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Can These Vendors Really Do What They Say? Bang Bang Maybe.
As communications coordinator for TEC’s selection services group, dealing with IT decision makers has helped me understand the complex decision-making behind a
(IBS), Infor, Microsoft, and SAP, conducted over two days. Each presentation gives you an overview of how the software solution measures up to benchmarked requirements. If you want to learn more, you can schedule private meetings with the vendors you’re interested in. Full disclosure: TEC moderates the ERP Vendor Shootout. However, in our role as impartial evaluators of enterprise software, we have no vested interest in seeing any one software solution come out as the “winner” of the Shootout
SOA-based Applications and Infrastructure--The Next Frontier?
Leading enterprise applications vendors believe it is crucial to quickly complete the transition to a service oriented architecture (SOA) from monolithic client
Composite or cross-applications (or SAP xApps , again is SAP's terminology) and business process management (BPM) are also afloat. All of these should give customers more power over their software and business processes. See Understanding SOA, Web Services, BPM, BPEL, and More . The move to SOA is one of several enablers that will help enterprise applications handle and even accelerate business change. For one, most of the relevant technology players have come together for the first time with an
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Is Enterprise Resource Planning Becoming a Commodity?
All was fine, methodical, and elegant until enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors started aspiring to new customer acquisitions in the hundreds per annum
Vendors Vendors such as SAP and Oracle fall into the traditional ERP vendor category. Traditionally catering to large enterprise customers, these vendor's solutions are percolating down to SMBs. Vendors in this category bring the experience of managing the most demanding customer requirements, the expertise of best practices, and deeper domain knowledge. The transition to the value-into-volume business model is more evident with these vendors. However it is important to understand some of their
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Demonstration Post-Mortem: Why Vendors Lose Deals
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Real-time Performance: SAP Business Suite Running on SAP Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise
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time Performance: SAP Business Suite Running on SAP Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise A database platform built with real-time requirements in mind can help your company improve overall data management capabilities and achieve efficiencies in application cost, responsiveness, and reliability while setting the stage for future growth. This paper presents a compelling case for choosing an optimized relational database management system (RDBMS) for your transactional applications, and discusses how to qui
SAP Ushers In Simple Finance on HANA Enterprise Cloud
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SAP Brings HANA to the SME Market
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the SME Market Yesterday SAP announced its strategy to provide small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with the services of the SAP HANA platform via SAP HANA analytics for SAP Business One and the SAP HANA Edge Edition. HANA, SAP's in-memory database and analytic platform, will provide Business One users with in-memory analytics specifically designed for small and medium businesses. In this regard, Ketan Solanki, consulting manager at Evolution Future Solutions Pty Ltd stated that analytics powered by SAP
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Is SAP Stumbling? Perhaps.
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