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Managing Risks, Managing Measures: Decision Support Methodologies in Business Part 2 : Decision Aids
Though many academic methods exist, few actually reach the audience they need to reach because of the barrier between academic and business languages, as well

tec decision support tool  selection models developed by TEC research analysts. Dr. Robins has over twenty years of industry experience, and since 1995 has been instrumental at Arlington Software, the forerunner of TEC, in developing new mathematical algorithms which has led to patented methods of decision analysis and novel decision-making processes. These provide increased accuracy of risk assessment in selection processes. The work was based on experience garnered from over 200 client organizations that include Fortune 1000

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TEC Certified: 2009 Vendor Wrap-up


With 2009 behind us, Technology Evaluation Center’s (TEC’s) research analyst team takes a brief look at some of the newest vendors to join its research roster. Pronto Navigator SAP Lombardi Spectrum HR Demand SolutionsEnterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Solutions – Aleksey OsintsevProntoPronto Software Pty. Ltd. is mostly recognized in Australia (the country where it is

tec decision support tool  supply chain space. Also TEC Certified in 2009 Here is a list of some other vendors that were TEC Certified this past year. Bluebee Deacom Meridian Knowledge Microsoft OpenAir Oracle PDS Polymita To conduct your on-line software comparison, go to TEC’s Evaluation Centers . Read More

TEC Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide


While the need for sustainable development is affecting how organizations do business, the idea of environmental and corporate responsibility as value drivers is still relatively new. Many companies are just beginning to adopt an approach that provides measurable results. Learn how reducing waste and creating efficiencies within your company can make a difference to the environment, the economy, and your bottom line.

tec decision support tool  TEC Analyst Perspective About TEC The economy is in a downturn and the planet is in peril. That's a conundrum if we've ever seen one, but it doesn't have to be. Introduction: The Economic/Environmental Challenge There's no doubt that the current economic climate and climate change are hot issues no pun intended. In fact, we hear the two phrases global economic crisis and green initiatives a lot lately. The economy is in a downturn and the planet is in peril. That's a conundrum if we've ever seen one, Read More

Managing Risks, Managing Measures: Decision Support Methodologies in Business Part 1: Guidelines


Poor measurement methods can take off millions or more from bottom lines, and contribute at least in part to project failures, corporate inefficiencies and poor technology selections. Industry wide, they have contributed to tens of billions of dollars of unnecessary costs. How do you avoid these expensive mistakes?

tec decision support tool  selection models developed by TEC research analysts. Dr. Robins has over twenty years of industry experience, and since 1995 has been instrumental at Arlington Software, the forerunner of TEC, in developing new mathematical algorithms which has led to patented methods of decision analysis and novel decision-making processes. These provide increased accuracy of risk assessment in selection processes. The work was based on experience garnered from over 200 client organizations that include Fortune 1000 Read More

Informatica Morphs into Enterprise Decision Support Vendor


Informatica Corporation, long an established vendor in the Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) market space, has morphed themselves into a vendor of solutions for the "e-Business infrastructure". In conjunction with their contract to build an enterprise data warehouse for the United States Postal Service and their MX2 metadata exchange initiative, Informatica is reinventing itself.

tec decision support tool  metadata with PowerCenter. (See TEC News Analysis article: Informatica Conforms to Metadata Standard November 10th, 1999). The product also contains pre-built integration with Trillium's data cleansing product and is capable of extracting from SAP and targeting BW (SAP's Business Information Warehouse), and can also extract from PeopleSoft and populate their EPM warehouse. PowerConnect and Business Components were released in 1999. PowerConnect is a family of packaged software products that allow Read More

A Modern Approach to Improving Customer Support


As products become more complex and customer expectations continue to rise, service and support become increasingly difficult. So how can service and support managers transcend these problems and use each customer interaction to build customer loyalty and drive service leveraged revenue? By empowering customers with Web 2.0 technology and enabling users to manage their own experiences. Find out how.

