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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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AddonSoftware
AddonSoftware™ is a cost-effective, modular system for manufacturing, distribution, and general accounting. AddonSoftware Version 7 is the

add  AddonSoftware™ is a cost-effective, modular system for manufacturing, distribution, and general accounting. AddonSoftware Version 7 is the result of more than 20 years of development. The system is used by over 4,000 businesses in the United States. AddonSoftware includes all common accounting modules and supports the following features: source code for applications included at no additional charge; graphical and character interfaces with the same set of programs; multi-company processing

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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Microsoft to Add "Encore" Functionality to MBS Great Plains 8.0 Part One: Event Summary


By adding nonprofit and public sector accounting capabilities to the forthcoming MBS Great Plains 8.0 release via acquiring a former independent software vendor (ISV) partner Encore Business Solutions, Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) may find a way to counteract its archrival Best Software's superiority in the target market.

add  to Add Encore Functionality to MBS Great Plains 8.0 Part One: Event Summary Event Summary On April 27, Microsoft Corporation 's (NASDAQ: MSFT) Microsoft Business Solutions ( MBS ) division announced the acquisition of accounting products from a Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada-based vendor, Encore Business Solutions , Inc ., that could be critical to the success of the customers and partners in the public sector. The acquisition includes Encore's not-for-profit (NFP) accounting products and the Read More

The 'Old ERP' Dilemma: Replace or Add-on


Replace or Add-on to an aging ERP system is a dilemma faced by many companies today. This article discusses the trade-offs involved in making that decision.

add  have first and then add these new functions or do you keep what you have and add these functions around your existing ERP system? Every vendor of ERP or any of the functions listed above will have advice for you. But you can rest assured the advice is what is best for the vendor in almost every case. (To be sure, there are some conscientious sales reps out there that will give you honest advice.) The Realities of Replacement    Why are you thinking about getting rid of your existing ERP system? What Read More

xTuple xChange, Add on to Your ERP


In a call yesterday with xTuple's Ned Lilly, we had a chance to catch up on the open source ERP vendor's current business. I wanted to say a word about the company's recently launched xChange online store, which I think is a smart way for an open source enterprise software vendor to provide clients convenient access to community and partner innovations. It may also be a cost-effective means for

add  xChange, Add on to Your ERP In a call yesterday with xTuple 's Ned Lilly, we had a chance to catch up on the open source ERP vendor's current business. I wanted to say a word about the company's recently launched xChange online store , which I think is a smart way for an open source enterprise software vendor to provide clients convenient access to community and partner innovations. It may also be a cost-effective means for acquiring specific ERP-related functionality and services as needed.  In Read More

New Partnerships Add to Remedy’s E-Procurement Strengths


Remedy addresses both catalog competence and channel capabilities with a pair of procurement partnerships.

add  Partnerships Add to Remedy’s E-Procurement Strengths New Partnerships Add to Remedy's E-Procurement Strengths D. Geller - May 23, 2000 Event Summary Remedy Corporation (NASDAQ: RMDY), a supplier of a range of service management and infrastructure applications, announced two partnerships that are intended to enhance its e-procurement offering. Remedy will embed technology from Requisite Technology, Inc. into Remedy's e-procurement product Purchasing@Work. Requisite offers a patent-pending search Read More

The Tolly Group


The Tolly Group provides information technology testing, evaluation, and consulting. The company publishes content that includes articles, white papers, and opinion pieces.

add  Tolly Group The Tolly Group provides information technology testing, evaluation, and consulting. The company publishes content that includes articles, white papers, and opinion pieces. Read More

Technology Evaluation Centers presents "How to Select ERP Systems" at the MSCI Financial Executives Conference.


Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC), the leading resource for impartial enterprise software selection, announced today that it will be holding a session at the prestigious MSCI (Metals Service Center Institute) Financial Executives Conference, on June 24–25, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center, Denver, Colorado.

add  Financial Executives Conference to address the pressing technology needs of its members. Today, many metals companies are in the process of evaluating their systems and are making decisions to purchase and install packaged software, either as an upgrade or as a first-time installation. Jorge Tsuboyama, TEC's Business Development Manager said, Our mission is to offer impartial advice, supported by our best practice methodology for software selection. There are so many do's and don'ts in the [selection] pr Read More

Why Employee Performance Management Technology Matters to CEOs


While the board has no business telling management which employee performance management (EPM) system to use, it does have the right to ensure an effective system is in place. EPM is one of the central tools for directing and monitoring activities right across an organization. Employing this system will ensure that any goals set out by management are clearly visible to everyone up the chain of command—including the CEO.

add  organization, there is an added bonus in that an EPM directly reduces administrative costs. Amcor also estimates they will save $300,000 a year in reduced administrative overhead alone. Van Meter Industrial, an electrical wholesaler used to spend $100 per review, now they spend $15. Phoenix Children’s Hospital is currently saving an estimated $75,000 a year with their EPM and they expect that number to rise. ASCG, a mid-sized consulting irm saves $100,000 year. But cost savings are just the tip of the Read More

