X
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.
Get free sample report

Compare Software Solutions
Visit the TEC store to compare leading software solutions by funtionality, so that you can make accurate and informed software purchasing decisions.
Compare Now
 

 bars

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.

Get free sample report
Compare Software Solutions

Visit the TEC store to compare leading software by functionality, so that you can make accurate and informed software purchasing decisions.

Compare Now

Documents related to » bars

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

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

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

Experience Montreal While at the TEC Vendor Challenge


If you’re attending the TEC Vendor Challenge event and are looking to see Montreal while you’re at it, I’m here to help. From now until the event date in mid-September, I will be posting suggestions of places to visit during your stay. The selections are based on my personal opinion of the best sights to see, exhibits to check out, places to eat, and lounges/bars to help you unwind after a long

bars  places to eat, and lounges/bars to help you unwind after a long day. I’m sure you’ve all heard that Montreal is like Paris and New York had a baby, and the best place to really experience this is Old Montreal . This will be my focus in today’s blog post. Conveniently, the Delta Hotel is located right there, at the city’s historic centre. Old Montreal’s vibrant nightlife, restaurants, boutiques, history, and charm make it a unique experience not to be missed! Montreal is a pedestrian friendly 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

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

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.

bars  mentioned in the side bars sleep better at night. These individual examples are supported by a 2006 study by CedarCrestone. This study looked at 324 irms and found that companies that use performance management software have higher operating income growth. In Summary The case for EPM is strong in terms of strategic importance, ease of implementation, and cost. What has happened is that, rather quickly, technology has evolved to make a process that never worked very well, efective. If a company doesn’t 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

Lotus Notes R5 ~ A Breath of Fresh Air


Lotus Notes has just surpassed the 50,000,000-installed base mark, giving Microsoft’s Exchange server a good “run for the money”.

bars  they are clearly several bars ahead of GroupWise and Exchange. The addition of Transaction Logging has been long overdue, but its here now, and gee-wiz, it really speeds standard operations up. The broad platform support is simply amazing when compared to Exchange and GroupWise (or any application for that matter). The flexibility in configuration and distribution is unparalleled in the collaborative messaging arena. Lotus is also on the cutting edge of Wireless communications with alliances with Nokia Read More

Epicor's Mid-Market Pitch Becomes Higher For (One) Scala Part Four: Merger Synergies and Challenges


The acquisition has at least the following two synergies between the two merged companies 1) geographical coverage, and 2) the strong relationships that both independently have with Microsoft.

bars  controls, pull-down menus, tool bars, and tab menus that facilitate the use of the software, while the products incorporate the latest and most advanced GUI features such as process wizards, cue cards, advanced on-line help, and on-line documentation, based upon today''s single document interface (SDI) standards. As the model for distributed computing continues to evolve through the advent of Internet technologies, Epicor also offers additional client deployment models, including thin-client, Read More

Barcoding 101 for Manufacturers: What You Need to Know to Get Started


For manufacturers, barcoding carries with it numerous benefits, including increased accuracy, efficiency, and traceability, along with easier adherence to customer or regulatory requirements. Discover how implementing barcoding as part of an integrated software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution can help manufacturing companies of all sizes, and in many different industries, improve operations and business performance.

bars  and white cells vs. bars. The most common uses for Data Matrix symbologies are for small parts and products as they can encode up to 50 characters into very small barcodes, readable at sizes as small as 2 or 3mm2. Most manufacturing companies that utilize barcoding follow symbology standards established by their industries. Software Systems Once they have become familiar with their symbology requirements, manufacturers need to select software systems to drive their barcoding applications. The software Read More

SOA From a Management Perspective: Part One


The big buzzword in enterprise-wide package software is service-oriented architecture (SOA). SOA promises to solve a company's software ills, making life easier for information technology departments. This research note takes a look at this new architecture and highlights some concerns.

bars  to see left-pane navigation bars for easy access, top-page trails for traversing back to a previous point of reference, and user ribbons, which will replace the traditional menus and toolbars with a set of tabs of common and most relevant commands. Wave 2 is expected for release in 2008 or 2009 as product lines continue to move away from coding to model-based development using Visual Studio .Net tools and languages. Once this transition is complete, Microsoft can consider merging product lines. Microsoft Read More

Lombardi Software Teamworks 7.0 for Business Process Management Certification Report


Lombardi Software's business process management (BPM) system, Teamworks 7.0, is now TEC Certified. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations who rely on the integrity of TEC’s research services for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this 28-page TEC 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 Lombardi Teamworks is more likely to differentiate itself through breadth of functionality. The 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

PDS Software Vista HRMS 4.1 for Human Resources Certification Report


PDS's human resource management system (HRMS), Vista HRMS 4.1, is now TEC Certified. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations who rely on the integrity of TEC’s research services for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this 24-page TEC 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 Vista HRMS 4.1 is more likely to differentiate itself through breadth of functionality. The more Read More