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BigMachines: Getting Bigger and Better - Part II
Part I of this blog post series talked about my encounter with BigMachines, a provider of slick software-as-a-service (SaaS) configure, price, and quote (CPQ

gartner bigmachines  multitenant SaaS provider. Namely, Gartner and Deutche Bank Research Services have outlined the following three true SaaS vendor criteria : Monthly subscription No client-side installation A single code for all customers As discussed in TEC 's previous article on BigMachines, the third criterion is not yet there . To be fair, BigMachines' hybrid (in other words, not completely multitenant) architecture has the flexibility to allow customers to upgrade according to their needs and desired schedule, and Read More
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Meeting Configure One at PlanetPTC Live 2011
My recent attendance of the PlanetPTC Live 2011 event was a great learning experience. Look for an article with my impressions on the conference and on PTC’s

gartner bigmachines  with the assertion by Gartner in its recent “MarketScope for Configuration, Price, Quote Application Suites” report, where Configure One receives a Promising rating for functional breadth, experience with ATO and ETO manufacturing operations, cost-competitiveness, and relatively rapid implementation cycles. The vendor likely comes short of the Positive rating due to lower market visibility, geographic presence, and limited consulting service and reseller partnerships, which might impact its ability Read More
Pearson Selects Cameleon Software’s CPQ
Pearson, a global education company, has selected Cameleon Software’s Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) solution as part of a business transformation initiative

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TEC Offer Tools for Software Selection at Gartner's Small Business Vision Event in Boston
According to TEC, selections for enterprise software such as ERP, ECM, CRM, or SCM solutions may fail to meet requirements if an organisation undertakes a

gartner bigmachines  ease the selection burden. Gartner asserts that 70 percent of IT projects fail or fall short of expectations. With the growing SMB market spending over $400 billion (USD) worldwide annually, event attendees targeting this immense and diverse market were most responsive to TEC's stated objective of assisting SMBs in complex evaluations of enterprise software. At Gartner's Small Business Vision event, held in Boston on June 6, TEC's value proposition was presented by TEC senior research analyst Hans Mercx, Read More
Palm Tries to Take the Desktop in Hand
Palm Computing to offer software to allow Palm devices to network with enterprise systems and applications.

gartner bigmachines  at approximately $10,000/year. Although Gartner estimates Palm TCO at an unexpectedly high $2700/year (a figure we question), this figure is still significantly lower than for the traditional desktop. The ability of a Palm device to link with enterprise-class applications such as ERP 2 or groupware, if successfully implemented, means the Palm can now move out of the shirt pocket and onto the desktop (in a limited way). This will increase market growth for Palm devices, and palmtops in general, but it Read More
Magic Quadrant for B2B Gateway Providers
Business-to-business (B2B) gateway solutions have matured to the point where they can support a wide range of projects. However, there are still functional

gartner bigmachines  demand for their solutions, Gartner client interest and other factors. Megavendors : During the past two years, via product enhancements and increasing mind share and market share, megavendors IBM and Microsoft have been gaining ground on the relative leadership of prominent B2B vendors, such as Axway and Sterling Commerce. This is understandable, given the increasing importance of B2B as just another aspect of the IT stack offered by those vendors. Two other megavendors, Oracle and SAP, are notably Read More
What-if Scenarios for Analyst Firm Mergers and Acquisitions
Now that Gartner is acquiring AMR, we cannot help but wonder what will be the next acquisition or merger in the business software research field. There are not

gartner bigmachines  and Acquisitions Now that Gartner is acquiring AMR , we cannot help but wonder what will be the next acquisition or merger in the business software research field. There are not so many companies doing business software research and analysis, so the number of permutations is quite low. Let’s look at some of them and what the end result would be. Gartner acquires Aberdeen and launches The Magic Axis (Magic Quadrant + Aberdeen Axis). If they decide to acquire Forrester , that would be the Magic Wave Read More
How Green Is Your Technology Landscape?
Introducing “Green” to ProjectsThere is a growing trend in IT organizations to reduce the environmental footprints that are typically generated from large

gartner bigmachines  taken from Techrepublic ), Gartner analyst Simon Mingay stated, “Whether you believe in climate change or not, you have to prepare for that reality. There's a mistaken belief that IT organizations will be able to continue to consume the power they do today… The question is not why should you bother, but what are the risks if you do nothing. In 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy announced its “ENERGY STAR” program, which stipulates that computers must use an average of 65 to 70 percent less Read More
Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of February 11, 2013
We're trying out a new feature on you this week: snippets of supply chain news designed for quick and easy consumption, including insights and sound bites

