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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


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

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

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

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

SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI for Business Intelligence Certification Report


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Lotus Notes R5 ~ A Breath of Fresh Air


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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

e-Business Service Provider Evaluation & Selection


This is a transcript of an audio conference on E-Business Service Provider Evaluation and Selection 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 service provider criteria, as well as detailed comparisons of competing vendors within the various types of DBSPs.

bars  clicking on the colored bars to the right of the criteria. Repeating this process for each criterion establishes your decision scenario. If you click on the Model name at the very top of the tree, the four major sub-factors appear. Their weights effect the decision most since they are the topmost and heavily weighted criteria. As you drill down through the tree, you can set more weights, but the deeper you go, the less effect the change in weight will have on the decision. View Ratings Let us go now to Read More

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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

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Navigator Business Solutions Navigator One for SAP Business One (v88) for Discrete ERP Certification Report


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Ariba Dances for Joy in Quarter Time


Ariba, Inc., E-purchasing's prima ballerina, trotted out its latest financial figures, showing a quarterly revenue increase of 243% over the previous year.

bars  revenues broken out into bars representing license and maintenance revenues; the line plots the ratio of revenues that derive from licenses. The Figure shows that service fees are remaining almost flat as license revenues grow. This is an excellent position to be in. How does Ariba plan to continue its success into the future? A key feature of Ariba''s strategy is to build their Ariba Network as more of a horizontal enabler. With the recent acquisitions of Tradex and Trading Dynamics (See TEC News Read More