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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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PLM: A New World of (More) Collaboration and Innovation
It used to be the case that PLM was perceived as being principally about CAD tools and 3D drawings and complex technical specs that no one really understood

opening a new account  new technologies are also opening the enterprise to the outside world and companies can now gather feedback and interact with anyone interested in their offering, use crowdsourcing for innovation, etc. With a proper strategy and the right tools, the entire universe that already exists around your company can contribute to its product development initiatives.

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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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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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Data, Data Everywhere: A Special Report on Managing Information


The quantity of information in the world is soaring. Merely keeping up with, and storing new information is difficult enough. Analyzing it, to spot patterns and extract useful information, is harder still. Even so, this data deluge has great potential for good—as long as consumers, companies, and governments make the right choices about when to restrict the flow of data, and when to encourage it. Find out more.

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NetSuite Unveils New B2B Customer Center for SuiteCommerce


At SuiteWorld 2014, NetSuite unveils a new business to business Customer Center to boost online commerce, and TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic is there to bring you the details.

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A "Gentler" Giant's Success in Reaching Out to the "Little Guys"


Until recently, the few leaders in the lower end of the technology and platform market have hardly had any viable competition. However, Oracle is determined to give these players—especially archrival Microsoft—a run for their money, starting with offerings attractive to small to medium businesses and partners alike.

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AuraPortal: A BPM Vendor Worth Checking Out


AuraPortal, a new business process management (BPM) vendor, offers a solution that creates business process execution models without the need for heavy IT programming. In this article, Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic gives inside view of the vendor’s development strategies and the broad scope of BPM suite’s modules, and discusses how the system’s differentiating features addresses the diverse needs of its customers.

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A Customer Success Story: Real-time Remote Workforce Enablement


Cox Communications, a leading cable provider, needed to find a way to centralize the IT requirements of its customer support team. With over a hundred users, its challenge was to move from single desktop applications to a centralized server which would offer many concurrent instances of the application—and minimize the cost. By deploying a virtualization solution, Cox realized a return on investment (ROI) of 300 percent.

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Benchmarking Your Quality Maturity: Turning a Cost Center into a Profit Center


To help organizations understand their current state and plan for managing quality, LNS Research covers a quality management research study of more than 1,000 manufacturing organizations to identify best practices in organizational change, business process redesign, and technology evaluation.

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7 Steps to an Easier Development Project, a Better Product, and a Stronger Team


Your data models are brilliant ... but only if database administrators (DBAs) and developers are on the same page. A mismatch of expectations can slow down a project and lead to weak products. But this situation can be avoided if you develop a strategy that builds a little more teamwork. Follow seven cost-effective steps to better collaboration, and get a lot more value from your software development team’s data modeling.

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NGC (New Generation Computing)


New Generation Computing, Inc. (NGC)—a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA)—has developed and marketed software for the apparel industry since 1982. The company provides global sourcing visibility, product lifecycle management (PLM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and shop-floor control systems to brand managers, manufacturers, importers, and retailers. NGC is a member of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), Textile Clothing and Technology Center (TC2), and the American Apparel Producers Network (AAPN). The company has been recognized as a top 100 supply chain and logistics company by Inbound Logistics, Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies, and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. NGC is headquartered in Miami, Florida (US), with offices in New York, New York (US); Los Angeles, California (US); China; India; Mexico; and El Salvador.

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New Version of SAS Analytics Platform


SAS 9.4 is the new version of SAS Business Analytics platform that will be released in June. As the foundation for all SAS analytics products, the SAS Business Analytics platform has been improved to offer a set of features that accommodate requirements demanded by customers and new industry standards. The platform is cloud enabled, and supports both private and public clouds. There are also

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PDM vs. PLM: A Matrix View


Two recent blog posts by Oleg Shilovitsky (PDM vs. PLM: A Data Perspective and PDM vs. PLM: A Process Perspective) got me wondering about what a true product lifecycle management (PLM) system actually is. In his posts, Shilovitsky discussed the differences between product data management (PDM) and PLM from the perspective of data (scope and control of the data) and process (coverage of

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