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A point-of-sale (POS) system helps retailers automate transactions. POS solutions are used in retail stores where sales associates must enter sales, refunds, layaways, transfers, etc. POS systems typically consist of some form of electronic cash register and may include credit or debit card processing. Such systems are generally used wherever goods or services are exchanged for monetary value, including the hotel and restaurant industry and in retail environments.  

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ERP Selection Facts and Figures Case Study Part 1: Business Model Scenarios


During a recent Enterprise Resource Planning selection engagement with a large aerospace and defense manufacturer TEC had the opportunity to evaluate and compare the offerings of four top vendors. Each vendor’s offering differed in such areas as functionality, flexibility, process fit and ease of use. Find out what TEC learned as a result of the selection engagement.

selection model  Selection Facts and Figures Case Study Part 1: Business Model Scenarios ERP Selection Facts and Figures Case Study Overview of the Selection  A mid-market Engineer-to-Order manufacturer in the aerospace and defense sector retained the services of TEC to help select an Enterprise Resource Planning System. This system is intended to replace disparate applications that lacked the functionality and integration to support the company''s Lean Manufacturing initiatives. One of the most important steps in Read More

An Overview of the Knowledge Based Selection Process


The TechnologyEvaluation.Com’s (TEC) Knowledge Based Selection Process is a multi-part comprehensive analysis of a vendor’s tactical, strategic and qualitative measures as compared to the specific business and technology needs of our clients.

selection model  established for our client. Selection Analysis & Recommendation   The results collected throughout the process are entered into the decision support model. TEC assists the client project team with the analysis, and facilitation of changes to criteria weights. TEC leads the project team through a sensitivity analysis to understand the impact of weight changes to the criteria on the overall vendor scores. This process is conducted exclusively using the decision-support tool, the trade-off analysis Read More

Anatomy of a Technology Selection


Dell Computer Corporation spent millions preparing to deploy an ERP system before realizing that the solution to one set of issues created a more severe problem. Note based on discussion among Michael Dell, Kevin Rollins, and Morten Topfer of Dell Computer Corporation and Dell’s Platinum Counsel of customers.

selection model  even more frequently missed selection criteria is Fit to Management Systems. Dell''s virtually integrated business model managed in a highly distributed manner does not map well to an automation environment that is best implemented with shared and integrated processes. In summary, the selection of an integrated suite of applications for this set of criteria was a mistake. Business Implications In a post-mortem review of this Enterprise Resource Planning selection, the solution certainly provided Read More

First Steps for Software Selection Success


Software selection is one of the most important decisions an enterprise will face. Catherine Muir speaks with Denis Rousseau, senior business systems analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), about the crucial first steps an enterprise should take when beginning the software selection process.

selection model  Steps for Software Selection Success Software selection is among the most important decisions companies make. Technology is not just a support or framework for business processes but a tool that can be used for improving processes, increasing competitive advantage, and bettering the bottom line. When beginning the software selection process, it’s only natural to want to get through it quickly and have the new software in place so that you can start seeing the benefits and get rid of the problems of Read More

Should Your Software Selection Process Have a Proof of Concept? Part One: Structures and the Selection Process


This article explores how the proof of concept (POC) fits into the software selection process, when a POC should be undertaken, structural variables, and the advantages and disadvantages of the POC from the client and value-added reseller point of view.

selection model  Your Software Selection Process Have a Proof of Concept? Part One: Structures and the Selection Process Introduction There are a number of studies that point to a high rate of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer resource management (CRM) implementation failure. There are many reasons for these failures. The selection phase has been identified as a key area where problems arise. The proof of concept (POC) is a tool sometimes used within the selection process to overcome these issues. The Read More

TEC Helps UniCarriers Americas with ERP Selection through Merger


When Nissan Forklift Corporation (NFC) merged with TCM America to form UniCarriers Americas, the company was in the midst of a software evaluation and selection project. The merger caused the project requirements and scope to change, but Technology Evaluation Centers was able to support the company throughout.

