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Is Enterprise Resource Planning Becoming a Commodity?
All was fine, methodical, and elegant until enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors started aspiring to new customer acquisitions in the hundreds per annum

what is commoditization  a field day. To what extent is the ERP selection phase and sales cycle shrinking, along with the implementation timeframes? Will the new ERP avatar be easy to learn, adopt, and maintain? There are innumerous questions that remain open for interesting debate. And the master query is a good riddle to crack: Is ERP becoming commoditized? SMBs have been discussed in different media countless times. Cover stories such as SMB Is Happening and The New Wave Called SMB are most sought after. What do these Read More...
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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The ERP Ecosystem
Three major parties (vendors, consulting services, and adopting organizations) are identified in the ERP ecosystem, in which different parties need different

what is commoditization  party to focus on what it does the best. If we look at this three-party game from a short-term perspective, or on the level of a single case, it is possible to see that only one or two parties win the game at the cost of the rest. For example, we have seen certain cases in which vendors made good money, but the systems they provided didn't work well. However, taking a long-term perspective, this game is able to reach a triple-win situation in which every party receives what it deserves. Triple-win Read More...
ERP Systems Buyer’s Guide
The implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to automate business processes is a strategic investment. Buying the right system and

what is commoditization  a 24/7 help desk? What is the headcount of the vendor's technical support team? What is the response time for queries/faults posted by customers? What procedures are followed for addressing change requests? What are the different plans/levels of support and maintenance that a user can subscribe to? Are product upgrades included in the support plan? Does the vendor provide a Web-based support portal for submitting online queries, downloading fixes, and product information, etc.? Does the vendor offer Read More...
Business Process Management: A Crash Course on What It Entails and Why to Use It
Business process management (BPM) has to integrate existing enterprise applications, Web services, and people in such a way that it can also quickly change

what is commoditization  company as a whole. What is needed is a real time solution that goes beyond integrating the content and processes of individual sales, marketing, or support department data. Companies need a higher level of agility to respond to the different types of customer behaviors and over the last several years, cleaner, more reliable data has become the mantra of organizations seeking to improve their customer focus. As a result, user organizations are now swimming in improved data, which are still stored in Read More...
Can Brick & Mortar Leaders Be Brick & Click Leaders?
Merger mania, deregulation, and new technology are having far ranging impacts on organization, process, and technology integration in the financial services

what is commoditization  possible third party products). What is in store for companies like Zurich Financial? Information Technology Management Implications Statistics show that close to 80% of the IT projects initiated by financial services companies without a business case and clear business objectives are considered failures by executive management. The customers of financial institutions expect integrated services. They do not want to have to identify themselves repeatedly and carry multiple pin numbers to gain access to Read More...
Resistance is Futile: Computer Associates Assimilates yet another Major Software Firm
Once again, Computer Associates is executing the largest software acquisition in history, eclipsing its Platinum Technology buyout of 1999, which was the

what is commoditization  management technologies, added to what CA already has, will create the industry's largest supplier. CA should also gain additional consulting resources from Sterling. The merger of Sterling Software and CA brings together two outstanding organizations that share common values, and have compatible strategies and track records of achievement, said Charles B. Wang, CA chairman and CEO. However, as evidenced by Computer Associates purchases of Cheyenne, Legent, Platinum Technology, and others, the Read More...
Integration is the Name of the Game in Software Systems
This article, originally published in Engineering Times, on how companies are employing ERP is based on an interview with Ben Spencer, TEC’s Senior Director of

what is commoditization  of many different vendors. Whatever specific software or Web-based ERP solution you choose, carefully test and evaluate it first to be sure it's the right solution for your company, Spencer advises. Engineers should think about the business issues that are driving them to adopt an ERP system, document the unique requirements of their system, and develop checkpoints of software that will help them achieve their business goals. It's like going out and buying a suit, he says. A solution for one company Read More...
Cloud/SaaS is the Perfect Solution for Food and Beverage Processors
Fast becoming the preferred delivery model for companies in other manufacturing industries, software as a service (SaaS) is being adopted by food and beverage

what is commoditization  SaaS is the Perfect Solution for Food and Beverage Processors Fast becoming the preferred delivery model for companies in other manufacturing industries, software as a service (SaaS) is being adopted by food and beverage processing companies using inadequate management systems. See how a SaaS-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system helps processors operate more efficiently and profitably, and enables world-class security, disaster recovery, and an expandable storage capacity. Read More...
TOTVS Protheus ERP Is Now TEC Certified
The most recently certified enterprise resource planning (ERP) software product by TEC analysts is offered by the Brazilian company TOTVS and is called Protheus

what is commoditization  TOTVS license, it chooses what product will be used from all the products available. In the near future, the company is planning to make different modules of different products interchangeable, so that a client may use compatible modules from various applications simultaneously. Protheus is not as deep in functionality as it is broad, very flexible, easy to integrate with other products, and easy to customize either by clients themselves or through TOTVS specialists. The company’s franchisees and other Read More...
What Is the Health of My Project?
We all know about the three monkeys: See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. But as project managers, we need to control our projects. In order to do this, we

what is commoditization  Is the Health of My Project? We all know about the three monkeys: See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. But as project managers, we need to control our projects. In order to do this, we must ignore the advice of the three monkeys. We need to see the potential for cost overruns, hear about the risks, and speak about the likelihood of failure. Read More...
A Blog is Born
TEC launches its own corporate blogAlways on the lookout for new and improved ways in which to reach and connect with our varied audiences, TEC is proud to

what is commoditization  Blog is Born TEC launches its own corporate blog Always on the lookout for new and improved ways in which to reach and connect with our varied audiences, TEC is proud to finally launch the Corporate Blog Project . We decided to launch with WordPress MU , giving us all the renowned capability of the WordPress engine and the flexibility and option of housing a network of blogs under the umbrella of TEC. So now, aside from our main TEC Blog , we also present in parallel our Spanish language blog Foro Read More...
Fast Is No Longer Fast Enough
Fashion brands and retailers are learning that simply changing processes isn’t enough to add value to their business, turning to product lifecycle management

what is commoditization  Is No Longer Fast Enough Fashion brands and retailers are learning that simply changing processes isn’t enough to add value to their business, turning to product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions to help meet growing demands for innovative products while strengthening brands and profitability. Learn why the fashion business and creative processes must be integrated at every step of the product lifecycle to result in breakthrough improvement. BEGINLYX Read More...
The Proof Is in the ROI
A well-thought out, comprehensive ROI (return on investment) marketing and sales program is becoming a must in today's difficult business to business (B2B

what is commoditization  about their products. Not what they think (and hope) is the products' true nature and value, or what it was designed to be, but the real, bedrock truth. Digging takes effort, and you may not find what you thought was down there. But it's necessary, because you had better be able to prove any claim you make. Positioning depends on being able to make a promise that's unique, relevant, and credible. Most of the claims we see fail at least one of these tests. Generally, they lack uniqueness or credibility. Read More...
Sales Is from Mars, Marketing Is from Venus
There is a disconnect between marketing and sales. Marketing is focused on the consumer experience while sales is all about the merchandise. Technologies, such

what is commoditization  your every need. So what is the reason for this retail bizarro world? My personal theory is that this is the result of a disconnect between the twin worlds of marketing and sales. The goal of marketing is to create the desire to possess. This mantra was imbedded in my brain in my early days as a marketing student. Marketing campaigns emphasize the experience that will be possible once you are the proud owner of the new car, the intoxicating perfume, or the latest digital gizmo. Marketers understand the Read More...

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