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Strategic Considerations for Evaluating Enterprise Performance Management Solutions
Consolidation in the enterprise performance management (EPM) market has led to a glut of misleading, and sometimes overstated, vendor claims. This has served to

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Product Development and Portfolio Management Software Evaluation Report

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products. 

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The Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part Two


Sopheon – Where Innovation Means Business (and Vice Versa) Last week I talked about enterprise innovation management (EIM)/innovation performance management (IPM) in a blog post about how wise decisions regarding innovation investments can make a huge difference to a company’s success down the line. There are many practices and technologies that come together to improve the success of product

agile enterprise product pm  tandem with a new Agile development methodology. The latter should allow Sopheon to systematically introduce multiple product releases during the course of a year, rather than larger releases separated by long intervals of time. Sopheon Accolade Solutions Release 8.0 in early 2012 was the public release of the new Accolade platform with major functionality updates. Release 8.2 in early 2013 brought Accolade Portfolio Center (APC) to market as a deeper/broader product, along with Accolade Innovation Planne Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 2, 2012


SOFWARE SELECTIONS AND IMPLEMENTATIONSD@K Engineering selects Aras Enterprise PLM software Industry tags: PLM, complex electromechanical products and equipment "This was a head-to-head win over Oracle’s incumbent Agile PLM solution. Aras was reportedly selected as a replacement for its openness (interconnectivity) and flexibility. Free and open source PLM software is becoming increasingly more

agile enterprise product pm  win over Oracle’s incumbent Agile PLM solution. Aras was reportedly selected as a replacement for its openness (interconnectivity) and flexibility. Free and open source PLM software is becoming increasingly more popular over proprietary PLM alternatives. —P.J. Jakovljevic, Principal TEC Analyst •  Aras Corporation profile • TEC Blog post (June 6, 2012): CAD-centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What’s Right for You? Chinese supermarket chain selects Oracle Retail Management software I Read More

AtTask—Enabling Enterprise Work Management in the Cloud


Cloud-based social project management solution providers seem to be doing quite well of late, at least based on AtTask’s upbeat results. The Utah-based provider of software as a service (SaaS) enterprise work management (EWM) solutions recently announced results for fiscal 2013 with 50 percent year-over-year subscription growth, as well as a whopping 410 percent year-over-year subscription growth of the AtTask Marketing Work Cloud.

agile enterprise product pm  process often associated with agile software development), and can assign story points, focus factors, and time box information to best manage their tasks. Tasks can also be broken down as needed, and all progress can be monitored via a burn-down chart. AtTask also has mobile apps available for iPhone, Android, and iPad platforms.   Integration with Microsoft   Many enterprises today are heavily invested in Microsoft technologies at the enterprise level, but are hampered by using multiple solutions to m Read More

Enterprise Performance Management: Financial Excellence and Beyond


Financial performance management—often categorized as one aspect of enterprise performance management—can help chief financial officers (CFOs) maximize their companies’ profitability, protect against non-compliance, and optimize efficiency by ensuring delivery of information when it is needed, in context. Learn more about a solution that can help you adapt to rapid business change and predict future financial performance.

agile enterprise product pm  software can become more agile in driving transformation and controlling performance. The applications can be deployed separately or together to form a comprehensive solution. When deployed together, they support the complete financial performance management life cycle, empowering the CFO to: Measure assets, profitability, costs, and capacity at a granular level Align strategies with goals, initiatives, metrics, and people Enable efficient planning, budgeting and forecasting, and management of the triple Read More

TEC Product Certification Reports Now Available


We've begun publishing a new type of report (free download) called a Product Certification Report. These have been in the works for a while so I'm very happy to announce the first two are now available. I'll post the links below and then explain what these reports are. Meridian Global LMS (an enterprise learning management system [LMS] as certified by Sherry Fox) Pronto Software's Pronto Xi

agile enterprise product pm  Product Certification Reports Now Available We've begun publishing a new type of report (free download) called a Product Certification Report. These have been in the works for a while so I'm very happy to announce the first two are now available. I'll post the links below and then explain what these reports are. Meridian Global LMS (an enterprise learning management system [ LMS ] as certified by Sherry Fox ) Pronto Software's Pronto Xi (an ERP system available for a variety of industries as certified Read More

Great Product: Too Bad The Architecture Doesn’t Fit


During the process of product selection a great deal of attention is given to the functional capabilities of the software being evaluated. While this aspect is obviously important, ignoring the technical mechanisms by which the software actually operates can be fatal to a project. In this document we explain how to avoid the pitfalls.

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Product Note: NGC's Fashion PLM and Sourcing Solutions


NGC e-PLM and e-SPS are NGC’s offerings in product lifecycle management and sourcing for the fashion industry. This product note analyzes the strengths and challenges that the solutions have and makes recommendations to both the vendor and users.

agile enterprise product pm  Note: NGC's Fashion PLM and Sourcing Solutions New Generation Computing, Inc. (NGC) has a long history of serving the fashion industry. After adding Web-based product lifecycle managemen t (PLM) and sourcing and production systems ( e-PLM and e-SPS , respectively), to the product portfolio, the company became closer to being a one-stop-shop for its target customers. Seeing the increase in PLM adoption in the fashion industry and NGC's recent achievements in the fashion PLM area, I decided to create Read More

eBay Enterprise


By engaging eBay Enterprise as a co-sourcing partner for the products and services you need, you get the most out of your online channel. With eBay Enterprise bringing you greater speed and operating capabilities, your commerce team has the freedom to focus their management energies on developing essential strategies for growing your online business and providing a unique, brand-centric experience for your customers.

agile enterprise product pm  Enterprise By engaging eBay Enterprise as a co-sourcing partner for the products and services you need, you get the most out of your online channel. With eBay Enterprise bringing you greater speed and operating capabilities, your commerce team has the freedom to focus their management energies on developing essential strategies for growing your online business and providing a unique, brand-centric experience for your customers. 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

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The Role of PIM and PLM in the Product Information Supply Chain: Where is Your Link?


Diverse groups have been discussing PIM from the perspective of data synchronization and syndication, product lifecycle management (PLM), and enterprise publishing. Each of these product categories includes the management of product information, but each uses product information for a different operational role.

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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 acquisition of a pure-play PLM vendor, or through internal technology development.

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Enterprise Applications Consulting


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Securing the Enterprise


Organizations of all sizes can benefit from instant mobile access to communications. It is important that these benefits not be undermined by an overly restrictive attitude to security. The best way to minimize the risks is to take proactive steps to manage mobile security challenges. That way, organizations can continue to be secure, while taking full advantage of mobile technology.

agile enterprise product pm  the Enterprise Organizations of all sizes can benefit from instant mobile access to communications. It is important that these benefits not be undermined by an overly restrictive attitude to security. The best way to minimize the risks is to take proactive steps to manage mobile security challenges. That way, organizations can continue to be secure, while taking full advantage of mobile technology. Read More

The Evolution of Enterprise Resource Planning Includes Service Industries


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors have extended their functionality to service vertical markets in the service industry. As a result, ERP for services has emerged as a viable software category competing with the best-of-breed vendors serving professional services sector industries.

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