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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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

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

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

Enterprise Messaging Evaluation and Procurement Audio Transcript


This is a transcript of an audio conference on Enterprise Messaging Evaluation and Procurement presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the TEC patented selection engine WebTESS to conduct a live real time evaluation and selection. It then reviewed the critical differentiating messaging criteria, as well as detailed comparisons of competing vendors such as Microsoft, Lotus, and Novell.

bars  they are clearly several bars ahead of GroupWise and Exchange. The addition of Transaction Logging has long been overdue, but it is here now and enhances the speed of standard operations while improving reliability. The broad platform support is simply amazing when compared to Exchange and GroupWise. 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 and numerous 3rd 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

Usability as an ERP Selection Criteria


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is often criticized for being complex and difficult to use—which puts up a barrier to receiving potential benefits. Systems with integrated search functionality and Web-like interfaces can make ERP solutions easier to use. Learn how to evaluate ERP software for its usability, so you can avoid investing in platforms that aren’t evolved toward usable and efficient interfaces.

bars  and back navigation, search bars and visual cues to guide them to where they want to go and what they need to do. Gone are the days when we can expect ERP users to happily immerse themselves in abstruse classes just to learn the basic requirements for navigation within an application. Because we are convinced that 21st Century ERP tools need to fully embrace Webtype navigation, we are designing Aurora to replicate the look and feel of a Web browser. Users will click on links to navigate to different Read More

Business Intelligence: A Guide for Midsize Companies


Business intelligence (BI) is not a new concept. What’s new is that BI tools are now accessible for midsize companies. Managers can use BI to analyze complex information to support their decision-making processes, combining data from a variety of sources to get an integrated, 360-degree view of the company. Find out how to select the right BI software, the right vendor, and the right approach to implementing BI.

bars  visualization techniques include slider bars, which allow a user to perform what-if analyses and, for example, show how profit margins would increase if maintenance revenues were increased or distribution expenses reduced. Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services Inc. specializes in investment real estate brokerage, providing real estate investment sales, financing, research, and advisory services. With SAP® BusinessObjects™ Edge software, the company can efficiently distribute current Read More

A Product Note: Attensity and the Voice of the Customer


Attensity has found a way to truly capture the voice of the customer with its new breed of customer experience management (CEM) solutions. TEC analyst Jorge García looks at how Attensity’s CEM products can help organizations analyze customer conversations across multiple channels, extract actionable data and insights, and route conversations for rapid and effective response, improving their customers’ experience and loyalty.

bars  into the real-time charts, bars, diagrams, and maps on the Command Center screens. Figure 2. Voice of the Customer Command Center   The Competition Some of Attensity’s competitors focus on functionality features for CEM and social media analytics. A few of these well-known vendors are listed below: Clarabridge , with its sentiment and text analytics platform , enables analysis of information coming from several sources. Medallia offers a complete set of solutions to collect, integrate, and analyze info Read More

Lose the Starry-Eyes, Analyze:An Ideal Customer for Relevant INFIMACS


This is an example, using Relevant Business Systems, of how you can use the TEC ERP Evaluation Center's WebTESS tool to locate vendors that consider your company their ideal candidate.

bars  the height of its bars, see the criteria that are the vendor''s greatest strengths. By comparing the baseline graphs to the contribution analyses you will see what the vendor supports in relation to a benchmark of the criterion''s optimal contribution. Examining Relevant You may look at the ideal candidate pages for several different vendors, see one that seems to match very closely with your requirements and suppose this vendor''s solution is aimed at your type of company. Be aware of the perspective from w Read More

Navigator Business Solutions Navigator One for SAP Business One (v88) for Accounting Certification Report


Navigator One for SAP Business One (v88) is now TEC Certified for online comparison of accounting software 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 Navigator One for SAP Business One is more likely to differentiate itself through breadth of Read More

Oracle E-Business Suite (12.1) for Human Resource Management Certification Report


Oracle E-Business Suite (12.1) is now TEC Certified for online comparison of human resource management (HRM) 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

SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI for Business Intelligence Certification Report


SAP's business intelligence solution, SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI, 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 SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI is more likely to differentiate itself through breadth of Read More