and meter reading for industries relying heaviling on equipment. FSM workers require functionality for customer engagement management, service and asset management as well as workforce management. Since most activities in FSM take place outside of the office, mobility is a big component of the a FSM software solutions. Typically, FSM software is not used as a stand-alone solution, as it needs to integrate with Financials, ERP, CRM and EAM to ensure accurate data exchange. Even if its main purpose is to maintain and repair equipment, it can also be used to gather customer satisfaction and equipment performance feedback. To allocate human resources efficiently, workforce management is an integral part of an FSM system

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FREE Not-for-Profit Selects UNIT4 Agresso ERP


Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) recently opted to implement UNIT4 Agresso ERP throughout its business. As the not-for-profit organization tries to grow and find new revenue streams, it reportedly went for Agresso ERP over respectable competitive solutions including Blackbaud and Oracle PeopleSoft because of Agresso’s easy support for changing business structures and agility.

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Process Manufacturing (ERP) Software Evaluation Report


The process enterprise resource planning (ERP) Software Evaluation Report anticipates as many factors as possible to assist businesses in the process manufacturing field, which typically involves mixing, separating, forming, or performing chemical reactions (for example, paint manufacturers or refineries). The Software Evaluation Report includes criteria for determining batch control and reporting, formula and routing, and material management capabilities. It also provides information for other enterprise management modules such as human resources and financials.

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) Software Evaluation Report


A warehouse management system (WMS) should provide database and user-level tools in order for a company to optimize its storage facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences.

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