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TEC Research Analyst Roundtable: Predictions for 2011
It’s that time of year again for TEC’s analysts to polish their crystal balls and spread their tarot cards to gaze on the future of enterprise software for 2011

tec plm crm  efficient manner. P.J. Jakovljevic, TEC Principal Analyst I concur with the cloud/SaaS deployment, mobility, social media, and consumerization of IT themes stated in this post. SaaS will increasingly defy the misconception that it only covers fringe departmental functions or smaller enterprises. Companies/products such as Plex Online, SAP Business ByDesign, Epicor Express, NetSuite, etc. will increasingly sell into larger organizations (which salesforce.com and SuccessFactors have long been doing departme

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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge base models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process industries. It details product development and portfolio management, manufacturing process management, ideation and requirements management, service data, and regulatory and compliance criteria. This comprehensive knowledge base incorporates the criteria of TEC's other PLM knowledge bases. 

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Selecting a PLM Vendor


PLM enterprise applications should not be selected in a vacuum. The needs and requirements of multiple departments and even business partners must be represented in the documented requirements and also on the selection team, which should attempt to examine different functions and methods involved in critical areas.

tec plm crm  support current, web based technologies today to speed both internal and external collaboration efforts. Remembering that innovation is king, manufacturers should first make sure that the PLM functionality that they require is available from the solutions they are evaluating. Keeping in mind that integration may be queen, significant value should be placed on integration, including semantic and conceptual alignment. For more information on the relative value of innovation versus integration, see Can E Read More

Selecting PLM Software Solutions


Past experience shows us that the vast majority of enterprise technology evaluations run over time and budget, and once selected, the majority of the implementations fail to meet functional, return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO) expectations. Enterprise technology selections for ERP, CRM, SCM, and other enterprise applications provide valuable lessons that can be applied to selecting PLM software, but there are some key differences that need to be recognized.

tec plm crm  their business requirements Enterprise technology selections for ERP, CRM, SCM, and other enterprise applications provide valuable lessons that can be applied to selecting PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) software, but there are some key differences that need to be recognized. 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 provided a certain set of requirements. The Catch 22 for both buyers and Read More

Economic Benefits of PLM-enabled Collaboration


Many of today’s product lifecycle management (PLM)-enabling technologies allow complex information to be shared by dispersed teams of people. Product data management (PDM) technology is used to organize and provide access to your intellectual assets. PLM, its collaborative Product Definition management (cPDm) capabilities, and other solutions can help you go beyond asynchronous data sharing. Find out how.

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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 2, 2012


SOFWARE SELECTIONS AND IMPLEMENTATIONSD@K Engineering selects Aras Enterprise PLM software Industry tags: PLM, complex electromechanical products and equipment "This was a head-to-head win over Oracle’s incumbent Agile PLM solution. Aras was reportedly selected as a replacement for its openness (interconnectivity) and flexibility. Free and open source PLM software is becoming increasingly more

tec plm crm  NetWeaver PI. —P.J. Jakovljevic, Principal TEC Analyst •  Enterprise Apps Today article •  Computerworld article Centric Software partners with vrSoftware to offer vrMockshop Industry tags: ERP (fashion/retail) Centric is an established vendor for PLM for fashion and apparel, but the new partnership with vrSoftware will allow them to offer customers a virtual reality tool that they can use to build 3D virtual stores, and design shop floors and merchandising plans, and also easily change and share Read More

SAP PLM


SAP PLM integrates all participants in the development process: designers, suppliers, manufacturers, and customers. SAP's product attempts to keep engineering from being a linear value chain, but rather a three-dimensional, collaborative community focused on a common goal. SAP PLM provides a solution for companies that require proactive quality management to improve equipment and plant performance. SAP PLM is delivered through mySAP Enterprise Portal, which is a role-based portal solution. The solution provides Web-based access to internal and external content, applications, and services. SAP PLM integrates with mySAP Supply Chain Management, mySAP Customer Relationship Management, mySAP Supplier Relationship Management, mySAP Exchanges, and SAP's enterprise resource planning (ERP) offerings.  

tec plm crm  PLM SAP PLM integrates all participants in the development process: designers, suppliers, manufacturers, and customers. SAP's product attempts to keep engineering from being a linear value chain, but rather a three-dimensional, collaborative community focused on a common goal. SAP PLM provides a solution for companies that require proactive quality management to improve equipment and plant performance. SAP PLM is delivered through mySAP Enterprise Portal, which is a role-based portal solution. The Read More

Agiline CRM


Agiline CRM helps businesses know and maintain their customers. Agiline CRM is an enterprise-level CRM solution that provides coordination between customer care (service and support), sales, marketing, and other functions that touch your customers. Agiline CRM helps make the most of all your relationships by uniting people and processes with technology for serving your daily customers, distribution channels, suppliers, and internal customers. Agiline CRM features provide integration with other front-office and back-office applications. To help your mobile representatives, Agiline provides a disconnected version that allows complete access to customer information.  