ArticSoft


ArticSoft provides public key infrastructure (PKI)-enabled encryption and digital signature products. ArticSoft's products protect files, folders, e-mails, instant messages, Web pages, and content in any application. Users can generate x.509-compliant certificates/keys using the company's software or import them from any certificate authority. ArticSoft also provides a comprehensive security education center where users can read beginner guides and white papers on PKI, view online demos, or download free trials of the software. ArticSoft has over 30 years IT security experience. The company's chief executive officer (CEO), Steve Mathews, writes regular articles for Secure Computing magazine and is one of the authors of ISO/IEC 17799 (formerly BS7799).

add  ArticSoft provides public key infrastructure (PKI)-enabled encryption and digital signature products. ArticSoft's products protect files, folders, e-mails, instant messages, Web pages, and content in any application. Users can generate x.509-compliant certificates/keys using the company's software or import them from any certificate authority. ArticSoft also provides a comprehensive security education center where users can read beginner guides and white papers on PKI, view online demos, or downlo Read More

Case Study: Kempe Group


Kempe, a provider of innovative engineering solutions and services for a variety of industries, was using separate systems to manage the financial and operation aspects of the business. These systems were out of date and made accurate financial reporting almost impossible. With the help of a value-added reseller (VAR), Kepme implemented a centralized, integrated solution that stores information in real time. Learn more.

add  local functionality can be added easily. As a result, it supports the organisation's expansion strategy, helping it to cost-effectively open and acquire new business units. Significantly reduce cash collection cycles. Increased Inventory accuracy from 7% error rate to 0.6% at 2008 stocktake. Accurate data means managers have improved insight into supply and demand and can more easily identify areas for change or improvement. Productivity and sales gains achieved due to accuracy of reporting and reduction Read More

NIST Certification for AES Encryption


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines the standard for Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption, and provides a rigorous testing process for software vendors. The AES certification process tests every aspect of encryption and involves millions of operations. Discover a solution that has achieved AES validation for all key sizes and modes of operation, on every major enterprise platform.

add  of different vendors. In addition, data is exchanged with customers, vendors, and service provides outside the organization. To meet these challenges the Alliance AES Encryption products are certified and available on all Enterprise platforms including: Microsoft Windows (2000/XP/2003/2008) and SharePoint Linux (SUSE and Red Hat, on Intel and POWER) UNIX (AIX, Solaris) IBM System i (AS/400, iSeries) IBM System z (z/OS, mainframe) All of the certified Alliance AES encryption solutions work the same way on Read More

Why Reader Complaints May Be the Most Useful Part of Your Day


As managing editor for TEC’s white paper site, I receive a wide variety of reader comments, ranging from lost password requests to queries about white papers on particular (sometimes very particular) subjects. The other day I received this e-mail, titled “Meaningless White Papers”: “I don't appreciate seeing a good White Paper title and description, then finding out I need to

add  of course, includes the additional registration steps. You’ll note that on our white paper site we indicate such material with a note to that effect. (See the white paper in question for an example.) Beyond the time it takes to fill out these e-forms, there’s always the concern that comes with divulging your information to a third party, who may contact you with promotional offers and such. At best, you are exposed to offerings that truly belong on your long list of software purchase considerations Read More

TEC Brings Its CRM Evaluation Center to the Latin-American Region


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), a global company specializing in on-line services for software evaluation, launched the Spanish CRM Evaluation Center to support Latin-American companies investing in CRM, to make objective and impartial selections; the CRM market in the region is estimated in $166 million (USD), according to IDC.

add  the Latin-American market. TEC added CRM to its Spanish offerings because of the growth in this area. According to IDC, the Latin-American market is valued at an estimated $166 million (USD), with an expected growth rate of 13% in the next two years. In general, TEC has seen continuous demand for CRM evaluations during 2005, with being approximately 150 requests a month. To maintain its commitment and leadership in this area, TEC has made information on approximately thirty (30) CRM solutions and its deci Read More

Seven Steps to Flawless Business Intelligence


Business intelligence (BI) capabilities transform vast amounts of data into relevant information that organizations rely on to make decisions and manage performance. Most companies have some form of BI, and most are familiar with its benefits. However, in order to extract maximum advantage from BI initiatives, it is necessary to be aware of—and avoid—their seven “fatal flaws.”

add  without deploying and managing additional software. Complete capabilities and modular deployment means IT can map out a long-term BI strategy that is aligned with and supports strategic goals. Deploying these capabilities from a single solution increases the value of the BI environment because it helps more and more people share and act on consistent information. With Cognos 8 BI, the entire organization can work smarter. FATAL FLAW NO. 6: WE CAN OUTSOURCE THE WHOLE THING. Would an organization outsou Read More

A New Look on the Horizon for TEC


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has announced that it will be launching its redesigned web site on February 14, 2007. The announcement comes after months of information gathering and a refocus on its core competencies of enterprise software selection.

add  New Look on the Horizon for TEC A New Look on the Horizon for TEC Montreal, Canada, February 8, 2007 – Enterprise software analyst firm, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) further assists software purchasers by redesigning its web site to reflect its software selection methodology. Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has announced that it will be launching its redesigned web site on February 14, 2007. The announcement comes after months of information gathering and a refocus on its core competencies of Read More