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PLM and FOSS, What PLM Seekers Think?
Since Aras decided to stop asking for license fees for Aras Innovator [evaluate the product]by switching to the business model that the vendor calls enterprise

what is foss  Centers (TEC) to see what the users (more precisely, PLM seekers) think of FOSS PLM. The Acceptance of FOSS PLM Based on thousands of PLM initiatives recorded at TEC, below are the percentages of PLM seekers who chose the option “the software is licensed under an official free or Open Source license”, from 2005 to 2009, and in the first half of 2010 (figure 1).   Figure 1. Percentages of PLM seekers thinking FOSS PLM is considerable One interesting aspect in figure 1 is the surge of the percentages Read More...
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Wrapping Up FOSS Predictions for 2010 with a Look Back
I love end of year predictions. Whether they're right or wrong is one thing, but it's valuable to imagine various scenarios of what might happen. Taking the

what is foss  of the same software, what is the difference between writing a check for enterprise support and just buying a closed source license? As open source increasingly becomes an enterprise mandate, you can expect such questions to gain new relevancy. How open do you have to be? How closed must you be? I talked about some of these business models a few years ago with various open source ERP companies. And indeed, there ought to be consideration given to the value in a community version versus other versions. Read More...
Product Note: Jaspersoft-Is It Ready for Big Enterprises?
Entering the BI space for large companies is not a small challenge. Jaspersoft may be doing its homework to acquire more recognition and make a smooth but sure

what is foss  the right features are what people should focus on (see Is Open Source BI at a Tipping Point ?). This idea is under consideration, not only for Jaspersoft, but for other open source BI providers like Pentaho , who have been working towards offering mature BI solutions that can embrace larger customers to make themselves bigger challengers in the BI market. The release of Jaspersoft´s Enterprise version seems to be a logical step towards gaining more presence in the BI market. Jaspersoft Is Rolling Read More...
Help Selecting Open Source Consulting Services
Enterprise software analyst firm, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its FOSS Evaluation Center (fossevaluation.com), which lets end

what is foss  support solutions for it. What is the customer organization to do? Which firm is most appropriate for its needs? To secure a successful project, it's got to figure out exactly what the organization requires from the firm it hires. TEC recommends prioritizing requirements to reflect what is most important, and knowing exactly how each of the company's shortlisted firms will support those requirements. About Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC) Since 1993, TEC has been developing sophisticated decision Read More...
Today's IT Spending and Enterprise FOSS
Making the blog rounds today: points about enterprise software purchasing in response to poor economic conditions. I'm thinking about the relationship to free

what is foss  If you look at what Compiere provides its subscribers, you see that among the additional functionality, it offers a lot of maintenance and professional services. Compiere's partners include systems integrators, application solution providers and value-added resellers that provide consulting, implementation and customization services which sounds like a lot of different professional services. This is a relatively typical open source business model. Low to no license costs, but profit from the services. Read More...
JustFoodERP Is Now TEC Certified
This year TEC analysts are certifying a variety of new ERP solutions for process manufacturers. Another that has been recently certified is vendor JustFoodERP's

what is foss  Is Now TEC Certified This year TEC analysts are certifying a variety of new ERP solutions for process manufacturers. Another that has been recently certified is vendor JustFoodERP's eponymous software JustFoodERP. JustFoodERP is a subsidiary of the Microsoft Dynamics Partner IndustryBuilt, and was founded just over 12 years ago specifically to develop and deliver an ERP system focused on the food and beverage industry. Indeed, JustFoodERP is pretty savvy when it comes to the specifics of this Read More...
Accurate Costing Is Key to Profitability
Sustaining profitability in a landscape of volatile prices and exchange rates is difficult for even the best-run companies. One key challenge is to understand

