X
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.
Get free sample report

Compare Software Solutions
Visit the TEC store to compare leading software solutions by funtionality, so that you can make accurate and informed software purchasing decisions.
Compare Now
 

 free reading materials


IT White Papers: The World’s Greatest Cure for Insomnia!
Having trouble sleeping at night? Lots of people are these days, and for good reasons.The economy is in the dumps. Jobs are on the endangered species list

free reading materials  best part, it’s absolutely free and available on a computer screen near you: IT white papers. Better than counting sheep and more surefire than Sominex or Lunesta , IT white papers are highly effective at causing the eyes to glaze over and the mind to slip into REM sleep. I should know—my job is to promote IT white papers in TEC’s newsletter and email blasts, and I’ve read (yawn) hundreds of them. Now, is this a public service the software industry is selflessly providing to an uptight,

Read More


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.

Get free sample report
Compare Software Solutions

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

Compare Now

Field Service Management (FSM)

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. 

Evaluate Now

Documents related to » free reading materials

What Is ERP in 2010?


When the term “enterprise resource planning” (ERP) was introduced, it applied primarily to the planning and management of resources needed to manufacture goods. Today, however, most business decision makers realize that their enterprises rely upon resources, and that planning is essential to optimize how those resources are acquired, allocated, and used. Learn how the definition of ERP has evolved, and what it means today.

free reading materials  Focus Analyst Support | Free ERP Requirements | ERP Research | Question on ERP | ERP 360 | ERP Experts | Enterprise CRM | Advantage Disadvantage of ERP Systems | which ERP or CRM System I Buy | What is a CRM System | CRM Modules | CRM System | CRM Functions | Companies that Sell ERP System | Focus Accounting Software | Focus Research | Focus Finance Group | Focus Sales Group | Focus Community Members | Compare ERP Vendor | Benefits of Using Software Solutions for Enterprise Resource Planning | Why Use Read More

Epicor Insights 2013


Epicor held its Insights 2013 conference in Nashville last week, attended by 2,900+ customers, 500+ employees,  300+ partners, and 100+ exhibitors, and with more than 700 sessions. Clearly Epicor has a lot to talk about. TEC's Aleksey Osintsev and I covered the event and, in numerous one-on-one meetings with Epicor managers, executives, partners, and third-party consultants, received an up-close

free reading materials  I expect this will free up even more feature/function innovation, in ERP, retail, and supply chain planning and execution, perhaps starting as soon as later this year. Expect Epicor Insights2014 next year in Las Vegas to be as different as Insights 2013 was different from Insights 2012. Further Reading on the TEC Blog Epicor Retail Strategic Plan Ramping Up in 2013 Epicor Extends its ICE Architecture to Prophet 21 Epicor Climbing Further into the ERP Cloud Epicor Insights 2012: Old Epicor + Old Activant Read More

PTC Live Global 2013: All About Design for “Servitization” —Part Two


Last week on the TEC blog I talked about market shifts and technological changes that are reshaping the competitive landscape for manufacturing firms, based on PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann’s seven trends, which formed the backbone of his keynote presentation at the PTC Live Global 2013 event held in California in June. PTC Live Global also had a companion Service Exchange (formerly Servigistics Exchange

free reading materials  equivalent Creo functionality for free, so why not migrate to a newer technology? Having said that, PTC has made inroads in the Pro/E install base, which offers functionality equivalent to Creo Parametrics , and in the ProductView install base, which is now equivalent to Creo View . The real issue is that there is no migration path for the CoCreate direct modeling CAD product yet. Namely, Creo Direct , a direct modeling CAD solution but in new Creo architecture (not in CoCreate architecture), currently Read More

The Seven Deadly Sins of Software Marketing


Huge amounts of money are spent on marketing collateral—you need to ensure that you get your money's worth. This article discusses seven common mistakes made when developing software marketing collateral. Read on to see if you need to repent.

free reading materials  say in big letters Free HBO and in small letters Motel ? Of course not. Likewise, if your marketing material emphasizes effective formula management before you mention that you cater to the chemical industry, you may want to reverse the order. Sin #2. Swerving Off Course Too often we give up before the finish line is in sight. We become impatient if the results of a marketing campaign are not immediate. Here are some simple facts. Getting more than a 1 percent hit ratio for a marketing campaign is Read More

Will Sun Burn Linux with "Free" Solaris?


