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Case Study: Nugo Nutrition Maximizes Growth while Minimizing Overhead with Enterprise 21 ERP


Following several years of significant growth, Nugo Nutrition, a leading producer of nutrition bars and snacks using only the finest all natural ingredients in its products, needed an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that would meet its expanding business requirements. Read the case study and see how Nugo chose TGI’s Enterprise 21 and brought all departments and units on to a single, fully-integrated ERP system.

bars  leading producer of nutrition bars and snacks using only the finest all natural ingredients in its products, needed an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that would meet its expanding business requirements. Read the case study and see how Nugo chose TGI’s Enterprise 21 and brought all departments and units on to a single, fully-integrated ERP system. Read More

Experience Montreal While at the TEC Vendor Challenge, III


This is the third in a series of posts highlighting the best of Montreal, location of the upcoming TEC Vendor Challenge – ERP for Distribution.The Plateau is the hippest, edgiest, and artiest area of Montreal, and quite possibly all of Canada! Historically a working class neighborhood and predominantly French, it took on a bohemian cachet in recent decades and is now thoroughly gentrified

bars  Plateau residents take their bars very seriously. You are guaranteed to find a bar on every street corner. 1.  Baldwin Barmacie 2.  Le Lab 3. Big in Japan (there''s a restaurant as well as a bar) 4.  Bílý Kun (pronounced “Billy Coon”) 5.  Plan B —If plan A (Bílý Kun) is packed... Read More

SaaS BI Provider BIME Announces Release of v1.60: Geospatial Analysis


With the belief that business intelligence (BI) applications are sometimes too hard to use, manage, and deploy, We Are Cloud, a software provider company based in France (Oh la la!), created BIME, a software-as-a- service (SaaS) BI application. BIME’s goal is to offer a powerful tool from the cloud to make BI easy. Yes, I am talking about a SaaS BI offering. Recently, a colleague and I

bars  size and colors of bars, columns, and line charts. You can see the official press release here or you can visit the BIME page. Congratulations to the BIME team! If you want to know more about BIME and SaaS BI providers, stay tuned for more information. I welcome your thoughts—leave a comment below, and I’ll respond as soon as I can. Read More

ERP Selection Facts and Figures Case Study - Part 2: Qualitative Assessments and Analysis


This is part two of a note describing an opportunity TEC had to evaluate and compare the four top ERP vendors for a client. Each vendor’s offering differed in such areas as functionality, flexibility, process fit and ease of use. Find out what TEC learned as a result of the selection engagement.

bars  the length of the bars does not indicate how the vendors compare to each other. It indicates in what categories the vendors generated their percent match scores with respect to how those categories were weighted. Each vendor''s bars sum to zero. Figure 11. Strengths and Weaknesses Graph User Recommendations  The client used the preceding results and analyses to make an ERP selection decision as part of TEC''s selection process. When beginning a selection process it is important to keep the following in Read More

Manufacturing Software for an Integrated Steel Plant


Manufacturing processes for an integrated steel plant typically encompass three distinct types of manufacturing: flow manufacturing, process manufacturing, and mill manufacturing, meaning that such a plant is effectively a mixed-mode manufacturer. Software systems for these manufacturers' diverse needs are of critical importance. Learn about specific software capabilities you should be looking for.

bars  plates. Extruded products include bars, wires, rails, channels, and many other products. After refining iron ore, liquid or sponge iron is produced. This iron is sent to steel-melting plants, where after further refining, liquid steel is produced. This liquid steel is either sent to a continuous casting plant, or it is poured into molds and cools to make steel ingots. If sent to a continuous casting plant, the liquid steel is poured into the top of a mold whose bottom end is open and water-cooled. During Read More

Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Audio Conference


This is a transcript of an audio conference on Enterprise Resource Planning Systems presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the TEC patented selection engine WebTESS to conduct a real time evaluation and selection. It then reviewed the critical differentiating ERP criteria, as well as detailed comparisons of the several major ERP vendors: SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, J.D. Edwards, Baan, Intentia, System Software Associates (SSA),Geac Computers, Industrial & Financial Systems (IFS), QAD, MAPICS, Symix Systems, Great Plains, and Lawson Software.

bars  clicking on the colored bars to the right of the criteria. For the ERP model, the weights chosen are based on settings we obtained from past engagements and represent broadly defined best practices. Product functionality remains the most important criterion, but is followed closely by service and support. Corporate viability comes next, then product technology and corporate strategy have roughly the same level of importance. Next, we''ll take a look at the vendor ratings. Do this by clicking on the ''view Read More

