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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of August 27, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSMid-sized refractory products manufacturer selects EnterpriseIQ ERP from IQMS Industry tags: manufacturing "The reasons why Riverside Refractories Inc. decided to replace its existing ERP system aren't unique—the old legacy system's inflexibility and inability to support manufacturing needs in the changing business environment had started impeding the company's operations. The

tec pim  process. — Aleksey Osintsev, TEC Analyst Overview: IQMS EnterpriseIQ Compare IQMS EnterpriseIQ  head-to-head with other leading ERP solutions. SYSPRO ERP selected by Hardy Machine and Design Industry tags: manufacturing This company, which engineers, designs, and fabricates precise machine metal parts for clients in various industries, decided to replace its existing software because it lacked processes for cost tracking and had poor scheduling capabilities. After evaluating multiple systems, Hardy Read More

The Role of PIM and PLM in the Product Information Supply Chain: Where is Your Link?


Diverse groups have been discussing PIM from the perspective of data synchronization and syndication, product lifecycle management (PLM), and enterprise publishing. Each of these product categories includes the management of product information, but each uses product information for a different operational role.

tec pim  their needs. In addition, TEC will continue to cover PLM solutions in the PLM Evaluation Center www.plmevaluation.com . Summary PIM PLM Goal Optimize sales channels. PIM automates the processes needed to deliver product information to distribution channel partners. Deliver more profitable products. PLM automates the processes that bring a product to market, reduce product costs, increase collaboration, and improve product quality. Original Business Need Grew from a sales need to supply distribution Read More

Cameleon (Software) Might Change Its Colors but Not Its (Q2O/CPQ) Purpose - Part 1


In this fast-moving world, use of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Cloud Computing has grown rapidly owing to its straightforward subscription-based pricing model and relatively quick deployment. Nowhere has that been more evident than in the niche quote-to-order (Q2O) or configure, price @ quote (CPQ) market segment. Indeed, BigMachines, FPX (formerly Firepond), Webcom

tec pim  of Q2O solutions, see TEC ’s 2007 article entitled  “The Complexities of Quote-to-order and Possible Solutions.” Enter Cameleon Software The other day I reconnected with a vendor that has recently changed its name. Namely, Cameleon Software is what until last year used to be Access Commerce , a Europe-born software vendor whose products empower organizations to accelerate new configurable product and service offering launches and increase sales across their diverse channels. The company was Read More

Quote-to-Order: An Overlooked Software Application


Last year, I met an analyst from another firm, and asked him what he thought about quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions, given the relevance between Q2O and the conference that I was attending. Not quite surprisingly, the answer I got was, “this kind of application doesn’t have a future.” The conversation didn’t go any further due to limited time but I could imagine that his reasoning might have sounded

tec pim  and components, etc.”, says TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic. For more information about the market needs and landscape of Q2O solutions, you can read the article The Complexities of Quote-to-order and Possible Solutions , and explore more from there. In order to help users evaluate Q2O solutions, TEC recently launched a Q2O evaluation model with detailed criteria developed by P.J. Click the TEC Q2O Evaluation Center if you are interested in improving your Q2O performance. Read More

TEC's Industry News Watch: This Week in Enterprise Software News


SOFTWARE SELECTIONS AND GO-LIVESU.S. Army selects HP for enterprise cloud computing services Cloud computing "HP was selected by the U.S Army to provide the Department of Defense and other agencies with cloud computing services. This contract includes private cloud services as well as mobile and data center management. This is an important step for HP and cloud computing providers in order to

tec pim  and technologies. —Jorge García, TEC BI Analyst Press release   Heiler Software launches new PIM platform for multichannel commerce Cross-industry This is an improved version of Heiler''s globally recognized product information management solution. Heiler is pushing toward simplicity and integration of product information sharing through more advanced collaboration tools, which will help businesses support their multichannel activities. —Philippe Reney, TEC SCM Analyst TEC profile for Heiler Read More

Drink-IT Is TEC Certified for Mixed-Mode Enterprise Resource Planning


TEC is pleased to announce that Drink-IT by the NORRIQ Group is now TEC certified in the mixed-mode enterprise resource planning (ERP) software space. Drink-IT is one of the only global ERP solutions designed specifically for the beverage industry and supports the unique needs of beverage producers and manufacturers with additional extensive functionality on top of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform.

tec pim  IT Is TEC Certified for Mixed-Mode Enterprise Resource Planning TEC is pleased to announce that Drink-IT by the NORRIQ Group is now TEC certified in the mixed-mode enterprise resource planning (ERP) software space.   Drink-IT is one of the only global ERP solutions designed specifically for the beverage industry and supports the unique needs of beverage producers and manufacturers with additional extensive functionality on top of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform. Drink-IT has been serving the Read More

