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Outsourcing, Applications Software
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State of the MES Software Marketplace
Despite predictions that it would be subsumed by enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors encroaching from above and automation vendors encroaching from below

software acquisition advice  of the MES Software Marketplace State of the MES Software Marketplace If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Technology Evaluation Centers, Inc. (TEC) is the first web-native technology research enterprise. TEC provides decision support systems (DSS) that enable stakeholders to objectively identify the software products that best fit their company''s unique business and systems requirements, and that contribute most Read More...
Software Evaluation, Selection, and Procurement
The statistics for completing packaged software implementation projects are grim. This article examines how the software evaluation, selection, and procurement

software acquisition advice  Instead most companies handle software purchases like departmental operating expenditures. This flawed paradigm is the root of many implementation failures and the cost overruns cited above. To illustrate the capital investment approach, let''s use the example of production machinery for a manufacturing firm. When considering an investment in new machinery, multiple departmental teams with varying requirements participate in the decision making process. Typical activities might include: Team Activity Read More...
Best Software To Hold Competition At Bay Part Three: Market Impact
As the small-to-medium enterprises (SME) market battle rages, Best Software seems to be taking appropriate steps to establish itself as a more visible/audible

software acquisition advice  Another trump for Best Software would be the fact that it could spar with MBS on many levels and even in the areas one would expect Microsoft to be superior. For one, as mentioned many times earlier and likewise its revered foe, Best offers multiple flavors of enterprise systems to accommodate varying needs across the range of company sizes and industries, albeit with much clearer delineation and less internal competition between the products. These start with low-cost desktop'' solutions like Peachtree Read More...
Enterprise Software Migration Alert: Is SAP the Alternative?
SAP may benefit the most during Oracle''s merger transition. Unlike most migration programs, SAP is offering to be responsible for maintaining the competitions

software acquisition advice  Software Migration Alert: Is SAP the Alternative? The SAP Factor There is a sea of complexity stemming from Oracle ''s acquisition of PeopleSoft . From the onset, the deal was hardly clear sailing. Eighteen months of struggle that took boardroom drama to the courts was finally resolved in mid December. Oracle argued successfully during its antitrust trial ( US Department of Justice versus Oracle Corporation ) that competition and product innovation would not suffer from its acquisition of 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

software acquisition advice  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 ongoing Read More...
Moxie Software
Moxie Software is a customer-centric enterprise social software company that enables companies to connect employees, customers, and partners to engage in

software acquisition advice  Software Moxie Software is a customer-centric enterprise social software company that enables companies to connect employees, customers, and partners to engage in business, share knowledge, and collaborate. Moxie Insight, Moxie''s thought leadership division, provides research in enterprise technology, talent development, and collaborative innovation. Read More...
Run your Business with no Software!
Picture your business today without software applications. It''s hard to imagine, isn''t it? But maybe you should try - and not for the reason you may be

software acquisition advice  your business today without software applications. It''s hard to imagine, isn''t it? But maybe you should try and not for the reason you may be thinking. Think about how hard it would be to run your business if your software applications weren''t working and then build a plan to provide total application availability. Is There Business Today without Technology? Software technology has become embedded in the almost every aspect of business today. Whether your business is being conducted purely Read More...
A Software-as-a-service Primer for Independent Software Vendors
Unlike many over-hyped technology trends of the past, software-as-a-service (SaaS) is producing real business benefits for organizations of all sizes across

software acquisition advice  Software-as-a-service Primer for Independent Software Vendors Unlike many over-hyped technology trends of the past, software-as-a-service (SaaS) is producing real business benefits for organizations of all sizes across nearly every industry. This primer outlines how independent software vendors (ISVs) must respond to these realities in order to meet the changing needs of their customers, employees, and business partners; and ensure their long-term viability and competitiveness. Read More...
Enterprise Software Selection Guide
Selecting an enterprise software solution takes time, energy, and resources. During the selection process, vendors present their products and services in the

software acquisition advice  Software Selection Guide Selecting an enterprise software solution takes time, energy, and resources. During the selection process, vendors present their products and services in the best possible light, leaving you to separate real functionality from marketing hype. In this guide, you’ll discover a three-phase methodology for objectively researching, evaluating, and selecting the best software solutions for your company. Read More...
JDA Software Group
JDA® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company®, offers the broadest portfolio of supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and all-channel

software acquisition advice  Software Group JDA® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company®, offers the broadest portfolio of supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and all-channel commerce solutions to help companies manage the flow of goods from raw materials to finished products and into the hands of consumers. JDA’s deep industry expertise and innovative cloud platform help more than 6,000 companies optimize inventory, labor and customer service levels. As a result, JDA solutions have become the standard Read More...
Software Solutions: Outsourcing, Applications Software Competitor Analysis Report
The outsourcing application software knowledge base criteria are appropriate for selecting outsource providers in the area of business software development. It

software acquisition advice  Solutions: Outsourcing, Applications Software Competitor Analysis Report The outsourcing application software knowledge base criteria are appropriate for selecting outsource providers in the area of business software development. It includes all activities performed by outsource providers including software development; software maintenance; software reengineering or rearchitecting; porting software to a new platform; and more. Read More...
Managing Risk in Enterprise Software Selection
Selecting and implementing new enterprise software changes your company, and the business processes that drive it. How you handle these changes can make the

software acquisition advice  Risk in Enterprise Software Selection Selecting and implementing new enterprise software changes your company, and the business processes that drive it. How you handle these changes can make the difference between implementation failure and success. Download this report to learn the steps to take--and the mistakes to avoid--to ensure a successful project outcome. You''ll also learn why it''s essential to deal with risk before the implementation phase--when it may be too late. Read More...
3C Software
3C Software, founded in 1988 in Atlanta, Georgia (US), has taken a comprehensive approach to developing cost management solutions for process and complex

software acquisition advice  Software 3C Software, founded in 1988 in Atlanta, Georgia (US), has taken a comprehensive approach to developing cost management solutions for process and complex manufacturers. Through interviews with everyone involved in cost management—from accountants to engineers to chief financial officers (CFOs)—3C software creates a solution that offers functionality that is both comparable with any accounting method and integrative with other enterprise and manufacturing systems. Read More...
On-premise to On-demand: The Software as a Service Opportunity for Independent Software Vendors
Predictions of the death of software are overstated. In reality, businesses are becoming more reliant on technology, not less. What’s changing, however, is the

software acquisition advice  premise to On-demand: The Software as a Service Opportunity for Independent Software Vendors Predictions of the death of software are overstated. In reality, businesses are becoming more reliant on technology, not less. What’s changing, however, is the number of options available for managing, delivering, and paying for software applications. Many independent software vendors recognize the benefits of offering software as a service--a delivery alternative that can present long-term benefits for all Read More...
Daffodil Software
Daffodil Software develops and markets a lineage of Java database servers and replication products. Since its inception, Daffodil Software has designed and

software acquisition advice  Software Daffodil Software develops and markets a lineage of Java database servers and replication products. Since its inception, Daffodil Software has designed and developed database products such as Daffodil DB, One$DB and Daffodil Replicator. The company intends its suite of products to enable the development and deployment of software applications, and assist in lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO) of said applications. The company is involved with such open source projects as Compiere, Read More...

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