Nutritional Extracts Manufacturer Selects DEACOM ERP


Deacom, Inc. is the producer of DEACOM, an astute enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for process manufacturers with difficult-to-handle requirements. The company has more than 100 customers in specialty chemicals, adhesives, paints @ coatings, food @ beverage, pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical markets, and it continues to add customers in those verticals. After recent wins at Quaker Color

bars  common ingredient in nutritional bars and nutritional supplements, and can be found in many popular cereals, snacks, granola bars, and dozens of popular crackers. Working together as divisions of McShares but operating as separate business units had created a high level of operational complexity among the three companies that had the potential to hinder opportunity for growth if it was not managed efficiently. As the divisions were currently using highly customized legacy ERP systems, the selection Read More

Data Management and Business Performance: Part 1-Data


Research for one of my projects led me to ask both software vendors and customers about the factors most important to software users in the selection of a business intelligence (BI) solution. Two topics resounded: the use of BI tools to improve data management and business performance management. Consumers are continuously looking for innovative ways to move, store, and improve the quality of

bars  first because the taller bars on the chart, which represent frequency, clearly illustrate which variables have the greatest cumulative effect on a given system.” From the chart we can see that data management and business performance management (BPM) together make up nearly 60% of all responses. This means that these two topics are still of major concern for most organizations and represent the top priorities for companies in search for a BI solution. What are the root causes for this unanimous Read More

Oracle E-Business Suite (12.1) for ERP for Non-manufacturing Services Certification Report


Oracle E-Business Suite (12.1) is now TEC Certified for online comparison of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for services solutions in TEC's Evaluation Centers. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

bars  from the crowd. The bars in this FI chart represent neither the quality of the product nor an absolute quantity of supported functionality. Rather, the bars show support relative to the average solution. The functional focus arrow indicates which modules of this product provide an equal or greater quantity of support than the average solution. Modules near the top of the functional focus arrow reveal where Oracle E-Business Suite is more likely to differentiate itself through breadth of functionality. Read More

The Supply Chain of Sitcoms-Enhanced with Radio Frequency Identification


Imagine what sitcoms like Cheers, Laverne and Shirley, and Green Acres would look like if they were radio frequency identification (RFID) enhanced. Then picture the impact that RFID technology can have on the customer experience in your own enterprise.

bars  a chain of Cheers bars spread all over the country. Everybody knows your name before you walk in (because there are sensors in the parking lots that read your handy Cheers key fob that you never leave home without ) and they also know what your favorite drink is and which is your favorite table or bar stool—no matter which location you happen to stop into! You are thinking that''s pretty cool by now, I am certain but, wait—there is more! When your favorite brew is going to be on special, you receive Read More

Making Large UPS Systems More Efficient


As energy resources become scarcer and more expensive, electrical efficiency is a more important performance factor in the specification and selection of large uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. There are three subtle but crucial factors that can affect the cost of operating a UPS system. Sadly, these factors are often unrecognized. Find out what they are, as well as common errors in evaluating UPS efficiency.

bars  the figure, the green bars represent all the power going to the IT loads while the red bars represent internal UPS losses that define the efficiency curve in Figure 1. If a UPS had perfect efficiency, all the power supplied to the UPS would be delivered to the data center loads resulting in completely green bars (no losses) for all load levels. In this case, the efficiency curve would look like a horizontal line (100% for all loads). However, as indicated by the red bars, some of the input power is Read More

Who Alleges The PRM Market Consolidation?


Many surveys have purported that there are twice as many manufacturers that cannot integrate their ordering systems with those of their partners and distribution channels than those that can, leaving them vulnerable in terms of brand management due to poor visibility.

bars  content delivery, dual action bars, etc.), and pricing management (e.g., multiple language/currency support, localization capability (e.g., value-added tax (VAT), pricing engines, pricing schedules, discounts, etc.). Consequently, by deploying some or all of the above capabilities, manufacturing or service providing companies should be able to better measure their channel''s performance and revenue generation, and then make better business forecasting and planning decisions for such areas as marketing Read More

Application Software Outsourcing: Buyers Are Seeking More Expertise from Providers


In a previous blog post, based on TEC’s outsourcing selection criteria, I summarized 6 types of experiences that a buyer should consider when choosing the best provider for application software outsourcing projects. Since then, my interest has been raised to the level of taking a further look into outsourcing buyers’ requirements for their potential providers’ expertise in a real selection process

bars  of most of the bars grows over time. Actually, I did some calculations to show the average numbers of selected options during the comparison projects. The result is that in 2006, an average buyer selects 3.7 options in the domain expertise area; this number increases to 4.2 and 4.4 in 2007 and 2008, respectively. The same trend applies to all the other expertise areas as well (see figure 5). Figure 5. Average number of selected options per comparison project. There might be multiple reasons that have Read More