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Project-oriented versus Generic GL-oriented ERP/Accounting Systems
Caught between big-vendor ERP offerings requiring heavy customization, and off-the-shelf project management solutions that are easily outgrown, project-oriented

laundry proposal  important to identify the laundry list of items that might or should be integrated between these systems, such as prime contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders, budgets, change orders, budget revisions, costs, accounts payable invoices and checks, labor, billing details, forecasts, and so on. Also, the companies should vigorously clarify the meaning of integration that the vendors tout—will the integrated solution contain a centralized database, for example? Also, does the integration accommodate the

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Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning (Discrete ERP) RFI / RFP Template

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Evaluating Enterprise Software - Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps?


Owing to learning from the past experiences and to the help of specialized selection service providers, selecting an enterprise package has to a degree, become a routine occurrence in the life of an IT organization. Recently however, there has been much noise created by some pundits and vendors belittling the supposedly "archaic" way of selecting software through functions and features. Contrary to that, they would rather sell "business processes" or "solutions," further confusing the already overwhelmed customer. The nagging doubts and questions like "Have we been selecting software the wrong way all this time?!" naturally abound.

laundry proposal  scenario, starting with a laundry list of capabilities and using a selection service makes prudent sense since it allows you to quickly develop a short list of vendors who can best proximate your needs and should be evaluated further. A software selection service can save you time and money. It does not, nor should it, select a vendor at the push of a button. This concludes Part One of a three-part note. Part Two will discuss a business process-based approach. Part Three will cover knowledge bases and Read More

Vendors Beware! It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It.


A study from Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering suggests that the format and organization of a proposal can significantly affect a vendor’s chance of winning a contract. And we thought those university professors didn’t know much about the real world!

laundry proposal  Beware! It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It. Overview Like most Associate Professors, Dr. Daniel Berleant has to apply for funding to support his research and graduate students. So he writes proposals. Naturally he wins some and he loses some. Being a scientist, after all, he wondered whether there were factors beyond the content of the proposals that affected the chances of success. So he did a study, which was published in the Communications of the ACM , a leading professional journal. Read More

Japanese Decision-making Processes Can Influence Enterprise Content Management Functionality


Traditional Japanese Decision-making, or Ringi The decision-making process in North American companies operates within a centralized system, and generally takes a top-down approach. In Japanese companies, however, the approach to making decisions is the opposite: it is bottom-up. This traditional and formal decision-making process, which is even now employed in Japanese governmental offices as

laundry proposal  Decision-making Processes Can Influence Enterprise Content Management Functionality Traditional Japanese Decision-making, or Ringi The decision-making process in North American companies operates within a centralized system, and generally takes a top-down approach. In Japanese companies, however, the approach to making decisions is the opposite: it is bottom-up. This traditional and formal decision-making process, which is even now employed in Japanese governmental offices as well as companies, is Read More

Strategic Partners: Coming Together to Drive Decision Success


In today’s business environment, companies that used to compete with each other routinely form alliances to attain their business objectives. Find out how PMOLink, a business consulting firm, managed an enterprise resource planning (ERP) selection project for a client by joining forces with Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). The end result: a best-match ERP system for the client—nine months ahead of schedule.

laundry proposal  Partners: Coming Together to Drive Decision Success TEC's solutions, which include research comparison reports, selection tools, consulting services are driven by its powerful analysis engine, eBestMatch™. TEC offers strategic partnership programs to drive decision success. Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Resources Related to Strategic Partners: Coming Together to Drive Decision Success : Strategic partnership (Wikipedia) Strategic Partners: Coming Together to Drive Decision Success Read More

Siemens and TCS Offer Joint ETO Solution


Siemens and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have announced ETO2Win, a new joint software and services solution for automating complex engineer-to-order (ETO) processes. ETO2Win leverages TCS’ domain expertise and Siemens’ Rulestream software, acquired several years ago and since developed by its product lifecycle management (PLM) business.

laundry proposal  and TCS Offer Joint ETO Solution Siemens and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have announced ETO2Win , a new joint software and services solution for automating complex engineer-to-order (ETO) processes . A number of manufacturing industry segments—such as power generation, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), fluid flow technologies, heavy equipment, machinery, and the automotive and aerospace supply base—employ ETO business processes that handle customized or customer-specific Read More

Al Majdouie Group


With rapid expansion underway, Saudi Arabia-based logistics provider Al Majdouie Group’s custom-built enterprise resource planning (ERP) and point of sale (POS) systems just couldn’t keep up. When the company began looking for a replacement solution to satisfy all of its requirements, Al Majdouie turned to TEC. Learn how TEC’s methodology helped Al Majdouie evaluate three tier-one ERP solutions, quickly and impartially.

laundry proposal  Majdouie Group TEC provides decision support systems (DSS) that enable stakeholders to objectively identify the software products that best fit their company's unique business and systems requirements, and that contribute most effectively to superior business performance. Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Resources Related to Case Study: Al Majdouie Group : Case Study (Wikipedia) Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) (Wikipedia) Case Study: Al Majdouie Group Software Selection Project is also known Read More

