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Partner-Friendly Oracle Update - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series outlined Oracle’s recent (and seemingly genuine) change of heart and approach towards partnering. The analysis then moved into Oracle

gartner ofbiz  software applications . At Gartner ’s recent BPM Summit , I learned that the success of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS ) is due to the following three factors: Microsoft includes the product in its Windows Server operating system (OS ), so it is distributed widely and free via Windows SharePoint Services (WSS ); The product has enough appeal and functional features out-of-the-box , and is easy enough to set up, so that a competent businessperson can get it running without the information

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Got BI? Now You Need to Hire a Data Geek. Here’s What to Look For.


According to a poll conducted by KDnuggets, salaries in the analytics and data mining space are up in 2011. While there is no direct proof that the data explosion is increasing the need for business intelligence (BI) or business analytics (BA) specialists, it’s only natural that the increase in BI software adoption and demand for analytics should promote the growth of BI job offerings.

gartner ofbiz  many organizations. According to Gartner , the BI and analytics market is expected to grow to US$10.8 billion in 2011. What this means is that companies are becoming more data management–oriented. Information and its analysis are being increasingly valued as companies strive to avoid gut-based decisions and improve their mechanisms for a complete view of how the organization is performing. And BI initiatives are being positioned among the highest priorities for many organizations. While many large Read More

Looking For Software-The Expectations of Small and Medium Enterprises


Small and medium enterprises (SME) looking for software must understand their needs and articulate their expectations to get what they want and need from software.

gartner ofbiz  One analyst firm, the Gartner Group defines the mid market as 100 to 999 employees and the small as 5 to 99 employees. One enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor considers anything under $2 billion as the mid-market. Rather than sales volume or employees, some consultants and vendors define enterprises in terms of the characteristics of the business. These enterprises are stand-alone organizations with the power to control their own destiny, which can include some divisions of large companies. Most Read More

Outsourcing Security Part 2: Measuring the Cost


Evaluating the cost of outsourcing can be challenging because most organizations cannot fully estimate the financial impact of such a decision.

gartner ofbiz  according to a recent Gartner Dataquest study. Often, the decision to outsource security is based on cost: Can the company effectively outsource or co-source security management functions while still realizing a good return on investment? The following is part two of a three-part series on outsourced security. This article helps organizations calculate the cost for managing security and provides a real-life scenario of cost comparisons to help organizations build a foundation for a financial analysis Read More

The Wizardry of Business Process Management - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series provided a lengthy discussion about business process management’s (BPM's) necessary parts-and-parcels, and the software category’s value proposition.  At the end of that post, I mentioned my recent attendance of a witty presentation that attempted to explain the essence of BPM via a bit of humor and the metaphor of the classic “Wizard of Oz” movie. Namely, on March 23

gartner ofbiz  keynote presentation at the Gartner BPM Summit in San Diego . His theme was “Don’t just Survive…Capitalize.” Trefler began by reminding the audience that in today’s turbulent economy we are all “not in Kansas anymore,” and may just need some ruby slippers to find our way back home to profitability. If you have 14 minutes to spare, you can recapture the spirit of the event here . But before I start to paraphrase the spirited presentation, some introduction to Pegasystems and Trefler is in Read More

Understanding Service-oriented Architecture and Its Impact on Small Manufacturers


Within the manufacturing community, the arrival of the latest, greatest enterprise software technology is often met with skepticism. The right service-oriented architecture (SOA) application, however, can reverse such doubts, as SOA continues to emerge as the dominant technical platform for building next-generation business applications. Its potential to transform enterprise software applications is not only well hyped—it’s also well documented.

gartner ofbiz  newer phenomenon. According to Gartner Research, “by 2008, SOA will be a prevailing software engineering practice, ending the 40 year domination of monolithic software architecture.” In addition, Gartner projects that “by 2008, more than 75 percent of then-current application packages either will be natively SOA or will expose SOA interfaces through a wrapping layer of interfaces.” Software vendors, including Made2Manage Systems, are already reusing older and external applications and wrapping Read More

ERP Demand Being Re-heated


As reported on March 5 in The Dallas Morning News/KRTBN -- E-commerce may get all the attention, but information technology experts say the demand for enterprise resource planning professionals is almost as hot.

gartner ofbiz  director at the Minneapolis-based Gartner Institute. Our expectation is there will be renewed interest in ERP and e-business. Ms. Gomolski said companies reduced spending on ERP in the second half of 1999 because they had to focus on the year 2000 bug, which affected computer systems that represented years as two digits. Now companies are struggling to find qualified professionals to implement ERP systems. The trouble is that so many qualified ERP pros already have been lured into e-commerce projects, Read More

Centralizing Bank Connections


Electronic connections with corporate customers determine much of a bank’s competitive differentiation and cost structure. But many banks are held back by outdated file transfer systems, which make it difficult to reliably connect to clients and rapidly deliver new services. Learn how using a managed file transfer platform can help banks simplify data transfers, lower costs, and deliver compelling services to customers.

gartner ofbiz  MFT File Transfer , Gartner Managed File Transfer , Software Managed File Transfer Secure Data , File Transfer Secure Data , Managed File Transfer Solutions , SSH Secure File Transfer , File Transfer Protocol , Transfer Files , Secure File Transferring , Data Transmission , Data Transfer Solutions , Data Transfer Object , Data Transfer Calculator , USB Data Transfer , Data Transfer Switch , Data Transfer Tool , Data Export Tool . How banks and insurance providers can simplify connecting to corporate Read More