gartner bigmachines  Chain Shorts for the Week of February 11, 2013 We're trying out a new feature on you this week: snippets of supply chain news designed for quick and easy consumption, including insights and sound bites, perhaps occasionally bordering on the irreverent. We'd like to think of this as a conversation with you. Let us know what you think. Oracle held its Value Chain Summit last week in San Francisco. Were you there? Rick Jewell, Oracle senior vice president for applications development, with overall Read More
BigIdeas 2011: Of BigMachines’ Quantum Leap - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series talked about my very first attendance of BigIdeas, BigMachines’ annual user conference that takes place in the fall in Chicago. I

gartner bigmachines  2011: Of BigMachines’ Quantum Leap - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series talked about my very first attendance of BigIdeas , BigMachines ’ annual user conference that takes place in the fall in Chicago . I wasn’t the only one that attended BigIdeas 2011 for the first time, as in May 2011 the company’s financial backers brought in David Bonnette, a seasoned Oracle executive in the customer relationship management (CRM) realm, as the new president. Mr. Bonnette has since gradually replaced the Read More
The Wizardry of Business Process Management - Part 1
The business process management (BPM) market is sizzling hot, with Gartner Dataquest estimating its compound annual growth rate (CAGR) at 13 percent in 2009. In

gartner bigmachines  is sizzling hot, with Gartner Dataquest estimating its compound annual growth rate (CAGR) at 13 percent in 2009. In fact, almost all leading BPM vendors have been buzzing about their unprecedented growth and profitability, especially amidst the ongoing economic drought. It is truly difficult to argue against the need for companies from all walks of life to improve their business processes. Doing better, faster, and cheaper is the slogan du jour. In his keynote presentation during the recent Read More
Wrapping Up FOSS Predictions for 2010 with a Look Back
I love end of year predictions. Whether they're right or wrong is one thing, but it's valuable to imagine various scenarios of what might happen. Taking the

gartner bigmachines  versions. Aside from the Gartner blog post, there was also a recent Gartner press release predicting that open source BI tool adoption will grow five-fold through 2012 . They also mention that it was once considered for cash strapped organizations but is now mainstream. (TEC's Anna Mallikarjunan wrote about this previously in her article, Open Source Business Intelligence: The Quiet Evolution .) According to TEC's research, 2.5% of the people seeking BI solutions in 2008 wanted something available Read More
Epicor's Vision and Strategy for Cloud ERP
I recently had the opportunity, during Epicor’s global customer conference, to talk with Chad Meyer, director of product marketing, and he shared with me some

gartner bigmachines  Forrester and 7% by Gartner), most major vendors are preparing for the near future, when the increase in demand may be significant— Forrester estimates  an increase of about 20% per year through 2015. With its new SaaS offering for the enterprise, Epicor will be one of very few vendors offering multi-tenant cloud solutions for manufacturing, distribution, and services. Read More
How PPM Provides Direction in Uncertain Economic Times
Project portfolio management (PPM) is a process to obtain project management information of all resources, time, budget, and labor skills in order to align

gartner bigmachines  according to the recent Gartner-sponsored “ Project & Portfolio Management Summit (June 2008) ”: “PPM spending will exceed annual revenues of $1 billion in 2009.” Given the strong market potential for PPM software products despite a sluggish global economy, here are a few selected vendors featured in the TEC Vendor Showcase that are worth looking at: Deltek Systems Deltek provides an integrated toolset for PPM with Deltek PPM and EVM Products. Modules include portfolio analysis, risk management, Read More
Red Hat Adds Middleware Services on OpenShift PaaS
Red Hat, Inc., provider of open source solutions, recently outlined the next phase of its strategy for delivering one of the industry’s first comprehensive

gartner bigmachines  to increasingly specialized services. Gartner uses the term “xPaaS” to describe the group of these specialized public cloud services, such as bpmPaaS, iPaaS (integration), mPaaS (mobile apps), and aPaaS (apps). However, these services are often offered in isolation from one another by technology providers. Today’s enterprise applications are distributed across disparate infrastructures and integrate both complex processes and numerous data sources, requiring easier and more nimble integration, and Read More

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