tec plm crm  people and processes with technology for serving your daily customers, distribution channels, suppliers, and internal customers. Agiline CRM features provide integration with other front-office and back-office applications. To help your mobile representatives, Agiline provides a disconnected version that allows complete access to customer information. Read More

CRM Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part One: The CRM Selection Challenge


Two of the greatest challenges IT decision makers face when selecting a CRM package is first, having a comprehensive understanding of their functional and technical requirements and second, identifying the vendors that best match their requirements. This article will focus on determining the functionality and technology required to enable business processes, and how to compare vendor offerings once those requirements have been documented.

tec plm crm  determine the functionality and technology requirements that enable each of the business processes. In summary, the procedure is as follows: Document the CRM vision -> Determine the business processes required to enable the Vision -> Determine the functionality and technology required to enable each of the business processes. Two of the greatest challenges IT decision makers face when selecting a CRM package is first, having a comprehensive understanding of their functional and technical requirements and Read More

Welcome to the CRM Showdown: Microsoft Dynamics CRM vs. NetSuite CRM+


I’m Larry Blitz, editor of TEC’s Vendor Showdown series. Today’s Showdown compares two popular mid-market CRM solutions, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and NetSuite CRM+, head-to-head. I hope you find this showdown helpful and informative. I invite your comments and questions at showdown@technologyevaluation.com.

tec plm crm  Larry Blitz, editor of TEC's Vendor Showdown series. Today's Showdown compares two popular mid-market CRM solutions, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and NetSuite CRM+, head-to-head. I hope you find this showdown helpful and informative. I invite your comments and questions at showdown@technologyevaluation.com . Introduction With CRM so closely bound up with revenue generation, companies are always looking for ways to strengthen their CRM programs and initiatives. So we thought it would be a good time to take a Read More

Zoho Advances Its CRM Solution with Zoho CRM Document Library


Zoho has announced the Zoho CRM Document Library—an application that allows sales teams to share sales collateral, materials, proposals, and other relevant material. The tool is integrated with Zoho CRM, allowing users to access documents from within Zoho while avoiding the use of external document management systems such as Zoho Docs or Google docs. Furthermore, Zoho CRM Document

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EBSuite CRM


The EBSuite CRM web-based solution uses J2EE and Web Services technologies, and includes sales force automation (SFA), customer support and help desk, marketing automation and online/offline campaign management, project management, and mobile CRM modules.  

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Maximizer CRM: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Competitor Analysis Report


This comprehensive, customer relationship management (CRM) knowledge base covers the full range of CRM functionality. Modeled especially to help clients requiring modern B2B or B2C solutions, it covers marketing automation, sales force automation, customer service and support, partner management, contract management and creation, project and team management, Internet sales, e-mail response management, analytics, and important technical criteria.

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How to Choose a Hosted CRM Application for SMBs


While virtually all hosted customer relationship management (CRM) applications support sales force automation, marketing campaign management, and customer service, providing front-to-back-office integration has become a clear differentiator for small to medium businesses (SMBs). Read this white paper—which includes a handy table of evaluation criteria—to find out how to select the right hosted CRM software for you.

tec plm crm  Services , CRM Business Technology , Customer Relationship Management . This AberdeenGroup Executive White Paper focuses on the business value of front-to-back office integration for small and mid-market companies as well as the role of Software-as-a-Service in enhancing that value. AberdeenGroup field research conducted for this paper concludes that small and mid-market companies will soon find they have outgrown their sales-focused CRM applications and will require more robust solutions to fully Read More

CAD-centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What's Right for You? - Part 1


In this day and age of globalization, ever-shorter new product introduction (NPI) cycles and overall product lifecycles, partner collaboration, and whatnot, product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions have lately increased their strategic significance to enterprises. In his recent Forbes blog post contribution, PTC’s CEO Jim Heppelmann touts PLM as a new path to shareholder value. He

tec plm crm  The Visual Enterprise Strategy TEC ’s mid 2011 article entitled  “Has SAP Become a PLM Factor to be Reckoned With?”  analyzed the current state of affairs of the SAP PLM 7.x suite. Soon after,  SAP acquired Right Hemisphere for its 3D visualization capabilities and as the linchpin of SAP’s “Visual Enterprise” strategy to put the product development (engineering), manufacturing, sales & marketing, and aftermarket service departments on the same page . For its part, through the acquisition Read More

PLM and FOSS, What PLM Seekers Think?


Since Aras decided to stop asking for license fees for Aras Innovator [evaluate the product]by switching to the business model that the vendor calls enterprise open source, , free and open source software (FOSS) product lifecycle management (PLM) as a topic has been talked more frequently than before. On his blog site Daily PLM Think Tank, Oleg Shilovitsky has touched upon open source PLM from

tec plm crm  PLM initiatives recorded at TEC, below are the percentages of PLM seekers who chose the option “the software is licensed under an official free or Open Source license”, from 2005 to 2009, and in the first half of 2010 (figure 1).   Figure 1. Percentages of PLM seekers thinking FOSS PLM is considerable One interesting aspect in figure 1 is the surge of the percentages in 2007 and 2008. Considering that Aras switched to the enterprise open source model in early 2007, I think the significant increase sh Read More