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TEC and SupplyChainBrain Present 2008 ERP-Distribution Software Buyer's Guide for the Mid-market
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has partnered with SupplyChainBrain, publisher of Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies, to produce the industry

neil mcdonald  more information, please contact Neil Stolovitsky, Analyst Services Manager, at 514-954-3665, extension 256; or Lynne Brash, Program Manager, Analyst Services, at 514-954-3665, extension 254. You can also e-mail . About Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC) Since 1993, Technology Evaluation Centers ( www.technologyevaluation.com ) has been the world's leading online provider of resources to help organizations select software solutions best suited to their particular business models and special

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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A Guide to ERP for Service Organizations


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is enabling service organizations to streamline service delivery, optimize operations, and improve customer satisfaction. In this podcast, TEC analyst Neil Stolovitsky sits down with Oracle’s Ted Kempf for his take on the unique implementation requirements of ERP systems for professional service organizations, as well as the role technology plays in running a successful service business.

neil mcdonald  this podcast, TEC analyst Neil Stolovitsky sits down with Oracle’s Ted Kempf for his take on the unique implementation requirements of ERP systems for professional service organizations, as well as the role technology plays in running a successful service business. Read More

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.

neil mcdonald  of Column 2 and Neil Ward-Dutton’s of MWD Advisors . As PegaWorld 2011 fell in-between the two grand slam tennis tournaments in Paris and Wimbledon, here is my tennis analogy of how, in my view, Pega stacks up against its fierce business process management (BPM) competitors. Namely, if Oracle BPM and IBM BPM were to resemble Nadal and Federer (in whichever order), Pega strikes me as Djokovic: not the longstanding No. 1 yet (and perhaps he will not remain the top player for long), but with an impressive Read More

Oracle introduces Enterprise Healthcare Analytics Cloud Service


Oracle Health Sciences  has announced that it will be introducing Oracle Enterprise Healthcare Analytics Cloud Service into it's cloud version of Oracle's platform for data management, warehousing, and analytics. With specific functionality features designed for healthcare providers, Oracle Enterprise Healthcare Analytics will enable organizations to consolidate, load, integrate, and analyze data

neil mcdonald  operations and decision-making processes. Neil de Crescenzo, senior vice president and general manager at Oracle Health Sciences, states, Oracle Enterprise Healthcare Analytics provides healthcare organizations with fast, actionable business intelligence to improve outcomes, decrease costs and deliver more personalized care. Now that it’s also available as a cloud service, healthcare organizations have new flexibility to quickly reap the benefits of this powerful solution, while ensuring world class Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of August 27, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSMid-sized refractory products manufacturer selects EnterpriseIQ ERP from IQMS Industry tags: manufacturing "The reasons why Riverside Refractories Inc. decided to replace its existing ERP system aren't unique—the old legacy system's inflexibility and inability to support manufacturing needs in the changing business environment had started impeding the company's operations. The

neil mcdonald  thread is interesting, and Neil Biehn at PROS has compelling ideas with regard to descriptive, analytic, and prescriptive pricing. But I don't think any of the pricing vendors have really cracked yet what the abundance of available transactional data really means for the future. — P.J. Jakovljevic, Principal TEC Analyst ACQUISITIONS Deltek to be acquired by Thoma Bravo for $1.1B Industry tags: professional services, government contracting Deltek, Inc., will be taken private by Thoma Bravo, LLC, in an Read More

VolunteerMark Helps Simplify Volunteer Process for Organizations and Individuals


Volunteering program organizers are generally bogged down by inefficiencies due to a lack of a system of records. But with the automation capabilities offered through volunteer solution provider VolunteerMark, not-for-profits and other organizations and individuals can now focus more on building relationships with volunteers and offering less frustrating volunteer experiences.

neil mcdonald  Helps Simplify Volunteer Process for Organizations and Individuals VolunteerMark , maker of communication, scheduling, and reporting software tools for organizations dealing with volunteers, appeared in response to many parties’ difficulties related to managing volunteering efforts—for example, not-for-profit organizations that need to source and administer resources, private individuals interested in finding volunteering opportunities, and businesses interested in building corporate Read More

Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) launches its ERP for Services Evaluation Center


In response to its global demand from IT decision makers in service industries, software evaluation firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has launched its ERP for Services evaluation center to help companies select the right ERP software solution -- an often challenging process.

neil mcdonald  and project management capabilities. Neil Stolovitsky, senior analyst at TEC, asserts that as technology becomes increasingly central to service organizations, solutions that can facilitate, streamline, and automate operations are becoming a must have in large service organizations . TEC suggests companies engage in an on-line comparison of ERP solutions before approaching vendors for a request for proposal (RFP). This can save time, money, and staffing resources during the selection process. Read More

Oracle Product Showdown! JD Edwards EnterpriseOne vs. E-Business Suite


In JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and E-Business Suite, Oracle has two of the most popular enterprise solutions available in the marketplace today. To compare these two Oracle products, we looked at six standard enterprise resource planning (ERP) modules: supply chain management, distribution process management, web commerce, human resources, financials, and product technology. To eliminate any chance of bias and to ensure a level playing field, all 3,214 criteria that make up these six modules (and their submodules) in our ERP Evaluation Center were given equal weight and priority…

neil mcdonald  vs. E-Business Suite I'm Neil Stolovitsky, senior research analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers. I'd like to welcome you to another in our series of enterprise software Vendor Showdowns. Today's showdown compares two popular Oracle enterprise solutions—JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and E-Business Suite—head to head. We hope you find this Vendor Showdown helpful and informative, and invite your comments and questions at showdown@technologyevaluation.com . Introduction In JD Edwards Read More

