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Solomon Stands the Test of Time Despite Changing Masters
It appears that several of Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) Solomon's truly differentiating traits, which could not have been easily or quickly replicated by

test tool overviews  Stands the Test of Time Despite Changing Masters Event Summary Microsoft Business Solutions Solomon , formerly Solomon IV and Microsoft Great Plains Solomon IV , a prominent business management and e-business suite of applications for small and mid-market companies, and the product that some had prematurely written off after being acquired first by one of its erstwhile greatest nemeses, former Great Plains Software in 2000 (see Will Solomon Finally Satisfy Great Plains' Insatiable Appetite? ), and

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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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Smart Protection Network: Stop Web Threats Before They Reach You


The Internet is now an important business tool—but it also puts companies at risk of exposure to Web-based threats that can cause major damages, such as financial losses, identity theft, and loss of intellectual property, to name a few. To protect your business data and reputation, learn about a multilayered solution that can offer stronger protection while reducing your reliance on time-consuming signature downloads.

test tool overviews  paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Trend Micro™ Enterprise Security is powered by Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network , unique in-the-cloud technology that correlates web, email, and file reputation data in real time—so you are protected immediately. As an integrated solution, it also reduces management complexity. Source : Trend Micro Incorporated Resources Related to Stop Web Threats Before They Reach You : Web Threats (Wikipedia) Network Access Protection (NAP) Read More

A Visionary of Loveliness


Informix released version 2.0 of their interactive data analysis dashboard Visionary. The tool is designed for decision-makers and provides capabilities for viewing and analyzing dynamic data from a variety of sources.

test tool overviews  was still in beta testing. The vendor suggested that most queries created by target users do not in general require optimization, but said that further study of the issue is being undertaken. Potential users should carefully weigh the tradeoff between database efficiency and ease of use. A database programmer may well be required to make the schema appropriate for use with this tool. Editor's Note: This article has been modified from its original form since the original publication date. Read More

E-mail: No Longer a Lightweight Communication Tool


While it’s great to find ways to keep up with mountains of e-mail, organizations must remember that e-mail is not a lightweight communication tool anymore. For people and organizations swamped by critical information, throwing messages away is just not an answer. Increasingly, knowledge workers are turning to searching to manage the volume and value of information sitting in their in-boxes.

test tool overviews  mail: No Longer a Lightweight Communication Tool While it’s great to find ways to keep up with mountains of e-mail, organizations must remember that e-mail is not a lightweight communication tool anymore. For people and organizations swamped by critical information, throwing messages away is just not an answer. Increasingly, knowledge workers are turning to searching to manage the volume and value of information sitting in their in-boxes. Read More

Bristol Technology Ships Win-to-Lin Migration Tool


Bristol Technology, Inc. has announced shipment of its Windows-to-Linux application-migration tool. Bristol's Wind/U for Linux product, which began shipping Tuesday, enables developers to compile Microsoft Win32 API and Microsoft Foundation Class source code directly on Linux, and create native, desktop and server-based Linux applications, according to Bristol.

test tool overviews  Technology Ships Win-to-Lin Migration Tool Event Summary 11/30/99 - Bristol Technology, Inc. has announced shipment of its Windows-to-Linux application-migration tool. Bristol is the Danbury, CT-based company that sued Microsoft Corp. in 1998 for antitrust violations following Microsoft's alleged attempt to substantially raise the price it planned to charge Bristol for a Windows source-code license. Bristol's Wind/U for Linux product, which began shipping Tuesday, enables developers to compile Read More

Attributes of Sarbanes-Oxley Tool Sets Part Two: Information and Communication, Monitoring, and Startup Tips


An earlier article, Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations, included a brief discussion of the use of computer-based tool sets and repositories to facilitate compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Here we examine this issue in more detail. Of particular interest are the key characteristics that you should look for when selecting such tool sets. Read on to see how these tool sets can assist your company in meeting the new audit challenges facing corporate America.

test tool overviews  of Sarbanes-Oxley Tool Sets Part Two: Information and Communication, Monitoring, and Startup Tips Introduction The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) placed new requirements on American companies to ensure the integrity, reliability, and accuracy of financial reporting and corporate disclosures. While you could do this on your own or manually, why reinvent the audit controls wheel? Automated tool sets and repositories to facilitate SOX compliance are available in ample numbers. But like any piece of Read More

The Total Economic Impact of Conformiq Tool Suite


When Forrester Consulting examined the total economic impact of Conformiq Tool Suite (CTS) for one large-scale user, the results were clear: a risk-adjusted 396% return on investment and 3.5-month payback period. With a new single framework for software testing, the user also improved test suite maintenance efficiency and gained agility in test model creation and modification. Learn more about the benefits CTS could bring to your company.

test tool overviews  the user also improved test suite maintenance efficiency and gained agility in test model creation and modification. Learn more about the benefits CTS could bring to your company. Read More

IBM Cognos Express: Easy BI?


