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Best Practices in Extending ERP: A Buyer’s Guide to ERP versus Best-of-breed Decisions


The trade-off between best-of-breed functionality and ease of integration is no longer so simple. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software continues to expand, blurring the boundaries of core ERP functionality. The three essential factors to consider in ERP versus best-of-breed decisions are functionality, integration, and the ability to upgrade. Find out the questions you need to ask when considering an ERP extension.

new dimensional modules of sap  ability to upgrade to new releases. While functionality is a key driver of the majority of software decisions (68%), on average companies use only about 43% of available ERP functionality, implying the right fit is just as important, if not more important, than the number of features and functions available. Yet while the original ERP selection process may have been a two dimensional decision, weighing features and functions of various ERP vendors against each other, a third, and possibly a fourth dimensi Read More

Collaborative Commerce: ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: IFS - Part 2 of 2


IFS needs to bolster its brand awareness, and let the world know that they are, in fact, a real contender in the Collaborative Commerce space. Once companies get IFS in-house and get to touch and feel it - to really understand its user interface and ease of use advantages over many of its rivals - it often wins.

new dimensional modules of sap  user adaptation to the new tools, and for the companies to begin receiving return on their investment quickly by staging their implementation scope in order of criticality. The good news, as well, is that, once a user is familiar with the look and feel of one module, they pretty much are comfortable with other modules, as IFS has made a concerted effort to make the modules' appearance and presentation as uniform as possible. Built-in XML support and the external availability of all internal API's mean int Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 7th, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONS AND GO-LIVESLos Angeles County selects SAS to provide analytics services and applications Industry tags: BI/business analytics "Los Angeles County will use SAS predictive analytics and data mining solutions as well as SAS BI solutions to fight organized fraud within the Department of Public and Social Services. Uncovering more than 200 probable fraud cases = BI and business

new dimensional modules of sap  still unclear whether the new release will be branded differently than its previous incarnation. —TEC Research Analyst Aleksey Osintsev. See the TEC profile for Epicor ERP Compare ERP software now CDC Software launches Ross 7.0 ERP Suite Industry tags: ERP, process manufacturing Ross ERP probably has the broadest process manufacturing feature set on the market: it checks almost every box in an process ERP RFI document (e.g., built-in trade promotions, chargebacks, reasonable WMS capability with Read More

Summarizing PTC’s Decades of Fervent In-House Innovation (and Acquisitions) - Part 3


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SAP Software to Include Fiori User Experience, Free


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