In August 2011, TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic experienced the 11th Vendor Shootout for ERP first-hand. Plex Systems, IQMS, and abas-USA presented directly, while Infor ERP SyteLine, Epicor ERP, Microsoft Dynamics AX, SAP Business ByDesign, and Oracle JD Edwards were represented by partners. Log in to read P.J.'s report on the event, and find out why this strange "co-opetition" works for both users and vendors.
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combination of tactics, including e-mail marketing, telemarketing, the TEC newsletter , LinkedIn , press releases, Twitter , the event Web site, TEC’s Web site, vendor/VAR Web sites, etc. Over half of the attendees have reportedly heard about the event via the company’s e-mail blasts. It is important to note that all “unknown” registrants are screened and qualified by the event coordinator before accepting the registration. In other words, vendors pay for access to prequalified companies who are