On Monday, IBM gave me a sneak peek of its new business analytics software tool for midsized clients. The name of the new product is Cognos Express, and IBM’s press release says it’s an “all-in-one business intelligence and planning solution designed specifically for midsized clients.” Designed and priced for midsized companies and derived from the original IBM Cognos software

test tool overviews  Cognos Express: Easy BI? On Monday, IBM gave me a sneak peek of its new business analytics software tool for midsized clients . The name of the new product is Cognos Express , and IBM’s press release says it’s an “all-in-one business intelligence and planning solution designed specifically for midsized clients.” Designed and priced for midsized companies and derived from the original IBM Cognos software, Cognos Express is composed of a set of modules delivered in a preconfigured solution: Read More

Estimating Test Effort: Finding the Model That Is Right for You


Estimation process improvement offers a significant opportunity to get more success out of your software projects. As you gain a better understanding of the factors influencing your estimates and as you complete more iterations of each estimate, your model can become more sophisticated. Discover how to approach the task systematically with a defined technique and supporting data—an advantage over ad hoc techniques.

test tool overviews  Test Effort: Finding the Model That Is Right for You Estimation process improvement offers a significant opportunity to get more success out of your software projects. As you gain a better understanding of the factors influencing your estimates and as you complete more iterations of each estimate, your model can become more sophisticated. Discover how to approach the task systematically with a defined technique and supporting data—an advantage over ad hoc techniques. Read More

Text Structuring: An Intelligent Document Tool


The quantity of business information is doubling at an alarming rate. How can a proactive manager keep on top of it? A tool that merges and unifies information from a variety of sources and formats can help. That tool should also analyze data and identify inputs as indicators of future actions or outcomes, so problems can be solved before they happen. The bottom line: better data analysis means better decision making.

test tool overviews  Structuring: An Intelligent Document Tool The quantity of business information is doubling at an alarming rate. How can a proactive manager keep on top of it? A tool that merges and unifies information from a variety of sources and formats can help. That tool should also analyze data and identify inputs as indicators of future actions or outcomes, so problems can be solved before they happen. The bottom line: better data analysis means better decision making. Read More

A Unique Product Lifecycle Management Tool for Private Label Retail


The Worldwide Retail Exchange (WWRE) and the Global NetXchange (GNX) have merged their complementary Web-enabled product sets to form Agentrics LLC. One outcome is the ProductVine PLM solution, which is clearly designed for and targeted to private label retailers.

test tool overviews  briefing, product idea collation, test evaluations, issue management, and quality management for production and supplier audits. Agentrics' global analysis of the retail private label market indicates that there is a varying degree of sophistication and tiering of private labels across mature, emerging, and immature markets around the globe. The bottom line is that while there is significant country by country variation in private label maturation, retail private labeling is growing and maturing across Read More

Business Intelligence (BI) as a Tool for Middle Management


For a full picture of the business environment and make the best decisions, middle managers must have access to business intelligence (BI). You can’t focus on only the functional level—you must see the relationships among various business components. And you can—with a BI tool that’s easily accessible no matter where you reside in the enterprise, and that’s flexible enough to meet each department’s reporting needs.

test tool overviews  Intelligence (BI) as a Tool for Middle Management For a full picture of the business environment and make the best decisions, middle managers must have access to business intelligence (BI). You can’t focus on only the functional level—you must see the relationships among various business components. And you can—with a BI tool that’s easily accessible no matter where you reside in the enterprise, and that’s flexible enough to meet each department’s reporting needs. Read More

A Suggested Workflow to Complement Issue Management Systems


When companies buy software tools what do they expect from them? Guided by common sense, one might think that a software tool is expected to render clunky manual methods gracefully automated. As a result, information and knowledge would be diligently arranged in databases and easily searched, found, and accessed. Let’s imagine, for instance, a customer relationship management (CRM) system and

test tool overviews  when they deploy the latest version of the software on a server. More cases accumulate in the newly acquired CRM. A week later, the case with the lowest priority has not been addressed and the phone keeps ringing. Customer support employees are overwhelmed. There’s no secret in that. But, can a tool that tracks customer support issues help them single-handedly? I propose a workflow that can complement an issue management system. However, this is not definitive advice. What I’m attempting here is to Read More

Rosslyn Analytics Launches Automated Data Extraction and Analytical App for SAP Customers


Rosslyn Analytics recently launched RAPid Spend Analysis – Professional, the cloud-based tool for decision-makers and knowledge workers at organizations running SAP to automatically extract, classify, and share business intelligence (BI) on-demand. SAP customers can use Rosslyn’s RAPid cloud enterprise data enrichment to perform advanced data analysis using pre-built dashboards and reports

test tool overviews  Analytics Launches Automated Data Extraction and Analytical App for SAP Customers Rosslyn Analytics recently launched RAPid Spend Analysis – Professional , the cloud-based tool for decision-makers and knowledge workers at organizations running SAP to automatically extract, classify, and share business intelligence (BI) on-demand. SAP customers can use Rosslyn’s RAPid cloud enterprise data enrichment to perform advanced data analysis using pre-built dashboards and reports. Rosslyn’s extraction Read More

Case Study: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation


Milwaukee Electric Tool, in business for 85 years, was using an electronic data interchange (EDI) solution that had been outsourced at very high cost. When the company chose a new EDI solution, the focus of the conversion was on reducing costs while improving accuracy and increasing trading partner adoption. Learn more about how the company put EDI order processing back in-house and reduced cost per order by 86 percent.

test tool overviews  Study: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation Milwaukee Electric Tool, in business for 85 years, was using an electronic data interchange (EDI) solution that had been outsourced at very high cost. When the company chose a new EDI solution, the focus of the conversion was on reducing costs while improving accuracy and increasing trading partner adoption. Learn more about how the company put EDI order processing back in-house and reduced cost per order by 86 percent. Read More