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Challenges and Developments from SuccessConnect
TEC senior ERP analyst Aleksey Osintsev recently attended SuccessFactors' conference in Vegas. It looks like there are fundamental changes under way in how the

test driver  months. However, whereas currently test and live environments are upgraded simultaneously, SuccessFactors will be upgrading its test environment a month before the live environment, granting users the time to familiarize themselves with new functions and determine how they need to be configured, and providing the necessary preparation time for users to change their existing business processes. This is intended to minimize the effects of a new software version on production. Since the announcement was met

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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LeveragePoint Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 1


TEC’s in-depth 2011 article not only described the opportunities inherent in the business to business (B2B) pricing software market, but also ascertained that the value of this budding software category has yet to become universally known and appreciated. Sensing the opportunity, LeveragePoint is the latest market newcomer with a fresh approach to deal pricing negotiations.

test driver  pricing strategy and to test returns and the impacts of price changes. Value Proposition - Used by marketing to translate Value Models (which can be technical) into the customer’s language and to map value drivers to stakeholders for more targeted messaging. This module also includes a feedback loop from sales, as well as tools for the analysis and evaluation of the Unique Value Propositions created by sales during conversations with customers, allowing Marketing to have a “virtual presence” during Read More

The Art Of Distributed Development Of Multi-Lingual Three-Tier Internet Applications


In this article we describe author's experience with the distributed development of multi-lingual three-tier Java/ CORBA/database Internet applications. We believe that the described tips and tricks of trade may be of great use to readers who are involved with Java applications development.

test driver  The stub server loads test data from a text file and upon request passes it to the CORBA client, i.e., to the requesting servlet in this case. Database Implementation Portability of JDBC (Java Database Connection) code is significantly better than CORBA related code. As long as database operations are restricted to standard SQL (Structured Query Language) and free of triggers and stored procedures, developed Java code runs on virtually any database. Porting to a different database type performed by Read More

Make Sure Metrics Don’t Kill Your Business


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test driver  under your control.   Test and improve . Test your metric against your expectations and take your stakeholders opinion into account. Make it possible for your users to contribute to evolving your metrics. These guidelines will help keep your metrics focused, manageable, and useful. Additionally, from the perspective of managers and IT departments tasked with measuring performance, the chances of formulating good metrics are vastly improved by understanding the business as a whole. Understanding the Read More

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


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test driver  and in-process product testing test results can block inventory or operations both automated tests and ad hoc tests supported forward and backward tracking quality reporting using Excel or BI reporting tools Plant Maintenance Management maintenance of different equipment in the production process plant maintenance work orders: initiated by preventive maintenance plans or ad hoc service requests; planned on internal or external resources consumption of hours and spare parts are logged on the work order Read More

The ERP/BI Connection: Adding Value through Actionable Intelligence


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test driver  ERP/BI Connection: Adding Value through Actionable Intelligence Prompted by volatile markets and a troubled economy, the need to reduce costs is a top business driver impacting enterprise resource planning (ERP) strategies. Combine this need with the need for transparency, and the marriage of ERP with business intelligence (BI) becomes the perfect storm, igniting improved performance and visibility. This report from the Aberdeen Group is a benchmark to companies seeking these results. Read More

Program Testing Methodology Part One: Preparing for Testing


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test driver  will be required to test any given program. The most likely area for the slipping of deadlines in the implementation falls within the area of program and systems testing. When testing schedules are established, there should be adequate time allocated for testing. To effectively test a program, the systems analyst should establish procedures which are to be followed. Basic rules for program testing and debugging that should be followed are summarized below. Individual programs should be compiled and all Read More

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Moving from Paper to Electronic Records: Hardwiring Compliance into Product Development


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EarthLink’s Pilot of Wireless Email via BlackBerry Handhelds


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