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CMMS - EAM Software Evaluation Report

The EAM Software Evaluation Report is geared toward groups that need to analyze requirements for a system, which supports maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. This Software Evaluation Report includes criteria for comparing general computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that touch upon asset management practices. 

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TEC Spotlight Report: Pronto Software


In this spotlight report, David Clark examines Pronto Software. Learn all about the product’s history and marketing positioning, as well as its strengths, competitors, and challenges. Also featured in this Spotlight Report: a high-level overview of PRONTO-Xi Functionality.

tec var  Customer Point of View TEC analyst Aleksey Osintsev, in his PRONTO-Xi Product Certification Report, notes that the solution scales extremely well, and is being used by customers with over 3,000 users. For PRONTO-Xi customer Home Run Inn , this scalability generates tangible benefits, notably in the reduction of IT support hours and (as a result) maintenance costs. More specifics on Home Run Inn’s experience with PRONTO-Xi: Geography : Chicago, Illinois (US) Business category : Manufacturing and Read More

High Failure Rate of Business Software Implementations Drives Vendors to TEC Certification Process


Montreal, Canada – May 10, 2011 – Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) today announced that a record 220-plus enterprise software solutions have earned TEC Certification. Software solutions bearing the TEC Certified seal undergo a rigorous verification process by TEC research analysts—providing independent confirmation that the solutions live up to functionality claims made by the vendor. With a high failure rate of software implementations (TEC reports that up to 70 percent fail to meet objectives), vendors are responding to the demands of their prospects and clients for more clarity and certainty in their software selection processes.

tec var  Implementations Drives Vendors to TEC Certification Process High Failure Rate of Business Software Implementations Drives Vendors to TEC Certification Process TEC Certification assures buyers that software lives up to vendor claims Montreal, Canada – May 10, 2011 – Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) today announced that a record 220-plus enterprise software solutions have earned TEC Certification. Software solutions bearing the TEC Certified seal undergo a rigorous verification process by TEC Read More

TEC to Moderate 7th ERP Vendor Shootout


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), the leading online resource for enterprise software decision makers, is proud to announce that it will be moderating the 7th ERP Vendor Shootout this coming June 16 and 17 2010, in San Diego, California (US). The event is hosted by the value-added reseller (VAR) community and is geared toward IT decision makers with manufacturing, distribution, or project-oriented requirements.

tec var  7th ERP Vendor Shootout TEC to Moderate 7th ERP Vendor Shootout Back for a seventh showdown, the VAR community hosts the ERP Vendor Shootout™ in San Diego, California, from June 16 to 17, 2010 Montreal, QC, May 26, 2010 —Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), the leading online resource for enterprise software decision makers, is proud to announce that it will be moderating the 7th ERP Vendor Shootout this coming June 16 and 17 2010, in San Diego, California (US). The event is hosted by the value-added Read More

TEC to Present at Microsoft Dynamics AX | CRM Industry Summit 2014


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), the world’s largest provider of online enterprise software comparison and selection tools, will host three 45-minute sessions for Microsoft Dynamics executives and partners at the Microsoft Dynamics AX | CRM Industry Summit in San Antonio, Texas, on January 29 and 30, 2014.

tec var  CRM Industry Summit 2014 TEC to host sessions for over 500 Microsoft Dynamics executives and partners to share insights and competitive positioning of Dynamics AX and Dynamics CRM gained from real-world selection projects. Montreal, Canada (January 29, 2014) — Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), the world’s largest provider of online enterprise software comparison and selection tools, will host three 45-minute sessions for Microsoft Dynamics executives and partners at the Microsoft Dynamics AX | CRM Read More

TEC Talks to OpenMFGFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart Two: OpenMFG


TEC spoke with the President and Chief Executive Officer of OpenMFG, Edward L. Lilly, Jr., to find out how OpenMFG is leveraging commodity Free and open source software platforms to more cost-effectively deliver its own ERP solution.

tec var  off and writes it. TEC : That could be the VAR or that could be OpenMFG. NL : Yeah, it could be the VAR or it could be someone internal to the company. TEC : You''ve said that you believe software vendors tend to force prefabricated solutions on customers. Could you please elaborate, how does OpenMFG''s model better suit your clients'' business requirements? NL : The mantra that you hear from a lot of big software vendors, and probably the emblematic example of this is Oracle . . . basically telling them Read More

TEC 2012 Financial Software Packages for Medium and Large Enterprises Buyer's Guide


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tec var  mean it’s stopped evolving. TEC analyst Aleksey Osintsev walks you through the latest developments in financials and accounting solutions and looks at how trends like cloud computing, mobility, and social media are reshaping the industry. The guide also includes feature lists, vendor comparison charts, thought leadership from industry experts, and real-world case studies. Read More

WorkWise RB-ERP Is TEC Certified for Discrete Manufacturing ERP


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tec var  RB-ERP Is TEC Certified for Discrete Manufacturing ERP TEC is pleased to announce that Role-Based ERP (RB-ERP) by WorkWise is now TEC certified in the discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software space. WorkWise is an ERP and CRM software provider that was founded at the end of 2001 and has its headquarters in Milwaukee, WI. WorkWise products (ERP and CRM) are installed in over 500 sites with over 25,000 users. The company has a long history of satisfied customers and boasts Read More

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tec var  Coda Financials Re-certified by TEC I am pleased to announce that Coda Financials software by UNIT4 has been TEC certified for the second time in the financial management software space. There have been a number of improvements made by UNIT4 to Coda Financials since the last TEC certification in January 2013. The new version 13 will include, for instance, an entirely new UNIT4 common user experience framework allowing many drag-and-drop user interface functions, as well as practically unlimited sorting, Read More

From VAR to Solution Provider: Five Strategies for Business Transformation


The traditional value-added reseller (VAR) business—comprised of companies that add features or services to an existing product and then resell it as an integrated product or complete solution—has become more challenging, with declining product margins, increasing competition, and lower-cost alternatives to proprietary products. The pressures are causing many VARs to grow their businesses from simply selling products to offering more comprehensive solutions built on a richer set of services and recurring revenue models.

For decades, VARs have been an important channel for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), like computer manufacturers and software vendors, to reach customers. The “value-add” can simply be to provide local implementation and hands-on support or it can involve adding other hardware, software, and services to tailor the OEM’s product to a specific industry, problem, or use. In many markets, customers prefer buying from VARs instead of directly from OEMs, as VARs are closer to the customer, offer local support, and are in a better position to develop long-term relationships.

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