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TEC Research Analyst Round Table: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
Software-as-a-service (SaaS): friend or foe? SaaS—also known as on-demand or hosted applications—is becoming more and more popular in a number of enterprise

kurt chen tec blog  you find it in. Kurt Chen (Research Analyst – Product Lifecycle Management [PLM], Quote-to-Order [Q2O], Business Process Management [BPM]) : In the product lifecycle management (PLM) area, SaaS is a force that is democratizing the PLM business management approach. Although the majority of PLM projects are still delivered through the on-premise model, SaaS is gaining ground smoothly. Currently, PLM solutions that are delivered through the SaaS model are mainly limited to small to medium businesses (SMBs) Read More
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 1
Especially in today’s globally competitive and recessionary environment it is imperative that companies further eliminate waste, become leaner, and become

kurt chen tec blog  applications is desirable, as Kurt Chen discusses in his blog post . Yet, this cosmetic aspect should not be confused with using insecure and inconsistent Excel spreadsheets all over the enterprise. ERP: Necessary But Not Sufficient Thus, the first step forward for many manufacturers has been the deployment of an ERP system. Despite some pundits’ exaggerated claims of ERP's demise at the turn of the century, ERP systems have proven themselves in costing, accounting, inventory control, order management Read More
PLM as a Strategic Weapon: An Underlying PlanetPTC Live 2011 Theme - Part 1

kurt chen tec blog  least my former colleague Kurt Chen did attend PlanetPTC Live 2010 , and based on his report from the time, there were no major earth-shattering announcements . To be fair, the 2010 event showcased Windchill FlexPLM [ evaluate this solution ], a specialized version of the Windchill   product lifecycle management (PLM)  suite based on the 2005 acquisition of Aptivis , which has since enabled the vendor to address the needs of softline retail footwear and apparel/fashion firms. Also at last year’s confe Read More
Progress Software Revs Up to Higher RPM via Savvion - Part 4
Part 1 of this series began the analysis of the recent merger of Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) and Savvion Inc. Progress has this way made a

kurt chen tec blog  conducted by my colleague Kurt Chen, which found that 16 percent of BPM seekers are interested in a software as a service (SaaS) delivery model . IBM BPM Blueprint (formerly Lombardi Blueprint), Appian, Cordys, and AuraPortal are some cloud-based BPM offerings. Thus, as  already mentioned in Part 1, Progress’ transformation is a work in process . In addition to  the company’s traditional lack of the professional services culture , both Progress and Savvion have traditionally focused on delighting IT Read More
Cloud Manufacturing ERP Solution Rootstock Now TEC Certified
TEC is pleased to announce that Rootstock is now TEC Certified in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) Evaluation Center. To obtain TEC certification

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TEC Certified: 2009 Vendor Wrap-up
With 2009 behind us, Technology Evaluation Center’s (TEC’s) research analyst team takes a brief look at some of the newest vendors to join its research roster.

kurt chen tec blog  Management (BPM) Solutions – Kurt Chen Lombardi Software The economic downturn has brought decreased sales revenues to many software vendors. Lombardi Software is one of the few exceptions because the company continued revenue growth in 2009 in spite of the economic downturn. Founded in 2000, Lombardi provides BPM software and services to its customers and partners around the world. A recent product certification for Lombardi Teamworks 7.0 convinced me that this solution delivers comprehensive Read More
TEC Certified Software Vendors Win Trust and Business
Take the nextstep. To learn more about TEC'sCertification Program, please complete our short TEC Certification Qualification Questionnaire, and we ...

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TEC Launches Center to Help Companies Evaluate and Select ERP Distribution Software
Enterprise software analyst firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its ERP@Distribution Evaluation Center, to help companies compare the

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TEC Certification Complete for Tenrox Project Workforce Management
TEC recently completed certification of Tenrox’s project management software Project Workforce Management. Download the report now for a detailed analysis of

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TEC and IT World Canada Join Forces
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) and IT World Canada (ITWC), the Canadian affiliate of International Data Group (IDG), today announced an agreement to

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Jobscope Enterprise Edition Is Now a TEC Certified ERP ETO Solution
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that Jobscope Enterprise Edition (JEE) is now TEC Certified for enterprise resource planning engineer

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NetSuite ERP TEC Certified in Discrete Manufacturing ERP
TEC is pleased to announce that NetSuite ERP is now TEC Certified for discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) under TEC’s ERP Evaluation

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TEC to Moderate 7th ERP Vendor Shootout
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), the leading online resource for enterprise software decision makers, is proud to announce that it will be moderating the

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TEC Spotlight Report: Sage Accpac ERP
In this Spotlight Report, TEC's Managing Editor David Clark examines Sage Accpac ERP. Learn about the product's history and market positioning, as well as its

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