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Vendors Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part I
At Deltek’s Insight 2009 user conference last May, the host software vendor did a notable thing. Namely, besides merely putting on an all-too-common multi

popular science monthly  stall a once highly popular president). Still, the major role of every president is his/her power of persuasion, and no persuasion is yet in evidence under the current administration. To back up his claims about the Obama administration’s concessions to unions, Davis outlined about a dozen current policy initiatives, some of which “sounded like Greek” to me. Some of those cited US labor-friendly initiatives in place are as follows: revisions of the Korea and Central America  Free Trade Agreements Read More
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Considering Product Activation? You Need to Think about These 10 Issues
Product activation is a popular approach for securing software licenses. However, software developers need to understand all the requirements for a capable

popular science monthly  Product activation is a popular approach for securing software licenses. However, software developers need to consider all the requirements for a capable activation system, from the license models they'll need to support to how they'll deal with the corner-case customer environments. The basic activation process is typically as follows. Upon purchase the software vendor sends a unique product serial number to the user. When the user installs the application they are prompted to enter their product serial Read More
State of the Market: HR
More than ever, executives are looking to transform human resources (HR) from a seemingly low-priority function into a strategic part of the business. This

popular science monthly  has become an increasingly popular way to improve basic services while allowing HR professionals time to play a more strategic role in their organizations. On the flip side, while HR is important to executives, many are afraid to transition away from their on-premise solutions or current HRIS providers due to the uncertainty associated with change and possible legal complications. For these reasons, the HRIS provider partnership is often unexplored. However, companies that partner with an HRIS outsourcing Read More
5-step CRM Software Selection Guide: A Pragmatist’s Guide to CRM Software Selections
Selecting a new enterprise customer relationship management (CRM) solution is an undertaking that requires careful planning and managed execution. And in fact

popular science monthly  all of the most popular CRM vendors price their solutions based on the number of “named” users. In this situation each user that has a need to use the system receives a user name and is charged a license fee accordingly. Alternatively a few vendors price their solution based on “concurrent users”. In this situation you purchase a number of licenses adequate to cope with the largest number of users you think will be using the solution at any point in time (i.e., concurrently). Typically concurrent Read More
Business Intelligence Status Report
Spurred by government mandates for more business transparency, business intelligence has emerged to extract information from ERP systems. How has BI emerged

popular science monthly  statistics. Hence, it is popular in the science and mathematical fields, but also is also increasingly being used by marketers trying to glean useful consumer data from their web sites. Going one step further, predictive analytics is data mining uses pattern recognition, statistical, and mathematical techniques on large amounts of data to support decision-making by forecasting the outcomes of different scenarios. These programs search databases using techniques such as neural networks and decision trees, Read More
Defining Twenty-first Century Merchandising
The retail thought process has irrevocably changed. Science-supported process is now core to the merchandising discipline. However, faith in science is not

popular science monthly  Twenty-first Century Merchandising The retail thought process has irrevocably changed. Science-supported process is now core to the merchandising discipline. However, faith in science is not always grounded in an understanding of what it can do (even for the largest retailers), leaving us with some concerns about unrealistic expectations and a backlash later in the decade. Read about the seven critical tenets for 21st-century merchandising. Read More
Has Your Company Outgrown QuickBooks? How to Tell and What to Do About It
QuickBooks is highly respected as the world’s most popular accounting system, with more than 4.5 million users. Indeed, QuickBooks provides an excellent

popular science monthly  as the world’s most popular accounting system, with more than 4.5 million users. Indeed, QuickBooks provides an excellent solution for smaller companies. However, growing companies will eventually outgrow the database performance and feature set offered by QuickBooks. This white paper provides guidance in case this happens to you. Read More
The Art, Science & Software Behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 4
Part 1 of this blog post series expanded on some of TEC’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This

popular science monthly  Art, Science & Software Behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 4 Part 1 of this blog post series  expanded on some of TEC ’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This series, which focuses on the complexity of  pricing  and  promotions  in  retailing , was  inspired by JDA Software ’s recent “edu-nouncement” on leading retailers consumer-centric pricing and promotions strategies  and  by Revionics’ recent (and still Read More
Ask the Experts Team Up with Technology Evaluation Centers
The UK-based science, technology, and business social media site Ask The Experts (www.asktheexperts.org.uk), has announced its latest strategic partnership with

popular science monthly  the Experts Team Up with Technology Evaluation Centers Ask the Experts Team Up with Technology Evaluation Centers Science and Technology Web site Ask the Experts announces strategic partnership with global enterprise software solutions evaluator Technology Evaluation Centers The UK-based science, technology, and business social media site Ask The Experts , has announced its latest strategic partnership with global enterprise software solutions evaluator Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). Read the Read More
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802.11n Primer
The 802.11n standard promises to extend today’s most popular wireless local area network (WLAN) standard by increasing reach, reliability, and throughput. The

popular science monthly  to extend today’s most popular wireless local area network (WLAN) standard by increasing reach, reliability, and throughput. The final standard, predicted to be ratified later this year, is expected to trigger broad-scale deployment of bigger and faster networks. Find out about the essential new technologies used by 802.11n, and their impact on network planning, installation, and operation. Read More
Question: When is Six Sigma not Six Sigma? Answer: When it's the Six Sigma Metric!!©
Six Sigma Quality is a popular approach to process improvement, particularly among technology driven companies such as Allied Signal, General Electric, Kodak

popular science monthly  (6s) Quality is a popular approach to process improvement, particularly among technology driven companies such as Allied Signal, General Electric, Kodak and Texas Instruments. Its objective is to reduce output variability through process improvement, and/or to increase customer specification limits through design for producability (Df p ), so that these specification limits lie at more than six standard deviations, or s's, from the process mean (I'll explain the quotation marks later). In this way, Read More
ERP Issues for the Midsized Life Sciences Company
What makes your enterprise resource planning (ERP) requirements difficult for most vendors to satisfy? As a life sciences company, you have operational

popular science monthly  Issues for the Midsized Life Sciences Company ERP Issues for the Midsized Life Sciences Company If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. This document helps executives in midsize life sciences companies understand their technology-based business needs and the options they have for addressing them. As an executive in a midsize life sciences company, you need to balance the capabilities of ERP systems with both economic Read More
TEC Vendor Showdowns Generate a Lot of Interest
Here at TEC, our most popular feature is something we call a Vendor Showdown. We take two or three vendors who market the same type of solution (ERP or CRM or

popular science monthly  at TEC, our most popular feature is something we call a Vendor Showdown. We take two or three vendors who market the same type of solution (ERP or CRM or business process management, or HR, etc.), and compare their functionalities head on. The results are based on the most recent RFI information we gather from the vendors. As a quick example, our discrete ERP RFI contains a list of  3,690 feature functions. The vendors fill out the RFI by indicating whether or not they support each of the 3,690 Read More
Welcome to the CRM Showdown: Microsoft Dynamics CRM vs. NetSuite CRM+
I’m Larry Blitz, editor of TEC’s Vendor Showdown series. Today’s Showdown compares two popular mid-market CRM solutions, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and NetSuite CRM

popular science monthly  Today's Showdown compares two popular mid-market CRM solutions, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and NetSuite CRM+, head-to-head. I hope you find this showdown helpful and informative. I invite your comments and questions at showdown@technologyevaluation.com . Introduction With CRM so closely bound up with revenue generation, companies are always looking for ways to strengthen their CRM programs and initiatives. So we thought it would be a good time to take a close-up look at two popular mid-market CRM solutions Read More

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