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
 

 graph tool


BI Reporting: Does the Tool Really Matter?
Last month I listened to several discussions about the importance of choosing the right reporting tool when installing a business intelligence (BI) solution

graph tool  the average solution). The graph below shows the level of support (weighted average) for reporting capabilities (derived from our BI knowledge base). Figure 1: According to our own data, most vendors have strong set of reporting capabilities, above the average Is the Entire Package Really Important? The first reason to consider a reporting tool as a fundamental part of the overall BI solution is simply because it’s the presentation layer of the system. There’s a Spanish phrase that says: “de la

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

Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

Evaluate Now

Documents related to » graph tool

ERP Selection Facts and Figures Case Study - Part 2: Qualitative Assessments and Analysis


This is part two of a note describing an opportunity TEC had to evaluate and compare the four top ERP vendors for a client. Each vendor’s offering differed in such areas as functionality, flexibility, process fit and ease of use. Find out what TEC learned as a result of the selection engagement.

graph tool  The strengths and weaknesses graph below indicates the relative strengths and weaknesses for each vendor relative to the model categories. The graph indicates that IFS' scores in Flexibility contributed proportionately more points to their percent match score than Business Scenarios or Product Ease of Use/Navigation. Contrarily, SAP's Business Scenarios score contributed proportionately more points to their percent match score than Product Ease of Use/Navigation or Flexibility. Note that the length of Read More

Next-generation Tool for Software Comparison Hits the Web


TEC has just released the second generation of its flagship software comparison tool, eBestMatch, which allows users to compare enterprise software side-by-side, down to the minutest level of detail. This version (see below to find out how to snag a free trial) provides immediate user responsiveness, giving you the feeling you’re leveraging a slick desktop app rather than a Web page.

graph tool  reports and fresh new graph preview formats. These new features go a long way toward reducing the sheer intimidation factor of sifting thousands of selection criteria through the often murky quagmire of products swamping the market today. Although eBestMatch is only available for the Discrete ERP Evaluation Center for now, TEC will roll out other knowledge bases (and languages) over the next few weeks. How to Get Your Free Trial of eBestMatch.NET For all those Dads who, like me, have had to learn how to Read More

How to Evaluate Web-based BI Solutions


Web-based business intelligence (BI) is no longer an anomaly: organizations are ready for BI solutions that go beyond Web portals. However, when selecting Web-based BI applications, organizations must evaluate architecture, rather than features or functions. What differentiators do you need to look for before embarking on a full-scale BI implementation? And which vendors offer the solution your organization truly needs?

graph tool  Overview Graph The following graph identifies each vendor's total reporting and analysis ratings. Reporting and analysis is a relatively mature functional area. Consequently, most vendors provide these features fully supported out of the box. Conclusion From the analysis presented here, two categories emerge as key differentiators among Web-based BI vendors: Web-based development and administration tools, and OLAP server capabilities. The ability to develop, to deploy, to maintain, and to upgrade Read More

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.

graph tool  in the Product Comparison graph (see figure 4) across the selected level of the knowledge tree. This graph provides users with a detailed overview of the selected systems' strengths and weaknesses. Users can immediately pinpoint key differentiators between the solutions and drill down to investigate where the gaps between the solutions are most prominent and what their sources are. Calculating what-if scenarios enables users to determine what the impacts of these variables are on different vendors (see Read More

Unica


Unica Corporation's vision is give companies the tools they need to deliver high-performance marketing, from beginning to end. The company provides enterprise marketing management solutions for companies that want to optimize customer acquisition and relationship management, streamline processes, and empower strategic planning. Unica counts more than 250 businesses worldwide that rely on its software and services. The company is privately held with offices in the USA, UK, Australia, and Singapore; and a worldwide network of partners. Unica's solutions support the following: - Gather and analyze knowledge from multiple data sources - Identify customer wants and needs - Plan, execute, and manage tailored programs for interactions through multiple touchpoints - Measure and optimize marketing effectiveness

graph tool  ipo schedule unica,unica,unica affinium campaign downside,unica affinium error,unica affinium model disadvantages,unica affinium model example in insurance,unica affinium on teradata platforms,unica affinium sas marketing automation comparison,unica affinium spss comparison,unica campaign documentation,unica campaign management tool tutorials,unica crm tool,unica implementation cost,unica siebel comparison,unica teradata comparison Read More

Fort Worth Bolt & Tool Selects Epicor Wholesale Distribution ERP


Fort Worth Bolt & Tool Co. of Fort Worth, Texas, has recently selected the Epicor Prophet 21 wholesale distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution as well as Epicor B2B Seller to support e-commerce (to facilitate new ways for customers to purchase and interact with the retailer).

graph tool  Worth Bolt & Tool Selects Epicor Wholesale Distribution ERP Fort Worth Bolt & Tool Co. of Fort Worth, Texas, has recently selected the Epicor Prophet 21 wholesale distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution as well as Epicor B2B Seller to support e-commerce (to facilitate new ways for customers to purchase and interact with the retailer). Fort Worth Bolt & Tool Company was started in 1949 as a retailer of fasteners, hand tools, and portable power tools, and currently has three stocking Read More