The Five Sure-fire Strategies for Gaining Management Approval for WMS Projects


Despite the consensus that warehouse management systems (WMS) offer many benefits, getting approval for a new system is challenging. You need to get key decision makers in operations, IT, and finance—as well as the executive team and the board of directors—to see value in the proposed WMS. But how can you improve your chances of getting management approval? Discover five strategies for information-gathering and approval.

laundry proposal  Five Sure-fire Strategies for Gaining Management Approval for WMS Projects The 5 Sure-fire Strategies for Gaining Management Approval for WMS Projects If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. HighJump Software simplifies the art and business of creating, selling and moving products across global networks. We develop supply chain software that helps clients drive growth and manage change throughout their operations. Source : Read More

Getting an Update from BigMachines at Dreamforce 2010


Many recent TEC articles have talked about quote-to-order (Q2O) or configure, price, quote (CPQ) solutions that facilitate business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) sales, thus helping companies sell more products and services faster. A number of thriving vendors provide on-demand product configurator, pricing and quoting, proposal generator, and B2B

laundry proposal  an Update from BigMachines at Dreamforce 2010 Many recent TEC articles have talked about  quote-to-order (Q2O)  or configure, price, quote (CPQ) solutions that facilitate business-to-consumer (B2C) and  business-to-business (B2B)  sales, thus helping companies sell more products and services faster.  A number of thriving vendors provide on-demand product configurator, pricing and quoting, proposal generator, and B2B eCommerce (self-service portals, product catalogs, etc.) software solutions. Read More

7 Things Every Executive Should Know About Telecom Expenses


Most enterprises waste millions of dollars annually by not managing their telecom spend in a standardized, centralized, more accurate way. Having ballooned up to being in the top four overall expenses of the entire company, telecom expense management (TEM) is something you should put on your radar—sooner than later. Find out why your telecom expenses are rising, and how you can work globally to reduce them.

laundry proposal  Things Every Executive Should Know About Telecom Expenses Telecom Expense Management (TEM) is the practice of automating telecommunication service expenses (voice, data, and wireless) across your enterprise to save money and streamline telecom expense management. Source: Telesoft Resources Related to 7 Things Every Executive Should Know About Telecom Expenses : Telecom Expense Management (TEM) (Wikipedia) 7 Things Every Executive Should Know About Telecom Expenses Telecom Expense Management is also Read More

Seven Magic Questions: How to Improve Your Win Ratio by Selling Value Instead of Price


There are many consultative sales methods. Each has unique strengths and techniques, but they all try to focus on what matters to the customer. To improve your win ratio, there are seven questions you must first be able to answer.

laundry proposal  Magic Questions: How to Improve Your Win Ratio by Selling Value Instead of Price There are lots of consultative sales methods around. You may have been trained in one, or read a book about one that you particularly like. Each has its unique strengths and techniques. But they all have at least one thing in common. They try to get sales people to focus on what matters to the customer. You build sales momentum by demonstrating that you are delivering an important solution to an important problem. That Read More

Competuition: Teach Competition to Your Procurement Process


High-profile corporate scandal has resulted in laws such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, to monitor business practices. To help safeguard against unethical practices during procurement, entities are also adopting elements from the US Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

laundry proposal  Teach Competition to Your Procurement Process 1. Ethical Procurement Ethics dictates that business be conducted with integrity , fairness , and openness , which require open communication within and among both buying and supplying organizations, and thereby give any organization a chance to compete for contracts and win. It seems like a week does not go by without one hearing a story demonstrating lapses in business ethics stories, where lucky contract winners share close friends in strategic Read More

CallidusCloud Launches CPQ at Dreamforce 2012 on Salesforce.com's AppExchange


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laundry proposal  Launches CPQ at Dreamforce 2012 on Salesforce.com's AppExchange CallidusCloud's CPQ (formerly Webcom’s Websource CPQ) has long been part of AppExchange , helping to automate and accelerate the quotation and proposal generation process for sales teams and channel partners. CPQ (configure, price, quote) accelerates sales cycles across companies, ranging from those with simple product catalogs and distribution models all the way to complex, multi-channel sales networks. The real news here is Read More

Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) Back in the News Again


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laundry proposal  Business Reporting Language (XBRL) Back in the News Again Visiting the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC's) web site, I came across this 143-page PDF file , which deals with XBRL. As a gung-ho proponent of automation, I'm calling attention to it here to show that the head of the SEC (Mr. Christopher Cox) and I are on the same wavelength when it comes to promoting cost saving automations. Here is some interesting stuff from the PDF, together with my comments. The Christopher Cox Read More

Evaluating Enterprise Software-Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps? Part Three: Knowledge Bases and User Recommendations


RFPs and selection tools typically focus on features and functions. The business process protagonists consider this focus old fashioned. However, users want and need an inventory or check lists of the functions to understand if the business process will work. One always has to start from somewhere, and there is no better place to start researching enterprise software than from its functional and technical capabilities.

laundry proposal  Enterprise Software-Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps? Part Three: Knowledge Bases and User Recommendations TEC Selection Uses Knowledge Bases Thus, we beg to differ that certain selection service providers' (including TEC's) methods are archaic but they rather save time and cost, while taking care of the functions and features inventory management. To that end, TEC released a number of knowledge bases (KBs), accessible through its evaluation centers Read More