tec decision support tool  customers with Web 2.0 technology and enabling users to manage their own experiences. Find out how. Read More

TEC Vendor Challenge Panel Discussion Preview: Bob Eastman on Future Trends in Distribution


TEC's senior SCM analyst, Bob Eastman, is participating in a panel discussion on future trends in distribution at the TEC Vendor Challenge event, September 18-19, 2013 in Montreal, Canada. In this sneak preview, Bob talks about disruption, disintermediation, and next-gen technologies that are helping distributors stay competitive.

tec decision support tool  in distribution at the TEC Vendor Challenge event, September 18-19, 2013 in Montreal, Canada. In this sneak preview, Bob talks about disruption, disintermediation, and next-gen technologies that are helping distributors stay competitive. Read More

Survey Shows TEC Clients Have More Successful IT Implementations


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tec decision support tool  Shows TEC Clients Have More Successful IT Implementations It's alarming—the failure rates for new software implementations continue to be as high as 70 percent. Companies ask me every day what they can do to avoid having their projects fail. Your best bet is usually to tap into the knowledge and expertise of people experienced in software selection and implementation—and not try to go through it alone if you don't have the expertise in-house. The hard fact is, selecting and implementing software Read More

Driving Better, Faster Decision Making through Finance


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tec decision support tool  Better, Faster Decision Making through Finance Software can’t tell you how to beat the competition, but it can determine which products and services have the greatest profit margin, who are the most productive employees, or how investments are impacting the bottom line. Knowing that information helps you make the right decisions. This report addresses how finance can create an accurate, actionable 360-degree view of your company 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 demand for its service lines; healthy win ratios; and solid execution of its aggressive business plan.

tec decision support tool  of its existing information technology (IT) investment, or is looking for more valuable support at a significantly lower annual cost, Rimini Street and TomorrowNow offer more affordable, high-quality, and specialized S&M options to meet the current and long-term needs of such licensees. Ravin, a former PeopleSoft vice president whose responsibilities included worldwide release support policy and special support programs, has extensive experience designing and delivering support solutions for PeopleSoft Read More

How One Vendor Addresses Support and Maintenance Issues


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tec decision support tool  play out over system architectures, new middleware, and service-oriented architecture (SOA) technology standards, as experience teaches us, see Architecture Evolution: From Web-based to Service-oriented Architecture . Lastly, many customers are concerned that choosing one vendor will leave them with a potentially weak or unviable solution in the coming shake out. Although existing enterprise systems' customers are a locked-up audience, they can be only to a point. If vendors continue playing hardball, Read More

UNIT4 Agresso ERP Is Now TEC Certified


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tec decision support tool  Agresso ERP Is Now TEC Certified I am pleased to announce that UNIT4’s flagship product Agresso ERP has been TEC certified and is now available for online evaluation in the TEC ERP for Services Evaluation Center . The solution was TEC certified back in 2011, so this time around UNIT4 updated us on changes that have been made since then in its corporate structure and strategy, as well as multiple improvements with respect to Agresso user interface and functionality. Netherlands-based UNIT4 is well-known Read More

Japanese Decision-making Processes Can Influence Enterprise Content Management Functionality


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tec decision support tool  Decision-making Processes Can Influence Enterprise Content Management Functionality Traditional Japanese Decision-making, or Ringi The decision-making process in North American companies operates within a centralized system, and generally takes a top-down approach. In Japanese companies, however, the approach to making decisions is the opposite: it is bottom-up. This traditional and formal decision-making process, which is even now employed in Japanese governmental offices as well as companies, is Read More

Thank You for Your Interest in Oracle Research from TEC


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tec decision support tool  in Oracle Research from TEC Thank you for your interest in Oracle. For almost three decades, Oracle software solutions have been helping businesses like yours run more efficiently and profitably. Now TEC has created new ways to help you find out how Oracle products and services can help your business grow. To view the latest information on Oracle and to access software evaluations and reports, please visit TEC Oracle Resource Center For a free custom report comparing Oracle ERP systems with two top Read More

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