Solarsoft iVP Certification Complete


I’m pleased to announce that TEC recently completed certification of iVP, Solarsoft’s flagship ERP product for discrete manufacturing. Download the certification report here.TEC Certification is an impartial analyst review of a software product that verifies the product's ability to address real-world business processes. This allows TEC members to make better-informed decisions about

neil mcdonald  Robling, Aidan Killean, and Neil Gohil. Read the full TEC Certification report to obtain more information on Solarsoft iVP. The report examines this product in deeper detail and compares it to rating numbers for the average ERP system for discrete manufacturers. Read More

ROI for RFID: A Case Study Part Two: Implementation and Results


If companies are to find value in radio frequency identification (RFID), they need to view this technology as more than eliminating the scanning gun from the barcode equation. Companies considering implementing RFID must think beyond the confines of the four walls of the plant and factory in order to take full advantage the benefits that this type of technology has to offer. However, as is with any emerging technology, the bottom line is to only implement RFID when the ROI justifies it.

neil mcdonald  for RFID: A Case Study Part Two: Implementation and Results Implementation Plan and Timeline This research note looks at how one company, KiMs , with the assistance of Microsoft Business Solutions , achieved its anticipated return of investment (ROI) and successfully implemented RFID. See Part One for an introduction to RFID technology, statement of the problem it is to solve, and companies involved in implementing it. Not too surprisingly, the implementation plan for RFID is not very different from Read More

TEC Presents Software Evaluation Methodology at Gartner's Small Business Vision Event in Toronto


According to Gartner, 70 percent of IT projects fail or fall short of expectations. With the SMB market spending over $400 billion (USD) annually, event attendees targeting this immense market were most responsive to TEC's stated objective of assisting SMBs in complex evaluations of enterprise software.

neil mcdonald  TEC's senior research analyst, Neil Stolovitsky. Stolovitsky stressed that SMBs are thirsting for a methodology to increase the success rate in their enterprise software evaluations and selections. Since 1993, TEC has developed the tools and methodology to streamline the evaluation and selection process. Providing the backbone technology and methodology to its consulting partners, TEC's solution combines the right technology with a proven methodology and knowledge capital in twenty-four major software Read More

Teradata Broadens Its Cloud Product Portfolio


Teradata, one of the giants in the data warehouse and analytics spaces, during its Partners User Group Conference in Dallas, TX, announced additions to its Teradata cloud platform. It will now include capabilities for delivering market data insights and analytics through the cloud, integrating solutions for marketing operations, campaign management, and digital management. The

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Meeting Intuit at Dreamforce 2012


Whether pandering to their voting blocks, politicians in this election cycle often say that most innovation takes place in small businesses. Indeed, how many times have we heard a statement to the effect of “The entrepreneurial spirit is a critical part of the global workforce and gross domestic product”? Yet small to medium business (SMB)-driven innovation often gets overlooked, as large

neil mcdonald  chief financial officer (CFO) Neil Williams and several business segment leaders. At the event, the company also reaffirmed its full-year and first-quarter guidance for fiscal 2013. Intuit's assets, ecosystem, and innovation engine position the company well to take advantage of emerging market trends—an increasingly borderless world, the increased prevalence of mobile devices, and the scalability of the cloud—to continue solving the unmet needs of small businesses and consumers. Intuit’s evolving Read More

Progress Software Rounds Out its RPM Offering with Corticon Buy


Progress Software (NASDAQ: PRGS), a software solutions and platforms provider that enables enterprises to be operationally responsive, is ending 2011 on quite a positive note. Not long after its partner and user conference Progress Revolution 2011 this fall (see TEC’s exhaustive report on the multiday event), the company first picked its new CEO in Autodesk’s former top executive Jay Bhatt in late

neil mcdonald  Advisors blog post by Neil Ward-Dutton . Dear readers, what are your thoughts in this regard, and your experiences with the responsive process management solutions such as Progress RPM and Corticon? Your comments, opinions, suggestions, or individual experiences with BPM and BRMS products from Progress and Corticon are more than welcome. Read More

Streamlining Your Conversion to IFRS: Challenges, Choices, and Transformative Technologies


Transitioning to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) is more than just a mandate—it’s an opportunity for companies to improve their financial consolidation and reporting systems, and enable rapid legal compliance. But making the switch requires careful planning, thoughtful execution, and support from personnel throughout the enterprise. Find out how your company can manage the change.

neil mcdonald  exactly what we've done. Neil Thompson, Manager of Financial Systems, Standard Life Transaction Recording When making the transition to IFRS, you may need to change the way that your systems record business transactions. Extensive disclosure requirements, for example, may require you to capture additional data or record more detailed information in your transactional systems, such as the general ledger and its subsystems. In the short term, work-arounds may be necessary to meet tight deadlines. When Read More