selection model  UniCarriers Americas with ERP Selection through Merger When Nissan Forklift Corporation (NFC) merged with TCM America to form UniCarriers Americas, the company was in the midst of a software evaluation and selection project. The merger caused the project requirements and scope to change, but Technology Evaluation Centers was able to support the company throughout. Read More

TEC Offer Tools for Software Selection at Gartner's Small Business Vision Event in Boston


According to TEC, selections for enterprise software such as ERP, ECM, CRM, or SCM solutions may fail to meet requirements if an organisation undertakes a selection process without a comprehensive understanding of its unique business needs. TEC believes that problems arise when companies do not prepare a proper request for information (RFI) to evaluate the pertinent responses from their short-listed vendors. However, TEC states that its sophisticated means for performing requirements analysis will ease the selection burden.

selection model  Offer Tools for Software Selection at Gartner''s Small Business Vision Event in Boston TEC Offer Tools for Software Selection at Gartner''s Small Business Vision Event in Boston Montreal, June 5, 2006 MONTREAL - June 14, 2006 - According to TEC, selections for enterprise software such as ERP ( http://erp.technologyevaluation.com/press ), ECM, CRM, or SCM solutions may fail to meet requirements if an organisation undertakes a selection process without a comprehensive understanding of its unique business Read More

Your Next IT Software Selection: Risk, Bottomless Money Pit or Opportunity


Every corporation needs to make decisions about the selection and implementation if new IT solutions on a regular basis. However, an industrial manufacturer or retailer cannot see this as being one of their core competencies. In most cases such a selection process is seen as a necessary evil rather than a challenge that uncovers new potentials within the company. Only the ones that are able to fully understand and control this process in conjunction with all internally and externally involved parties will be more successful then others. The implementation of new IT solutions can be a chance to increase efficiency, but only if the right goals are defined, the right solutions and partners selected, and results are being monitored on a continual basis. This white paper was designed to deliver you many hints on what to consider and help you reach your goals in your IT selection process faster.

selection model  make decisions about the selection and implementation if new IT solutions on a regular basis. However, an industrial manufacturer or retailer cannot see this as being one of their core competencies. In most cases such a selection process is seen as a necessary evil rather than a challenge that uncovers new potentials within the company. Only the ones that are able to fully understand and control this process in conjunction with all internally and externally involved parties will be more successful then Read More

5 Steps to Successful ERP Selection


Focusing on a successful ERP selection at the start of an ERP implementation project will help drive a company's ERP project success and, more importantly, the achievement of long-term business objectives. This white paper highlights five tips for making an ERP selection process a success, including performing internal and external due diligence, dealing with legal terminology, and making organizational change management initiatives part of your ERP selection process.

selection model  Steps to Successful ERP Selection Focusing on a successful ERP selection at the start of an ERP implementation project will help drive a company''s ERP project success and, more importantly, the achievement of long-term business objectives. This white paper highlights five tips for making an ERP selection process a success, including performing internal and external due diligence, dealing with legal terminology, and making organizational change management initiatives part of your ERP selection process. Read More

16 Percent of BPM Seekers Agree with the SaaS Delivery Model


Recently, Rob Barry summarized some important points on the topic of delivering business process management (BPM) through the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model (see Choosing Business Process Management: SaaS BPM or On-premise BPM? According to this article, although managing business process in the cloud is in an early stage, this delivery model is becoming more noticeable. After reading this, I

selection model  to look into BPM selection projects recorded in our BPM Evaluation Center and found that over 16 percent of BPM seekers, in 2009, were willing to acquire BPM capabilities through subscription or leasing agreements. In 2008, TEC BPM Evaluation Center added a new option to the question that allows users to specify their needs regarding expected services: software provided as a service through a subscription or leasing agreement (SaaS). Among the thousands of valid answers to the services section, in 2009, Read More

