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Selecting PLM Software Solutions Vendors Part 3 - A Timesaving Solution
In PLM, there is no single vendor that can meet all of the requirements, and the market is still immature, so almost every product can be the right solution

selecting a rfp  this ongoing dating game . Selecting a piece of enterprise application software has never been an exact science. Vendors' hype, consultants' potential conflict of interest and consequent bias, users' doubts, tediously long selection processes, and unclear decisions rationale are some of the unfortunate watchwords for the selection practice so far. It is daunting for corporate IT buyers to discern the true capabilities, strengths and weaknesses of a given enterprise application suite, given the Read More...

Selecting PLM Software Solutions Part 2 - Problem Overview
Past experience shows us that the vast majority of enterprise technology evaluations run over time and budget, and once selected, the majority of the

selecting a rfp  this ongoing dating game . Selecting a piece of enterprise application software has never been an exact science. Vendors' hype, consultants' potential conflict of interest and consequent bias, users' doubts, tediously long selection processes, and unclear decisions rationale are some of the unfortunate watchwords for the selection practice so far. It is daunting for corporate IT buyers to discern the true capabilities, strengths and weaknesses of a given enterprise application suite, given the propaganda Read More...
ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing)
A multinational consulting company specializing in industrial automation turned to TEC for help selecting an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to replace its legacy system—a patc...
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Selecting an Outsourcing Provider-Art or Science?
As there are many different categories of outsourcing services, there are also many outsourcing providers. With many different aspects to consider, how can a

selecting a rfp  If the company is selecting an outsourcing partner or setting up a captive facility in an offshore location, what region or country is the most desirable? Why is that region desirable? The company should not only look at price but it should also look at criteria areas such as employee education, employee attrition, language capability, and technical skills. The company should decide what size provider it is looking for, which is part of the risk profile. Should the company select a large, global provider Read More...
Help Selecting Open Source Consulting Services
Enterprise software analyst firm, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its FOSS Evaluation Center (fossevaluation.com), which lets end

selecting a rfp  other detailed criteria for selecting open source-based enterprise systems and office migrations. What should organizations seeking open source software do to prepare themselves before calling on an open source vendor or consulting firm for a request for proposal (RFP)? TEC's FOSS Evaluation Center (http://www.fossevaluation.com/prweb/) concentrates on complex software selection issues. According to TEC, solutions for ERP, CRM, or SCM may fail to accomplish what customers want, because customers did not b Read More...
A Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 2: A Tutorial
This tutorial, part 2 of a two part series on Knowledge Based Selection, demonstrates the selection processes and capabilities of Knowledge Based Selection

selecting a rfp  can be inadequate. After selecting the PDA KB, you will be placed in a window entitled Summary . There are four sections to this window. On the left side is the decision hierarchy - in fact the value tree of criteria. The top three criteria are Features , PDA Configuration , and Other Product and Manufacturing Considerations , and these criteria are what you first see in the tree. You can view deeper levels in the tree by clicking on the [+] boxes on the left of each criterion. Note the initial focus Read More...
IQMS Finds a Quarter of a Million Dollars in Savings for Fellow Single-source Provider, Mar-Bal, Inc.


selecting a rfp  Finds a Quarter of a Million Dollars in Savings for Fellow Single-source Provider, Mar-Bal, Inc. Read More...
Scala Shows Far More Than A Bit Of A Backbone Part 1
Scala seems to be telling any competitor that two can play the game in the global enterprise market. Employing offense as the best defense, the company is

selecting a rfp  Shows Far More Than A Bit Of A Backbone Part 1 Event Summary At the beginning of July, Scala Business Solutions (ASE: SCALA; www.scala.net ), an Amsterdam, the Netherlands-based provider of collaborative ERP software for mid-size enterprises and subsidiaries of global corporations, launched a number of initiatives to defend its turf by providing a counter value proposition to users of its larger competitors, especially SAP. Most recently, on July 16, Scala announced that it signed a new partnership Read More...
Quote-to-order: A Newcomer Causes a Stir in the Market
A crop of next-generation, Web-based, on-demand, startup quote-to-order systems providers has lately flourished, spearheaded by BigMachines, whereas some