IQMS EnterpriseIQ Is Now TEC Certified In Four Evaluation Models


With an expanded capability set of EnterpriseIQ from IQMS, the enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution has achieved certification from TEC in four different manufacturing areas. Get the details in Aleksey Osintsev's post.

tec pim  EnterpriseIQ Is Now TEC Certified In Four Evaluation Models This is not the first time the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software EnterpriseIQ by IQMS has been certified by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC); however, this time the coverage has been significantly extended. Certification of IQMS EnterpriseIQ now covers four evaluation models: ERP for discrete manufacturing, ERP for process manufacturing, ERP for mixed-mode manufacturing, and ERP for manufacturing (SMB), and in all these models Read More

End-Users Trust TEC Certified Solutions


To find out if your product qualifies for TEC certification, please complete the TEC certification questionnaire.

tec pim  Users Trust TEC Certified Solutions Having your software solution TEC Certified may be your best opportunity to positively influence buyers early in their decision process. This is well known to vendors who have gone through the process, and are reaping the benefits with more than 115 TEC Certified product listings. Reach the right customers with credibility and trust. With hundreds of potential customers conducting research and selection projects every day, TEC is the largest online evaluation site in Read More

TEC Product Review: Omnivex Moxie


TEC business intelligence and data management analyst Jorge García profiles Omnivex Moxie, a powerful digital signage software solution designed for business environments where content serves not only to engage and inform, but also to provide guidance, facilitate knowledge sharing, and, most importantly, enhance decision making.

tec pim  Product Review: Omnivex Moxie TEC business intelligence and data management analyst Jorge García profiles Omnivex Moxie, a powerful digital signage software solution designed for business environments where content serves not only to engage and inform, but also to provide guidance, facilitate knowledge sharing, and, most importantly, enhance decision making. Read More

Kerridge K8 Is Now TEC Certified


TEC is pleased to announce that K8 by Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) is now TEC Certified for evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for distribution. TEC Certification is designed to help organizations evaluate enterprise software solutions so they can make more informed buying decisions. For a product to be certified, the vendor must complete a detailed research questionnaire and

tec pim  K8 Is Now TEC Certified TEC is pleased to announce that K8 by Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) is now TEC Certified for evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for distribution. TEC Certification is designed to help organizations evaluate enterprise software solutions so they can make more informed buying decisions. For a product to be certified, the vendor must complete a detailed research questionnaire and deliver a formal product demonstration to show our analysts the product''s Read More

TEC Certified Products: 2010 Vendor Wrap-up


With 2010 almost behind us, the Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) research analyst team takes a brief look at some of the newest software products to join its roster. MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy 9 Plex Systems, Plex Online Sage, Sage ABRA HRMS  SmartOrg, Portfolio Navigator Vormittag Associates, Inc. (VAI), S2K EnterpriseBusiness Intelligence (BI) Solutions—Jorge García

tec pim  in depth during the TEC certification process. SmartOrg doesn’t attempt to cover everything related to portfolio management but rather strives to provide the best solution for project portfolio value optimization. As a stand-alone product, Portfolio Navigator does a great job in optimizing portfolio value. However, it would be more beneficial if the solution worked with other systems that deal with the broader product development process. Portfolio Navigator already integrates with SAP Portfolio and Pro Read More

BIS ProStaff gets TEC Certified


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TEC Presents Its 2009 Business Intelligence State of the Market Report


Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC), the leading resource for enterprise software selection, has released a new business intelligence (BI) market report that discusses the advantages of BI 2.0.

tec pim  of the Market Report TEC Presents Its 2009 Business Intelligence State of the Market Report A business intelligence report highlighting the solution''s benefits Montreal , QC , April 15, 2009 - Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC) , the leading resource for enterprise software selection, has released a new business intelligence (BI) market report that discusses the advantages of BI 2.0.   This informative report details how BI 2.0 can provide real benefits for organizations, and what product features Read More

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NetSuite OpenAir Is TEC Certified for PPM for PSA Evaluation


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tec pim  OpenAir Is TEC Certified for PPM for PSA Evaluation TEC is pleased to announce that OpenAir by NetSuite is now TEC certified in the project portfolio management and professional services automation (PPM for PSA) software space. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia, NetSuite is a leading vendor of cloud professional services automation (PSA) solutions and enterprise-class cloud financial/enterprise resource planning (ERP) Read More