Dreamforce 2010: Of Cloud Proliferation - Part 1


Dreamforce, salesforce.com’s annual user conference, has over the past several years become a highly anticipated and entertaining end-of-the-year fixture for the enterprise applications market observers (surprisingly, Dreamforce 2011 will take place in late August, and let’s see how that new timing will feel). Namely, in these prolonged times of bad economic news and

gartner ofbiz  Force.com, but in 2009 Gartner estimated that Force.com had over 1,000 customers. Not too shabby, but not exceptional either, as measured in salesforce.com’s aforementioned growth standards and aspirations. One of the reasons for the platform’s somewhat subdued adoption could be its proprietary and esoteric nature. Namely, although Oracle and Microsoft are proprietary technologies too, Java and the .NET Framework languages have respectively reached the mainstream. To give salesforce.com credit, the co Read More

Why CRM Is So Hard and What To Do About It: Data is key to making CRM work


Making a CRM investment work is a two-step process that begins with unifying disparate systems by creating and managing standardized, reusable business definitions mapped to the different CRM system schemas throughout the organization.

gartner ofbiz  the axle. It's why Gartner calls managing customer-related data the number one obstacle to getting a return on CRM investments. To fully exploit the power of CRM, and to realize its much-hyped promise, organizations must first recognize that customer-related data often resides in dozens, sometimes hundreds of separate databases, files and data feeds; they must then understand how to utilize all these information sources in a consistent way. Complicating this integration is the thorny fact that frequently Read More

opentaps Open Source ERP


opentaps Open Source ERP offers the features and scalability required for enterprise software with the flexibility and low cost of ownership often associated with open source solutions. It is an ERP-oriented distribution of the Open For Business (OFBiz) project for end users and implementation service providers. opentaps ERP is sponsored by Open Source Strategies, Inc., one of the core developers in the OFBiz community. The OFBiz project has been available and evolving since 2001. It involves a global developer community based in the United States, Europe, and Asia and has been deployed in a product-oriented retail, distribution, and manufacturing companies.    

gartner ofbiz  Open Source ERP opentaps Open Source ERP offers the features and scalability required for enterprise software with the flexibility and low cost of ownership often associated with open source solutions. It is an ERP-oriented distribution of the Open For Business (OFBiz) project for end users and implementation service providers. opentaps ERP is sponsored by Open Source Strategies, Inc., one of the core developers in the OFBiz community. The OFBiz project has been available and evolving since 2001. Read More

TEC Presents Software Evaluation Methodology at Gartner's Small Business Vision Event in Toronto


According to Gartner, 70 percent of IT projects fail or fall short of expectations. With the SMB market spending over $400 billion (USD) annually, event attendees targeting this immense market were most responsive to TEC's stated objective of assisting SMBs in complex evaluations of enterprise software.

gartner ofbiz  Software Evaluation Methodology at Gartner's Small Business Vision Event in Toronto TEC Presents Software Evaluation Methodology at Gartner's Small Business Vision Event in Toronto Montreal, May 29, 2006 MONTREAL - May 29, 2006 - According to Gartner, 70 percent of IT projects fail or fall short of expectations. With the SMB market spending over $400 billion (USD) annually, event attendees targeting this immense market were most responsive to TEC's stated objective of assisting SMBs in complex 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 of the highlights of Epicor’s vision and strategy for cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP). Epicor has since 2010 offered a scaled-back Epicor Express Edition of the Epicor 9 (Epicor ERP) solution. The express edition is

gartner ofbiz  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

Ultimus


Ultimus is a global business process management (BPM) software company that delivers the shortest time to value for business process automation and improvement. Headquartered in Cary, NC, the company is ranked by industry research firms Gartner and Forrester as one of the leading vendors in the BPM market. Ultimus has business operations and sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. Through these offices and a network of more than 100 partners in 61 countries, more than 1,300 customers, including Carnival Cruise Lines, Citizens Bank, McKessonHBOC, Microsoft, Newell Rubbermaid, Black and Decker, Rexam do Brasil, and Cable & Wireless Panama have deployed the Ultimus BPM Suite to automate and improve a wide range of business processes. The Ultimus BPM Suite has been recognized by eWeek magazine with the 2004 eWeek Excellence Award. In addition, Ultimus is a three-time recipient of the Technology Fast 500 Award from Deloitte & Touche and many other awards.

gartner ofbiz  by industry research firms Gartner and Forrester as one of the leading vendors in the BPM market. Ultimus has business operations and sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. Through these offices and a network of more than 100 partners in 61 countries, more than 1,300 customers, including Carnival Cruise Lines, Citizens Bank, McKessonHBOC, Microsoft, Newell Rubbermaid, Black and Decker, Rexam do Brasil, and Cable & Wireless Panama have deployed the Read More

Sage Advice on Selecting Analyst Services


Step away from the decision--let's look at the meta-selection. The SageCircle blog features some recent posts on selecting analyst services. So here we are, TEC, guiding all sorts of people in their selection processes for software, recommending best practices, developing custom research, etc., and the interesting thing (if I read the SageCircle blog correctly) is that our recommended software

gartner ofbiz  type of mistake are Gartner and Forrester because they are often the only firms with any significant mindshare with buyers. This is similar to the sort of observation we make about purchasing software. We recommend that clients understand their business requirements through a formal process ensuring those relate to a request for information (RFI) about the software they'll purchase. The idea is that if you don't initiate the selection process properly you'll end up paying down the road for software that Read More