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Competition from a Small Vendor


One reason to look at small specialist providers is the ongoing success of Sweden-based Jeeves Information Systems AB. Even the largest players acknowledge the challenges and the driving forces coming from the focused and innovative likes of Jeeves.

vendor evolution library ils  from a Small Vendor Competition from a Small Vendor In the grand scheme of things, it is obvious that the giants ( SAP and Microsoft ) are creating and bolstering the awareness of the need for systems usability. The previous article ( Major Vendors Adapting to User Requirements ) addressed the response of SAP and Microsoft to the user requirements detailed in Driving Factors in the Enterprise Applications Market . But we should also note that some lesser-known vendors have long delivered Read More

Open Source Business Intelligence: The Quiet Evolution


As organizations face a pressing need to rationalize the cost of enterprise software, open source business intelligence (BI) is fast becoming a viable alternative. Learn about the current state of open source BI, with particular focus on one vendor's products.

vendor evolution library ils  such situations, where the vendor does not support a specific functionality, organizations can look to complementary open source solutions; the DataCleaner project from eobjects.org , for instance, provides functionality to help profile data and monitor data quality. It also points to a significant advantage with open source applications: the fact that software is developed by the community and for the community makes it much simpler to share innovative solutions quickly and seamlessly. Analysis with Read More

12th Vendor Shootout for ERP - Dallas, TX, USA-12-13 October - Save the Date


The 12th Vendor Shootout for ERP. Dallas, Texas, USA. October 12-13, 2011. Dallas Marriott Quorum. Manufacturers and distributors:Hot on the heel...

vendor evolution library ils  Vendor Shootout for ERP - Dallas, TX, USA-12-13 October - Save the Date 12th Vendor Shootout for ERP - Dallas, TX, USA-12-13 October - Save the Date Save the Date!! The 12th Vendor Shootout ™ for ERP Dallas, Texas, USA October 12-13, 2011 Dallas Marriott Quorum Manufacturers and distributors: Hot on the heels of a hugely successful 11th Vendor Shootout for ERP in Boston, the show moves to Dallas, Texas, USA for another round. Hosted by the VAR Community , moderated by Technology Evaluation Centers Read More

EAI Vendor Extricity Teams with Moai to Automate E-Commerce Systems


Enterprise Application Integration vendor Extricity announced a business-to-business alliance with Moai Technologies, Inc., to provide a full-range of automated e-commerce systems. Moai’s Dynamic Commerce Markup Language (DCML) is an XML-standard compliant language for dynamic commerce markets, and combined with Extricity’s B2B platform, the vendors hope to better integrate e-commerce business processes.

vendor evolution library ils  Vendor Extricity Teams with Moai to Automate E-Commerce Systems EAI Vendor Extricity Teams with Moai to Automate E-Commerce Systems M. Reed - May 11, 2000 Event Summary In April Moai Technologies, Inc., a provider of negotiated e-commerce solutions, announced it has entered into a partnership with Extricity, Inc. to provide a single, complete interface, automating a full range of e-commerce systems. Extricity provides a family of business-to-business (B2B) software solutions, which are designed to Read More

11th ERP Vendor Shootout: Boston, MA, USA - Summer 2011


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EXE Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club


IBM and EXE Technologies today announced a global strategic relationship in which the two vendors will provide supply chain customers with integrated solutions that will help them transform into e-businesses. These solutions will be initially targeted to customers in the automotive, consumer packaged goods, electronics, retail and wholesale distribution industries. In addition, EXE and IBM announced that Pep Boys, a large automotive products retailer in the United States, and Metro Richelieu, one of Canada's largest grocers, are the first customers to take advantage of this relationship.

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vendor evolution library ils  a PLM Vendor Selecting a PLM Vendor A product lifecycle management (PLM) strategy is a must for enterprises that live or die on the suitability, timeliness, quality, and sustainability of the products they bring to market. To that end, PLM has become a proven tool in increasing competitiveness amid the increased tendency to subcontract design and engineering tasks, to rush-deliver a variety of merchandise to market for satisfying ever-changing consumer demand, and amid the increase of custom-made Read More

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vendor evolution library ils  in that sandbox, no vendor could justify developing software for this limited marketplace. Thus, we believe that at least 85 percent of all enterprise systems will be obtained via the purchased package approach. The reason being simple: Don''t re-invent the wheel unless you looking to build an empire. Still, as componentization and Web services mature, packaged software will be less rigid and easier to adjust to unique practices thereby gaining some of the benefits of the custom approach. Conversely, Read More

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vendor evolution library ils  of Spend Management Software Vendor Coupa We recently had the opportunity to extend our coverage of spend management software vendor Coupa with insider information from Coupa’s own top brass. Our questions and Coupa executives’ answers are as follows: TEC: We have already heard about your winning value prop, but what is typically the reason that you lose to your competitors? Coupa: Pricing is the typical reason we lose to competitors. Our pricing might be more than others on the market upfront; Read More

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vendor evolution library ils  Vendor Showdowns Generate a Lot of Interest Here at TEC, our most popular feature is something we call a Vendor Showdown. We take two or three vendors who market the same type of solution (ERP or CRM or business process management, or HR, etc.), and compare their functionalities head on. The results are based on the most recent RFI information we gather from the vendors. As a quick example, our discrete ERP RFI contains a list of  3,690 feature functions. The vendors fill out the RFI by Read More

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