A Very Helpful Tool When You’re Choosing a New Software Solution


If you've ever been involved in selecting a business software solution, you know how tricky it can be. Today’s software systems are quite complex, and it can be very difficult to tell which vendor has the solution best suited for the special needs and business processes of your organization. One way to help avoid making a bad choice is to have a complete list of software functions to refer to.Let

graph tool  Very Helpful Tool When You’re Choosing a New Software Solution If you've ever been involved in selecting a business software solution, you know how tricky it can be. Today’s software systems are quite complex, and it can be very difficult to tell which vendor has the solution best suited for the special needs and business processes of your organization. One way to help avoid making a bad choice is to have a complete list of software functions to refer to. Let's say you're going to be choosing a new Read More

T-Plan


Since 1990, T-Plan, has supplied best-of-breed solutions for testing needs—from its Test Process Management tool to its functional and load testing products. The T-Plan method and tools enable management when implementing projects in almost any industry to manage costs and business risks, and to regulate the process. The T-Plan product suite is currently installed in one hundred blue chip sites predominantly in banking and finance, insurance, utilities, and telecommunications. T-Plan is based in Cornwall, the UK.

graph tool  Plan Since 1990, T-Plan, has supplied best-of-breed solutions for testing needs—from its Test Process Management tool to its functional and load testing products. The T-Plan method and tools enable management when implementing projects in almost any industry to manage costs and business risks, and to regulate the process. The T-Plan product suite is currently installed in one hundred blue chip sites predominantly in banking and finance, insurance, utilities, and telecommunications. T-Plan is based in Read More

Anatomy of a Decision—BI Platform vs. Tool: Choosing Birst over Tableau for Enterprise Business Intelligence Needs


This report summarizes the decision process of five firms as they navigated the BI vendor selection process with a specific focus on two often compared competitors. The five studied firms are current Birst customers and considered Tableau during their solution selection process. It is the aim of this report to distill the key alignments of business needs and solution strengths that ultimately led them to choose Birst.

graph tool  IT research, technology research, business intelligence research, BI software decision Read More

Unlikely Acquisition Has Insiders Scratching Their Heads


The announcement in September 2006 that Illinois Tool Works Inc. had made an offer to acquire all of Click Commerce's common stock made many market insiders scratch their heads. However, the real benefits—and the challenges—may lie ahead.

graph tool  Acquisition Has Insiders Scratching Their Heads The announcement in September 2006 that Illinois Tool Works Inc . ( ITW ) (NYSE: ITW) had made a cash tender offer to acquire all of the common stock of Click Commerce . (NASDAQ: CKCM) made many market insiders scratch their heads. ITW is a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered components and industrial systems and consumables, consisting of approximately 700 business units in 48 countries, with some 50,000 employees, and $12.8 billion (USD) Read More

9 Savvy Ways to Reduce the Cost of Your Existing Enterprise IP Telephony Network


Enterprise internet protocol (IP) telephony has proved to be a great communication tool to unite distant employees in a solid team, to reduce costs for international calls, and to improve productivity. Moreover, there are many ways to make enterprise IP telephony network usage even more attractive. Learn five effective ways to reduce expenses for paid calls; four valid tips to decrease costs for IP telephony network ownership and administration; and a unique solution that combines call-accounting and IP telephony network administration features to cover all the ways of telecom costs reduction.

graph tool  Savvy Ways to Reduce the Cost of Your Existing Enterprise IP Telephony Network Enterprise internet protocol (IP) telephony has proved to be a great communication tool to unite distant employees in a solid team, to reduce costs for international calls, and to improve productivity. Moreover, there are many ways to make enterprise IP telephony network usage even more attractive. Learn five effective ways to reduce expenses for paid calls; four valid tips to decrease costs for IP telephony network ownership Read More

Operational Guide to Implementing Lean in Distribution


This whitepaper is a guide for distributors on implementing and integrating lean practices into their businesses. Lean is not just a tool, but also is a culture, philosophy, process, and methodology. A main goal in becoming more lean, to become more efficient and profitable at every iteration, can be brought about in ways such as analyzing end-to-end processes and determining how to deliver more with less and becoming more organized. Improved results from lean distribution can include increased profits, improved delivery performance, better customer satisfaction and supplier relations, and shorter lead times.

graph tool  Lean,Distribution,Distributors,Lean implementation,kaizen,ROI,employee satisfaction,customer satisfaction,Epicor Read More

A New Discipline in E-mail Etiquette: Creating Confidence in Enterprise E-mail


E-mail is a powerful business tool that most enterprises can’t live without. Unfortunately, along with its capability of accelerating commerce, productivity, and social interactions, there are some drawbacks—such as spam! Companies that rely on e-mail to do business simply can’t afford the negative affects of spam. However, new technology is emerging that helps stop spam and allows users to get on with business.

graph tool  New Discipline in E-mail Etiquette: Creating Confidence in Enterprise E-mail E-mail is a powerful business tool that most enterprises can’t live without. Unfortunately, along with its capability of accelerating commerce, productivity, and social interactions, there are some drawbacks—such as spam! Companies that rely on e-mail to do business simply can’t afford the negative affects of spam. However, new technology is emerging that helps stop spam and allows users to get on with business. Read More