what is foss  Costing Is Key to Profitability Sustaining profitability in a landscape of volatile prices and exchange rates is difficult for even the best-run companies. One key challenge is to understand the real economic costs in your business and of your products so you can make accurate decisions about sourcing, substitutions, pricing, and logistics. Find out how to use the right costing methodology and have the right information—and the right analytical tools. Read More...
Where is Oracle in the Product Lifecycle Management Software Market?
Oracle is in the processing of developing their product lifecycle management capabilities. The question is whether they will accomplish this through the

what is foss  Oracle has taken a somewhat more risky and expensive acquisition approach for certain functional areas, as demonstrated by the acquisitions of Siebel for CRM, G-Log for multimodal transportation planning and execution, and Retek for unique retail applications and expertise. PLM, however, seems to be a more difficult puzzle for Oracle to solve. Internal development and commitment to the PLM solution set continues in earnest, while any speculation that their game plan may include a PLM acquisition Read More...
Vertical Marketing--What Is A Vertical?
What is vertical marketing? Vertical marketing is product and promotion efforts targeted at specific industries. Many benefits are derived from vertical

what is foss  Is A Vertical? Introduction What is vertical marketing? Vertical marketing is product and promotion efforts targeted at specific industries. Many benefits are derived from vertical marketing. These include messages that are better received, credibility, marketing budgets that go farther, less competition, etc. A common mistake is the failure to understand the verticals you choose to target. The definition of a vertical is not what the vendor thinks; it is what the prospects think. Vertical Marketing 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 foss  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...
Survey: Is ERP Meeting the Needs of Higher Education?
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is conducting a research study on the changing needs of higher education institutions. To better understand the enterprise

what is foss  Is ERP Meeting the Needs of Higher Education? Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is conducting a research study on the changing needs of higher education institutions. To better understand the enterprise software needs of these institutions, as well as to determine whether their current systems are equipped to handle their changing requirements, we have developed a short survey . If you work in higher education, you are encouraged to participate— the survey takes only 2-3 minutes to complete . Read More...
Failure Is No Accident
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are complicated beasts, and buying one without a plan is like giving your 16-year-old the keys to a Porsche without

what is foss  for expert advice on what you should know. Read More...
Ross ERP (V 7.0.3) Is TEC Certified for Process Manufacturing ERP
TEC is pleased to announce that Ross ERP (V 7.0.3) by Aptean is now TEC Certified for process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP). Ross ERP aims to

what is foss  ERP (V 7.0.3) Is TEC Certified for Process Manufacturing ERP TEC is pleased to announce that Ross ERP (V 7.0.3) by Aptean is now TEC Certified for process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP).   Ross ERP is built for process manufacturers looking for a complete solution to manage formula and recipe-based manufacturing. The solution’s core components include: Financials ( AP, AR, fixed assets, GL, and project accounting); Manufacturing (maintenance management, materials requirements Read More...
Why Vyatta Open Source Networking is Better than Cisco
Why is Vyatta’s open source networking approach so successful? Because it is in touch with today’s users needs. By eliminating the reliance on specialized

what is foss  Vyatta Open Source Networking is Better than Cisco Why is Vyatta’s open source networking approach so successful? Because it is in touch with today’s users needs. By eliminating the reliance on specialized hardware, Vyatta’s open source, Linux-based approach to networking is changing the way networks are being purchased and deployed. With its strong community of users, Vyatta is challenging even proprietary networking vendors like Cisco. We challenge you to find out more. Read More...
To Upgrade, or Not To Upgrade: That Is Not The Question-But How To Upgrade Is
Companies can easily spend hundreds of thousands of dollars implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) package. After completing this rollercoaster ride

what is foss  more gray hair (of what little they have left). Many companies cannot afford to upgrade to the newer, componentized version of the vendors' software solutions, and if they could, they would have to pay a new license fees for their difficulty. This transition may force more companies to go off maintenance, via the simple reasoning, Why pay for something that we can never get to use? But that's another story for another day. The bottom line is that managing new releases and implementation of Read More...

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