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Waking Up to a “New Day” at Infor


Moving away from the relentless acquisitions of the past, Infor is waking up to a brand new day, marked by innovative product development that will change the way work is done. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at how the vendor has become a formidable opponent to SAP and Oracle, and examines all the components of Infor10, a new generation of enterprise software that allows the seamless execution of business processes.

what is journal  from hardware to applications, what then is Infor known for? Even though Infor’s new strategy is indisputably better than the old one, is it a game changer? Well, Infor is talking industry-specific software that is deeper and yet cheaper to roll out. By focusing on standards-based integration, ION is easier and cheaper than Oracle Fusion Middleware (OFM) or SAP NetWeaver . At a large enterprise, SAP or Oracle might still win out the new deals owing to their brand recognition, but at a SMB prospect or Read More

Question: When is Six Sigma not Six Sigma? Answer: When it's the Six Sigma Metric!!©


Six Sigma Quality is a popular approach to process improvement, particularly among technology driven companies such as Allied Signal, General Electric, Kodak and Texas Instruments. Its objective is to reduce output variability through process improvement, and/or to increase customer specification limits through design for producibility. I don't like the Six Sigma metric. As you'll see, it fails to pass many of the empirical tests for "good" metrics. In particular, it's neither simple to understand nor, in most applications, an effective proxy for customer satisfaction. And, its definition is ambiguous and therefore easily gamed because th

what is journal  Fall 1996, p. 6. What is an opportunity ? I've trained improvement teams, team leaders, and black belts for one of the aforementioned companies in their 6s metrics module. Once they get through the distinction between defects vs. defectives and attribute vs. variable data, the greatest difficulty that the trainees encounter is in determining what constitutes an opportunity for a defect. Obviously, by increasing the number of opportunities (the denominator of dpmo), you can improve the metric, Read More

Embracing Complexity: A Speedy Business Performance Management Solution


Applix is a leading business intelligence and performance management vendor for Global 2000 mid-market organizations. For users considering implementing a solution such as Applix TM1, it is vital to consider key TM1 modules and strengths, along with opportunities for improvement.

what is journal  authorizing users to choose what dimensions are available to drill through. These cubes provide users with the functionality to edit, change, and transfer data to Excel; to post changes to the Web; and to view the updates in real time. Although cubes are usually designed with a limited number of dimensions for focusing on actual business questions, it is possible to reflect up to 256 dimensions, which makes it a robust analytical tool. Users can also identify what dimensions they want to view and drill Read More

Vendors Beware! It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It.


A study from Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering suggests that the format and organization of a proposal can significantly affect a vendor’s chance of winning a contract. And we thought those university professors didn’t know much about the real world!

what is journal  Given Submission Date Conclusions What is most interesting is not the specific results as the fact that there were definite identifiable success factors. Some may seem obvious to anyone who has had to read a number of proposals in a short period of time, others like the strong preference for contrasting headings, are less so. Overall, the clear conclusion is that the form of a proposal has a relationship to its likelihood of success. Knowing that there is a relationship does not tell us what that Read More

Is Social Media Going to Kill Sales Cold Calling?


Are you still using cold calling for sales? Do you have a strategy when approaching potential customers over the phone or is it mostly a shot in the dark? Are you aware that you can use social media for sales, which has advantages over cold calling? In order to answer these questions, let’s take a look at how cold calling and social media can help you with three of the most important rules of

what is journal  make your prospects buy what you’re selling. Educating prospects, sharing knowledge, etc. is nice but it only helps you sell. The method of communication you use is extremely important and can make your sales initiatives successful or not. In a nutshell, you should adapt to the way your prospects want to communicate with you—not the other way around. What do you think? {democracy:51} Read More

Is Newer Really Better?


Earlier this month, TEC analyst Aleksey Osintsev posted a short piece about the perceived shortcomings of the venerable IBM AS/400 (now the IBM System i). It seems he touched a nerve with the platform’s defenders, who were quick to offer an opposing view in the post’s comments. The general consensus was that, while it isn’t mainstream, the AS/400 is alive and well. Unfortunately, our commenters

what is journal  not an issue. So what do you think? Is newer necessarily better? Is your company still getting tier-1 performance out of “vintage” systems? Let us know in the comments. Read More

UNIT4 Coda Financials Is Now TEC Certified


TEC is pleased to announce that Coda Financials software by UNIT4 has been TEC certified and is now available for online evaluation in the TEC Accounting and Financial Packages Evaluation Center. As usual, the vendor performed an in-depth demonstration of software capabilities following a demo script suggested by TEC research analysts. So we had a good opportunity to see the system in real time

what is journal  Coda Financials Is Now TEC Certified TEC is pleased to announce that Coda Financials software by UNIT4 has been TEC certified and is now available for online evaluation in the TEC Accounting and Financial Packages Evaluation Center . As usual, the vendor performed an in-depth demonstration of software capabilities following a demo script suggested by TEC research analysts. So we had a good opportunity to see the system in real time, assessing its performance with requested tasks and its workflow Read More

How Is a Bad Product Developed?


There are multiple answers for how a bad product is developed; many of them are rooted in myopia in the development process. This morning, when I was leaving a subway station through a tunnel, a billboard caught my eye. Actually, at first glance, I was kind of scared by the weird eye of one of the women in the picture. A second look revealed that the weird eye was a bolt (on top of a washer

what is journal  following two examples are what I’ve found in our daily life. Example 1: single-use plastic shopping bags The single-use plastic shopping bag was a great invention. It is so economical and convenient that it may even be partially responsible for the rotten food in your refrigerator, because single-use plastic bags allow you to buy much more food than you would normally eat. However, when this product was first developed, I guess people were not thinking about the disposal issue at the end of the Read More

IFS Applications 8 Is Now TEC Certified in Multiple Areas


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that IFS Applications version 8 is now TEC Certified. IFS Applications is one of the few software solutions that has been TEC Certified in a broad expanse of knowledge areas, as IFS requested the certification procedure for IFS Applications for the following ten TEC models: ERP for Mining, ERP for Discrete Manufacturing, ERP for Services

what is journal  with TEC analysts. Beyond what is becoming the standard with respect to core ERP capabilities available from the majority of ERP solutions, IFS also offers extensive EAM/CMMS capabilities and strong support for services-oriented organizations or organizations that need to manage their business with deep project-based and asset-intensive resources tracking. A previous version of the software had already been TEC certified in multiple areas, and the new version of IFS Applications has inherited and Read More

Project Portfolio Management Tools: Which Approach is Best?


Project portfolio management (PPM) is a hot topic, and there’s no shortage of related advice. However, much of the current advice is incomplete—or flat-out wrong. Before purchasing a tool, buyers should familiarize themselves with established theories for valuing projects. Armed with understanding, they can avoid getting "burned" by the unsuitable PPM tools that are being pushed in the marketplace.

what is journal  Portfolio Management Tools: Which Approach is Best? Project portfolio management (PPM) is a hot topic, and there’s no shortage of related advice. However, much of the current advice is incomplete—or flat-out wrong. Before purchasing a tool, buyers should familiarize themselves with established theories for valuing projects. Armed with understanding, they can avoid getting burned by the unsuitable PPM tools that are being pushed in the marketplace. 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 address the unique needs of process manufacturers, such as complex inventory management (including the complexities around variable raw material inputs), backward and forward lot trace, recipes/process specifications, quality test results, product costing, and sales pricing/bracket pricing.

what is journal  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

PROMYS Is Now TEC Certified


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Developing a Collaborative Endpoint Security Solution: Why Perimeter Security Is Not Enough


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