Sun Microsystems has eliminated licensing fees for Solaris 8 and its source code.

free reading materials  require Microsoft to make free and open its application program interfaces (APIs), rather than break itself into pieces, as a preferred remedy in the current Department of Justice vs. Microsoft antitrust investigation. Free is a relative term, however. In December, Sun eliminated fees for Java 2 Standard Edition, but still requires developers to pay for compatibility tests required to maintain their licenses. Linux advocates and other industry watchers have claimed that the Sun Community Source License Read More

Regulatory and Compliance


Regulatory compliance covers the requirements for ensuring products and their associated materials comply with both external and internal rules and regulations. It covers regulatory and requirements needs, as well as product related components of environmental health and safety (EH&S).

free reading materials   Read More

New Report Profiling MODX Revolution WCM


TEC is offering a new report profiling the software vendor MODX and its Revolution WCM system. This report is now available to download (free) from TEC's library of reports. The MODX Web content management system is a relatively new commercial open source offering. It's designed with an emphasis on customizability. Although MODX has a large community using its systems in small and medium-sized

free reading materials  now available to download (free) from TEC's library of reports. The MODX Web content management system is a relatively new commercial open source offering. It's designed with an emphasis on customizability. Although MODX has a large community using its systems in small and medium-sized deployments, it's targeting higher traffic deployments with its latest versions of Revolution. To find out more about MODX's commercial services, support, and partners, as well as some analysis of its Revolution product, Read More

SAP, Oracle, Consona, Epicor, Exact - Software Comparisons


Use these links to begin your fast, free software comparison today: ERP for Discrete Manufacturers ERP for Process Manufacturers ERP for Wholesale ...

free reading materials  to begin your fast, free software comparison(s) today: ERP for Discrete Manufacturers ERP for Process Manufacturers ERP for Wholesale and Distribution Accounting for small and midsized businesses Business Intelligence (BI) Human Resources (HR) Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Sponsored by Technology Evaluation Centers For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST. Phone: +1 514-954-3665, ext.367. Read More

APICS 2009 Webcast Session 3: Lean for Materials Managers


In the forthcoming 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo, many educational tracks will be covered by industry leaders, and lean is one of them. Since we are in a global economic crisis where every manufacturer, supplier, and producer is trying to reduce cost and minimize waste while increasing production or throughput, I am particularly interested in the “lean” educational track to hear

free reading materials   Read More

Quocirca Ltd


Quocirca is a research and analysis company with a primary focus on the European market. Quocirca produces free to market content aimed at IT decision makers and those that influence them in businesses of all sizes and public sector organizations. Much of the content Quocirca produces is based on its own primary research.

free reading materials  European market. Quocirca produces free to market content aimed at IT decision makers and those that influence them in businesses of all sizes and public sector organizations. Much of the content Quocirca produces is based on its own primary research. Read More

TechVentive


TechVentive advises technology and services firms and develops thought leadership, marketing materials, sales campaigns, channel programs, and sales training initiatives.

free reading materials   Read More

Secure DNS/DHCP Management-An Integrated Solution


Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) has been adopted as the dynamic protocol of choice for pain-free management of network resources. The integration of the Domain Name System (DNS) and DHCP into a single network helps overcome traditional barriers to effective resource allocation. Indeed, combining DNS and DHCP enhances information security, thus providing a solution your organization can grow with.

free reading materials  protocol of choice for pain-free management of network resources. The integration of the Domain Name System (DNS) and DHCP into a single network helps overcome traditional barriers to effective resource allocation. Indeed, combining DNS and DHCP enhances information security, thus providing a solution your organization can grow with. Read More

The IT Rights of Digistan


The Hague Declaration, recently published by The Digital Standards organization, proposes that all governments adhere to free and open standards for IT activities. Something that strikes me about Digistan's declaration is its basis in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and not a technical document. The three things The Hague Declaration calls on all governments to do, are as follows

free reading materials  all governments adhere to free and open standards for IT activities. Something that strikes me about Digistan's declaration is its basis in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and not a technical document. The three things The Hague Declaration calls on all governments to do, are as follows. Procure only information technology that implements free and open standards; Deliver e-government services based exclusively on free and open standards; Use only free and open digital standards in their own Read More

Epicor ERP 10: ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments Competitor Analysis Report


The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills.

free reading materials   Read More