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New Software Evaluation Center from Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) Helps Small Businesses Find Solutions for Growth
To remain competitive and to foster growth in today’s aggressive marketplace, small businesses and even microbusinesses would greatly benefit from ERP-like

it tool evaluation  business software market as it has significantly lowered the affordability and accessibility bar for having a decent business management solution. In fact, according to a variety of estimates, more than 50% of small business solutions are delivered via the cloud. Global software providers of cloud-based applications are taking advantage of the technological shift to the cloud and expanding into new countries and languages, seizing new customers in areas where local companies traditionally have dominated.�

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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.  

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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.

it tool evaluation  a result, teams find it difficult, if not impossible, to justify the rationale behind selecting a particular vendor's solution. Most decision makers rely on “gut feelings,” executive mandates, or tiresome spreadsheet compilations that fail to discern the best solutions. Thus, the majority of enterprise technology evaluations run into overtime and accumulate costs well over the original budget. When finally selected, most of these software implementations fail to meet functional expectations, return on Read More

ROI Evaluation Report: IBM Cognos Software


According to Nucleus Research, IBM Cognos business intelligence (BI) software can help companies make better use of their data when performing tasks related to reporting, financial statements, budgeting, and analysis. Learn about some of the barriers to better data use, as well as the key features and functions of this BI solution—and how you can improve data access and analysis, employee performance, and productivity.

it tool evaluation  reconfiguring it or asking IT for follow-on special report requests. There are 223 end users consuming data from Cognos. Because they're now doing their own ad-hoc reporting with things like drilling down in interactive reports, they are about 10 percent more productive. Nucleus finds that IBM Cognos software can improve the productivity of workers involved in reporting, finance, or analysis by up to 20 percent. When the scale of benefits is large enough, or when IBM Cognos software is used as a tool f Read More

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it tool evaluation  the available vendor alternatives. It is a well-known problem that vendors have a tendency to exaggerate product, service and corporate capabilities if it enables them to move to the next phase of the deal. According to our research, the net result has been that over 80% of enterprise technology evaluations run over time and budget, and that once selected, over 50% of the implementations fail to meet functional and total cost expectations. So what's the solution? The solution is to create a structured, re Read More

e-Business Service Provider Evaluation & Selection


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it tool evaluation  time evaluation and selection. It should be noted that WebTESS and the models it uses are only representative of our more sophisticated desktop tool, TESS, and the models it supports. We will review the critical differentiating criteria of a number of selected DBSPs chosen as a representative sample of the most common types of DBSPs a newcomer to the space may face. However, to help us understand the selection process, we need to get a handle on the DBSP space, and the companies that inhabit it. As a caut Read More

Human Resources (HR) Software Evaluation Report


This Software Evaluation Report on human resources management systems affords clients the opportunity to rapidly determine their criteria for management and employee personnel tasks. Its extensive criteria include benefits and payroll management, employee self service, data warehousing, and health and safety requirements.

it tool evaluation  support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information about vendor or provider capabilities. Covering everything in TEC's comprehensive Human Resources (HR) knowledge base, this rating detail report is invaluable toward RFI and business requirements research. Read More

Bridging the IT Talent Gap


Recruiting IT talent to insurance companies has never been easy—but today, demographic pressures make the task of IT staffing even harder, as IT professionals retire and fewer new graduates become available to fill the positions. IT outsourcing may not offer the help you seek. To make sure your company can survive and prosper, learn how to find ways to hire qualified IT staff, and keep the IT staff you already have.

it tool evaluation  the IT Talent Gap Recruiting IT talent to insurance companies has never been easy—but today, demographic pressures make the task of IT staffing even harder, as IT professionals retire and fewer new graduates become available to fill the positions. IT outsourcing may not offer the help you seek. To make sure your company can survive and prosper, learn how to find ways to hire qualified IT staff, and keep the IT staff you already have. Read More

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Pund-IT, Inc.


Pund-IT provides analysis publications including market trend reports, white papers, commentary on breaking events, and a weekly newsletter. The company was founded by principal analyst Charles King.

it tool evaluation  IT, Inc. Pund-IT provides analysis publications including market trend reports, white papers, commentary on breaking events, and a weekly newsletter. The company was founded by principal analyst Charles King. Read More

NORRIQ Group’s Drink-IT Mixed-Mode Manufacturing (ERP) Certification Report


NORRIQ Group's Drink-IT solution is now TEC certified in the mixed-mode manufacturing (ERP) software solution space. Drink-IT is one of the only global ERP solutions designed specifically for the beverage industry, supporting the unique needs of beverage producers and manufacturers with additional extensive functionality on top of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform. Download the Drink-IT certification report now for product analysis, comparison with the average ERP for mixed-mode manufacturing solution, and in-depth analyst commentary.

it tool evaluation  Group’s Drink-IT Mixed-Mode Manufacturing (ERP) Certification Report NORRIQ Group's Drink-IT solution is now TEC certified in the mixed-mode manufacturing (ERP) software solution space. Drink-IT is one of the only global ERP solutions designed specifically for the beverage industry, supporting the unique needs of beverage producers and manufacturers with additional extensive functionality on top of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform. Download the Drink-IT certification report now for product Read More

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Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure Software Evaluation Report


The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing Software Evaluation Report focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.

it tool evaluation  IT Infrastructure Software Evaluation Report TEC's Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information Read More

Should It Be Renamed 'Unobtainium'?


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it tool evaluation  It Be Renamed 'Unobtainium'? Should It Be Renamed 'Unobtainium'? R. Krause - August 2, 2000 Event Summary Intel executives have said in a financial briefing during July that Intel will push back the release of its 64-bit Itanium processor (formerly known as Merced ), recently slated for October, 2000, by a quarter. This means the first Itanium-based products should not arrive until early in 2001 - somewhat later than the original schedule of 1999. The first products are expected to be servers and Read More

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it tool evaluation  Makes a Good IT White Paper Good… and a Bad IT White Paper Very, Very Bad… A white paper is a document or “brief” (and yes, perhaps unfortunately, I mean “brief” in the sense of something that informs rather than something that is short —white papers are sometimes as concise as newspaper editorials, or run as long as the latest “… For Dummies” book; examples of this will be provided in upcoming posts). A white paper’s purpose is to educate the reader, who is the potential Read More