Further Analysis: Saturno-TP's Selection of QAD ERP


I am quite familiar with the Russian auto industry, and thus I enjoyed analyzing the transaction that recently took place involving a big player in the automobile industry in Russian manufacturing hub Togliatti, whereby automotive industry supplier, Russia-based Saturno-TP, became a client of ERP software vendor QAD (also see yesterday's TEC blog post). Despite global industry depression, the

selection model  Analysis: Saturno-TP''s Selection of QAD ERP I am quite familiar with the Russian auto industry, and thus I enjoyed analyzing the transaction that recently took place involving a big player in the automobile industry in Russian manufacturing hub Togliatti, whereby automotive industry supplier, Russia-based Saturno-TP, became a client of ERP software vendor QAD (also see yesterday''s TEC blog post ). Despite global industry depression, the automobile manufacturing industry in Russia is developing at Read More

ERP Selection Case Study: PIAB


Swedish-based PIAB is a global leader in industrial vacuum technology, and develops and sells solutions for improving productivity in the graphical, medical, and automobile industries, among others. Established in the 1950s, PIAB has subsidiaries and distributors in over 50 countries. In the early 2000s, PIAB sought to replace its aging enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Find out which system it chose, and why.

selection model  Selection Case Study: PIAB Swedish-based PIAB is a global leader in industrial vacuum technology, and develops and sells solutions for improving productivity in the graphical, medical, and automobile industries, among others. Established in the 1950s, PIAB has subsidiaries and distributors in over 50 countries. In the early 2000s, PIAB sought to replace its aging enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Find out which system it chose, and why. Read More

TEC Helps Organizations with BPM Software Comparison and Selection


Enterprise software analyst firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its Business Process Management (BPM) Evaluation Center, helping project managers, consultants and decision makers compare the most qualified BPM systems based on their own, unique priorities.

selection model  BPM Software Comparison and Selection TEC Helps Organizations with BPM Software Comparison and Selection Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) August 24, 2005 Enterprise software analyst firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its Business Process Management (BPM) Evaluation Center, helping project managers, consultants and decision makers compare the most qualified BPM systems based on their own, unique priorities. Software evaluation firm, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has created a Read More

Your ERP Selection Challenge: Sage vs. Microsoft


Sometimes a tier-two vendor knocks off one of the giants. Your turn to tell me why... Every now and then I like to spend a few hours putting myself squarely in the shoes of someone who’s selecting an ERP system, this time by using the Discrete ERP Evaluation Center to compare discrete ERP software. Here’s how I responded to the Discrete ERP Evaluation Center questionnaire (click

selection model  ERP Selection Challenge: Sage vs. Microsoft Sometimes a tier-two vendor knocks off one of the giants. Your turn to tell me why... Every now and then I like to spend a few hours putting myself squarely in the shoes of someone who’s selecting an ERP system, this time by using the Discrete ERP Evaluation Center to compare discrete ERP software. Here’s how I responded to th e Discrete ERP Evaluation Center questionnaire (click to enlarge image): … and here’s a partial list of the ERP systems Read More

Accounting Software Selection Challenge #3: Microsoft vs. Infor (Difficulty = Basic)


I just want to make a quick point to address a popular software selection misconception. Here’s the misconception:  “The best accounting package for my business is the software that supports the most comprehensive breadth of accounting functionality.” And below are a couple of graphics from TEC Advisor (based on a hypothetical accounting software selection project) that show why this

selection model  Software Selection Challenge #3: Microsoft vs. Infor (Difficulty = Basic) I just want to make a quick point to address a popular software selection misconception. Here’s the misconception:   “The best accounting package for my business is the software that supports the most comprehensive breadth of accounting functionality.” And below are a couple of graphics from TEC Advisor  (based on a hypothetical accounting software selection project) that show why this is flat-out wrong (click to Read More