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Magic Quadrant for B2B Gateway Providers
Business-to-business (B2B) gateway solutions have matured to the point where they can support a wide range of projects. However, there are still functional

magic quadrants gartner order  our inclusion criteria for Magic Quadrants and MarketScopes as markets change. As a result of these adjustments, the mix of vendors in any Magic Quadrant or MarketScope may change over time. A vendor appearing in a Magic Quadrant or MarketScope one year and not the next does not necessarily indicate that we have changed our opinion of that vendor. This may be a reflection of a change in the market and, therefore, changed evaluation criteria, or a change of focus by a vendor. Evaluation Criteria

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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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PegaWorld 2011 Revisited


How did Pegasystems avert disaster and become one of the fastest growing technology companies? The business process management (BPM) vendor started delivering software that users could change relatively easily. TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic takes a close look at Pega BPM and how this customer-centric software with its unique approach to process execution and modeling has contributed to Pegasystems’ success.

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Creating Order from Chaos in Data Centers and Server Rooms


Whether dealing with a mess of their own making or an inherited one, IT professionals have several options for bringing order to chaotic data centers. Today’s technologies provide integrated rack-based data center solutions for power, air, cable routing, and management. Learn how to eliminate the root causes of data center disorder and transform your messy data center into a clean, well-managed facility.

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The New Mobile Order


IT is feeling the pressure to allow users to access sensitive corporate data via their personal mobile phones. Employees want the flexibility to use applications such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), e-mail and instant messaging not only from within the workplace, but at any time from any device. Yet, with network security and customer privacy at stake, IT has been slow to bow.

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Beyond Traditional ERP: ERP Features and Functions for Engineer-to-order Manufacturers


Due to the complexity of engineer-to-order (ETO manufacturing, companies must move beyond the features typically offered by a traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation. Learn about the specific ERP features and functions that help ETO manufacturers reduce costs, shorten cycle times, and improve ordering while maintaining high quality, and discover the key steps to enhance an ETO ERP implementation.

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Quote to Order Software Review: Concept for Quote to Order


This quote to order software review report examines the quote to order software by Configure One and its support for CRM and ERP processes against known benchmarks. It assesses Concept by Configure One for quote to order functionality and reviews the product’s support capacity with a focus on:

  • Product Configuration and Presentation
  • Pricing Management
  • Quoting and Ordering
  • Document Management (for Proposals and Contracts)
  • Customer and Partner Support
  • Reporting and Analysis
  • Deployment and Administration

The report also contains an independent analyst’s review of the quote to order software based on a demonstration provided by Configure One. The review identifies the features of Concept that distinguish it from other quote to order solutions, including its pricing management tools and its accessibility through third party solutions. In this review, the analyst outlines the software provider’s implementation process, support model, and target user base.

Concept achieved TEC certification status for its quote to order software solution by completing TEC’s certification program, which includes a demonstration of the ___ software’s support for specific real-world business process and a detailed functional benchmarking analysis.

Based on a demonstration of Concept, a TEC analyst has assessed the quote to order software’s features, evaluating the software against known industry benchmarks, to determine that Concept is a strong quote to order system.

Download this software review report for product analysis and comparison, an in-depth analyst commentary, and to learn more about how Concept can help businesses achieve their manufacturing quote to order objectives.

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In the News: Gartner Lawsuit


Gartner seems to be in the news a lot lately. First, they announced they will acquire AMR and now we find out that a vendor is suing them for not being included in the Magic Quadrant. I wasn’t surprised to find out that the name of the website where the news was published is techdirt. Another interesting post on the same website caught my attention: five years ago, a woman sued a telecom

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Lilly Software - Product Enhancements Remain Its Order 'Du Jour' Part Two: Market Impact


Lilly continues to invest uncompromisingly in R&D, and consequently espouses a convincing broad but compact product portfolio for its target market.

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PROMYS


PROMYS PSA includes modules for - CRM, opportunities, and quoting; - order fulfillment, purchasing, inventory, and invoicing; - project management, project assignments, time sheets and expenses; - service management, help desk, and support contracts; and - customer and subcontractor self-service portals. PROMYS service management functionality helps answer questions such as: - Why aren’t my field resources more billable? - Which active projects are in trouble against their cost budget? - Are my service contracts profitable? - Have I billed for everything and accounted for all costs? - Are we maximizing revenue and margin on all sales opportunities? PROMYS provides functionality for - help desk trouble tickets, color coding, and escalations; - resource calendar visibility into all resources and current availability; - automatic work order notifications and integration with Outlook calendars; - customer self-service portal, - resource forecasting by specific skill set and certifications; - tracking for service contacts, service levels, customer serial numbers, and third-party service agreements; and - tracking for labor utilization to reduce un-billable hours. As part of the PROMYS enterprise business software suite, the PROMYS CRM module links seamlessly with the order fulfillment, project management, service management, and help desk modules to track customer quotes, projects, assets, change orders, return material authorizations (RMAs), and returns affecting equipment under service contract. PROMYS also keeps track of block time accrual accounts, invoicing, and service contract renewal. More than effective PSA software, PROMYS provides the Web-based PSA functionality service organizations need to forecast resources effectively, deliver projects on time and on budget, respond quickly to customer service issues, and maximize service contract profitability.    

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The Advantages of Enabling Order Execution in Hardware


The increasing volume of orders, pervasiveness of algorithmic trading systems and customer demand for lower latency are outpacing the capabilities of the software- and server-based systems sell-side firms use to do process trades in financial markets globally. This is causing many of these firms to experience lower trading performance, dissatisfied customers and high operational complexity and costs. This white paper looks at the disadvantages of traditional approaches to achieving the guaranteed messaging requirements of order execution and explains the benefits of solutions that perform message routing entirely in hardware.

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