selecting a rfp  to-order: A Newcomer Causes a Stir in the Market The first part of this series provided a detailed background of the still-evolving quote-to-order (Q2O) space, including historical examples to show why the market is increasingly demand driven. Part one summed up by making general observations as to how Q2O software solution vendors have addressed the market, and about the additional features and functionalities they will need to incorporate as demand shifts. Now it's time to take a look at one of Read More...
J.D. Edwards - A Collaboration Thought Leader Or A Disguised ERP Follower? Part 2: Evaluating J.D. Edwards
Like most of its peers, J.D. Edwards is hoping to rebound by focusing on Internet collaboration and extended-ERP applications. The company has also

selecting a rfp  ERP product), but avoid selecting it without looking at what the other vendors have to offer. We recommend identifying your clear e-business strategy and conducting thorough comparison-shopping, at least for the sake of developing negotiation leverage. Contact a J.D. Edwards sales representative for more information on OneWorld Xe release to request a list of recent customers, and ask them about the product. Understand what functionality you're interested in and investigate what the company can offer. Read More...
Is There a Street Corner for a Vendor-neutral Third Party Support and Maintenance Provider?
Although Rimini Street's client base is still budding, the third party provider of support and maintenance has been quite bullish, owing to the accelerating

selecting a rfp  There a Street Corner for a Vendor-neutral Third Party Support and Maintenance Provider? While enterprise application vendors continue to relentlessly raise annual support and maintenance (S&M) fees year over year, and report ever higher S&M revenues and profit margins, some dismayed or conservative customers might consider turning to the likes of Rimini Street ( http://www.riministreet.com ). Such third party S&M providers are enabling, at this stage, mostly some of the disconcerted Siebel , PeopleSoft Read More...
Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge During Tough Economic Times--A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Four: RFID Software Issues
Logically, radio frequency identification (RFID) deployment will be a far cry from a minor development project that can be completed in a few months or weeks

selecting a rfp  Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge During Tough Economic Times--A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Four: RFID Software Issues Introduction At the IFS Executive Forum , which took place on March 29 and 30 in Orlando, Florida (US), leading research analysts and industry experts discussed how companies can still leverage technology to maintain their competitive edge, even during tough economic times. The event was held in conjunction with IFS World Conference 2004 , and it included six panel di Read More...
Business Agility for Communication Service Providers: A Few Simple Steps Are a Great Way to Start
In today’s market, customers have no patience for companies that let their size and complex product lines slow them down. The challenge for communication

selecting a rfp  Agility for Communication Service Providers: A Few Simple Steps Are a Great Way to Start Business Agility for Communication Services Providers: A Few Simple Steps are a Great Way to Start If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Access Commerce is an international provider of Multichannel Commerce & Configurator Software that simplify the sale of complex and configurable products and services. Source : Access Commerce Read More...
Scala Shows Far More Than A Bit Of A Backbone Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations
Although the value proposition offered by Scala should bode well to creating increased demand and acceptance of the Scala offering in the global SME market

selecting a rfp  Shows Far More Than A Bit Of A Backbone Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations Scala Shows Far More Than A Bit Of A Backbone Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations P.J. Jakovljevic - August 8, 2002 Challenges At the beginning of July, Scala Business Solutions (ASE: SCALA; www.scala.net), an Amsterdam, the Netherlands-based provider of collaborative ERP software for mid-size enterprises and subsidiaries of global corporations, launched a number of initiatives to defend its turf by providing Read More...
A Short Guide to a Faster WAN
Wide area networks (WANs) are essential to the majority of businesses, enabling effective communications within the organization and with customers, partners

selecting a rfp  Short Guide to a Faster WAN Wide area networks (WANs) are essential to the majority of businesses, enabling effective communications within the organization and with customers, partners, and suppliers. As more bandwidth-intensive applications are added to the mix, these networks are expected to handle the extra load—which can decrease its performance. Ensuring WAN usage is well-managed eliminates unwanted traffic and accelerates business activity. Read More...
A Couple of
As is the case with white papers, vendors' press releases (PR) can range from blatant bragging about the

selecting a rfp  Couple of Five Procurement Commandments in a Down Economy As is the case with white papers , vendors' press releases (PR) can range from blatant bragging about the latest-and-greatest product capabilities (and other marketing fluff ) to tastefully asserting competence and educating the market about specific issues. One example of the latter would be Emptoris ' April 2008 PR on the findings   of a panel of financial and procurement experts that have worked and consulted with leading Fortune 1000 Read More...

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